No matter where your summer travels take you, you’ll need to pack smartly.
One thing to know about packing for a cruise, is that you will typically need more than one outfit per day. Rarely will you wear the same thing to lay by the pool during the daytime and to the sit-down restaurant that night. Here are a few brilliant suggestions from various websites that are amazingly helpful:
- A hanging shoe organizer can be wonderful to help organize your small items in the limited closet space.
- A hanging toiletry bag such as the Eagle Creek Wallaby will make you a favorite guest of your cabin steward.
- Here are a few small but extremely handy items to have along: extra passport photos, address labels for postcards, and a short extension cord.
As a child, I grew up hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Here are a few lessons I learned early and they still stick with me:
- Always hike in long pants. You never know what unfriendly plants you might encounter or when the weather will change mid-day.
- Your backpack should always include plenty of water and body-fueling snacks such as trail mix (hence the name) and dried fruit. Don’t fret about the weight, it will get lighter as you consume!
- It’s always a smart idea to take a waterproof layer, even if the day starts off clear. In the Rockies you just never know when a summer storm will move in and unload rain or even snow on you.
Even an urban environment such as New York requires planned packing:
- A silk scarf folds into almost nothing and can dress up any outfit.
- Comfortable shoes are a must if you plan to walk for any of your sightseeing.