The winter season can definitely get you down with its short days, long nights, and frigid temperatures. And if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you’re probably aching to get out of your area for a while so you can do something other than shovel your way to your car. That’s why so many people make it a point to plan a winter sun vacation in a tropical destination. But what should you pack for your vacation to ensure you’ll have everything you need to have the time of your life? Keep reading for a helpful checklist to get started.
First off, you’re heading to a sunny destination, so one of the first things you need to make sure to pack is a set of bathing suits. Packing more than one will ensure that you’ll always have something to wear to go swimming on consecutive days, so take some one-piece swimsuits, a sexy string bikini, and maybe even a couple of fashionable Kenneth Cole swimsuits that you’ll love to show off on the beach or by the pool.
When you’re dealing with winter weather, it can be hard to remember all of the summer accessories that you need to be comfortable while having fun in the sun. So don’t forget to pack a large hat that will protect your head and face from the sun’s harsh rays, a couple of pairs of high quality sunglasses that give you 100% UVA/UVB protection, and your favorite flip-flops. You should also pack your beach bag, and be sure to have plenty of sunscreen as well so you can protect your skin from the sun’s rays and so you won’t ever have to deal with a painful sunburn.
Where you’re headed, you’ll be dealing with hot temperatures, so you’ll need to pack clothes that you would wear during the summer at home. You may choose to pack summer dresses, skirts, shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, and other clothes that are sure to keep you cool and comfortable while you spend time in the sunshine, but you can also pack some long pants or even a light jacket if your destination tends to experience cooler nights.
If you are a fan of snorkeling and you want to be able to see all of the fish that live beneath the waves, you should also make it a point to pack your snorkel gear so that you do not have to worry about purchasing it all at your destination, provided that you have the room for these accessories in your luggage. You might be able to squeeze in your flippers, snorkel, and goggles if you strategically pack everything in your suitcase.
If you are going to be traveling internationally, you absolutely need to remember to pack your passport, as well as documents regarding your travel insurance and your medical insurance. But even if you are just traveling within the country, such as to southern Florida or to Hawaii, you should remember to pack your purse and wallet, your ID, your driver’s license, your itinerary and contracts regarding your bookings for your vacation, and emergency contact information.
Traveling in Comfort
Whether you are going to be taking a really long road trip to your destination or you are planning on traveling by plane or by train, you should also pack some accessories that will ensure your comfort until you reach your destination, as well as your comfort while you are heading back home at the end of your trip. Take a blanket, a pair of ear plugs, and a travel pillow, as a few examples, to guarantee that you will be able to stay relaxed and get some rest while en route to your destination so you can arrive refreshed and energized.
Finally, don’t forget to pack everything you use every day for personal hygiene, from your toothpaste and toothbrush, to your contact lenses and your glasses. Your hotel will likely provide you with shampoo, conditioner, and soap, so you can leave those at home and save room in your luggage for other necessities.
These are just a few of the main things that you need to remember to pack for your winter sun vacation. With everything that you need to have a fantastic and comfortable journey, you will be able to focus no your itinerary, whether that involves exploring and hiking or just lounging by the pool and snorkeling in the ocean.