#LoveSummer: His and Her Packing List for a Beach Vacation

Cabo Packing list

As you may know, last September we got hitched! What you may not know, was that our Honeymoon was washed away with Hurricane Odile when it devastated Cabo San Lucas, 10 days before we were supposed to leave last year. So we had to shift our plans and ended up in Martha’s Vineyard for the week. It turned out to be fantastic.

However, we wanted to get out to Cabo, so we found a carve out in the summer between our work schedules. We’re labeling this trip ‘Honeymoon 2.0’ and as this post launches, we’re sitting on a beautiful beach in Cabo sipping on some margaritas.

I love packing, but Fatima and I are the worst packers; we over-pack. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it makes our luggage over-stuffed and heavy. Let’s face it, I’ll be carrying most of it, so I urge us to pack lite. So what does one pack for a week-long trip to a beach location? Here are our His and Her packing lists for a #beachweek vacation.

Brian (Carry-On)

  • 4 shirts (2 button downs)
  • 3 tanks
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 3 days worth of workout attire (shirts/shorts)
  • 2 swim trunks
  • Sneakers & flip flops
  • Underwear/socks for each day + 1 extra
  • Goggles for swimming!

His Packing List

Personal Item (Tech Bag)

  • Camera (Canon 60D)
  • iPad mini loaded with movies
  • Glasses & Sunglasses
  • Print outs of all itineraries & confirmations
  • Phone
  • Charger
  • Visine & Chapstick
  • Book
  • Passports for the two of us
  • Light sweat shirt

Fatima (Checked Bag)

Fatty will be checking her bag so that we send our liquids in it.

  • 3 bathing suits
  • 3 sun dresses
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 shirts
  • Necklaces and other accessories
  • Underwear/socks for each day + 1 extra
  • Sandals, wedges, and sneakers
  • Toiletries for the both of us!

Her Packing List

Personal Item (Beach Bag)

  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Other things included in her purse…
  • Jean jacket

2 Comments

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    Laverne Maxwell
    November 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    Extremely clever packing lists! You two have chosen great items. My husband’s packing list and mine are so similar to yours! Greetings

    • Brian Marquis
      Reply
      Brian Marquis
      November 21, 2015 at 11:56 AM

      Thanks for commenting Laverne! Are you also heading somewhere where the margaritas flow freely?

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