So you want to travel abroad? Well, don't be scared. After it finally hit me that I was going to Europe, my excitement began to be replaced with some fear. What if I wasn't ready to leave? What if I landed on foreign soil and realized I forgot something? Preparing for a big trip is easier than it might seem at first. I created a checklist with some of the basic things you must remember to pack before stepping foot in the airport:

This might sound like "duh!" suggestions, but you would be surprised how easy it is to forget some of the most essential things when thinking about a trip. I would also suggest researching the place you are going ahead of time. You don't need to have an exact itinerary, after all, part of the fun is figuring out what to do on the spot. However, having an idea what you want to see while abroad might be a smart decision.

There is no denying that traveling is fun, but it can also be very stressful if something goes wrong. Save yourself a headache and make sure to prepare before each trip.