Packing Lists

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Here are the essentials you almost always need, along with optional items for seasonal trips to the beach, ski mountain or hiking trail.  If there’s an essential of yours that we’ve forgotten, let us know. We’ll add it to the list.

IN YOUR SUITCASE Packed? How Many?
Pants ________ ________
Shorts ________ ________
Tank Tops ________ ________
T-Shirts ________ ________
Long-Sleeve Shirts ________ ________
One sweater or Hoodie
(Unless you pack one for the plane)
________ ________
Evening Shoes ________ ________
Sneakers or Walking Shoes
(Seasonally appropriate)
________ ________
Flip Flops ________ ________
Bathing Suits ________ ________
Cover-Up or Sarong ________ ________
Underwear ________ ________
Socks ________ ________
Pajamas ________ ________
Medications/Vitamins ________ ________
Toiletries ________ ________
Make-Up ________ ________
Book ________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
MISCELLANEOUS Packed? How Many?
Contact Lens Kit ________ ________
Pedialyte Tabs ________ ________
Children’s Pain Reliever ________ ________
Band-Aids ________ ________
Antibiotic Ointment ________ ________
Portable Dish Detergent ________ ________
Portable Laundry Detergent ________ ________
Snacks to Stash in the Room ________ ________
Milk or Juice Boxes
to Stash in the Room
________ ________
Breakfast Food
to Stash in the Room
________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
DESTINATION SPECIFIC Packed? How Many?
Sun Hat ________ ________
Sunscreen ________ ________
Extra Beach Towels ________ ________
Snorkel Fins/Mask ________ ________
Hiking Boots ________ ________
Rain Gear ________ ________
Bug Spray ________ ________
Sleeping Bags ________ ________
Medical Kit ________ ________
Flashlights ________ ________
insect bite/poison ivy ointment ________ ________
Long Underwear ________ ________
Heavy Socks ________ ________
Ski Pants ________ ________
Ski Jacket ________ ________
Turtleneck ________ ________
Light Sweater ________ ________
Heavy Sweater ________ ________
Gloves ________ ________
Scarf ________ ________
Hat ________ ________
Snow Boots ________ ________
Ski Helmet ________ ________
Snowboard/Ski Boots ________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
IN EACH CHILD’S SUIT CASE Packed? How Many?
Water Shoes ________ ________
Bathing Suits ________ ________
Cover-Up ________ ________
Sneakers ________ ________
Extra Shoes
(Season Specific)
________ ________
Socks ________ ________
Pajamas ________ ________
Long-Sleeve Shirts ________ ________
T-Shirts ________ ________
Tank Tops ________ ________
Shorts ________ ________
Jeans ________ ________
Leggings ________ ________
Sundresses ________ ________
Winter Dresses ________ ________
Tights ________ ________
One Dressy Outfit ________ ________
Hoodie or Sweater
(Unless you pack it for the plane)
________ ________
Toothbrush/Toothpaste ________ ________
Medications/Vitamins ________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
DESTINATION SPECIFIC (KIDS) Packed? How Many?
Sun Hat ________ ________
Snorkel Fins ________ ________
Snorkel Mask ________ ________
Water Wings ________ ________
Inflatable Tube ________ ________
Sand Toys ________ ________
Swim Diapers ________ ________
Hiking Boots ________ ________
Rain Gear ________ ________
Long Underwear ________ ________
Heavy Socks ________ ________
Ski Pants ________ ________
Ski Jacket ________ ________
Turtleneck ________ ________
Light Sweater ________ ________
Heavy Sweater ________ ________
Gloves ________ ________
Scarf ________ ________
Hat ________ ________
Snow Boots ________ ________
Ski Helmets ________ ________
Snowboard/Ski Boots ________ ________
Ski Goggles ________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
JUST FOR BABIES Packed? How Many?
Disposable Pre-Measured
Formula Packs
________ ________
Bottles ________ ________
Pacifiers ________ ________
1-2 Days of Baby Food and Snacks (More if you don’t want to buy locally) ________ ________
Wipes ________ ________
Diapers
(As many as you use each day, plus extras)
________ ________
Cuddly Toy for Sleeping ________ ________
Bedtime Book ________ ________
Blanket
(Unless you pack one for the plane)
________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
CARRY-ON Packed? How Many?
Passports for Everyone
(International
)
________ ________
Driver’s Licenses for the Grown-Ups (Domestic) ________ ________
Airline Tickets ________ ________
Hotel Confirmations ________ ________
Car Rental Confirmation ________ ________
Magazines for You ________ ________
Guidebook ________ ________
2-3 Books or Toys for Each Child ________ ________
Sippy Cup for Each Small Child ________ ________
Disposable Kid-Size Utensils ________ ________
Water Bottle for You ________ ________
Portable DVD Player or Laptop ________ ________
DVDs ________ ________
Eletronic Devices for Older Kids ________ ________
Movie Downloads to Your Smart Phone ________ ________
Medications You’ll Need en Route ________ ________
Portable Stain Remover ________ ________
Neck Pillows for Overnight Flights ________ ________
Phone# for Family-Friendly
Car Service at Destination
________ ________
Sweaters/Hoodies
for Everyone on the Plane
________ ________
Wallet ________ ________
Keys ________ ________
Cell Phone ________ ________
Lip Balm ________ ________
Lipstick ________ ________
Sunglasses ________ ________
Eyeglasses ________ ________
Fun Snacks ________ ________
Healthy Snacks ________ ________
Lollipops for Small Children ________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
CARRY-ON: BABIES/TODDLERS Packed? How Many?
Diapers
(a few more than you thought)
________ ________
Wipes ________ ________
Changing Pad ________ ________
Burp Cloth ________ ________
Extra Set of Clothes ________ ________
Extra Shirt for You ________ ________
Blanket/Snuggly ________ ________
Pacifier ________ ________
Bottle ________ ________
Pre-Measured
Formula Packs
________ ________
1 Full Day’s Worth of
Baby Food and Snacks
________ ________
________ ________
________ ________
LAST-MINUTE ITEMS Packed? How Many?
Make-Up/Toiletries ________ ________
Pants with Pockets
(Handy for Airport)
________ ________
Slip-On Shoes for
Everyone (if flying)
________ ________
Footy Pajamas for Baby/Small
Children to Wear to the Airport
________ ________
Cold Juice/Milk Boxes/food ________ ________
Stroller ________ ________
Baby Carrier or Sling ________ ________
Baby or Toddler Car Seat ________ ________


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