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What to Pack in a Carry-on Bag

Hello friends, I hope all is well in your world.  You guys know that we haven’t been on vacation since 2009, way before they instituted the $25.00 per checked bag fee.

Long gone are the days when the boys were young and we headed to Orlando with large suitcases full of clothes, toys and toiletries.  Now we have the arduous task of trying to get everyone to fit everything into their one bag and making sure that it weighs less than 25 lbs.

Although we are flying Delta airlines and are allowed 1 free checked bag I don’t want to over do it.  It will definitely be easy for my sons and hubby, but I am not so sure about me.

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We will be staying at the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Resort in Puerto Plata for 8 long days, and 7 nights and it’s all-inclusive.  Have you ever visited this resort?  

I know that I won’t need to pack much, and this is what I was planning on taking so let me know what you think. 





Cover Up


tank tops

Floppy Hat

Sleep shirt/undergarments



Of course in my toiletry bag I’ll have a high SPF sunscreen, deodorant, makeup, and hair care products. 

What  do you think, should this be enough or is it too much?  I will be carrying a large tote bag to hold my camera, phone, make-up, and wallet, but I think I am missing something…maybe I need to go shopping – wanna come?

Oh, what do you think about this?  Is it best to lay everything flat or roll the clothes, which way takes up more space in the suitcase?  

Do you have any other packing suggestions – am I anxious or what!!!

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I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!

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