Are you heading on a trip to Europe soon? A trip to any country in Europe will be an exciting experience for you, but it can be nerve-racking when it comes to planning your trip and of course, packing your bags.
There are a few essential things that you need to remember when packing for any trip to Europe. For example, make sure you pack light and don’t bring too much stuff. Depending on how long you’re going to stay, you won’t want to have to lug around a bunch of bags while you travel. In addition, make sure you dress for all weather. Even if you are going to Europe during the summer, you will still want to pack layers so that you will stay warm and dry when in inclement weather. As for your overall packing list, here are some essential items you won’t want to forget.
1. A power converter
Electric outlets in Europe are different than those in the United States. If you are bringing anything such as a computer, an old phone, a hairdryer or a curling iron, you will need to have a converter in order to plug your items into the wall. Additionally, remember that the voltage is different in Europe than it is in the United States, so make sure you can convert the voltage of your electronic items or you might break them when you come in Europe.
2. A tiny umbrella or poncho
It can rain anywhere in Europe, and even though some areas are more prone to rain than others, you should always have an umbrella or at least a poncho on hand in case you get stuck outside.
3. A light, easy to carry bag that zips
As you walk around the beautiful cobblestone streets of Europe or do some hiking in the mountains, you will want to make sure that all the things you need to carry with you can be stored in a lightweight and easy to carry bag. Some people like backpacks while others prefer an across the body bag. One thing to keep in mind is that you should have a bag that zips on the top because there is a chance that pickpockets maybe in some of the cities you visit.
4. Medications, vitamins and other essentials from home
If you take medications or daily dietary supplements, make sure you pack enough for your trip.
5. Your camera or phone for great footage
On your trip, you will definitely want to get some great pictures of the scenery and places you visit, so bring a nice camera or use your phone.
6. An unlocked phone
Finally, if you want to be able to reach your family and friends at home or just get on the Internet, bring an unlocked phone.