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the originals. This way, if anything happens, you’ll always have back-up documentation. 8. BRING EXTRA UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS There are some clothes you can wear multiple times before washing. Underwear and socks aren’t one of them. Plus, sweaty or wet socks are a pain - literally - to walk around in, so bring more than you need! 9. PRE-PLAN OUTFITS This is the best way to ensure you take only what you need. Get the most mileage out of your clothes by bringing pieces you can use for several different outfits or occasions. 10. KEEP ESSENTIALS IN YOUR CARRY-ON An extra pair of socks and underwear, a light outer layer, electronics, medications, your toothbrush, and any valuables should be kept in your carry-on in case your checked baggage is lost. 11. USE SUNSCREEN LIBERALLY Changes in temperatures, geographical locations, and altitudes all affect how strong the sun is. Be extra cautious and use sunscreen whenever you’re outside. 12. STAY HYDRATED Traveling usually means being on your feet all day. Carry a refillable bottle so you always have access to water (extra points if your bottle is collapsible!). 13. TALK WITH LOCALS Not only is it a great way to meet new and interesting people with experiences totally different from your own, but locals also have the lowdown on the best food, sights, activities, and shopping. 14. SET UP ACCOUNT ALERTS Before you leave, let your bank and credit card companies know where and when you’ll be traveling. This avoids temporary card deactivations your bank starts seeing ‘suspicious’ charges from a strange location. 15. PLAN, BUT LEAVE ROOM FOR SPONTANEITY Research your destination in advance to make sure that you don’t miss any of the 10 SPRING 2018