Budget Travel Tips: Packing Tips By Destination


Have you ever been on vacation somewhere particularly beautiful or unique and wished you had just that one extra thing or forgotten item to make it perfect? If so, you’re just like everybody else! It’s hard to know exactly what to pack for different vacations, so here are a few packing tips for specific destinations around the world.

  • An E-Reader – The Caribbean is full of breathtaking destinations, but in terms of day-to-day activity, vacations here are full of down time. For that reason, consider heading to Barnes and Noble to pick up a Nook e-reader to enjoy on the beach!
  • A Day Bag – You’ll probably want to spend whole days outside, lounging on beaches or exploring island towns. For this reason, a day bag is well worth including.
  • Sunscreen – You think of this for a beach trip, but for cities it often goes overlooked. The truth is, however, it’s very easy to get sunburned in a city, and this can ruin a trip.
  • Contacts – While contacts are ideal for traveling, It is not a bad idea to prepare for the cities sights, as well as the dirty air that can irritate your eyes. Reading up on handy traveling tips before packing can help secure a vacation filled with memories and clear sightseeing.
  • Sunglasses – For a ski trip, sunglasses can be incredibly valuable. You may wear goggles on the slopes, but when you’re lounging and the sun is glaring off the snow-capped mountains, you’ll be glad you brought shades.
  • A Bathing Suit – If your hotel includes a pool or hot tub, you’ll love having a bathing suit. Nothing beats a heated outdoor hot tub on the side of the slopes!
  • Binoculars – This one is self-explanatory, but binoculars are easy to forget. Capitalize on the gorgeous sights of an outdoor summer trip.
  • Hiking Boots – You won’t be comfortable in just your athletic shoes. Make the effort to find some hiking boots that allow you to really explore the terrain.
  • Formal Attire – These towns – in the French Riviera, the Greek isles, etc. – may seem relaxed, but they’re also jam-packed with luxurious spots where you’ll want to show off your best attire. A trip to Men’s Wearhouse before a trip to the Mediterranean isn’t out of order.
  • An Umbrella – In the spirit of luxury and relaxation, an umbrella for either shade or cool can be a nice accessory to have along. You may just enjoy a beautiful seaside café even more.
  • A Camera – Seems obvious, right? Not so fast! With smartphones taking over photography these days, many of us forget that actual digital cameras still take the best pictures. Bring along a camera to capture the incredible visuals you might see.
  • Bug Spray – Another item that’s an obvious accessory, but one that’s so easy to forget. Depending on your specific destination, it may be hard to find the right bug spray once you’re there, so be sure to pack this in advance to guarantee comfort.
Joanna Owens/ author of the article
Hello, everyone! My name is Joanna Owens, and I'm a tourist guide. One of the things that sets me apart as a tourist guide is my enthusiasm and passion for what I do. I believe that travel should be about more than just checking off items on a bucket list; it should be about experiencing new cultures, meeting new people, and discovering the world in all its beauty and complexity. I strive to create tours and experiences that are not only informative but also engaging and interactive, so that my clients can truly immerse themselves in the places they visit.
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