How to Pack for a Week Long Vacation
Toiletries and Such
It's Vacation Time!!
It's already that time of year again, when we get ready for vacation and time off with our families. The average "vacation" per year is about 5 days. You have to plan for time off of work, plan where you are going to go and what you will need. This can be stressful if you let it so, we are not going to let the "stress" of a "vacation", make you think that you need another one when you get home. The important thing is to know where you are going and to properly pack or prepare for the trip If you are planning on going to the beach, you will need to items from the back.
Don't start the week before your trip to plan it either. If your trip is out of the country, you will want to make sure that you have the proper passport and identification with you.
Some of the item that you will be packing, would be shampoo and conditioner. A good idea if you are trying to travel light, use a travel size bottle but, if you are traveling for seven days with two or more people, you will want to take a larger size. You can usually have a couple of bottles and label one conditioner and one can be labeled shampoo.
If you both use the same shampoo and conditioner or if you could just compromise for one week, you could bring one large size for the both of you. If you knew that you could make it on less than the full size bottles, you might have refillable travel bottles.
Toothpaste and Toothbrush: A must have for a trip. If you forget it, you just have to buy it. Hopefully, you do not visit a little spot that tries to make money off of you forgetting the necessities. If it was me, for a trip for two for seven days, just to be on the safe side, I would bring a medium sized toothpaste and toothbrush.
Body Wash or Soap: A smaller container of this could be brought because, it doesn't take a huge amount of body wash each time you bathe. Also, do not forget that hotels offer bar soap but, most of them do not provide body wash.
Razors and Shaving Cream: You want to be clean shaven for at least part of the trip.
Toilet Paper: A must, cause usually the toilet paper is cheap and thin.
Spray for the bathroom: Just in case someone's stomach starts hurting.
Towels and Wash Cloths: Usually more towels and wash cloths are needed than you are given. I like to bring my own.
Motion sickness medication and medication for nausea, medication for minor pains such as Ibuprofen, Advil or Aleve and a first aid kit is not a bad idea, just to have in case. Ibuprofen can also be used to ease the pain from a sunburn.
Dishwasher Detergent or Dish Detergent: You are usually provided with enough dishwasher detergent to do one or two loads. A small container of dish washing liquid or dishwasher detergent doesn't take up a lot of room.
I usually bring some good smelling candles because at times, the room can smell a bit musty.
Have a great time on your vacation, and I hope that everyone has a great time.
Packing For Your Trip
Beach: If traveling to the beach there are several things that you will need. The idea is to travel for 7 days. One thing you certainly don't want to forget is your sunglasses. You may think that it wouldn't be a big deal but, sunglasses purchased at the beach are, usually double the price. Also, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, cooler, beach blanket, bathing suit, cover-up if wanted, flip-flops, beach bag, kindle or a book, I-Pad or even a radio. Floats and toys for the kids complete with nets and buckets that can be turned upside down to make sand castles.
Mountains or Cold Weather Trip: If you are traveling to a place where you can expect cold weather, remember to bring your boots, jackets, gloves, ear muffs or a warm hat. If you take a mountain trip where you know the weather will be cold, it may be a good idea to bring extra blankets above what a hotel would provide.
Camping Trip Packing: Tent, sleeping bag, fishing pole (if near water), cooler, lantern. It is neat to cook by the campfire. You could bring graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate for smores or roast hot dogs or roast just marshmallows. There are also sections of camping gear at the local shopping stores that include plastic egg holder, skillets, griddles, rotisserie and shish-kabobs. Also, each camper will want to bring a form of modern entertainment such as I-Pods, I-Pads, Portable CD player, laptop computer. Exploring our National Parks is great and camping is a lot of fun. Exploring the outdoors to me is enjoyable and great family and friend memories are made by the campfire.
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