Mar 11, 2011

suggestions?

 
i'm terrible at packing, especially for beach vacations...
we're heading to aruba in JUST 3 weeks and i'm not sure what i need to have on my list.

how many suits for 7 days?
cover ups?
outfits?
work out sneakers? (how likely is that?)
a hat?
a dress for salsa night at the resort?

i have NO IDEA what to expect, other than sunshine, and SPF is already on my list.
any californians out there that know a little bit more about beach culture?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When I went to the Bahamas I nearly packed everything I owned and used practically none of it! HA...I literally had 3 bags packed for a week with 8 pairs of shoes..just in case..and I only used just 2. Pack light. Maybe 3 suits and 2 cover ups. One pair of flip flops..one pair of sneakers..and one nice heel for going out...I need some sun...wish I was going with..It just rained 5" out of here..aaah

Laura said...

I agree with Anonymous. Three suits (alternate days so they get the chance to completely dry out), two cover-ups, and flip-flops. Maybe some nice-ish ones and a skirt for your salsa night. Running gear if you are planning on running at all. Sunglasses. And a hat. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

my beach secret, use a flat bed sheet as a sand barier at the beach. Its perfect! A king size sheet accomodates a bunch of towels spread out with a picnic lunch. the only rule is no sandy feet on the sheet! Bed sheets are easy to snag from the maid cart too.

Toni said...

Baby powder is my only tip. When you have that super stubborn sand that wont rub off, dump some baby powder on your feet and rub all over to get all the sand off. Random, I know but I use it all the time out here.

What an exciting trip!! I really need something to break up the winter monotony...

Stephanie said...

I have nothing to contribute to this conversation other than to say: I need more cat photos on my blog. Genius! Snuggles!

valerie said...

i look forward to talking about what you should pack in person

Brad and Danielle said...

I second the baby powder. Perfect for that stubborn wet sand that won't come off until it dries out 30 minutes later.