Traveling internationally can come with both expected and unforeseen challenges — language barriers, currency changes, transportation mishaps — the list can seem endless.
One thing that shouldn’t come as a burden, however, is your level of comfort and accessibility with what you pack and wear.
Whether you’re strapped for a quiet beach getaway or hitting a big city in some far-off land, chances are you’ll be doing tons of exploring (read: all of the walking), taking hundreds of pictures and venturing off on numerous spontaneous adventures that weren’t previously on the agenda.
Knowing what to take with you can be as stressful as planning the trip itself, which is why it’s good to have reliable staple pieces and items that will work in any climate, weather and for any activity — especially if you’re traveling to another country where all of these facets of your trip may be unfamiliar to you.
Here are our top picks for your must-bring items on any international getaway, all under $100 and cute to boot!