Never mind the weather outside, you can dream about a tropical vacation and get your summer holiday packing list ready. It’s never too early to catch a tan and some vitamin D! What I love about it is the freedom of packing. Clothes are much lighter, take up less space, you can pack bright colours (who designs all these dull winter clothes anyway?). When temperatures are warmer, ocean breezes saltier and cocktails sweeter, life is good. And to help you a little bit to your hassle-free dream summer trip, here are my tips for your vacation travel list. Plus a free download below.
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Beach Checklist Essentials
It goes without saying that your vacation packing essentials need to be packed in your hand luggage and include important things like travel documents, IDs, money and electronics. Aside from that, a tropical vacation entails beach equipment, such as sandals, flip flops, flats, swimwear and beach towels. If you love hiking and want to pack for outdoor adventures as well, don’t forget light hiking shoes or closed, comfortable sandals. You don’t want to stub your toe!
Particularly when you head into sunny climates, sun protection is non-negotiable. This includes 30+ sun lotion (use it regularly!), a hat, sunglasses and lip balm with UV protection. Stock up on after sun lotion to rehydrate skin and do the same with moisturiser for your hair. Put all of this on your beach packing list unless you want to buy these items onsite and probably overpriced at your beach resort.
Swimwear to Love
Even if you prefer sunbathing or heading outside with dry sands underneath your feet (I do), you still want to put swimwear on your beach vacation checklist. You never know when you feel the urge to take off your beach vacation clothes and slip into something lighter to dip into the refreshing wet waters on a hot day or see an empty beach. I certainly wished I had worn a bikini when I saw a deserted beach straight out of paradise on Australia’s West coast. It was pretty close to the famous kangaroo beach.
Just because it is hot, you don’t need to skip on jewellery. You might want to hold back on cheap and fake silver and gold coated pieces because you will simply sweat off the colour. (Speaking from experience.) Include light pieces on your travel checklist, maybe think slim metal, cooling rocks and lightweight wooden pieces. Skip feathers and anything that might stick to sweaty skin when writing your vacation checklist.
Fun in the Sun
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Tell me: Where are you going for summer vacation and what are your musts for your vacation list?
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