Vacations are awesome. Beach trips are even better. We seem to always over-pack and take more than we need. But invariably, there’s something we didn’t pack that we wished we had. And when we get home, I swear we’re going to pack lighter next time.
The answer to that depends on whether you are driving or flying. Either way, you’re going to want to pack lighter so you have less to bring home when you’re exhausted from all that fun.
As far as clothes go, we always over-pack. You will need a swimsuit or two, a few shirts/tops and shorts or skirts. Much fewer than you think you will need. Depending on the time of year, you may need a light sweater if you plan to go out in the evening.
No matter which form of transportation you are utilizing, there are some essentials for your trip. Some of these items can be purchased locally and save space for other important items you want to cram into that suitcase, like a good book.
Most importantly, bring a credit card or cash. You WILL forget something. You can always pick up a spare toothbrush, or whatever item you left at home, here at one of our local stores and you’ll be good to go.
Leave yourself plenty of time to pack, check your list, recheck your list, and don’t stress. Remember, it’s a vacation 😊