Top 10 things to remember to bring with you on your next SkyRun vacation.
Have you ever been an hour into a road trip or on your way to the airport and suddenly realized you forgot to lock the front door, print boarding passes, pack a swimsuit, or bring your sunglasses? Whatever it may be, amongst the chaos of packing your own items, let along your kid’s items, everyone always forgets to bring something. Which is why I have developed a guide highlighting the top 10 things to bring on your vacation.
The location of your SkyRun vacation home will determine much of what you end up packing. However, there are universal vacation items that are essential to any vacation. Below is a list of items that you won’t want to forget when packing for your SkyRun vacation.
1. Prepare Your Home
While this is not something you take along, it is very important. Turn off the lights, pay your bills, contact your dog watcher, leave the hideaway key where it should be, lock the doors, and do any other preparation your home requires. You are vacating your home and when you come home, you want to be stress-free.
2. ID, Cash, and Credit Card
Forgot your ID, let’s hope there are no activity reservations that require identification. Forgot cash? Better know where the ATM is. Forgot a card? Let’s hope you brought that cash!
No matter where you are or what happens, having your ID, cash, and a credit or debit card will just about always get you out of most situations. The night before your trip, put all three items into a ziplock bag and put it somewhere you won’t forget.
3. Travel Documents
Travel documents can be anything from passports and plane tickets to SkyCards and itineraries to activities and reservations. In another ziplock bag, place these items in a bag you will have at all times.
4. Prescriptions and Toiletries
Taking care of our bodies and personal hygiene is critical to feeling good and maintaining a healthy body. The last thing you want when you’re on vacation is to worry if the local pharmacy has the allergy medicine and toiletries you or your kids need.
5. Electronics: IPad, Kindle/Reading Material, and Charging Cords
Need to wine down after big day? Pull out your book or Kindle and dive into your favorite story. Are kids acting up on hour one of a six-hour road trip? Hand them the IPad and headphones.
These items can be a lifesaver and the crucial aspect of electronics is, make sure you have a way to charge them!
The time you spend on a vacation is one that will be lush with special memories of your family and friends. SkyRun goes above and beyond to ensure memorable experiences by providing localized knowledge of all the best things to do. Make sure your phone camera is working or to bring a camera along to capture those precious moments.
We use sunglasses just about every day. Don’t miss your chance to show off your favorite pair by leaving them on your dresser at home.
8. Bathing Suit
Just about all SkyRun properties either have or have access to a hot tub, pool, lake, river, or ocean. Furthermore, I know I have many fun memories of spending time in the water while I was on vacation. Sure, you can buy one if needed, but save yourself the time and money and make sure your kiddos pack their suits.
The majority of SkyRun locations are situated in beautiful areas that may receive a lot of sunshine. Much like sunglasses and bathing suits, sunscreen is a small item that can be purchased while on vacation. But be ready to pay a premium price for it.
10. Something Personal
Everyone has a special feel-good something that we love having along when heading somewhere new. For me, it’s my camera. For others, it may be a fun game, favorite coffee blend, or that cozy blanket. Whatever it may be, make sure you have it.
Next time you embark down memory lane, make sure you remember to bring your top 10 vacation items before you get to your SkyRun vacation rental. Below is an easy diagram from Tortuga, an excellent resource for all types of travel tips, to visually see what items to bring along.