I have a love hate relationship with packing.  As fun and exciting as it is, it is also a time of stress and anxiety.  I never know what to bring and I always over pack.

Vacations are awesome because you have an excuse to really go all out and dress in the best of the best.  Get out all of your best– fanciest dresses, highest heels, sparkiest jewels.  You can never be overdressed on a vacation.. only under dressed.  And remember, *never* pay retail price for clothing!

Note: You are not required to pack everything on the list, this is a general guide, and it is up to you to pick and choose which items you feel are necessary to bring with you.

Carry-On Bag

  • Travel documents Open box
  • Passport/green card Open box
  • Wallet Open box
  • Drivers License/State ID Open box
  • Credit cards Open box
  • Cash/debit card Open box
  • Contact numbers for lost or stolen cards Open box
  • Book and magazine Open box
  • Journal, notebook and pen Open box
  • Business cards for new friends Open box
  • Medicines
  • Valuable jewelry
  • Change of clothes
  • Luggage tags Open box

Essentials

  • Guidebooks, travel information Open box
  • Binoculars Open box
  • Goggles Open box
  • Sticky notes Open box
  • Ziplock baggies, plastic laundry bags Open box
  • Wine opener (checked luggage) Open box
  • Umbrella/rain jacket Open box
  • Playing cards Open box
  • Snorkeling gear Open box
  • On the go coffee mug Open box
  • Lanyard Open box
  • Empty tote bag Open box
  • Candy/snacks Open box

Electronics

  • Cell phone and charger Open box
  • Digital camera with charger, memory card, batteries and accessories Open box
  • MP3 player Open box
  • Bluetooth speaker Open box
  • Portable speaker Open box
  • Headphones Open box
  • Underwater camera Open box
  • Water proof case Open box
  • Video Recorder Open box
  • Flashlight Open box

Toiletries

  • Shampoo Open box
  • Conditioner Open box
  • Soap Open box
  • Hair products (hair spray, gel etc.) Open box
  • Facial tissues Open box
  • Glasses, contact lenses, case and solution Open box
  • Sewing Kit Open box
  • Bug spray Open box
  • Sunscreen and tanning oil Open box
  • Aloe Open box
  • Stain stick, stain wipes Open box
  • Odor/Fabric spray Open box
  • Hand sanitize Open box
  • Body lotion Open box
  • Face lotion Open box
  • Q-tips/cotton balls/cotton pads Open box
  • Hair straightener Open box
  • Feminine hygiene Open box
  • Blow dryer Open box
  • Curling iron Open box
  • Comb/brush Open box
  • Hair gel Open box
  • Hair spray Open box
  • Hair ties and accessories Open box
  • Deodorant Open box
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash Open box
  • Tweezers Open box
  • Make-up, make-up remover, make-up bag, make-up mirror Open box
  • Facial cleanser, toner and other skincare products Open box
  • Nail polish, clippers, file and remover Open box
  • Razor and shaving cream Open box

Medicine and First Aid

  • General pain medicine of choice (Tylenol, Advice, Excedrin etc.) Open box
  • Tums/Alka-Seltzer Open box
  • Topical gel Open box
  • Medicine for fever, cold, congestion, sinus and/or allergies Open box
  • Pain relieving cream or spray Open box
  • Antibiotic ointment Open box
  • Q-tips/cotton balls Open box
  • Alcohol wipes Open box
  • Band aids Open box
  • First aid cream Open box
  • Band- aids Open box
  • Gauze pad Open box
  • Nail clippers Open box
  • Tweezers Open box
  • Wipes Open box
  • Childrens medicine and supplies Open box

Accessories

  • Hats Open box
  • Jewelry Open box
  • Watches Open box
  • Sunglasses with case Open box
  • Scarf Open box
  • Belt Open box
  • Selfie stick Open box
  • Evening Purse Open box
  • Casual Over Shoulder Purse Open box
  • Wristlet Open box
  • Backpack Open box
  • Beach bag Open box
  • Beach toys Open box
  • Water shoes Open box
  • Umbrella Open box

Clothing for her

  • Formal Dresses/Gown Open box
  • Casual Day Dresses Open box
  • Stockings Open box
  • Scarf Open box
  • Shorts with Pockets Open box
  • Casual Shorts Open box
  • Casual Shirts Open box
  • Dressy Shirts Open box
  • Blouse Open box
  • Tank Tops Open box
  • T-Shirts Open box
  • Pants Open box
  • Slacks Open box
  • Capris Open box
  • Leggings Open box
  • Socks Open box
  • Dress Shoes Open box
  • Casual Shoes Open box
  • Flip Flops Open box
  • Sneakers Open box
  • Underwear Open box
  • Sleepwear Open box
  • Bra Open box
  • Rain Coat Open box
  • Swim Suits Open box
  • Swimsuit Cover Up Open box
  • Beach Wrap Open box
  • Skirts Open box
  • Exercise Clothes Open box
  • Sports Bra Open box 

Clothing for him

  • Formal Suit Open box
  • Tie and Bow Tie Open box
  • Shorts with Pockets Open box
  • Casual Gym Shorts Open box
  • T-Shirts Open box
  • Sleeveless T-Shirt Open box
  • Collared Button Shirt- Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve Open box
  • Polo Shirt Open box
  • Pants Open box
  • Slacks Open box
  • Socks Open box
  • Dress Shoes Open box
  • Casual Shoes Open box
  • Flip Flops Open box
  • Sneakers Open box
  • Underwear Open box
  • Sleepwear Open box
  • Rain Coat Open box
  • Swimsuit Open box
  • Exercise Clothes Open box