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Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? #314779
03/04/2024 12:01 PM
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Hi everyone:

I'm heading down on Thursday for a week in St. Marten! I've not done a solo trip in a while, so I'm a little rusty. Tips on what to remember to pack? What am I most likely to FORGET to pack?

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Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314780
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MONEY! laugh Seriously, other than your passport and any medications, you can get anything you need on island.


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Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314782
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If you wear glasses take an extra set along with a patient pill at arrival.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Carol_Hill] #314790
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Sorry replying to Carol - Funny but true, having some cash is a great idea.

Last edited by johnnshell; 03/04/2024 01:48 PM.

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Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314791
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Carol's idea is exactly how I think. Ok. What can I absolutely not get on the island that I am going to need. That is my first list to pack.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314792
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I always pack a night light.


Respectfully,

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Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: pat] #314795
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Pat--I usually take a mini flashlight, if I remember!! laugh


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Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: SXMScubaman] #314796
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A patient pill?

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314804
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A patient pill for waiting in line at the airport when you arrive.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314806
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You can get everything on the island including money ( banks and ATM's available) but bring a lot anyway or a credit card.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314807
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Stainless steel cups or mugs (like a Yeti) to keep your drinks cold while around the pool or on the beach!

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: RonDon] #314809
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That was my plan! I'm not comfortable traveling with a lot of cash on me, so I was planning on getting it when I arrived (my bank doesn't charge for out of network ATM's)

I'll also get sunscreen when I arrive.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314833
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We take a couple of battery candles for ambiance but also if power goes out.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: jeepers] #314836
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I always travel with a small intense headlamp in my carry-on.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314839
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Toenail clippers, battery charger, neosporin, bandaids, cap


Paradise is an island in the Caribbean!
Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314845
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Pack ear plugs and/or bluetooth headset (don't forget to download airline app, boingo, or other perks) for your flight.

And once you settle in, if you're staying in an airbnb, be prepared to buy tp, dish soap, hand soaps, shampoo and if on french side, bring face cloths as may not be provided.

Most important??? bring your big smile and a laissez fair attitude...there's nothing a rhum punch can't make disappear... at least until the next morning.

enjoy and please add your trip report.

crazycanuxx

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314849
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Originally Posted by Wahnfried


I'll also get sunscreen when I arrive.


Does anyone know if sunscreen (lotion not spray) is considered a liquid by TSA?

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Jaybird] #314851
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You are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. ***TSA website

It is limited.


Be Happy! Simply because you deserve to be. 😁
Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Jaybird] #314852
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[quote



Does anyone know if sunscreen (lotion not spray) is considered a liquid by TSA?[/quote]

Yes, buy a 3 oz to take , like one made for faces then buy larger size in SXM t; HOWEVER be sure to check expiration date because I've noticed stores have some that is beyond the date.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314977
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Here's one that came in very handy last october. Pack a small umbrella!!!! Then of course we were having a good time at the yacht club and left it behind and had to buy a very expensive one at the Morgan!!! LOL but it really came in handy that last trip down!!


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Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #314980
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We found these small Damp Rid bags that hang in the closet. Totally keeps that humid smell out of clothes. After one week there is 1-2 inches of water in the bag. They come in a three pack but you should only need to bring one.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Colour1] #315011
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Originally Posted by Colour1
Here's one that came in very handy last october. Pack a small umbrella!!!! Then of course we were having a good time at the yacht club and left it behind and had to buy a very expensive one at the Morgan!!! LOL but it really came in handy that last trip down!!


I find having one also keeps the rain away lol

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: RonDon] #315013
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"I find having one also keeps the rain away lol"
For sure. Works most thetime. wave

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: erb923] #315025
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😉

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #315026
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I always bring my Norwex facecloth, envirocloth (particularly for plane) laundry powder!

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: Wahnfried] #315056
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I always bring extra underwear (just kidding), cloth bags are needed for groceries since there are no plastic bags. An extension cord is great too if there aren't many outlets.
All of the above postings are great ideas.

Re: Packing advice... what am I likely to FORGET? [Re: CaribbeanCanadians] #315057
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We bring some plastic, as well as larger bags, in our suitcase.


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