How to Pack for Oversea Travel with Kids

Travel & Packing Tips

1. Pack extra sunscreen - it's expensive elsewhere and a good value is hard to find

2. Pack extra of your favorite bug repellant. Same as above.

3. Western sizes are hard to find - So if there is a particular swimsuit you love or clothing item pack it in your carry on. My swimsuit was stolen during our long layover in the Bangkok airport. I was able to find a swimsuit while in Penang, Malaysia, but it is certainly not a swimsuit I would have willing purchased back home.

4. Men - If the weather is going to be in the 90's all day, everyday, no need to bring undershirts! Save the packing space and leave the undershirts at home.

5. Carry toilet paper with you at all times!

6. Don't over pack! You can buy diapers, shampoo, toothpaste and all those toiletry items where ever you go.

7.  Use packing cubes. These are incredibly helpful to clothes separated by person, but still use a large suitcase. We like AmazonBasics Packing Cubes - Large (4-Piece Set). Please note we will receive a commission if you choose to purchase these from Amazon. Thanks in advance for your support!

8. A shower curtain makes for a great mattress cover. The last thing you want to tell your home stay host is that your child wet their bed and possibly ruined their mattress. The best solution we found was to put a shower curtain under the sheets. It saved us from a number of messes

For more tips , check out our post on what we've learned so far