How to Pack for a Vacation

Since summer is coming up and school will be letting out, some of you may be going on vacation.  It could be traveling on a long road trip, heading out-of-state, or going to another country.  There are some important things you should bring like your passport if headed abroad, photo I.D., extra money, and of course, clothes and toiletries.  Here are a few good packing tips:

  • Packing for a vacation may be the first or last thing you do before taking off. If the latter describes you, create a checklist of items and follow these tips.If you are the type of person that buys lots of mementos during a vacation such as souvenirs, clothes, or other items, you should bring an extra carry-on sized bag.  You wouldn’t want to have a packing crisis just before you head back home!
  • If you are going on a long road trip, chances are that you can’t pack enough clothes for the whole trip.  Furthermore, washing your clothes on the road is a hard thing to do.  Think about it: are you really going to hunt down a Laundromat?  So if you add a few dryer sheets to your bags, clothes will stay fresh longer!  Also, a small spray bottle of Febreze could also come in handy for your clothes and the car!
  • Healthy snacks such as granola bars are a great thing to bring along to settle your stomach when waiting for your plane or driving to the next destination.  It will help keep you going!  The last thing you’d want to do is pig out on chips and candy the entire time!

There are many things you need to bring on a trip; these three tips are just the start of it.  You don’t want to forget a camera to capture the memories you and your friends create, a map or GPS to know where you are going, cell phone chargers, and, if needed, a translation book.  Always be aware of where you are headed, where you are staying, and how you are getting there.  Be sure to have a fun, safe summer!

The YouTube channel, Howcast, has created a video focusing on how to pack everything into a carry-on.

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Taylor P.

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