Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A countdown to Hawaii: 16 days

Typically, a bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you die…but a bucket bucket list is a list of things you need to accomplish, but dread doing.

It’s time I stopped daydreaming for a minute here, and figure out exactly what I need to do before we head to Hawaii.  I only have 16 days left, after all.  

The things I need to accomplish before June 9th…packing necessity items, general items, medical needs, toiletries,  optical equipment, clothes, etc. (whew!)

Packing!!  Obviously anytime you travel, the first thing on your list is to pack your bags!!  This seems like one of the last things you might check off your list, but preparing for a bag you hope will close, takes time.

First, you have to think about what your going to take with you.  On TV you see Hawaiian shirts with big flowers and lots of colors.  Well, don't disregard the familiar theme just yet...I plan on packing my suitcase with such, blouses, skirts, t-shirts, slacks, Bermuda shorts, belts, swimming suits!, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics, personals, pajamas...

...and that's just the big suit case.

Don't forget to pack that little one with food, books, iPod, and entertainment...

With normal stuff, you have to think about how long your going to be on your trip, you'll need to know how much to take with you.  You might need your tooth brush and paste, soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, comb, etc.

Also, if your flying, you need to think about any and ALL security issues.

Do you have your airline tickets?

Do you have your wallet?  Is your driver's license or another form of ID with a picture on it, in it?

It's probably a good idea to have some sort of cash on you, just because you never know what kind of situation you might get into.  Try putting the cash somewhere other than the typical place (for emergencies).

Do you have an itinerary?  That's always a good idea (not that you have to follow it - but having a plan is better than flying by the seat of your pants); especially if your traveling to a place you've never been.  

Do you have your hotel confirmation?

Do you have your rental car information?

Take emergency phone numbers with you!!

You'll want souvenirs, it's in our nature, and that's okay.  But some of the most treasured items are the pictures taken.  If you have a camera of your own, make sure you have all it's equipment.  For example, I needed a battery for my camera...don't forget to take the charger!!  

Don't forget your phone or it's charger!!  Otherwise, you'll be almost unreachable.

Do you have pets??  Do they have somewhere to stay or someone to watch them while your gone??  If they aren't going to be in the comfort of their own'll have to pack for them as well.

I'm looking forward to Hawaii - but I can't wait for this part to be over with...

Just think paradise....paradise...paradise...

Happy packing travelers!!

Create a bucket bucket list.  Once you create the list, cross the things off as you do them.  This will help you see all the things you’ve accomplished. 
– The Happy Book

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