Are you ready for your trip to the Caribbean? Imagine the tropical setting — feel the wind and the summer heat on your skin, behold the magnificent islands and the crystal clear ocean, smell the scent of the sea, and taste the sweet coconut water. But wait a minute – before you immerse yourself into a daydream, do not forget that there is a lot of preparation to do. Due to a lot of destinations to visit, you need to get your outfit ready along with all your necessities. Thinking about what to bring can be very challenging. You must avoid leaving behind something important. There are also essential things that you need to keep in mind other than just planning about what to wear or where to go. The following list can help you remember to prepare the most important things for the trip.
- Documents and identification (ID) must be first on your list. Place these documents in a secure and waterproof container; these documents will be presented regularly during your travel. Thus, make sure that these are accessible whenever you need to show them in any counter or checkpoints. These documents include your passport and other valid IDs, tickets, and boarding passes.
- Always be prepared and bring a carry-on bag with you other than luggage. Delayed baggage transit is possible, so make sure to put all your essential toiletries, small towel, and some clothes inside your carry-on bag. You will find it very useful if you experience delays.
- Gone are the days when we would fold our clothes and other things into squares. Get extra luggage space and prevent wrinkles in your clothes by rolling them first and then packing side by side. Always bring extra underwear, shorts, and t-shirts. They always come in handy in case of outfit emergencies. Make sure to pack light and quick drying clothes for more convenience.
- Which one is better, undressed or overdressed? Neither. It is vital to show the locals that we respect them and their culture by dressing appropriately. Be mindful of the length and style of your clothing because some countries have conservative cultures.
These are only a few things to keep in mind when preparing for your trip to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. Also, never forget your sun protection lotion, brimmed hat, and sunglasses for a complete tropical look. Most importantly, make sure to bring your camera to capture all the beautiful sceneries and preserve the memories of your trip. And as you return home, remember to stop by a souvenir shop to buy gifts for your family and friends who are eager to hear your stories about your beautiful Caribbean trip.