Sunday, October 24, 2010

Honeymoon Preps

Dear Online Diary,

It never occur to me that I can pack light for an out-of-the-country vacation. Admittedly, it was a challenge before we had this:

{one baggage and a carrier: Impressive}

According to this site, a basic honeymoon packing list will include (listed below are those that apply to us):

In your carry-on bag:
  • Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passport/visas/driver's license
  • Credit cards (take only those you'll need)
  • Hotel/theater reservation fax confirmations
  • Photocopies of all of the above, plus a photocopy of related medical and/or trip insurance coverage and prescriptions (leave the copies in the room safe or the hotel's main safe if there isn't one in your room)
  • Phone numbers for your credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)
  • Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)
  • Light sweater (for the plane, which can get cold)
  • And....if you simply must take valuable jewelry, wear it or take it in your carry-on, don't put it in any luggage to be checked
HER things to pack:
  • 1 pair jeans or khakis (for casual evenings that may be chillier than days)
  • 1 light jacket or pullover (take one that can be tied around the waist or stuffed in a backpack)
  • 1 nice sundress
  • 1 evening cocktail dress
  • 1 nice cardigan-style sweater (for chilly restaurants)
  • 4 casual shirts (T-shirts, tank tops, short-sleeve button-downs, etc.)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, one-piece for water sports)
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up
  • 1 pair comfortable walking shoes/sandals (you may wind up walking a bit if you go sightseeing)
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (don't forget a strapless one if you've packed a top or dress that needs it)
  • Accessories (scarves and jewelry to "stretch" your wardrobe)
HIS things to pack:
  • 1 pair jeans or khakis
  • 1 light jacket or pullover
  • 4 casual shirts (T-shirts or short-sleeve button-downs)
  • 2 pairs shorts
  • 2 polo or button-down short-sleeve shirts
  • 1 sports jacket (for nicer restaurants)
  • 1 tie (rolled up it won't take up much room, some restaurants require them)
  • 1 swimsuit
  • 1 pair comfortable walking shoes or sandals
  • 1 pair nice shoes - even black sneakers can look good with slack & a sportcoat
  • Extra socks and underwear
For both of you:
  • Camera
  • Extra memory card for digital camera
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or baseball cap
  • A canvas beach bag or lightweight daypack (you'll want something big enough to hold a bottle of water, your camera & sunscreen, etc.)
  • A small money belt or fanny pack to hold cash, credit cards, etc. - be sure to wear it in the front
  • Guidebook (but you may not need the whole book - you can just tear out pages for only what you're interested in)
  • Hair accessories - clips, headbands, etc.
  • Buy or pack a small first-aid kit
Very Important - Leave these items with family or close friends before you go:
  • Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers
  • Photocopies of your passport, credit cards, and traveler's check receipts
  • A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and pertinent financial info
Done, done, and done. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, here we come! :))



  1. very helpful post! it was always been a challenge for me to pack whenever I go for a trip. I ended up packing the whole wardrobe with me. thank you for sharing:)

  2. Ang galing mo naman, pati mga to nairesearch mo. Kami, wala masyadong plan ang honeymoon, kaya tuloy, when we were heading to the beach na, I forgot my sunglasses sa hotel. hahaha.. eh di nagtiis na lang.



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