How a Bookworm prepares for Vacation

Life, Travel Diaries

AN ENTIRE SUITCASE OF BOOKS! THAT’S ALL YOU NEED!! just kidding. (but not really)

In just a few days I will be heading off to FL with the boyfriend for some much needed relaxation! It’s going to be our first plane flight together! We’ve already done the road trip thing a few times, but now it’s time for the big step! Planes!
Now, I’m the type of person that ALWAYS forgets something when I’m going on a trip. Be it my contact solution. A bathing suit. Sleeping clothes. (Seriously, how do I forget these things?) Camera memory cards. My phone charger. (I’m a mess sometimes) But! THIS TIME I WILL NOT! I will rise above and beyond, and not forget important things! How do I do this? Why I set everything out on the bed in little piles and look over the piles, asking myself, is that all I need in the bathroom pile? Or Is that all I need in the beach pile? I’ve got this.

My most important essentials for travel:
Books, lots of books
A good sized clutch or mini shoulder bag
Extra underwear. Hey man, you never know what can happen
Really good moisturizer
Sinus pills/vitamine C pills (For the plane!)
Floppy hat for some extra sun protection!
Chap stick
Camera, spare memory cards, and charger!

It’s clear I probably need something like this…

I’m still not actually done packing yet, but I already know I’m packing some books and I’m going to relax my socks off! It’s been a while since I’ve been on a plane with someone, this is going to be fun!

By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!

  • Packing books is the hardest thing in the history of ever.

  • Have so much fun! I always forget something when I'm packing for a trip too, but what's worse is that I often forget to pack something when I'm getting ready to head back home from my trip! Then it's gone forever.

  • Kay

    I can not pack for anywhere without a list. I go list crazy. For camping trips, I make a list of what needs to be packed in to bags, then a separate list of bags that need to be packed in the car! Slightly crazy, yes, but it does ensure I don't forget anything! Have a great trip!!

  • Sam

    I always pack at least two books with me! You never know when you'll have time to read. It's so funny that you mentioned packing extra underwear. I just went on a weekend trip and completely forgot to pack any! I ended up buying some haha now I'll never forget them again.

  • Ahhh you are coming to Florida!? How awesome, we'll be so close!! 😀 I agree that spare memory cards and chargers are a must… Hope you have a happy trip and don't forget anything!


  • I'm going to D.C. in a few weeks and I usually forget one or two important things too! I should get that Pack This! list as well. I'm taking a 5-hour bus, so I'll definitely be bringing a few books with me!

  • That first sentence caused all the giggles. I always pack at least two books and my Nook. I've gone through too many trips where I forgot something important so now I obsessively make a list of things to pack at least a week in advance. This method hasn't failed me yet.