Growing up, every year I looked forward to summer camp. One item that was sent with the registration was a list of things to pack. There are still good memories of the shopping trip prior to traveling–little containers of shampoo, lotion and toothpaste. I would purchase snacks like Corn nuts, sunflower seeds, and Bubble Yum that I’d share with my bunkmates. And, a pack of cards for those times I could play solitaire instead of taking a nap during the scheduled time.
One thing I make sure of packing nowadays is an emery board and nail polish remover. Too often I would break a nail, or have chipped nail polish that I would have no remedy for unless a market was nearby. I found most hotels don’t supply those.
Another fun thing to do is to bring stationary and stamps to write and send old fashioned letters, and a journal to keep notes of everything. Think of the person that would be most happy to receive a personal note from you. You can also purchase postcards at your destination.
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Here is a list of Items to pack on your vacation. This checklist is for traveling where there is bedding and towels already supplied like when you are staying in a hotel. Check with the place you will be at to make sure you will not need to bring your own sheets and towels or any extra items like electronic adapters if you’re going overseas.
One of the best things about planning your packing is that you can spend time thinking about how much fun you’ll have, and sort of experience your trip before you go. Most hotels supply shampoo, conditioner, and soap. I suggest keeping jewelry to a minimum.
__ Outfits for the total number of days and a few extra items just in case
__ Shoes and sandals
__ Exercise/special activity clothes
__ Extra items like hiking boots or wet suit depending on your destination
__ Evening wear for special outings
__ Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Dental Floss
__ Facial cleanser
__ Deck of playing cards
__ Emery board
__ Nail polish and remover
__ [What else do you need?] __________________________________________