February 10, 2018 - 2 comments

How to pack light for your tropical Honeymoon

what to remember when packing for a tropical honeymoon

I'm definitely not the girl who arrives 3 hours before her international flight. I'm lucky if I have time to grab a coffee before boarding starts. But one thing I'm pretty good at is packing. Not just any packing, but minimalist packing.That's a thing, right? So for all you newlyweds out there, here are a few tricks on how to pack for your honeymoon (the minimalist way).

1. Invest in a good backpack

Before leaving for our honeymoon to Thailand, Chris and I invested in a his and hersĀ Kelty backpacks. The main reason we opted for backpacks instead of suitcases was because we wanted to island hop, travel to different cities and stay in different AirBnBs without the hassle of dragging a 50 lbs suitcase around. SO worth it.

2. Roll instead of fold

If you're traveling somewhere tropical, you're really not going to need a lot of clothes. A few bathing suits, some shorts and sun dresses will do the trick. But if you must bring more, a good way to pack and save space is by rolling your clothes instead of folding. That way you can stick smaller shirts or dresses in side pockets and save space. Ideally, you'll want to get some fabrics that are lightweight but also wrinkle-free!

3. Buy toiletries once you get there

It was so much easier to pop in to a local drugstore and get a bar of soap, travel-size shampoo and toothpaste rather than bringing all that stuff from home. Actually, in Thailand, those items are so much cheaper too. Once we're ready to head home, if we need to leave those items behind it won't be a big deal at all. Save yourself the space!

4. Bring a reusable water bottle

Also TSA won't let you pass through with a full water bottle, it's perfectly acceptable to bring an empty one. Since our bodies aren't used to other countries's water, it's safer to drink bottled water when you have the option. We would buy the largest water bottle size from the store, keep it in our room and fill up our individualĀ Hydroflask bottles. Not only we were saving money but our Hydroflasks are insulated and kept the water colder for longer in the tropical heat!

Hope these 4 tips on how to pack for your honeymoon were helpful! Where are you heading for your tropical honeymoon? I'll be posting more photos from our Thailand trip soon!

Published by: Gabrielle Pinkerton in Wedding


February 13, 2018 at 3:28 am

You are so much more chill than I am! When I read “buy toiletries when you get there” I’m all, “but they won’t have my eye cream!” I’m an indoor girl, lol.

    Gabrielle Norton
    February 13, 2018 at 11:38 am

    HAHAH Renee! Well, I’m not gonna lie, I brought my eye cream LOL. No joke. Brought my toothbrush, contact solution and eye cream so I completely understand. I guess what I meant was basic stuff like soap, shampoo and even toothpaste can all be purchased here haha

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