Mar
20
2013
Packing Checklist

The Ultimate Weekend Getaway Packing Checklist

Planning a weekend getaway or perhaps dreaming of one? Those are some of the best trips where an ordinary journey can turn into some amazing memories. Since weekend getaways can sometimes be spontaneous, it is always good to have a packing checklist prepared, just in case your significant other decides to surprise you.

To set the stage for a relaxing weekend, your favorite scented candle is a “must bring” item. Try lavender for its tranquil qualities and gentle elegance. The quiet ambiance of flickering firelight will ease your cares away. Pair it with your favorite scented soaps and lotions and you will enjoy the soothing comfort of a spa experience right in your hotel room.

If you are headed somewhere warm and tropical, plan to bring along a couple of swimsuits so that you will have a dry suit whenever you need it. Perhaps, splurge on a new cover-up or two, maybe a sarong or sundress that will let you spend the day casually and still be able to go shopping or to the beach at a moment’s notice. A new pair of flip flops will also set the stage for pool or beach time in style.

Don’t forget a colorful scarf to use as a vibrant accessory, a wrap on a breezy evening, or a blanket on the chilly airplane. Multiple thin layers, such as tank tops with light shirts or open-weave sweaters, are able to do double duty when you travel on planes and need to pack lightly.

For your time outdoors, choose an elegant wide brimmed hat to protect your face from the intense tropical sun. Along with a good quality sunscreen, you’ll stay burn free so you can dance the night away without painful sunburn slowing you down.

Last but not least, a new pair of PJ’s, a nightgown, or whatever night clothes you prefer, will end the day as luxuriously as it began. Aside from toiletries and underwear, you probably don’t need much more than these items to have a great weekend.

When you’re ready to choose the location of your luxury weekend getaway, contact us at The Tropical Traveler for up-to-the-minute advice on which getaway is best for you. Choose a fascinating destination, bring along a few special indulgences, and it will be a weekend to remember fondly for a long time.

What is the number one item you like to bring for a weekend getaway?

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