Travel Essentials



Travel Essentials Never Go on Vacation Without

Whenever you pack, mistakes are made. We always manage to forget something vital—pads and tamponsdeodorant, makeup remover, you name it. For one thing, most travelers never remembered to bring an outlet adapter on an international trip. Most forget travel size toothpaste on more occasions than they would like to admit. While adapters and toothpaste are share-able items, underwear isn’t something you can borrow from a travel companion.

The most efficient way to pack is to keep a running list of travel essentials—things you know you’ll need for literally any trip your taking. You should have one list in your phone for domestic travel, and one for international travel; both will keep you from experiencing the apparently inevitable oh-god-I-can’t-believe-I-forgot-to-pack-that!.

To make sure you’re not missing anything, We create a go-to travel essentials list. While some of these recommendations are pretty straightforward (books, noise-canceling headphones, outlet adapters), others were expert-level life hacks you would never consider before.

The Ultimate Packing Checklist

So you’re going to the Caribbean for a few days (or week) of beach relaxation, swimming, and maybe even some diving. Here’s what to pack for a Caribbean vacation whether you’re headed anywhere from Grenada to Puerto Rico.

What Not to Pack for the Caribbean
Warm clothes: The beauty of the Caribbean is that its warm year round. You won’t need warm clothing or rain gear unless you’re traveling during hurricane season.

Insect Repellent

Insect Repellent

Don’t let mosquitoes bite into your island vacation make sure to pack some insect repellent into your toiletry bag before you depart. If you’re looking for a DEET-free essential oil-based spray, try Buzz Away Extreme, recommended for families with young children.

Makeup Remover

Makeup Remover

Treat yourself to Farmacy Natural Makeup Remover, which can even tackle your waterproof mascara using natural extracts. We like this product because unlike many “travel” makeup removers, you don’t have the waste from individual wipes.

Crocs

Crocs

Don’t forget your footwear. Crocs can be ideal for slipping on and going between the resort and the beach without a lot of fuss. Crocs also makes a men’s canvas loafer that dad can wear out for a night. .

Beach Cover Ups

Beach Cover Ups

A trip to the Caribbean calls for a new beach cover-up for mom. Check out some of the sexy, yet functional options available, such as this embroidered cover-up, this cinched beach dress, or this sheer, tasseled cover-up.

Mobile Phone Waterproof Bag

Dry Bag

A Dry bag for your cell phone or other electronics, especially if you plan to visit the beach. Not only can you use a dry bag at the beach without worrying about water damage to your phone, but it will come in handy when traveling to pools and water parks.

Beach Bag

Beach Bag

Don’t forget a beach bag that can handle all of your towels and beach accessories. Some great options partly mesh bag with several pockets and compartments for all your family gear and see-through to eliminate the need to dig in order to find everything.