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    Packing List (by Liz of NJ aruba Lover)

    a couple of years ago, liz made a check list/packing list!
    she worked long and hard on this list.

    she does have it in PDF format and maybe she can post the link for it.

    PM Liz for the PDF version.


    (this list is Liz's.......and the ATA and this Community Forum do not claim ownership......................liz gets full credit :-) )
    VACATION CHECK-OFF LIST



    TICKETS / ID / DOCUMENTS:
    [ ] Plane Tickets
    [ ] Passport (required after Dec. 31, 2006)
    [ ] Visa
    [ ] Drivers License for Car Rental
    [ ] Notarized letter by both parents if taking another person’s child
    [ ] Child Medical Records
    [ ] Case for Passport/Travel Documents
    [ ] Security Money Belt/Pouch:
    - http://www.magellans.com/store/Comfo...tsSV603R?Args=
    - www.easygoing.com/exp.html
    - http://securitymatters.about.com/gi/...ories.c om%2F

    MEDICAL INFORMATION:
    [ ] Medical/Dental Insurance Cards
    [ ] Doctor/Dentist/Pharmacy Phone #’s

    CONFIRMATIONS #’S / PHONE NUMBERS:
    [ ] Airline
    [ ] Car Rental
    [ ] Hotel
    [ ] Dinner Reservations
    [ ] Water Tours
    [ ] Land Tours
    [ ] Morning/Afternoon/Dinner Cruise
    Other:
    [ ] __________________________

    CREDIT CARDS:
    [ ] List of Credit Card account #’s & Phones #’s in case of stolen/loss.

    Make 2 copies of above information. Keep separated in case one set gets lost.

    THINGS TO DO:
    [ ] Inform Credit Card Companies of vacation dates
    [ ] Pay Bills
    [ ] Arrange Pet Care
    [ ] Post Office/Neighbor to hold mail
    [ ] Stamps for Postcards - $.75 postage from Aruba
    [ ] Library - Books/Audio Books/DVD Movies/CD’s
    [ ] Adjust Thermostat
    [ ] Set Timer (one/off times) for house lights
    [ ] School Assignments from Teachers
    [ ] Confirm Flight Schedule

    Other Things To Do:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    MONEY:
    [ ] Credit Cards
    [ ] ATM/Debit Card
    [ ] Travelers Checks
    [ ] Cash (lot's of $1’s & $5’s for tips)

    AIRPLANE:
    [ ] Motion Sickness Pills/Patch
    [ ] Medications
    [ ] Airborne Tablets (take before flying)
    [ ] Travel Pillow
    [ ] Ear Plugs
    [ ] Eye Mask
    [ ] Headphones
    [ ] Bottled Water
    [ ] Juice
    [ ] Soda
    [ ] Energy Bars
    [ ] Fruit
    [ ] Chips
    [ ] Snacks
    [ ] Mints
    [ ] Gum
    [ ] Candy
    [ ] Lozenges
    [ ] Tissues
    [ ] Hand Sanitizer Wipes
    [ ] Altoids/Listerine Pocket Packs
    [ ] Reading Material
    [ ] Pen/Notepad

    Other Airplane Items:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    VACATION FRIENDS / PERSONNEL:
    [ ] Gifts for Maid/Personnel
    [ ] Tip Envelopes/Thank You Notes
    [ ] Contact Info: Friends in Aruba

    HONEYMOONERS:
    [ ] Documents with old and new name change
    [ ] Scented Candles
    [ ] Massage Oils
    [ ] Make Appointment for couples Massage
    [ ] Inform Resort of Honeymoon. Hotel may give complimentary Fruit Basket, Flowers or Champagne.

    CLOTHES: Pack in Dry Cleaner Bags, Tissue or Vacuum Space Saving Bags
    [ ] Shorts
    [ ] Tank Tops
    [ ] Polo Shirts
    [ ] Capri’s
    [ ] Woman/Girl Sun Dress
    [ ] Special Dinner Outfit
    [ ] Sweater/Light Jacket
    [ ] Underwear
    [ ] P.J.’s/Nightie
    [ ] Bath Robe
    [ ] Slippers
    [ ] Sandals
    [ ] Sneakers
    [ ] Socks
    [ ] Flip Flops
    [ ] Beach/Shower Shoes
    [ ] Swim Suits
    [ ] Beach Cover-Up
    MISC:
    [ ] Purse
    [ ] Earrings
    [ ] Jewelry
    [ ] Fanny Pack

    Other Clothing Items:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    MEDICINE & MEDICAL SUPPLIES:
    [ ] Blood Pressure Monitor
    Diabetes:
    [ ] Insulin
    [ ] Needles
    [ ] Test Strips
    [ ] Monitoring Kit
    [ ] Alcohol Wipes/Swabs
    [ ] Cooler Pack

    List Medications (keep in original containers):
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    MEDICINE KIT:
    [ ] Vitamins
    [ ] Aspirin/Tylenol
    [ ] Pepto Bismol
    [ ] Tums
    [ ] Midol/Motrin
    [ ] Benadryl
    [ ] Eye Drops
    [ ] Nasal Spray
    [ ] Antacid
    [ ] Cough Drops
    [ ] Band Aids
    [ ] Cough/Cold Medicine
    [ ] Thermometer
    [ ] Antibiotic Ointment
    [ ] Allergy Medicine
    [ ] Ibuprofen
    [ ] Anti-Diarrhea Remedy (Immodium)
    [ ] Contact Lens Case/Solution

    Other Medicine Kit Items:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    TOILETRIES: Pack in ziplock bags

    Mouth:
    [ ] Toothbrush
    [ ] Toothpaste
    [ ] Mouthwash
    [ ] Dental Floss
    [ ] Denture Care
    Shower:
    [ ] Shampoo
    [ ] Conditioner
    [ ] Bath/Face Soaps
    [ ] Bubble Bath
    [ ] Shower Cap
    [ ] Bath Sponge/Loofah
    [ ] Bath Powder
    [ ] Foot Powder
    Hair:
    [ ] Hair Dryer
    [ ] Curling Iron
    [ ] Brush
    [ ] Comb
    [ ] Hair Spray
    [ ] Hair Gel/Mousse
    [ ] Anti-Frizz/Hair Straightener
    [ ] Hair Clips/Pins/Bands/Scrunchi
    Face/Body:
    [ ] Deodorant
    [ ] Body Lotion
    [ ] Night Cream
    [ ] Face Moisture Lotion
    [ ] Hand Cream
    [ ] Eye Cream
    [ ] Lipstick
    [ ] Lip Gloss
    [ ] Compact Mirror
    [ ] Makeup
    [ ] Make-up Remover
    [ ] Facial Cleaner
    [ ] Toner
    [ ] Blemish Cream
    [ ] Perfume
    [ ] Men’s Cologne
    [ ] Razor/Blades
    [ ] Shaving Cream
    [ ] Feminine Hygiene Items
    [ ] Men’s Personal Items
    MISC:
    [ ] Q-Tips
    [ ] Tissues
    [ ] Handi Wipes
    [ ] Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer
    [ ] Tweezers
    [ ] Nail File
    [ ] Nail Clipper
    [ ] Nail Polish/Remover
    [ ] Nail Repair Kit
    [ ] Mini Scissors
    [ ] Sewing Kit
    [ ] Eyeglass Repair Kit
    [ ] Eyeglass Cleaner
    [ ] Bath Brush (Nylon Net or Sponge) with long handle (great for applying sun lotions to back)

    Other Toiletries:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    BEACH/SUN: Pack lotions in ziplock bags
    [ ] Sunglasses
    [ ] Sun Block
    [ ] Lip Balm
    [ ] Tanning Lotion
    [ ] After Sun Lotion
    [ ] Aloe Cooling Gel for Sunburn
    [ ] Zinc Oxide
    [ ] Soft Sided Cooler
    [ ] Insulated Huggies for cans
    [ ] Snorkel Gear
    [ ] Carry-All Bag
    [ ] Plastic/Ziplock Bags (wet items)
    [ ] Beach Towels
    [ ] Sun Hat/Visor
    [ ] Thing-a-Majig: Plastic Waterproof Cylinder on rope. Hangs around neck. Holds keys, $, coins
    [ ] Beach Chair Cover: http://www.abcdistributing.com/store...x=5&t=13&cart=
    [ ] Pickup Little Switzerland Bag at Airport (coupons & carry-all bag)

    Other Beach Items:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    SPORTS:
    [ ] Spa/Exercise Outfit
    [ ] Tennis Clothes/Equipment
    [ ] Golf Clothes/Equipment
    Other:
    [ ] __________________________

    KID PACKING LIST:
    [ ] School Assignments
    [ ] Toys
    [ ] Doll
    [ ] Small Ball
    [ ] Books
    [ ] Games
    [ ] Puzzle
    [ ] Hand Held Electronic Games
    [ ] Coloring Book/Crayons
    [ ] Drawing Pad
    [ ] Colored Markers
    [ ] Play Dough
    [ ] Water Arm Swimmies
    [ ] Inflatable Tube
    [ ] Bag of Favorite Snacks/Cereals

    Additional Kids Items:
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________
    [ ] __________________________

    MEMORIES:
    [ ] Camera
    [ ] Underwater Camera
    [ ] Camcorder
    [ ] Memory Card
    [ ] Film [ ] Batteries
    [ ] Battery Recharger
    [ ] Power Cords

    READING MATERIALS:
    [ ] Reading Glasses
    [ ] Contact Lens
    [ ] Books/Magazines
    [ ] Guide Books
    [ ] Maps

    KEEP IN TOUCH:
    [ ] Note Pad and
    [ ] Pen/Pencil for Trip Report
    [ ] Address Book

    ELECTRONICS:
    [ ] Cell Phone
    [ ] I-POD/Walkman
    [ ] Audio Books
    [ ] Portable DVD Player
    [ ] DVD Movies & CD’s
    [ ] Batteries
    [ ] Power Cords

    WORK:
    [ ] Laptop
    [ ] Back-up Disks
    [ ] Files
    [ ] Palm Pilot/Blackberry
    [ ] Power Strip
    [ ] Calendar
    [ ] Notepad
    [ ] Pen & Pencils
    [ ] Business Address/Phone Book
    [ ] Pocket Calculator
    [ ] Cassette Recorder

    MISC:
    [ ] Laundry Detergent
    [ ] Fabric Softener Sheets
    [ ] Laundry Bag
    [ ] Stain Removal Wipes
    [ ] Bug Spray
    [ ] Disinfectant Wipes
    [ ] Matches/Lighter
    [ ] Suction Cups to Dry Bathing Suits on Patio Door
    [ ] Small Flashlight/Reading Light
    [ ] Room Sanitizer/Odor Spray
    [ ] Wine Corkscrew
    [ ] Beer/Soda Can Opener
    [ ] Travel Beverage Mug
    [ ] Casino Rewards Program Playing Cards

    GROCERY LIST:
    Food:
    [ ] Milk
    [ ] Eggs (or substitute)
    [ ] Butter/Margarine
    [ ] Breakfast Meats (Bacon/Sausage)
    [ ] Salad Fixings
    [ ] Tomatos
    [ ] Vegetables
    [ ] Fresh Fruit
    [ ] Bread/Rolls
    [ ] Cereal
    [ ] Cold Cut Meats
    [ ] Cheese
    [ ] Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/Buns
    [ ] Steak/Chicken/Fish
    [ ] Pasta/Sauce
    [ ] Condiments (Mustard, Mayo, Ketchup, Relish, Steak Sauce)
    [ ] Salad Dressing
    [ ] Ice Cream
    [ ] Cake/Pie/Cookies
    [ ] Cheese & Crackers
    [ ] Chips/Snacks
    Drinks:
    [ ] Juice
    [ ] Soda
    [ ] Powdered Drinks (Crystal Light)
    [ ] Coffee/Tea
    Misc:
    [ ] Coffee Filters
    [ ] Sugar/Sweetener Packs
    [ ] Salt/Pepper
    [ ] Cooking Spray
    [ ] Grill Matches
    [ ] Foil for B-B-Q
    [ ] Paper Towels
    [ ] Paper Napkins
    [ ] Plastic Dishes/Cutlery for B-B-Q
    [ ] Dish Detergent/Sponge/Scrubby/Brillo Pad
    [ ] Various sizes Ziploc Bags
    Liquor:
    [ ] Whiskey, Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Cordials
    [ ] Beer
    [ ] Wine/Wine Coolers
    [ ] Drink Mixes

    OTHER ITEMS:
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    [ ] ______________________________
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 07-07-2012 at 04:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Yep me too. Purchased one on eBay for $8.95 a few weeks ago...

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    the list was not meant for everyone to pack and take everything to aruba.
    it is a guide, nothing more.

    andrea


    Quote Originally Posted by Kteacher View Post
    My oh My!!!! How many pieces of luggage do you take? Many of your checklist items are important, but you could really scaled down what you bring. I have been traveling to Aruba for at least 12 years (twice a year) and for at least the past 5 years I have traveled with 2 carry-ons. Your hotel has a blow dryer, the cosmetics can be minimized to shampoo, conditioner, gel and hair spray (and if you need any over the counter medications, they are available in your hotel gift shop and the pharmacies. Who needs make-up once you get a base tan (a little lip gloss and mascara is sufficient.) All that food you went shopping for (why go on vacation?) Sure, I buy staples at the local grocery store (fruit, cheese, wine and maybe a few other snacks,) but you just bought out the grocery store! Try to remember that you are on VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just reading your list made me exhausted thinking about my upcoming vacation so, I tore up your list!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am going to relax!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    It's a comprehensive list. As such, it is invaluable. One has only to copy and paste into a word processor and delete the items not needed.

    One would think that would be clear.

    (Apparently not.)

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    I love the list, its perfect. Basically, you don't have to think, the list does it for you !!! I will thank you for enternity, it has been passed along to all we travel with.
    Be yourself; everyone else is taken.



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    Smile Packing And "to Do" List

    Thank you, thank you!!!
    I always make up a list that's way too disorganized!!
    This is the best!
    I'll copy the file and have it for each trip I go on
    Thank you, again,
    Denise from Wilmington, MA

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    Thanks Liz, Printed off a caopy and save it as well. Very helpful and will stop that last minute thinking if I have everything.
    Mike M

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    Awesome, thank you!

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    Wink

    I just scanned the list and noticed the verboten liquids. No longer are liquids permitted on most flights. You'll be asked to throw it away or drink it on the spot. Empty bottles, however, are not a problem. What I have done is to take an empty water bottle, then filled it at an airport drinking fountain while waiting for the flight.

    Most flights offer in-flight beverage service but there is still much discussion about the safety of beverages made with water and/or ice from the bacterial-laden holding tanks of planes. Carrying one's own water is one alternative.

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    Thank you so much for the list, now my personal list will be much longer. I'm headed to Aruba on Saturday!!!

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