Remember to pack the following items to make your vacation a little more enjoyable. Always pack the day before if possible and make a list if necessary:
Don’t forget your umbrella at home. You will need it, especially if you have little ones or you have sensitive skin. A rubber hammer comes handy when you need to set the umbrella up. If you hammer it down, you can rest assured that it will stay up all day long and you don’t have to chase it down the beach.
Beach towels and swimwear
Beach towels are amazing. They are probably the most useful thing you can have on the beach. Don’t depend on the hotel’s towels. More likely you are not even supposed to take them unto the beach, plus they are not very large. When packing for the beach remember to pack your swimwear as well. This way you can hit the beach right away and you don’t have to waste time going shopping. You may want to double check and make sure that the rest of your family does pack theirs as well.
Suntan lotion and sunglasses
Make sure to pack your suntan lotion. If you do so you can save time and get to use your left over suntan lotion from last year. Also pack several sunglasses, where you can have one pair in the car at all times, one in the beach bag, and one on you. You never know when you will need a pair of sunglasses.
Your flip flops
Often people forget to pack their flip flops. They are very useful as we use them a good bit, when we walk unto the beach, at the pool, in the hotel room to avoid walking barefoot on the carpet, going to the front desk, etc.
For a better sleep, remember your pillow. It makes you feel like your are in your own bed and you get better sleep. You are also more energized during the day and enjoy your vacation better.
Your camera and batteries
You can take pictures with your phone nowadays. However, a camera works best as you can use a tripod to take your own pictures, without having to ask strangers to help you out. You can also have plenty of storage space on a camera for the pictures you take.
Your GPS, itinerary
Don’t forget at home the plans you made for the beach, like tickets you purchased in advance for example. Having a GPS in your car keeps you on track and saves you a lot of time. Even if you know the area well, a GPS can still direct you to a great nearby restaurant or a hospital if emergency arises.
Your phone and phone charger
Never leave home without your phone. When you go to the beach pick up the charger too. A working phone can get you out of a lot of trouble when you are vacationing.
Your tooth brush
Did you ever forget your toothbrush at home while vacationing? It is annoying and frustrating when you have to figure out another way to brush your teeth. A quick trip to the local store will be inevitable.
If you are on any medication remember to take it with you. The prescription medication is harder to replace by local pharmacies, since you first have to get in touch with your family doctor. Make it easy on yourself, don’t forget it at home.
Most of the items we forget at home are replaceable while on vacation. However, why go through more trouble when you can just think ahead and pack accordingly?