With your seminar just around the corner, you are probably starting to think about what to bring with you. It’s hard to picture every necessary item you will need for your travels abroad, but making a checklist of necessities will surely ease your mind as you prepare to set flight overseas.
Deciding on what clothes to bring can be challenging. Check the weather in each city you will be visiting before you decide on any outfits to bring, and make sure you are prepared for stormy weather just as much as you are prepared for some dry weather. The weather can change at any time, and you don’t want to be unprepared.
Definitely bring a jacket, gym shoes, boots (if necessary), and dressy shoes. Bring at least 3-4 professional/business casual outfits for company visits. Company visits are rarely casual, however, you are given plenty of free time to go out on the town and do fun things with your peers, so make sure to bring the perfect balance of dressy clothes and casual clothes. If you are attending the winter seminar, don’t forget gloves, hats, and scarves!
Besides clothes, I would also make a list of toiletries to bring. If you use a specific kind of shampoo and conditioner, you may bring a bottle of your preference in your check-in suitcase. Remember, liquids over 3 ounces are not permitted in your carry-on bag on the plane. Don’t forget a toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, razors, face wash, and any other toiletries you can think of. Also include any hair styling products such as hairspray and gel, and your straightener/curler. Bring along any necessary makeup and nail polish in case you need to touch up while you’re there!
Some things that don’t fit into a specific category that you should bring include a phone charger, laptop/tablet, power converter/adapter, any necessary medications, and aspirin. If you have a professional camera and would like to take nice pictures with it, I would strongly recommend bringing your camera. You might also consider bringing a bag other than your carry-on that you can bring with you to the company visits and when you go out for free time. Bringing a reusable water bottle, such as a Camelbak, will be extremely beneficial, so you don’t have to keep buying plastic water bottles at the convenience stores whenever you are thirsty. It will save you money and will be more convenient to fill your water bottle before leaving the hotel each morning.
These are just some recommendations I thought would come in handy throughout my seminar. Whatever you decide to bring, make sure you leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs to bring home! The best thing to do is to start making a list now and continue adding to it whenever you think of anything you should bring. When it comes time to leave for your seminar, you will have a full list of stuff you should bring and will be very prepared.
Below are two pictures of myself in casual clothing during free time in Paris as opposed business casual for our Swarovski visit in Austria for your reference when you are deciding on which clothes to pack.