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Family Vacation Packing List

It's that time of year once again.  The kids are now out of school and you're quickly coming up on your hard earned vacation time. There are many things to plan ahead of time for your break from reality (#escape9to5Matrix) but none is more stressful than packing for your getaway.  Do you pack the night before?  Or do you give yourself a couple of days just in case something pops into your mind late at night while you are sleep?  If you're anything like me, I always leave for the airport quadruple checking my mind to see if I forgot anything.  

Here's a low tech solution in this digital age.  A printable packing list.  Good ol' paper and pencil to check off your list as you put together your suitcase for travel.  Here we have the Family Vacation Packing List and in a printable pdf for your convenience.

Travel Packing List

Essentials

Passport and/or other ID

Cash

ATM and credit cards

Important documents or paperwork

Clothing

Shirts

Shorts/pants/skirts

Formalwear, like dress or blazer

Underwear & bras

Socks

Bathing suit

Outerwear (rain jacket and/or warm coat)

Footwear & Accessories

Athletic shoes

Dress shoes

Sandals/beach shoes

Belt

Hats/gloves/outerwear

Accessories like ties or jewelry

Hair ties/clips

Glasses / contacts

Sunglasses

Personal Care

Shampoo/conditioner

Soap/shower gel

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Hairbrush or comb

Styling products

Makeup and remover

Deodorant

Razor and shaving cream

Sunscreen

Q-tips / cotton balls

First Aid

Prescriptions

Ibuprofen or other basic pain meds

Decongestants

Antidiarrheals

Bandages

Aloe, creams, or salves

Any items you reach for at home

Travel Comfort

Eyeshade

Earplugs

Compression Socks

Lip balm

Moisturizer

Snacks

Water bottle or travel mug

Ginger and/or motion sickness meds

Books, magazines, or other entertainment

Electronics

Laptop or tablet (with charger)

Phone and charger

Camera and charger

External spare battery

International plug adapter

Surge protector and multi-plug outlet

Headphones

Miscellaneous and Optional Items

Day bag

Binoculars

Flashlight

Snorkeling Gear

Camping or outdoor equipment

Laundry care

Journal and pen

Quick-dry towel

Drybags and/or other storage

Travel blanket and pillow

Printable Family Vacation Packing List PDF PDF