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Aloha Maui Brides,


I know this might seem like a lot of stuff but the more that you bring the less that you have to buy especially since the island is not cheap. smile72.gif


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Snacks for Travel buy water and juice after security check, gum, suckers, hard candy, breakfast bars, fruit roll ups, sandwiches, candy bars, etc.)

Books or Magazines for Reading

Travel Games (Playing Cards, Books, Crayons)

Nintendo/Playstation Gameboys, DVD Player (DVDâ€s), iPod, MP3 Player, and PDA (Extra Batteries, Charger and Speakers)

Extra Washcloth for traveling, Anti-bacterial Wipes, Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer

Hand lotion (keep all liquids under 3 oz, and put them in quart size ziplock baggie)


Sea Bands (for sea or airsickness)

Must-Haves General List

Birth Certificate/Passport (Photo ID) (EXTRA Copies)

Cruise Documents and Luggage Tags


Driverâ€s License - Medical or Health Insurance Card (Info and numbers)

Boarding Passes, Airline Tickets or E-Ticket Confirmations, Parking/Transportation and

Hotel Confirmations, Car Rental Confirmations (Bring Insurance Card for Car Rental)

Money, Travelerâ€s Checks and Credit Cards (Extra Copies of Credit Cards)

Small Bills for Tipping, Excursions and Casino ($1â€s and $5â€s)

Itinerary - Maps, Travel Info and Directions

Cell Phone – Pager (Batteries and Charger)

Purse or Wallet

Camera (Disposable, underwater and Digital), Video, Film, Laptop (Batteries, Memory Cards, Charger)

First Aid Supply Kit (Band Aids, Dramamine/Bonine, Imodium, Vaseline, Allergy Tablets, TUMS, Neosporin/Cortisone Creams, Tylenol or Aspirin, Thermometer, Prescription Medications, Eye Drops, Laxatives, Birth Control Pills, pepto bismol tablets and Needle/Thread)

Reading Glasses – Sunglasses – Contacts (with sport straps)

Belt and Hats

Jewelry (Watch, Earrings, Rings, Necklaces, etc. for day and night)



Shower Cap

Hair Brush/Comb

Shaving Gel/Razor – Electric Razor for Men

Soap or Body Wash

Toothbrush/Toothpaste (Mouthwash and Dental Floss)

Styling products (Mousse, Gel, Aerosol Hairspray)

Rubbing Alcohol

Hair Scrunches, Headbands, Rubber Bands, Clips, Barrettes


Nail Polish/Remover/File/Scissors

SPF Lip balm

Sanitary Items



Q-tips/Cotton Balls


Hair Dryer/Curling Iron/Hair Rollers/Flat-Iron Straightener


Suntan Lotion, Sun Screen and Aloe

Special Pillow - Earplugs

Beach Towels/Extra Washcloths for Traveling

Daypack – Backpack for Excursions

Lanyards - Wrist Keychain

Downy Wrinkle Releaser – Tide-To-Go Pen - Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener

Mini Lint Brush

Duct Tape

Travel Alarm Clock

Collapsible Cooler



Zip-Lock Bags

Umbrella - Ponchos

Beach Folding Chairs

Beach Towels

Fun Stuff for Swimming (Beach Ball, Frisbee, Goggles, Diving Gear, Floaties)

Fold up Tote Bag – Pop-Up Hamper and/or Dirty Clothes Laundry Bag

Address Book

Room Spray – Lysol - Febreeze

Purses (Day/Evening)



  • Bras (include strapless for evening wear)
  • Panties (Women)
  • Underwear and T-Shirts/Undershirts (Men)
  • Lingerie/Pajamas/Robe
  • Evening Sweater or Sweatshirt/Jacket
  • Camisole/slip
  • Bathing suits – Swimming Trunks – Cover-ups (Bring 2 or more suits)
  • Walking, Trouser and Dress Socks (Hose/Stockings)
  • Exercise/Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals (Flip Flops) and Water Shoes for Excursions
  • Dress Shoes - Heels
  • Fitness – Workout Clothes
  • Shorts and Capris
  • Jeans
  • Tops of ALL types (Sleeveless, short-sleeved, long-sleeved, T-shirts)
  • Slacks (Men and Women)
  • Evening Outfits, Casual, Formal Wear/ In-Formal Wear (Sun dresses, Gowns, Sport Coat, Tie, Tux)
  • Sport Jacket and Pants
  • Regular Ties
  • Dress Shirts
  • Black Socks and Dressy Shoes if renting a tuxedo (cummerbund and suspenders)
  • Always Pack Your Swimsuit and Rx Medications in carry-on with a change of clothing and pack a comfy outfit for your long trip home


  • Wash or Run Dishwasher
  • Pet Care
  • Empty all Trash Cans
  • Tune up car (Check Tires, Battery, Major Fluids, Brakes, etc.)
  • Empty Fridge
  • Change Sheets on Bed
  • Do Laundry
  • Confirm Airline Tickets
  • Recharge Batteries
  • Get Money out of ATM
  • Arrange for mail pickup or hold, newspaper, feeding animals, garbage pickup and other deliveries
  • Lawn Care
  • Lock doors and check windows
  • Unplug unused appliances
  • Adjust thermostat
  • Manicure – Pedicure – Waxing – Haircuts for Everyone
  • Leave your itinerary, flights, hotel and all numbers with friend, relative or neighbor

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Very helpful list. We found that having a hard plastic water bottle (like a Nalgene) was nice when we were on the go. We did some hiking and it was easy to clip the bottle to our backpacks and we avoided buying water all the time.

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Thanks for the list. I'm actually using it to help on our trip to New Zealand and Australia. This really helps cause I always pack for FI and baby. So having a list to mostly take care of FI and myself I only need to work on a list for baby

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The last time we traveled for more than a couple weeks, we each hauled a giant pack and a smaller backpack. This time around, we decided packing light was the way to go.


packing and moving tips


Shirts & Jackets


2 long sleeve t-shirts


3 short sleeve quick dry t-shirts


1 quick-dry sporty tank top


2 tank tops


1 sleeping / exercise t-shirt


1 lightweight hoodie


1 zip-up fleece


1 Nike running / rain jacket


Pants, Shorts, & Skirts


1 pair The North Face Womenâ€s Paramount Porter Convertible Pants (I love love love these — one of my favorite pieces of travel gear.)


1 pair jeans


1 skirt


1 pair sleeping shorts


1 pair sweatpants




6 pairs underwear


2 sports bras


2 regular bras


5 pairs socks


1 swimsuit




Montrail Continental Divide trail shoes


Teva Hurricane sandals


Teva flip flops


Everything Else


1 winter hat


1 pair gloves


1 hat


1 pair sunglasses


1 belt


1 medium Aquis microfiber quick-dry towel


1 small MSR quick-dry towel


1 Eagle Creek small shoulder bag


1 Diva Cup


1 watch


1 pair sunglasses


Mountainsmith Lily recycled pack (official review to come)



Elizabethâ€s Packing List


Shirts & Jackets


1 athletic tank top


1 other tank top


2 long sleeve shirts


3 short sleeve shirts


1 sleeping t-shirt


1 fleece


1 Nike running jacket


1 lightweight zip-up hoodie


Pants, Shorts, Skirts


1 pair khakis


1 pair jeans


1 pair sweatpants


1 pair sleeping shorts/athletic shorts


1 pair khaki shorts


1 skirt




1 swimsuit


6 underwear


3 short socks


2 long socks


2 sports bras


2 regular bras




Merrell Moab Ventilator hiking shoes


1 pair nicer black flip flops


1 pair shower flip flops


Everything Else


1 medium microfiber quick-dry towel


1 winter hat


1 pair gloves


1 baseball cap


1 pair sunglasses


1 Diva Cup


1 watch


1 sunglasses


Mountainsmith Ivy recycled pack (official review to come)



Our Shared Packing List




2 mini shampoo bottles










Dental Floss




Face lotion


Small bottle of sunscreen


Chap stick


Nail clippers


Hair binders






Castile soap








Antibacterial hand gel






Malaria pills


Halls cough drops/vitamins


Anti-itch cream


Imodium AD






A/V cord


Flash drive




ipod chargers


Pacsafe backpack protector


Nikon D40 camera with 18-55mm lens


Nikon 55-200mm lens


Canon PowerShot SD700


Camera chargers


Connector cord


3 extra memory sticks


Camera adapter


Joby GP3-01EN Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod (this is really great for travel, and much more portable than most tripods)


Laptop case


Camera case




Lonely Planet Argentina guidebook


Eyewitness Argentina guidebook


Small Langenscheidt Spanish dictionary


Penguin Spanish phrasebook


Spanish grammar book


Books for plane


Journals, pens, tape


Small planner


Everything Else


Camelbak BPA-free water bottle


Klean Kanteen 27 oz. water bottle


Bottle opener


Locks for bag


Eagle Creek money belts


Emergency contact numbers




ATM cards




Passport and marriage certificate copies


Ecobags reusable produce bags


2 Baggu reusable shopping bags


Deck of playing cards



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