Pack all medications and a complete change of clothing
Wear compression stockings for long flights
Bring your own water bottle onto the plane
If you will be changing airlines, check to see how your baggage will be handled
If you will have a long layover, check to see if there is a Yotel in the airport
Realize that other countries use different power, so make sure you have an adapter that will handle it. If you don’t have an adapter, the hotel will most likely be able to provide one free of charge.
If you won’t be able to use your cell phone in another country, make sure to pack it where you can find it easily upon your return … Read the rest “What I’ve learned from my international travels”