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The Best Packing List for Aruba

Aruba is known as “One Happy Island” for a reason. The Caribbean nation is widely celebrated for its white-sand beaches, sparkling blue waters, and trade winds that make for consistently warm and breezy weather. But packing the wrong items or forgetting to bring something essential can easily make any visitor feel less than happy. Avoid…

How to Pack Your Toiletries Without Making a Mess

Jack Kennard/Flickr Packing toiletries can be the bane of an organized traveler’s existence. First, there’s the agony of making sure everything — liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, pastes, and powders — fits within the TSA’s carry-on guidelines. Then, you have to worry about shampoo bottles and makeup leaking and making a gooey mess in your suitcase.…

The Ultimate Naughty Packing List for a Steamy Vacation

The Archangel Lucifer Suite at The Saint Hotel, Autograph Collection/Oyster Relaxing on a beach or sharing a three-course French meal might be enough for some couples to feel connected and relaxed. But if you’re the type of twosome (or threesome) that needs a lot more spice on vacation, you’ve come to the right place. A…

What to Pack for an Alaskan Cruise

Terrace Pool on Ruby Princess/Oyster A popular way to see Alaska is by cruise, as it gives travelers an up-close view of its stellar coastline and glaciers. Plus, it makes covering the huge state far easier and quicker. While Alaskan sailings have similar protocols and must-take items as other cruises (think sunscreen, luggage tags, and…

The Best Packing List for a Blissful Wellness Trip

Sometimes, you need to take a vacation designed to truly get away from it all. Wellness trips offer the chance to indulge in yoga, spa treatments, nature hikes, and clean eating, so you can return to the real world rested and recharged. But before you bliss out completely, you have to pack. Don’t worry, we…

What to Pack for Thailand (and What to Buy There)

Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort, Thailand/Oyster I made so many packing mistakes on a recent trip to Thailand. I schlepped at least a dozen items 9,000 miles, give or take, only to find them readily available and for cheap all over the country. On the flip side, there were things that would have made a…

What to Pack When You’re Heading to a Nude Resort

Congratulations, you finally bit the bullet and booked a sexy vacation at a clothing-optional or nude resort. Even at clothing-optional properties, most of the people are there to bare. If you’re like us, you might find yourself staring into an empty suitcase the night before your trip, completely clueless about what to throw in. What…

The Best Packing List for a Babymoon

For those unfamiliar with the term, a babymoon is the last vacation a couple takes together before their baby arrives. It’s a time for connection, pampering, and romance. Many new parents-to-be have made lasting memories on their babymoon before their little bundle of joy arrives. But traveling while pregnant can add a few complications, so…

7 Common Packing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Learning how to pack your bags efficiently can come with a steep learning curve, especially for those who aren’t used to traveling light. However, the process need not be painful, as long as you are prepared. Here are seven common packing mistakes travelers make and tips on how to avoid them.

What to Pack When You Won’t Have Shower Access on Vacation

While traveling, there are many times when a long, hot shower (or even a quick cold rinse) just isn’t an option. Whether you’re camping in a national park, partying at Burning Man, or visiting a destination that’s completely off the grid, there may come a time when you have to pack for a trip that…