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10 Things to NEVER Leave the Country Without

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Stony Brook chapter.

Traveling is fun, but also stressful. Have you ever showed up to your hotel and remembered that you left something miles away at home? Sometimes, we dont even remember to pack our essentials and then scramble to find the nearest store to rebuy something. However, depending on where you’re traveling to, obtaining these items may not be the easiest task. To prevent youu from dealing with this hassle, I have compiled a list for you to use as a checklist for some imortant things that you don’t want to forget to bring on your next out-of country vacay– all found on Amazon!

1. Universal Power Adapter

Other countries besides the U.S. often have different charging ports. This is a compact little adapter (Amazon, $19) that you can throw in your purse to ensure that your chargers will be able to work regardless of the outlet you use.

2. Skin Care Travel Bag

Caring for your skin should not have to stop just because you’re away from your products! Take them with you with this handy little skincare travel-friendly bag (Amazon $17). It’s the perfect size to fit all of your most important skin care products.

3. Mini Grooming Kit

Instead of running around trying to find some nail clippers or tweezers, pack this small grooming kit (Amazon, $9) that has all the essential items you need for any emergency.

4. Travel Backpack

Visiting new places requires you to go out and explore. While you’re out, take your belongings with you in this cute trendy backpack (Amazon, $24) that also includes a water bottle pocket.

5. Insulated Water Bottle

To go along with that backpack and the adventures you will be having with it, choose your favorite color waterbottle and take it along with you to stay hydrated! These water bottles (Amazon, $13) are stainless steel and insulated, plus they are on sale.

6. Flip Flops

Whether you’re going for a stroll on the beach, heading to the pool, taking a shower, or just walking in your hotel room, flip flops (Amazon, $7) will always come in handy. They’re easy to forget, so make sure you grab yours.

7. Mini Bluetooth Speaker

Getting ready in your hotel room hits different when you have some good music to boost your mood. Don’t forget to bring a mini portable bluetooth speaker with you, this JBL one (Amazon, $28) packs some powerful bass into a little speaker.

8. Cozy Socks

Nothing is colder than hotel air conditioning. Don’t forget to pack some cozy socks (Amazon, $12) to keep you warm at night.

9. Makeup Remover

A lot of us remember to pack our makeup, but forget to pack a makeup remover. This E.L.F cleansing balm (Amazon, $11) is the perfect choice since its a solid you don’t have to worry about size and its sure to break down sweat, sunscreen and makeup for glowing skin.

10. Mini Hand Sanitizer

Staying sanitized is important in order to stay healthy. Choose your favorite hand sanitizer to throw in your bag. Plus these cute sanitizers (Amazon, $27) come in yummy fruit scents, perfect for every tropical getaway.

Now, you’ll ensure that you’ve got all the important things packed for your trip! Bon Voyage

Ria Roy

Stony Brook '24

Ria Roy is a senior at Stony Brook University pursuing a Health Science degree on the pre-med track. She enjoys dancing, posting on social media, journaling, writing poetry, and listening to music in her free time. Follow her on Instagram at @riaroyyy