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When I pack for my holidays I always make a list of things to take with me. I have made a list of 'must haves' and check them off as I go, this way I don't forget anything important.

I have a checklist for my flight bag and another for the suitcase. The latter list is always much smaller as I tend to have a little shop when I arrive so I leave plenty of room in my case for my return flight.

Flight bag must haves

  • Passports
  • Tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Theme Park Tickets
  • Hire Care details
  • Driving Licenses
  • Purse
  • Flight Socks
  • Lip Balm
  • Bach's Rescue Remedy
  • Boiled sweets/mints for take off and landing
  • IPod
  • Magazine
  • Book
  • Pain Killers
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Small packet of Baby wipes
  • Neck Pillow for napping
  • Digital Camera
  • Sunglasses

Suitcase must haves

  • Underwear
  • Shorts
  • T-Shirts
  • Jumper
  • Trainers
  • Travel Adaptor
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Ipod Charger

Plenty of room for the way back

I personally do take a lot of toiletries with me. I always carry my toothbrush in my flight bag, I buy my face cleanser/moisturizer at Duty Free, and the rest I buy in the states. Shampoo, conditioner, Shower gel, Sun cream etc is so much cheaper then the UK and the choice that you will have is amazing.

First stop after we have left the airport is normally walmart/Target for the essentials.

My top tip - buy yourself some Aussie Shampoo and Conditioner for the supermarkets. It is about a quarter of the price then it is in the UK, and the range is much bigger too. I also really like the Aveeno body care range that you can buy in Florida. Its really soft on your skin and smells Yummy. Coppertone sun cream is good, its the same that you buy in the UK, but cheaper.

I also pack a few stranger items - bear with me on this one. I can't travel without Teabags! ! ! !

I need a good old cup of English tea in the morning (no stereotyping here eh? ) I don't drink coffee either so Tea must travel with me. I also take some dishwasher tablets with me, normally enough to see me through my holiday. I have always done this, I guess I see buying a whole box over there and using 7 tablets as a waste of money! !

Also, don't forget a good guide book. Even though we have been loads of times, the guide book will still come up with something new to do.

Last , but not least, don't forget to take your husband/children/friends and relatives with you.

Hope this helps someone who can't decide what to take with them!

Happy Holiday's!

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Page added on: 13 March 2007
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