-pack lighter than what you think packing light is.
-take travel tide packs for doing laundry.
-if you have any meds for relaxing, TAKE THEM.
-order vegetarian when you buy your plane tickets…you get your food about 30 minutes early 🙂
-dress in layers
-buy water shoes if you’re going to a beach
-borrow someone’s underwater camera 🙂
-if you take a lot of photos, take your laptop for transferring
-grab a couple dvds to keep yourself entertained on the plane
-bring a book you are really into
-wash your face often [this is when break outs occur!]
-buy those little 3oz empty bottles to fill with your own shamp and conditioner
-take some travel soap just in case!
-make sure you have a power converter
-bring a list of folks you need to buy souvs for
-of course buy your peeps souvs, but don’t forget about yourself 🙂
-stop your mail
-have a friend check your home often and get the paper/mail
-if you wear nail polish often, make sure you take supplies
-if you’d like to do any crafting on your trip pack your scissors on the luggage you are CHECKING
of which, just check a piece of luggage. it makes walking around the
airport WAY easier when you just have one thing in your arms. ugh. wish i
had decided to do that before!
-make an itinerary and send it to your friends and family
-if you plan on getting to the airport real early, do your hair and make up there
-scan the same items you copies and keep it in your email and a family member’s
-wear sneakers for walking around all day. it hurts to be fashionable for 8-10 hours
-shorts are best, but dresses can work [hope for no wind…]
-keep a snack in your bag [for yourself or stray dogs 🙂 ]
-don’t drink too much on the plane unless you want to be getting up multiple times!
-the pressure doesn’t affect my ears, but if it does, chew gum or suck on a candy
-decide at breakfast or the night before what you’d like to see and make a checklist
are your friend. usually hotels have cool ones with pictures, but you
can also buy the touristy maps with everything already labeled.
-those top ten books are handy for picking out restaurants!
-don’t forget sunglasses!
-it’s nice to get a tan that first day of walking, but bring a hat so you don’t burn up!
-on that note: sunscreen!
-take a purse/bag you can wear over your chest. i didn’t have any security issues, but it does happen.
[but wear it in front and not in back like this picture below…]
-email home when you can 🙂
-beware of summer crowds in popular places
-keep some money in your pocket, and some in your bag [separate it]
-do things early in the morning
-keep aware of your surroundings and make good decisions 😀
good luck 😀
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