Updated: Apr 24, 2019
Are you rushing and throwing clothes into your luggage the night before hoping that you packed enough and the right things for your trip? I use do the same thing and I always found myself forgetting something or packing too much. If you want to start packing the right things and stop forgetting important items to bring, please read on...
The first thing you want to do before you start packing is writing a list of everything your need for your trip. This list should include:
I prefer to bring 2 outfits for each day I am on vacation. One is for daytime and the other is for nighttime. So if I am going on a 6 day trip, I am packing 12 outfits.
2. Swimsuits & Cover-Ups
I always pack 2-3 swimsuits and a cover up for my trips because I love getting into the water and sunbathing. I bring multiple swimsuits because 1) I like to change it up and 2) as one is drying, I can be wearing another one.
I love a comfortable pair sandals or gym shoes, especially if I plan on doing a lot of exploring. I also pack comfortable heels so I can party my ass off and not feel the need to slide on some sandals.
4. 2 Portable Chargers
Yes, you need 2 portable chargers. You can use one while you are out and about and as soon as that one dies you have a backup charger waiting to be used.
5. PJs, Underthings, Towels Lotions and Personal Items
Word of the wise: Never assume that hotels have towels and toiletries. Just bring your own.
6. Sunscreen, Shades & Sunhat
Hunny your skin is beautiful and you should protect it.
7. Beach Bag/Small Sack
When you leave the resort or the cruise I recommend that you have a small bag that carries your items around instead of a purse because it can make you a target for thief or pick-pocketing
8. Antacid, Anti-Diarrheal, and Pain-Relievers
Trying all those unfamiliar foods and drinking can do a number on your tummy.
9. Memory Foam Neck Pillow and Throw Blanket from Walmart
For long flights, you want to be as comfortable as possible. If you like to nap on your flight like I do, you need to come prepared. A memory foam neck pillow and a throw blanket will have you KNOCKED OUT. OKKKKURRRR
Other items you may want to add to your packing list: bug spray, anti bacterial wipes (NOT hand sanitizer), universal travel adapter (amazon has a great one. Check it out) and any medication you take. If you are traveling to Jamaica, Punta Cana, or Cancun; you do need a universal travel adapter.
Travel Safety Tip: I recommend that you keep your jewelry at home. When traveling abroad you want to be modest and not draw attention to yourself. Flashy or nice jewelry can bring unwanted attention of thieves.