Trip packing list - what to take on your vacation

-- by Susan Daniel and Debbie Overstreet

Packing for a trip can be a hassle. You’re afraid of forgetting something or it won’t all fit. Here’s a great packing list.

Clothes – Use a “mix-and-match” philosophy. Pick out two basic colors such as black and grey. Then pick out three colors with which to accessorize such as white, pink, and royal blue. Don’t forget a jacket and/or swimsuit (and related items) if needed.


Shoes and Socks/Hosiery – You will need business shoes (if a business trip), sneakers for working out, walking shoes, and heels for evening. Also include house slippers for walking around the hotel room. Bring socks for your sneakers, and hosiery for others.

Accessories – Scarves and jewelry can make the same outfit look totally different the next time you wear it. Be sure to pack different looks.

Cosmetics/Toiletries – If you travel often, you may want to buy two of all your cosmetics and toiletries so that you never have to pack this again. Include makeup, hair products (including brush/comb), personal hygiene products, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, razor, lotion, and perfume.

Medicines – A sleep aid is a good one to take along, as well as an antacid.

Misc Items – These include an umbrella, camera, book, cell phone charger, beach items (if appropriate, including beach towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, chairs, rafts/surf boards/boogie boards, cooler, flipflops, hat, bag).

Packing the right gear can mean the difference between having a bad trip and a great trip!

Copyright © 2005 Susan Daniel and Debbie Overstreet

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