What we Pack
Whether you are vacationing for two weeks, two months or longer you’ll need to pack certain “must-have” items. Having what you want and need will make all the difference to your trip.
Some items may be available at your rental accommodation or purchased upon arrival. Other items you require can be brought from home. The key is to prioritize your list to suit your needs, hobbies and interests, keeping in mind your destination and length of stay. Considering luggage size and weight restrictions, pack what is essential to ensure a great trip and leave behind things you can live without.
The following is a comprehensive list we consult when packing for our next destination. To make it easy, we’ve added links to specific gadgets we use ourselves and are best to pack. Many are convenient, light weight travel sizes, all are our favorites.
Why take up weight with a heavy suitcase? Osprey brand is tough, durable and extremely light luggage.
First aid kit
Ibuprofen or other pain reliever
Antiseptic, anti-fungal cream
Antacid, gas tablets, Imodium
Anti-itch and anti-histamine
Cold and flu tablets
Vitamins and supplements
General all-purpose antibiotic
Aloe Vera gel, burn cream
Portable surge protector with USB ports
Portable phone or headset with microphone and ear piece for internet calling
Unlocked cell phone
Bluetooth BOSE mini stereo with charger
USB Thumb drives
GoPro and chargers, extra SD cards
Cables for hooking a PC to the HDMI on the TV port
Extension cord for working outside on PC’s
iPad mini, I touch and chargers
DVD movies or transfer content onto our devices
car charger for devices
Face wash and creams in plastic tubes
Favorite make up including water proof mascara
Make up remover
Lightweight manicure set
Folding lint brush
Hair spray – travel size
Clothing stain remover stick
Sport and Entertainment
Floating Sunglass straps, cloth carry case that doubles as lens cleaner
Synthetic golf gloves
Ting Dong (Israeli Beach Racquet Matkot Paddles + Balls)
Waboba, the ball that bounces on water
Nylon, dri-fit baseball caps
Baseball hat clip on to attach to shirt
Water ear plugs and goggles
Queen size Pillow (at just 1.6 pounds it comes stuffed in a tube for easy packing. It expands perfectly and inhibits the growth of allergens)
Freezer bags in different sizes
Elastic bands in different sizes and bag clips
Pen, pencil, highlighter, sharpie
Roll of electrical tape
Carabiners for back pack or bag
A few AA and AAA batteries
Mini tubes of Instant Krazy Glue
Sewing kit – travel size
Small thank you cards
That should about do it! If you think of anything else you will need write it down.
Making a list of what to pack is extremely helpful. You can check off what you’ve packed and keep track of what you still need. Each destination will be different, alter your lists to suit climate and availability of items.
The items we have researched and use (including the books on our Travel Resources page) are linked to Amazon.com. You’ll need an account with Amazon to purchase these items through our site. By using our site for your purchases we are awarded a small percentage of commission from Amazon. While there is no additional charge to you, it does provide us with a few extra dollars which we use to operate our websites. And, allows our sites to remain ad-free!
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If you have any questions about any of the items listed or if you have a product you use and love please contact us.