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Honeymoon Packing Checklist

The essential packing list for all types of destinations, plus where to stash all of your items.

Carry-on Bag: All Destinations

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    Airline boarding passes and other travel tickets

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    Passport, visas

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    Driver’s license

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    Credit, ATM, auto-club, and telephone calling cards

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    Money and traveler’s checks

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    Hotel, theater, restaurant, or other reservation confirmations

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    Photocopies of all cards, travel and traveler’s check documents, vaccination document, prescriptions, health-insurance card(s), and medical or trip insurance documents detailing coverage and contacts

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    Phone numbers for your doctor, other emergency contacts, and credit card companies

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    Prescription medicine (in the original bottle)

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    Contraception

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    Aspirin or ibuprofen and travel-sickness pills

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    Toothbrush and toothpaste

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    Small bag of makeup

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    Brush and comb

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    Camera

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    Any valuable jewelry

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    In-flight reading

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    Light sweater

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    One change of clothing, including underwear

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    Headphones for in-flight movies

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    Travel pillow and blanket

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    Sewing kit

Checked Bag: All Destinations

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    2 to 3 pairs of shoes or sandals (stick with ones you’ve worn before and have broken in)

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    3 pairs of light cotton socks

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    2 pairs of shorts (for warm destinations)

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    2 pairs of pants

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    2 to 3 skirts or dresses

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    4 T-shirts or casual tops

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    2 blouses or shirts

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    Lingerie

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    Slippers

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    3 to 7 pairs of underwear, 2 to 3 bras

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    Evening wrap or jacket

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    Evening bag

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    Swimsuit (if appropriate for destination)

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    Shampoo and conditioner

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    Soap and face cleanser

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    Deodorant

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    Hand and body lotion

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    Lip balm

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    Personal-hygiene items

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    Tooth floss

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    Cotton balls or swabs

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    Tweezers

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    Nail file or clippers

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    Razors and shaving cream

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    Hair dryer (if your hotel does not provide one)

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    Insect repellent (if appropriate for destination)

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    Sunscreen and sunglasses

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    Contact-lens solution and extra contact lenses or eyeglasses (if needed)

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    Chargers for cell phones, iPods, and digital cameras (leave home with everything fully charged)

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    Electrical adapter for destinations outside the U.S. (if needed)

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    Camera film or memory cards and tripod.

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    Video camera

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    Extra camera batteries

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    Various sizes of re-sealable plastic bags

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    Maps, guidebooks, and a translation dictionary (if needed)

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    Antibacterial wipes

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    Travel alarm clock

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    Addresses of friends and family for postcards

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    Comfortable daypack for carrying guidebooks, snacks, and essentials

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    Swiss Army knife (for picnics or emergencies)

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    Travel umbrella or rain poncho

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    Travel medical kit (Band-Aids, antacids, antihistamines, diarrhea medicine, antibacterial cream)

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    Foldable, lightweight tote for bringing home souvenirs

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    iPod (loaded with romantic music) and iPod dock or CDs (if hotel room is equipped with a player)

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    Travel candle with a romantic scent, matches

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    Bubble bath

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    Scented massage oil

Add-ons for Beach Honeymoon

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    Paperbacks

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    Aloe vera gel or after-sun cream

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    Beach bag (can double as tote to bring home souvenirs)

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    Sun hat

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    Second swimsuit and cover-up

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    Flip-flops or day-to-night sandals

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    Water shoes

Add-ons for Skiing Honeymoon

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    Waterproof ski pants and jacket or snowsuit

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    Turtlenecks

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    Heavy sweaters

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    Underlayers (such as long underwear)

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    Gloves or mittens

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    Warm hat or headband

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    Neck warmer or scarf

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    Goggles

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    Skis, poles, ski boots (consider express-mailing ahead to your hotel)

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    Waterproof socks

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    Hand and foot warmers

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    Waterproof boots

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    Ski lock

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    Ski bag

Add-ons for Sightseeing or Safari Honeymoon

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    Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots

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    Small compass

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    Mosquito netting (if needed)

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    Binoculars

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    Clothing in neutral colors (include long- and short-sleeve shirts, long pants, and shorts; avoid bright and white clothing, which can distract wildlife)

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    Safari or sun hat

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    Wildlife guides