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All Honeymooners Forget to Pack These


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After finding the love of your life and throwing the party to end all parties, now, it's time to pack for a honeymoon. Is there any wonder that so many honeymooners forget essentials? You can avoid expensive replacements by filling your luggage with the things that all couples forget to pack.


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First Aid essentials

If there is one constant, it's that the world is constantly changing. So, being prepared is essential. You don't want to get to St Lucia and pay $45 for a bandaid when you cut your finger on coral when snorkeling, an example I made up, and it doesn't represent my life in the slightest. Pack a small first aid kit for unforeseen boo-boos.




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Plug adapters

Many scatterbrained travelers have arrived at the airport only to notice that their phone battery is running on empty. EEK! You go to plug it in so you can post about your romantic getaway on Instagram and discover that your plug won't fit into Italy's sockets. It never hurts to do q quick Google check to confirm whether you will need plug adapters.

Jessie's Travel Tip: purchase a carry-on bag that has charging capabilities. Then it won't matter if you have an adapter.


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Lingerie

Honeymoons are all about sexy time. But in a rush to head out on your holiday, many people forget to add in a few sets of sexy lingerie to add extra spice to your trip.


Jessie's Travel Tip: pack your luggage before your wedding. You are more likely to forget things when rushed.


Sunscreen

In another made-up travel situation, don't put yourself in the position where you have to decide between paying $60 for sunscreen or walking around looking like a lobster all week. Full stop.




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Reading Material

If an extended flight is in your future, magazines and books are an excellent way to pass the time sans screen. While you can pick books at the airport, you will be paying the total retail price.


Jessie's Travel Tip: download reading material to a tablet or your phone. It will be lighter and won't take up as much room in your carry-on.


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The Go Pro or Camera

It is weird how many couples forget to pack their cameras to document their trip. You can avoid bringing a camera if you set up a honeymoon photoshoot! A Go Pro is fantastic for adventurous couples taking on extraordinary experiences.


Insect repellent

Mosquito bites are unattractive, uncomfortable, and annoying. And, depending on your destination, they can be pretty dangerous. Avoid all of it by taking insect repellent with you.

Jessie Travel Tip: if you are pregnant, consult with your OB/GYN before deciding on your honeymoon destination. Zika is still prevalent in many tropical areas.



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Sun hat

Don't worry about how to pack your oversized sun hat, but do remember to take it. 100-degree rays beaming down onto the top of your head are uncomfortable. I can't even remember how many sun hats I have purchased over the years.


Chargers

International adapters are useless if you forget your chargers! They stay at home or the resort. Double and triple-check that you have packed them.

Jessie's Travel Tip: if you do forget your chargers, ask at the front desk of your hotel. People often leave charges behind when they go home, so they might have something that will work for your phone.


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Tote bag

A tote bag will be the go-to bag during your stay. If you don't take a tote bag, you will regret it as soon as you pack for a day spent lounging on the beach.


Hiking shoes

You might envision never leaving the beach, but you might feel a bit adventurous and want to take a hike. If you only pack flip-flops and heels, your feet will be furious. Toss a pair of comfy walking shoes into the suitcase just in case.


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Medications and toothbrush

Most people can't pack their medications or toothbrush because you will need them the morning of your trip. I suggest having them in a baggy in the bathroom so that you can toss them in your carry-on on your way out of the house.

Wedding Invite

If you are heading to a resort that offers a honeymoon package, you will need to prove that you are newlywed. If you leave soon after your wedding, you will not have your marriage license, but resorts will settle for a wedding invitation that shows your wedding date. If you can't prove you are a honeymooner, you will miss out on package inclusions.


Jessie's Travel Tip: when you are booking your honeymoon, make sure that you notify them that this trip is for your honeymoon. Many resorts require that you inform them upfront to qualify for complimentary packages.


There you have it; all honeymooners forget to pack these things. Don't make the same packing mistakes that most newlyweds do!


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