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How to: pack for international travel

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How to: pack for international travel

Expert packer and public relations major Katie Kramer ’19 just spent a semester in Rome, Italy, with side trips to Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Florence and Venice. In her “spare” time, she also hit Dublin, Paris and London. Here’s her advice on what to pack:

  • Tip #1: Basic pieces are essential. Bring tops and bottoms that mix and match so you have an array of outfit options.
  • Tip #2: Pack no more than three pairs of shoes — sandals, comfy sneakers and a pair of boots. No more!
  • Tip #3: Pack adapters that are compatible with your destination country for all your electronics. Your phone’s GPS will be your best friend, so keep it charged!
  • Tip #4: Use packing cubes or roll your clothes to make more room in your suitcase. And keep an eye on your suitcase weight limit to save yourself hassle and money at the airport.
  • Tip #5: Bring some items you’d be OK leaving behind. Chances are, you’ll find souvenirs you love and might need extra room to get them home.