What To Pack For A Spa Vacation

Reduce Your Packing Stress With A Checklist and Planning Ahead

By Vicky Lear

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Taking a spa vacation with your girlfriends? Taking a long personal getaway? Or joining your husband on his golf trip and heard the resort has a spa?

I am commonly asked what I pack for my spa vacations. My usual response is half the clothes and twice the cash. In all seriousness, I have devised a mini check list below. Ideally, I call the spa ahead of time to see what type of accommodations they have and if they have any recommendations on what to bring. (For example if they have a pool I bring extra swim suit. If the spa furnishes luxurious robes I leave mine at home.)

My Packing List

* My travel purse, wallet and ID

* Passport if I am traveling internationally

* Itinerary, Hotel Reservations/Telephone and Airline Flight Times/Transportation Information

* Personal Care Items

* Proper Clothing - I typically print out a forecast for the duration of my trip. If forecast calls for rain I pack an umbrella and/ or rain jacket.

* Flip Flops/Sandals/Walking Shoes

* Sunglasses,Sunscreen, lip balm (especially I am visiting a warm weather destination)

* Camera - Charger, Camera Bag, Extra Battery, Film/Memory Card

* Laptop and charger (better yet..leave it home if you can)

* Mobile Phone and Charger (both home and car charger)

* MP3 Player/iPod and Charger

* Beach Towel

* Bathing Suits (at least two)

* Workout Gear and Shoes

* Books/Magazines

If it is a true spa getaway I try to pack lightly. Less baggage equals less headaches. I tend to keep jewelry to a minimum and make sure I can mix and match my outfits using the same base colors so I can keep my shoes to a minimum.

Calling ahead and using a checklist helps me stay organized and reduce my stress levels. I always hate the feeling I left something at home while I first start my trek. That is why I pack twice the cash. If I forget a small item I am not going to let it ruin my trip, I will just pick it up or live without it for a few days.

Happy Spaing!

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Revised: 09/30/2010 - Article Viewed 235366 Times

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