I am no newbie when it comes to packing a suitcase. Traveling extensively through Europe with only a carry on has turned me into quite the organized little packer. I could write forever on the best way to pack your suitcase or how to get the most outfits with minimal clothing items, but first you need to know the basics of a packing list. 

So, with spring break right around the corner, I figured now would be the perfect time to start writing about the science of packing the perfect suitcase!  Below I have compiled a list of all thing necessary for your escape from the winter weather. I have kept it short and sweet as a way for you to use this as an outline for any tropical vacation! 


  • Passport
  • Drivers License
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Cash


  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Shorts
  • Nice Tops
  • T Shirt
  • Sundress
  • Cover up
  • Bikinis
  • Leggings
  • Flip Flops
  • Dressy Sandals
  • Wedges


  • Cooler
  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Straightener
  • Phone
  • Chargers


  • Shampoo
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Misc Hair Products
  • Body Wash
  • Eye Drops
  • Contact Solution
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Makeup
  • Face wipes
  • Hairspray
  • Aloe Vera
  • Razor
  • Tweezers
  • Tampons
  • Pads


  • Water Shoes
  • Beach Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Jewlery
  • iPod
  • Tanning Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Headphones
  • Hat
  • Book

Using this list to pack your suitcase? If so, feel free to leave a comment and share where you are going. I would love to live vicariously through all of you and hear stories of your adventures!