When we traveled to South America earlier this year, I’m so thankful we traveled with these things. Consider adding these to your shopping carts before heading on a plane! I wouldn’t consider this a full packing list, by the way.
Microfiber towels | Trying to forget that we thought bringing giant beach towels on a vacation to Costa Rica was a good idea. We learned our lesson. For this trip, we purchased large microfiber towels, which were perfect for beach days.
Supergoop SPF | This bestsellers starter kit is PERFECT for travel. Depending on what we’re doing in a given day, I can swap out the sunscreen product. Minimal scent. Cute packaging. Can barely feel that it’s on.
Money belt | We used this every single day in Brazil. Can never be too safe.
Hanging toiletry bag | Consider this one of my favorite purchases in recent years. Genuinely wondering how I lived without this. It’s great to pack up simply by folding & zipping this into place. It made switching lodging locations a breeze.
Elevation pills | These are an absolute must if you’re visiting Cusco or Machu Picchu. Even if you don’t think you need them, get them anyways.
Probiotics | I’ve learned to take these in the morning whenever I travel outside of the country. It helps with digestion.
Bandana | If you’re visiting Paracas Ica, you’ll want one. Everyone has them there. And if not for the aesthetic, get it to keep the desert sand out of your face.
Claw clips | The weather seemed a little more unpredictable during my trip. Loved having these in case it got too muggy to keep my hair down.
Power adapter | Recommend getting several of these. We had a bunch and used them at the same time… had to fuel laptops, phones, etc. all at once.
Sleeping mask | While the time difference was pretty minimal for us, sometimes we needed to bust out a nap here or there while it was still light out. Plus, investing in a good one for all flights to come is a good idea.
[Main picture taken at Paracas Ica, Peru.]