As I sit here making my list for my tropical getaway that is coming up here in the next two weeks I have to laugh at the list of items I want to take but know that I won’t need them. I am also laughing about the things I am going to bring to the “paradise” locale I am going. On one hand the complete irrational girl in me is on my left shoulder saying “Don’t forget the blow dryer, the curling iron, the straighter, and 4 things of hair products. All summer dresses and multiple sandals.” While the rational traveler on my right shoulder is saying, “it’s warm there, how much do you really need a pair of jeans? Yes bring one maxi dress, but mostly shorts and capris and don’t forget sunblock, bug spray and tennis shoes.” Ugh!
after sun lotion
Not too bad if I may say so. However, anyone who knows me, knows that I should have started this list last month and that I am bound to over pack if I don't get my head out of my butt and start looking at what I really need.
Going to another country has me thinking that I had better be prepared for every single situation that could potentially come my way, while I also know better. After all, when I headed to Cozumel 8 years ago I brought my own bottled water, fruit snacks and granola bars (this was before the strict regulations on suitcase weight) Blame it on my parents and their disaster preparedness attitudes. I also have my boss saying I just need a swimsuit, beach towel and sunblock. Decisions, decisions. Either way, this time in two weeks I will have been in tropical paradise and I don't need much more than what my boss suggests. That and the fact that I have significantly downsized on my suitcase size (oops- that was a stupid idea) Here's to hopefully packing light!
What would you or have you taken on a tropical getaway?