How to pack for a year-long trip

Passengers look at information monitors as they wait for their trains at The Saint-Charles Station in Marseille, on August 20, 2017.
Passengers look at information monitors as they wait for their trains at The Saint-Charles Station in Marseille, on August 20, 2017. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK • Here are some of the most important takeaways on packing and prepping for long-term solo travel by New York Times travel columnist Jada Yuan.

I got so stressed out about packing and starting a new job that I totally overlooked what I needed most - the proper credit cards to make sure I had access to money at all times. Not having those before I left was the single biggest headache of the early part of the trip.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 22, 2018, with the headline 'How to pack for a year-long trip'. Print Edition | Subscribe