Florida What to Pack

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Florida What to Pack

  • Casual / Light

    Key West What to Pack

    Ladies: Sundress Shorts Light Jacket (it cools off when the sun goes down) Sandals Guys: Shorts Button down camp shirts sandals (but please - no socks) hat Sunscreen! Aspirin (for when you have been out in the sun all day) Definitely bring a camera - Key West has beautiful beaches, interesting architecture, plenty of photo ops, and lots of great...

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  • Beach Attire

    Fort Lauderdale What to Pack

    You'll need layers during the Spring. It was warm to downright hot and sunny during the day...so Swimming Suits and shorts will do. However, a sweater or the appropriate coverage is needed for night. And DO NOT forget your flip flops! Sunblock, Aloe, After Sun Lotion and lip goop!

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  • Toiletries/Medical Supplies

    Miami Beach What to Pack

    Really all you need to bring is a light travelbag or medium-sized backpack.,because the clothes you will pack to visit here will not take up alot of space. Tank tops,light summer dresses and bikinis do not take up that much room! This is all I would have taken , if it weren't for the fact I was going to Peru afterwards and I needed to bring some...

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  • Camera

    Miami What to Pack

    Since we have been traveling by boat, we don't have any luggage. However when we fly, we take two carryon sized bags each. I check one of mine - I just don't carry any more than two small bags. A wide brimmed hat. SUNSCREEN I have always traveled with at least one camera. Now I have at least two. I have one digital and one film camera. (I still do...

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  • Clothes

    Tampa What to Pack

    I like to travel light, but this is up to you. You don't need any heavy winter clothes in Tampa, that's for sure! During the summer, make sure you have light clothes and flip-flops! It rains a lot too, so be prepared! For the winter, I would say spring/fall clothes. Sunscreen is a must! Mosquito repellent too if you visit Tampa during the...

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  • Packing List

    Sanibel Island What to Pack

    Mosquito Repellent if you go out at night. Sunblock for day, are must have's! Water Shoes, once in the water it is pretty soft, but getting there is...ouch...ohh....ouch...ohh. Load 'em if you got 'em! Screen House, Box for food, lots 'o wild life

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  • Bathing Suit

    Key West What to Pack

    Shorts, sandals, a swimsuit or 2, polarized sunglasses if you have them and a hat. Sunscreen...SPF 30+ Chicken repellant, if you can find some. ;-) Polarized lense for the water shots. Make sure to have Polarized sun glasses...the water looks Soooo much better without the glare that the Polarization cuts down.

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  • Clothes

    Miami Beach What to Pack

    Take whatever you need for the duration of your stay. Remember, if you're down here for shopping, you might buy the clothes you wear out while you're here. Nice sandals and some shorts are a must, if you're on a budget, bring your dress clothes with you, if not buy them here. toothpaste, toothbrush, condoms... all of the essentials Bring the good...

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  • Miscelaneous

    Miami What to Pack

    Casual is the key. Miami is incredibly laid back and most places allow shorts, tanks, bare shoulders/arms and even flip-flops. People wishing to "Be Seen" on Lincoln Road may wish to dress up some. Seems to be the standard for clubbing. Follow general rules you would at any large city as NYC or LA but keep in mind that Miami's Hot tropical nights...

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  • Sunscreen

    Tampa What to Pack

    If you're not used to a lot of sun, you'll need to apply sunscreen often -- unless your idea of a nice tan is fire engine red. Locals can often spot tourists a mile away by their brand-new 'Florida' gear and peeling sunburns. The ozone layer is thinning, so be prepared... Mosquito repellent is a must if you'll be outside in the evening/night,...

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  • Sunscreen

    Key West What to Pack

    You can go with the expensive stuff or you can use good old trustworthy ziplock bags (if you puff them up with air...they float!). Someone will convince you to go snorkelling or kayaking and no one likes wet cigarettes, lost keys, or a sunken wallet (except divers). bring 1 set of real clothes in case you want to go out for a nice evening; bring...

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  • Weather Gear

    Miami What to Pack

    No matter the time of year, always prepare for rain, especially in the summer. Always prepare for heat, even in the winter. It can be in the 80s and humid in December. If you want to visit south beach at night, bring something dressy, but for most places, jeans are ok.

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  • Identification

    Tampa What to Pack

    In the summer, Tampa is warm with afternoon rains. You'll need protection from the sun most of the time, but a slicker for when it rains. Bring sunblock. Lots. And something to keep the bugs at bay. They don't like citronella smell, so that's a good bet. Tampa, like all of Florida, is very humid. A brush and a cloth are a must for the serious...

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  • Light Clothes

    Miami What to Pack

    My SIL who lives in Miami will not wear any fabric but 100% cotton. I concur completely. Do not wear any manmade blends e.g. a cotton t shirt that is just 5% lycra might as well be a plastic bag. In the photo, Bob is standing (purple shirt) with a 100% cotton shirt, cotton shorts, cotton socks, and a hat which is pretty much ideal, although a...

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  • Sun Screen

    Miami What to Pack

    Less clothes the better;) Sunscreen $$$$$ helps a lot especially if you like to do anything besides sit on the beach. The clubs are expensive, and the shopping can really damage the cash reserves as well.

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  • Bathing Suits

    Miami What to Pack

    bring your swim suits people , Miami's South Beach is hot . Tan in the daylight hours and by night - dance till you drop ! Like I said - the city that doesn't quit . lots of great pics to take so load up with film . Florida is the SUNSHINE state so remember to bring along that sunblock !

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  • A Good Accessory for RVs

    My husband and I have always enjoyed camping, beginning with backpacking when we were young, and purchasing a fifth wheel trailer when we retired. This can, however, become an unpleasant experience if there are a number of mosquitoes or flies present. Florida is often buggy in the hot, humid summers, but it can also have pesky insects in the...

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  • Stay Safe, Comfortable, and Get that...

    Protect your skin from the sun, bring a sun hat or baseball cap. Summers are very hot, but winters can become quite cool. So if you are visiting Florida in the winter months, don’t just bring shorts, and pack a lightweight and a mid-weight jacket. This is a state with a lot of sunshine. Be sure to protect yourself with a good UV protection...

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  • Camping or Beach Goers

    If you are camping and or going to the beach try freezing your water in the water bottle overnight so that it can slowly defrost in the heat during the day or in your cooler. This way when you are ready to drink it, it will be nice and cold. Especially if where you camp is very remote and there is no electricity or ice available. You can also...

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  • driving instructions

    Delorme, Rand Mcnally and the AAA all have pretty good street maps and sight-seeing guides for Florida. So you should have a general state map with insert maps for the large cities and one of the what-to-see guides. Also if you are going to the Keys or to Orlando or Miami you should pickup a guide specifically for those areas because there is too...

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  • Quick List:

    Sandals or flip flops if you are the type that gets sweaty feet!Boots are not necessary down here, even in the winter.You will not need your big snow parka. A light jacket or fleece jacket will do when it is cold down here. Mosquito Repellent...they are always out in full force if you are the type who attracts them (trust me I am one of those...

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  • The little things that are easily...

    Bring a beach bag for sure, and a money belt to keep all your important items in to keep safe. Definately bring your swim suit! I can't stress that enough. Bring a lot of light clothes to wear incase it gets hot, but dont hesitate to bring a sweatshirt or flannel pyjamas just incase you do find it cold. Try to bring a body board too, so you can...

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  • Clothes, we have to wear'em!!

    Orlando is located inland and in the northern part of Florida. From late fall to early spring the temperture can get colder than many people would think. So if you are going during this time frame, take at least a long pair of pants and a sweat shirt. Take lite rain grear. It rains often, but usually not all day. Sunscreen, sure!!!

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  • Expect to get Wet

    If you have children with you - expect them to get wet in the theme parks it is all part of the fun but if they decided to get wet one last time before you are due to leave & the Florida sun hasn't got the time to dry them take some extra clothes with you - leave them in the boot of the car & let the little blighter get changed in the car park!!

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  • Pack For Fun in the Sunshine State

    As far as luggage goes I recommend the following: one (1) rolling suitcase -- Carry-on size if your trip is less than a week, larger if you will be staying longer. one (1) beach tote -- I recommend a Boat and Tote bag from L.L.Bean. Mine is lime green and zips closed so I can use it as a carry-on bag without all my goodies spilling out. one (1) fun...

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  • Sunblock, Sunblock, Sunblock

    *Light, loose fitting, comfortable clothes!*An Umbrella (Those afternoon showers will catch you off guard!!)*Comfortable, supportive shoes* Sunblock, sunblock, sunblock!!!! *Did I mention to bring sunblock?*Aloe lotion or burn spray if you forgot your sunblock! *Your favorite camera and lots of batteries and/or film! Dont forget a pair of flip...

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  • An autograph book

    The children will want an autograph book for the characters. We all fall into this trap and buy one there but you can save yourself a few quid (sorry dollars) with your own book brought with you oh and a pen.

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  • Water, water

    You are going to pick up some kind of souvenir and you need somewhere to keep your coat so a back pack is essential In the summer it will rain but it is that hot you cannot really use a coat. These Disney pac-a-mac things are worth it as they are very light and easy to carry around. Take some water bottles in but it's not worth buying the really...

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  • A Must Have - The Brit's Guide to...

    The Brit's Guide to Orlando is a FAB book! It was recommended to me by a travel agent, and she was right - it did become our bible! It's a guide about all the parks, restuarants, shops, everything you need really. The best bits in it is that it helps you plan your days out. It tells you what the the 'typical' quiet days in the parks, and how best...

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  • Are YOU really sure the Batteries are...

    Bring one to carry stuff back or don't pack so much when you go. Sunscreen, a coat, good shoes for walking. Yes you will walk a lot EPCOT: Disney-Land; Universal, Busch Gardens.KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE.Wheel-Chairs are provided. ONLY WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED! Make sure your batteries are fully charged and carry a spare for your camera. Swimwear...

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  • We packed our van almost totally

    Don't forget beach bag which you will use to carry you things to the beach.cooler with ice where you can hide bottles of water, beer and food to have nice breakfast (lunch, dinner) on the beach Swimming suitflip-flopsHAT from sun, otherwise your nose will be like mine after having tanT-shirt to protect your shouldersskirt and shorts to have a...

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  • Make a spread sheet of you trip stuff

    Make a list in you computer and print it when you get ready to pack, then you can check off what you have and grad what's not checked off. Once you make it you never have to do it again! The less you pack, the less you carry. Pack lite for Florida it's hot! SUNBLOCK, (48SPF) SHOULD DO IT!You will STILL tan! You will need lots of batteries, film...

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  • Hotter than you think !!!

    It`s a looooong day walking around the theme parks, so comfortable shoes are a must. Take plenty of film, as you soon run out. The sun was much hotter than I thought, so make sure you take plenty of sun-block & hat, especially for children.

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  • Packing List

    For a trip to the Keys, pack light! A couple swim suits, shorts and shirts, a casual dressy outfit for going to the nicer restaurants. Beach gear - beach umbrella, beach chair if you like to sit on the beach (the state park beaches don't rent them), if you have your own snorkeling gear bring it - if not consider buying them at one of the discount...

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  • Packing List

    With all this beautiful water around, you'll want to bring a bathing suit. Even those with naturally dark skin will need some type of sun block. Beach chair comes in handy. How can you have a nice cold one lying down. ;=>

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  • Packing List

    Always take light cottons in the summer,the humidity is very high there.Good walking shoes,and sandals.. Lots of bug spray and sunblock,the sun is very fierce in summer,and burns even more due to the humidity.

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  • Packing List

    Small carry bags, bug spray, first aid kit, warm and cool clothes. Gets really warm during day and cool at night right now. Never got any hard rain in Fellsmere. Shorts, pants, sweatshirts, socks, t-shirts, bathsuits, rain coat First aid kit is ok bring the cameras, there's a lot to see. [ View My Guestbook ][ Sign My Guestbook ]

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  • Packing List

    If staying at one place a couple of suitcases are nice. If you are driving your own car, then space is not so important. If you are moving around 1 piece of luggage is best. Small backpack to take itmes for day use at the beach. Causal. Shorts can be worn most times, however if you are there in winter, then a coat and long pants and warm clothing...

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  • Packing List

    We used a lot of roll bags.On long trips they doubled as pillows light and cool. wear shoes that won't hurt your feet if you are on the go for hours at a time.If you have small kids,running shoes are nice!! Sunblock,sunglasses with uv protection and if you are from the north like me,a hat and more sunblock. take lots of film because there are a...

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  • Packing List

    Bring a large but roomy suitcase bring tons of shorts and short- sleves and sandles for summer and a few pairs of jeans shorts all kinds of sleves & sneakers for winter. Always bring a swim suit there are heated pools in winter. bug spray is a must and sunscreen is required . If you plan on a hotel digatal camaras are not smart some places don't...

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  • Packing List

    Comfy shoes, a pair of sandals or aqua socks for the beach/pool, shorts, and black dress clothes. Black is the 'in' thing in Miami. Band-aids, SUNSCREEN, and aloe vera. I used a 'disposable' type of camera. Lightweight and easy to carry. I don't think you want to carry a huge 35mm camera around your neck. Way too touristy.

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  • Packing List

    Suitcases I went in the winter, so I'd say jeans, t-shirts, sweatshirts, good walking shoes, and a few pairs of shorts. Just anything you think you might need. (Asprin, tylonol, etc.) Disposable camaras or your own camara and lots of film. Swimsuit!

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  • Packing List

    Everytime we have been there we have had to buy a larger holdall to pack everything! Take suitcases but also a large bag that can easily fit into on of your cases Depending on the time you travel, shorts and t-shirts are normally the only items needed. Possibly at night, a jacket is needed. Always make sure you have a t-shirt with you in case you...

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  • Packing List

    Since Islands of Adventures has many water rides, I would suggest you bring a change of clothing with you in the park, or at least bring a poncho from home..I saw many families wearing the gift shop ponchos. I also noticed many parents renting the park strollers while they were there..I did not ask the cost of this, but I assume it was fairly...

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  • Packing List

    It depends on how long you will be there, and what you like to do. For me, I dress to impress when going out, and so does everyone else that lives there . So if you want to stick out you should do the same. In the winter it seems that the weather is unpredictable so pack a little of everything for every season. The most important thing is to...

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