5 Purchases For Your First Time Abroad

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I have purchased a few items recently that I wanted to share with you all. Although I’ve spent a considerable amount of cash in preparation for my trip, which by the way is only a mere 4 weeks away!, these five items range in price from a few dollars to an amount that’s a bit more cringe-worthy.

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Airline Ticket

The most expensive item I’ve purchased in the past few months has been my airline ticket. My program had a very helpful travel agent that booked my roundtrip ticket through STA Travel right over the phone. I was offered a great deal on a group flight through STA, which happened to be all Delta flights! The best part about all this was that I was able to load my itinerary into the Fly Delta app on my phone and get credit for all the miles in my Delta account!

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Suitcase

Right after my ticket came my suitcase. I’ve invested in a hard-case spinner for my three-week trip and feel very satisfied with my purchase. Hard-case suitcases help protect any belongings from being crushed while traveling and have added a little bit of piece of mind for me when thinking about souvenirs I want to bring home. The one I have is very similar to the one pictured above – I also got it from TJ MAXX and mines expandable as well(I’ll for sure need the extra room)!

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Camera

I’m still playing around with this one, but I have to say I was most excited when I bought this little toy. After searching around EVERYWHERE, looking at different models, comparing prices, I settled with this Samsung WB380 point and shoot option. 16.3 MP, HD Video, and its compact size sold me. It also has lots of automatic smart-modes, touch screen, and wi-fi connectivity for easy transfer to my phone!

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Plug Converter

For obvious reasons, I had to purchase a converter to charge my electronics while traveling. I opted for a converter instead of a transformer because I am only planning on charging my phone and camera mostly. No accidentally blowing up a hairdryer for me! 🙂

This one was super cheap, only $10 from Amazon.

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Rain Jacket

This one is more specific towards where I am going, but nonetheless a necessity! I picked one that’s super lightweight and can be folded up into my purse if need be.

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**One thing I didn’t include in this list is a Passport. As I already had one I chose not to include it in the Top 5. Nevertheless it is another “must” item that you need to invest in for your first time visiting another country!**

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