You are headed to Europe and now face that dreaded, much anticipated, terrorizing prospect—packing.
What do you put in your suitcase, carry-on, backpack, or bag and what do you leave at home?
Here are five items you should have—or not have—in your carry-on luggage.
1. Pack your passport. Verify—long before you trip starts—that the expiration date on your passport is after your planned return to the U.S. (or home country).
2. Carry your medications with you. Luggage can get lost or delayed and at times even over-the-counter medications may be difficult to acquire at your destination.
3. Bring chargers for electronic devices onboard with you, unless you don’t mind spending precious hours of your time hunting down replacements.
4. Don’t attempt to carry-on anything that will be reason for security officials to stop and question you, such as: anything deemed a security risk, cash over $10,000 without having filed a Form FinCEN 105, illegal drugs, etc. You don’t want to delay your departure and miss a connecting flight!
5. What else should you carry on the plane? Pack one or more good books—paper or electronic—to help you pass the time on the long flight over the ocean!