I’m a terrible packer. Might as well get it out there now. You know that person who has a closet full of clothes they never wear, and brings all those clothes with them because, “I can be a new me on vacation!”. Yup, thats me… And I always end up wearing the same boring t-shirt and shorts for the entire trip. I decided that this trip would be different. I would pack only what I needed, and not what I wanted.
This decision was also fuelled by the fact that I was only bringing a carry on for my two week trip to Loreto. Knowing this, I needed to be a little more choosy with what made the cut. Continue reading to find out exactly what I ended up bringing, as well as what I wish had made it into my bag!
My Spring Break Packing List:
I ended up bringing one t-shirt, a tank top, two off the shoulder tops, and a blouse. These were all within the same colour scheme so I would be able to mix and match them for the whole two weeks. I would recommend bringing less tops with you than I did, but I had ended up buying two new ones that I was too excited about to leave at home.
Not exactly jackets, as Mexico was quite warm. I brought two flannel-type shirts. One jean and the other plaid, both in matching colours.
One pair of jeans (for the plane mostly), a nice pair of shorts, and a pair of athletic shorts for hiking, etc…
Both floral, both short. I could have brought just one but they are both so pretty and light I managed to fit both in my bag!
Bathing Suits: As Many As You Can Bring!
I brought about 4 or 5, but if you’re going to be on the beach all day anyway, might as well bring a couple so you have a choice!
You’ll mostly have your bare feet in the sand so only bring socks for the days you’ll be in your runners. We did two hikes and I wore my runners on the plane there and back, so I only needed to wash one pair of socks and I was golden!
Underwear: Half as many as the days you’re there
You want enough so that you don’t run out, but you can always wash them halfway through your trip. I ended up wearing my bathing suits most of the time anyways so for my two week trip, I found that 7 pairs was the perfect amount!
A pair of runners, a nice pair of sandals, and flip flops. Honestly that’s all you will need. I wore my flip flops the majority of the time anyways.
One ball-cap for hiking and more casual days. One straw boater hat for when I wanted to look cute and channel my more Instagram worthy self. Make sure to bring a hat on warm trips as they prevent against heat stroke and keep your poor head from burning.
Splurge on this if necessary! I don’t wear much makeup so I brought moisturizer and mascara along with a toothbrush, toothpaste, lip chap and face wash. We were also flying carry-on only so we needed to be choosy with our liquids. Also, make sure to bring some medicine in your toiletries. I ended up with liquid Benadryl (something EVERY traveller should have incase of an allergic reaction), Advil (for headaches), and Imodium (because…. well it’s Mexico).
This is where the most weight was added to my bag for sure! I went a little crazy on electronics, so maybe don’t do what I did here. My electronics consisted of a laptop, polaroid camera, DSLR, GoPro/GoPro stick, external hardrive, and all the chargers. I wanted to get some blogging done and film for a short video so I needed to bring a lot of equipment. Don’t bring a bunch of stuff if you don’t have to.
What Do I Wish I Had Brought?
Gravol (for upset stomachs). As I was finishing up packing my bag I looked at my Gravol and said “Meh, I never get sick on the plane, i don’t need this”. Famous last words… Mexican food is a very different experience compared to Canadian food and there were many times I wished I had a Gravol to help out. Never again will I take this out of my bag!!
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