The S&!# You Forget to Pack

Get the feeling you’re forgetting something while packing? Here’s a down and dirty list that may help you double check yourself so that you won’t be left in a bind.

  • Seasonal Clothing ( Water shoes, bathing suit, ski jacket, sunglasses, hat etc.)
  • Seasonal Activity Gear ( Ski Goggles, SCUBA gear, snorkel/fins/goggles, beach chair, beach towels, umbrella, sand toys, etc)
  • Bras/ Underwear/ Undershirt/ Socks
  • Clothing ( consider all activities and length of stay)
  • Toothpaste/ toothbrush
  • Hair Brush/ Hair Dryer ( most hotels have one)/ Hair Straightener/ Styling Products/ Curling Iron
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Makeup
  • Face wash/ Makeup Remover/ Body Wash/ Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Shaving Cream/Razor/ Aftershave
  • Sunscreen/ Aloe
  • Electronics/ Chargers/Extra Batteries/Accessories ( mp3 player, cell phone, car charger, extra batteries, camera, tripod, memory cards, etc)
  • Pet Supplies ( toys, crate, food, food bowls, jug of water, medicines, flea/tick treatment, heartworm meds, leashes, harness, contact info on tag, **make sure your pet’s microchip is updated**, proof of vaccinations/medical clearance, if traveling overseas check pet restrictions at least 6 months in advance
  • Snacks ( for road trips pack a cooler, for other modes of travel check what you are able to bring)
  • Daily Wellness Items: Prescription Drugs, Vitamins, Essential Oils, Blister Block
  •  First Aid Kit- bandages ( heel bandages are great for walking), witch hazel, Neosporin, Pepto ( or some type of tummy meds for all that new food you may try), Motion Sickness Meds,etc.
  • Credit Cards, ID, Passport, Cash ( small bills are great for cash purchases and tolls), Emergency Contact Info, etc. **TIP: I split up my cash/credit cards/etc over a few bags. I have lost a credit card on a trip before and was so glad I had a backup!**
  • Itinerary, Printed Out Confirmations for Hotel/Car/Plane/Train/Bus/ Dinner/etc.
  • Travel Journal, Paper for Notes
  • Magazines, Sudoku, Novels etc if you will have extra time on your hands


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