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My Packing List for Traveling to Warmer Climates with Carry On Only

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My Packing List for Traveling to Warmer Climates with Carry On Only

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Arlene Fleming
I really hate packing more than carry on luggage when I travel. On most airlines you are allowed to bring 2 pieces of carry on luggage, and instead of checking in luggage, I make sure I pack light. That way the horror stories of lost luggage don't really apply. Now you may prefer to pack differently, but I've written up a list of what I bring with me for travel to warmer climates (and have had a similar list for travels of up to almost 2 months at one time).

This is my packing list for my most recent, 2 week, Caribbean vacation:
  • Passport, Wallet and Travel Insurance
  • Guidebook and Phrase book
  • Vitamins / Medications
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • List of Ailments / Known Conditions / Blood Type
  • List of phone numbers for hotels / airlines
  • Clear Plastic Baggies
  • Clear Plastic Baggy for toiletries including sunblock, bug repellant, toothpaste, moisturizer, antiseptic ointment, antiseptic wipes, bandaids, deodorant, shampoo samples, hair gel, etc.
  • razors, comb/brush
  • 2 wrinkle free dresses (substitute dress pants and shirt for a man)
  • pair of sandals
  • pair of flip flops
  • pair of sneakers
  • pair of aqua shoes (this is me, I don't like touching the sand when I am swimming and can't see what may be on the sand!)
  • swimsuit
  • sunglasses / visor (or ball cap)
  • a warm cardigan or hooded sweatshirt (I wear this on flights so it doesn't take up space, could be substituted for a light jacket)
  • 3 t-shirts
  • 3 tank tops
  • 2 light, see through tops to cover arms
  • 1 pair of sweatpants and t-shirt to sleep in
  • 2 pairs of capris (could be substituted for shorts)
  • 2 light skirts (1 pair of khakis for a man)
  • 8 pairs of underwear, 3 bras
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of pantyhose (more socks for a man)
  • camera
  • rechargeable batteries and charger
  • travel alarm clock
  • mp3 player

Then I still have room for a second carry-on with a few magazines and books and any other etc.s that I may need.

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