USC Annenberg International Programs
·Some of the best, most useful travel accessories for your semester/year/summer abroad. Road tested by Annenberg study abroad alumni and Annenberg International…
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PORTABLE SCISSORS: From one of the best accessories stores in the world, MUJI offers the ideal set of portable scissors for your travels. When closed up, it's smaller than a pen and stores safely without risk of cutting. When in use, it's sharp enough to cut what you need while on the road (paper, fabric).
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Scotch Packaging Tape, Tear-By-Hand: Did you end up buying too much while overseas only to have to ship some of it home? Put this tear-by-hand roll of packing tape in your suitcase and never worry again about about securing your boxes for shipment. (Scissors are sometimes hard to find while overseas!)
Bed Bug Laundry Bag: Let's face it- the more we travel, the more bed bugs may follow. This bag seals up completely, and when it's time to wash those clothes, you throw the entire bag into the washer; there's no need to unseal the bag. While this won't prevent bed bug infestation, this can certainly help control the spread of it. Let's hope you never have to think of using one, though.
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Shoe Sleeves: There should be no question to storing your shoes in these durable shoe sleeves. They protect everything else in your suitcase/bag. These are also great for everyday purposes-- carry your dress shoes in one of these for your work commute.
Classic Pack-It-Flat Toiletry Kit
Pack-it-Flat Toiletry Kit: It's amazing how much space you save in your luggage when you store your toiletries in this. Don't be deceived by its slim dimensions; it can pack a lot of travel-sized items, it has tons of pockets (one is expandable), and has a hidden hook so you can hang it in your hotel bathroom. Highly recommended.
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Wet Ones Antibacterial Wipes: Can't find a faucet/sink to wash your hands while traveling overseas? This is a great alternative to hand sanitizer gel, and it makes your hands feel slightly cleaner than hand sanitizer. Also good to have in case you get a minor cut/scrape and need to quickly clean it on the go.
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1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® Brand Contact Lenses: Contact lens wearers should consider purchasing daily disposable lenses. There's absolutely no need to carry a bottle of solution or worry about cleaning with these. Just pop them out and toss in the trash at the end of the day. These are worth the extra expense for all types of travel.
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Folding Travel Toothbrush: We don't recommend traveling with battery-operated toothbrushes because they take up more space, weigh more, and tend to malfunction compared to regular toothbrushes. This one folds down and is antibacterial.
Laundry Soap Sheets: Washing clothes is a miserable task when traveling- there's not enough time to wash/dry, there's no laundromat nearby, or hotel laundering services are too expensive. Hand-washing is still practiced quite a bit today, and these laundry soap sheets are not only lightweight, but are never an issue while going through security (as a non-liquid) through airports.
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Colgate Wisp Mini Toothbrushes: Bad breath and that grimy teeth feeling after a very long international flight are no longer issues with these Wisps; they are very small disposable toothbrushes with a hint of toothpaste. You don't need a sink or water to use them, which means you can "brush" your teeth in your seat or anywhere for that matter. (People will watch you out of curiosity, though.)
Ziploc Ziploc Double Zipper Freezer Bags Quart
Ziploc Freezer Bags Value Pack, Quart Size: Why would you need freezer bags when traveling? To safely store liquids that would otherwise spill on all your clothes in your suitcase, to keep jewelry organized, to keep your bar of soap separate from your toiletries... basically you can always use freezer bags when traveling.