Miscellaneous: The Baltic States are rapidly developing countries, therefore an up to date guidebook is very helpful. I used the Lonely Planet Guide "Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania" which offers information for all budgets on what to see and do, and tips on dining and accomodation.
On my travels to East and Central Europe I always try to get myself the latest edition of the "In Your Pocket" guide. These guides are very up to date, provide useful maps and offer all sorts of practical information for independent travels. Most of the tips can also be found on their webpage.
Lithuania is the cradle of "In Your Pocket" as the the first guide was published in Vilnius in 1991. Nida doesn't have its own guide, but the Klaipeda guide also includes a few helpful pages about Nida. The guides are available locally from kiosks or the Tourist Information Office.
Luggage and bags:
A bag to hold all the things you bought at the shop in town for the picnic.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: There are mosquito (BIG ones) that come out in the evenings. So if you have dinner on the beach as you see that we are here...do wear long sleeve and pant with lots of Mosquito repellent on you....I was biten 3 times this night
Photo Equipment: To bring camera, but also put in bag only because of the sand.
Miscellaneous: We had a picnic this evening so bring what one would normally use for dinner...such as salt, pepper, napkins, wet-ones...we had fish this night.
Bring raingear even in summer peak season as the weather can be unpredictable and something long sleeved.
Photo Equipment: Make sure you have enough batteries for your digi camera as I doubt that you can find ie Lithium batteries here.
Miscellaneous: If you plan to cook yourself, keep in mind maybe to make a shopping stop in a big supermarket in Klaipeda as the 2 supermarkets in Nida that I have seen are pretty basic.
Miscellaneous: When on th Island there was this Spirit of "love" in the air. I started to sing the song "Love is in the Air", and so I saw this old couple holding hands I thought was cute, so I took their picture.