5 Forgettable Things You'll Want To Pack For Long-Term Traveling

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There are always those moments when you're traveling where you think, "Ah, I wish I would've remembered to bring that." Here are five slightly random items that are usually forgotten that you'll want to remember for any long-term trip, study abroad, or work abroad.

1. Medicine & Vitamins

Make sure you don't forget any prescriptions you regularly take, but it's easy to forget cold medicine and pain reliever. Especially if you're constantly traveling, you're more likely to get run down faster with all the flights, public transportation, late nights out, and switching hotels/hostels often. Hopefully you won't get sick, but if you do, you'll be glad you had it. Vitamins are also smart to bring to to help keep that cold at bay.

2. Extra Socks & Underwear

If you're nomadic or backpacking, this will help you stretch your wardrobe further in between trips to the laundromat.

3. Reusable Water Bottle

Hydration is important and buying plastic water bottles multiple times a day adds up. When you're at home or at work, you may not realize how much water you drink, but when you're traveling and are out and about all day, it will be nice to have (free!) water on hand.

4. Q-Tips

A random and easily forgettable item that I (and a few friends) have forgotten on a number of occasions. They're just nice to have when you get out of the shower and you have water in your ears.

5. Mini mirror

For the girls - if you're sharing a room with multiple other people with limited mirror space or if you're at a hostel that lacks mirrors even in the bathroom (been there) then it is very nice to have a small mirror you can bring with you to get ready. I like ones like this, where they're larger than a makeup pocket mirror but still small enough where they won't take up much room in your luggage.

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