These are the musts...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Rubber soled shoes- especially for walking in German Village.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Must have a hat and sun screen/block during hot weather months. Not too many tall buildings to shield you from the sun!
Miscellaneous: One of the best guide books to any where I have read is, fortunately, the one-and-only in-print guide to Columbus:
"Insider's Guide to Columbus" by Shawnie Kelley. Readable and comprehensive and reliable. Especially useful for any one looking to re-locate to the Columbus and its suburbs.
- Family Travel
- Business Travel
- Budget Travel
Luggage and bags: Our trips to Columbus are usually just for a weekend or a night so a smal overnight bag is perfect.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: CAsual wear is fine just a pair of jeans and some button down shirts for me. Bring an umbrella though in case it rains.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Shampoo, hair gel, contacts, eye glasses, eodorant, tooth brush, tooth paste, hairbrush and lotion.
- Road Trip
Luggage and bags: pack as little as possible, i'd suggest that for any trip :)
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: warm clothes from october through march, cooler clothes from april to september.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: a first aid kit could always be helpful.
Photo Equipment: there are plentry of places in columbus to buy film, cameras, etc, stop by any grocery store.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: a raincoat or poncho could come in handy.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In the few weeks before and after Memorial Day (late May) take a Sturdy Umbrella; it always rains. December is relatively mild, but January and February and be bitterly cold. Unless you know otherwise asume business casual attire will be sufficient anywhere. Only one restaurant that I know of- Peasant on the Lane, requires formal dress. Columbus folks get away with jeans and a polo shirt at just about any eatery.
Miscellaneous: From late April to late August allergy medication is a must for hay fever suffers- particularly in the few weeks around late April when tree pollen is common, and in the middle of August when debilitating levels of ragweed hang gloomily in the air.
Luggage and bags: I would take something waterproof. Even in the summer there can be surprising showers.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Again, take something that is waterproof, some sort of coverup. When it rains you may get caught somewhere unexpectedly.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're planning on camping in the Ohio area in the Spring/Summer time be prepared for the occassional rainstorm and flash flood. It's good to keep two extra tarp with you; one to put on the ground and one to put above your tent before you set it up. This will greatly decrease your chances of washing away durning these storms (and I've seen it happen). Also, you will want to treat your tent with seam sealer and a weather resistant coating. Even though most new tents come with weather resiting coatings, treating or re-treating your tent will increase its chances against the elements and its lifespan.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nowadays, campers bring along portable toilets which is a great comfort. But many counties in Ohio have water protection laws; so you'll want to be extra careful where and how you dispose of the waste.
There are also many poisonous spiders in the Ohio area such as the Brown Recluse. My best suggestion is to try and remeber what these highly poisonous spiders look like and keep pay attention to your surroundings. Try to keep as many of your belongings as possible in air and water tight containers. Always check and shake out your clothes and shoes before you put the on. A short handled broom comes in handy for sweeping out any unwanted 'guest'; this way you won't have to risk a bite even if it isn't poisonous. Stay aware of any new marks or rashes on the body. If you do notice any take a pen and draw a circle around the mark. If the lesion grows outside of the circle within three minutes, get help immediately. In any case, if you are worried, help should be notified if any strange marks appear.
Don't forget to pack the good old snake and bee bite kits.
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