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What to pack when you travel to Southwest Florida, especially during times of a pandemic, is more crucial than ever. The easy part is picking your destination but now you have to tackle the endless list of what you need to bring. There is no need to fear though with our list of what to pack for the perfect trip to Sanibel Island.
What to pack when you travel can be the most stressful part of planning a trip. It doesn’t have to be that difficult though. By mapping out what you need to bring to Southwest Florida in the form of checkoff lists, you can have everything packed in no time. Must have travel items to Southwest Florida include bathing suits, sunglasses, the proper clothes and sandals and all the sanitizing items you need to stay safe.
Essential travel items are only essential to that particular traveler. This is a hard question to answer but below we have provided some essential travel items you may not think of on your journey, whether it’s a domestic trip or an international travel trip:
Heading to the beach in Southwest Florida is a right of passion. It’s why you come here. The temperature of the warm Gulf of Mexico is perfect and the warm powdery sand in between your toes is calling your name.
Make sure you pack the following when planning a beach trip to Sanibel Island and Captiva Island:
That sun in Florida is beautiful but it’s also brutal if you don’t come prepared with some sun protection. What you need to remember is no matter how cool or breezy it is to keep you cool, that sun is still affecting your skin. Always remember to bring lotion with a high SPF and reapply as directed. We also recommend taking a large umbrella or tent that can keep out the wind and the UV rays while you take a beach nap or the kids play in the sand. Bring some aloe vera for the end of the day just in case too.
If you are traveling with kids, remember that bathrooms may be few and far between depending on where you camp on the beach for the day. If you have toddlers with potty training lessons, remember to bring your traveling potty and map out a place where the nearest public bathrooms are.
Even if you just had breakfast or lunch before you hit the beach, that doesn’t mean you should not bring food or beverages with you. The beach life causes you to get thirsty and makes you work up an appetite. Come prepared with a well-stocked cooler of snacks and beverages. Family bonus tip: Freeze some of the beverages the night before to create instant cooler ice packs.
You need a family beach bag to keep everything organized. It’s also a safe place for phones, medication and other valuables if you keep it hidden and keep the sand out.
A good place for multiple people to hang out is a large beach mat. Another beach tip: Try bringing along an old bed comforter. These are perfect for a beach outing.
These bags are your friends for both food and your valuables like phones and other electronics you don’t want getting wet or filled with sand.
Always remember the following must-have beach items:
Bring along rafts for you and boogie boards for the kids. Anything else you might want in the water, including arm floaties for the little ones, should be added to this beach list.
We’re talking chairs, beach towels, shovels and buckets for the kids and whatever else you might want for your beach enjoyment. Buckets aren’t just for the children either. Bring some along to hold all the beach shells you will collect on Sanibel Island! Some of those buckets come in handy at the end of your beach day to rinse the sand off your feet.
Now that you have all the must-have beach accessory items you need on the beach, how are you going to get them to the beach and back to the car? A nice nylon wagon that collapses and has tough wheels that can move through the sands is a beach lifesaver. These wagons help you take all your beach items in one trip. You’ll look like a beach pro.
In Florida, we have these annoying little bugs called no-see-ums, also known as sand flies, that you can hardly. The annoying bugs are so small they can fly through screens and can cause small itchy bites. Be prepared to tackle them and keep them at bay with a good no-see-um spray and other deterrents!
Remember the following items for your beach house packing list:
Are you looking for a more specific list? Read on to find out more.
A seven-day beach vacation packing list should include the following clothes items as a basic rule of thumb:
You should always write everything down that you think you might need. Laying the items all out on the bed so you can see and make your matching outfit options is helpful too.
Don’t keep adding to the luggage once you are done. Remember you need to save some room for the fun things you are bringing back from your beach trip!
Traveling internationally is an adventure within an adventure. You must plan ahead for such a trip because of the length of the trip and the extra security and passport rules associated with the endeavor.
Follow these tips first to plan for a successful international trip:
Now that you know what to prepare for smooth traveling, here’s the list of items you need to pack for an international trip:
Covid times call for an entirely different mindset to make sure you are prepared for travel. To stay safe and protected, you should pack the following items:
It’s so easy to forget things when packing. To avoid the pitfalls of packing forgetfulness, we present the following tips for you:
We have exhausted every available packing item for you. Now that you know what to pack when you travel and your suitcase is packed, the only thing left to do is book the perfect beach vacation. The benefits of vacation rentals are endless and we can’t wait to show you all that the Naples and Sanibel Island area has to offer.
Contact Royal Shell today to plan your ideal vacation today and grab those bags!