Travel 101: Packing for a Beach Vacation

The holidays are over and the weather is getting colder. It’s the perfect time to kick your relaxation up a notch and take a trip to a warmer climate. I am lucky enough to have visited Cancun, Mexico recently and I wanted to share with you some organizational skills to help you pack for your next beach vacation.

Photo Courtesy of: Luke Ma

Photo Courtesy of: Luke Ma

Packing for a Beach Vacation

Check the Weather

Check the weather in your destination to make sure you’re bringing temperature appropriate clothing. Try not to bring any more outfits than you have to so plan your wardrobe ahead of time.

Remember Airline Rules

If you’re headed to the beach, remember some sunscreen and bug repellant. TSA rules do require you don’t bring any liquids over 3 ounces in your carry-on though, so allow for the time to check luggage that has larger items.

Aim to make your clothes as small as possible. Rolling your clothing saves space and is less bulky than folding or shoving your items into your suitcase.

Remember the Return Trip

Chances are, you’ll be purchasing some souvenirs while you’re away. Remember to leave some extra room for anything you’ll be taking home. For some reason, the clothes you bring will seem larger than when you arrived (probably due to dirt and hastier packing) and you’ll find yourself jumping on your suitcase to close it.

Sometimes, I bring an extra bag in preparation for souvenirs, especially around the holidays when I do Christmas shopping for various people while I’m on vacation. Just pack the empty bag in your suitcase when before you leave and you’ll have plenty of room on the return trip.

Enjoy your beach vacation!

Photo Courtesy of: Chris Combe

AB circleBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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