Jul 30 2013

What to Bring on a Tropical Vacation

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Each one of us deserves a little break every now and then. Most of us take these breaks in the form of a vacation. But where to go? Now during the summertime, tropical destinations are the most popular choice. There you can relax in the sun and all you have to do all day is order more colorful cocktails. But before you get there, you will have to pack first. This should really be a small step in the overall process that should not cause any headaches, but this is rarely the case. The simple truth is that people do not know how to pack for a tropical vacation. They do not know what to take, they end up taking a lot more than they need, their luggage weighs a ton and half of the stuff does not even make it out of the suitcases. However, we can change that by letting you know what the essentials are that you need on a tropical holiday.

1. Light clothes

Whatever the style of clothing that you prefer, make sure that you only pack light stuff for your holiday. If you know that you are going to a warm climate, then this allows you to plan accordingly. Light clothing ensures that your luggage does not end up weighing too much and that you will feel comfortable when you get there. Loose dresses, shorts, bikinis, Hawaiian shirts are all ideal choices. Pay extra attention to the fabric of each item you select. If the fabric is artificial, leave it at home. Natural fibers such as cotton and linen are much better at letting the skin breathe easier which prevents the body from overheating.

2. Don’t forget the shoes

Once the clothes are sorted, it is time to consider what you will walk around in. If you want to be as comfortable as you can, then sandals are usually the best choice for such a climate. You can pick up a nice pair at a Fitflops sale without too much of a hassle. In tropical destinations, sandals are considered to be acceptable footwear in many more situations than back home so they are much more functional. Even so, you should still consider taking some sneakers and maybe a pair of dress shoes should you attend any formal events.

3. The accessories

Accessories is a very broad term which, in this case, will encompass a lot of things. Basically, you will want to have a pair of sunglasses and at least a hat to protect you from sunlight. Sunscreen is also necessary, as is insect repellant in most tropical destinations. You are sure to forget a few anyway so try not to stress about them too much because you can buy them there, as well. Now that you know what to bring with you, it is time to start packing. If you need a few extra pairs of shoes, head on over to Sole Provisions where you will find a wide selection of different footwear that will be perfect for your holiday.

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