Travel Abroad Survival Kit

It’s the time of year when everyone’s thinking about vacations. Students are gearing up for a summer abroad, and others are making plans to use time off work in a faraway land. Many of us Handbag Heaven gals have spent time abroad, while in college or with our families, so we compiled a list of overseas handbag essentials.

We love to carry spacious satchel bags when we travel overseas, because they literally have a pocket for everything!  Choose one with a long strap so you can wear your bag across your body, leaving your hands free for important things like a crêpe, taking photos of the seaside, or searching a map for your next sightseeing adventure.

what to pack for international travel Here’s the rundown of some essentials for traveling internationally:

  • Camera + camera case, extra battery, and memory card
  • Passport + tickets, itinerary, etc.
  • Prescriptions
  • Gum
  • Chapstick
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Travel toothbrush
  • Money pouch — don’t be a victim of pick-pocketing!
  • Tylenol
  • Travel toilet paper — just bein’ real here, folks
  • City guide
  • Journal — jot down memories from your time abroad
  • Face wipes
  • Hair brush
  • Makeup Bag
  • Face powder
  • Travel-sized dry shampoo — freshen your hair after a long flight or day
What else do you keep in your bag while traveling in a foreign country? We want to hear! In love with the grey bag featured above? Shop all grey handbags!
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  • Reply Camille May 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Chewable pepto bismol (just being real as well!) Chewable so you can take it on the airplane. Take 2 and feel better in no time.

  • Reply Sandie June 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I travel with a mini multi socket power strip 3 sockets, Bandanna, wide mouth screw cap travel mug (coffee stained to hide valuables), sm roll duct tape, TSA mini plastic soft bottles, multi-sized safeTpins, fold up tote bag, and secure hand bag! Preferably with studs for feet.
    Happy Traveling

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