Beach Wear / Sunblock, Houston
linens in the summer and don't forget a swimsuot. Sandles are a good idea. Don't forget the sunblock.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: If you go to Galviston to swim, it's a great place to swim by the way, remember it is salt water and rather murkey. Take sun moisturizer.
Luggage and bags:
Pick your luggage based on the type of accommodations you'll be in. The less you're paying, the less help you'll have with your bags. And you'll want help: it's hot!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Extra underclothes, socks, T-shirts (twice as many as you think you need is a good start!). Houston is nature's sauna: hot as Arizona, humid as Seattle. Pack as though you'll be in a rainforest. Houston is not techniically classified as a rainforest because it gets TOO MUCH rain, and it is too hot in the summer and too cold (barely) in the winter.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock (all year), deodorant(!), bug repelant/cortisone cream, talcum/after-shower powder/foot powder, band-aids (I get twices as many blisters when I'm sweating profusely.) Leave the hairspray behind, buy products meant for humidity. Ladies, keep the make-up light or it will slide off your face: NOT pretty! Bring whatever you use for sunburn relief (even in December).
Photo Equipment: Bring film for high light levels, in Houston the sun is bright even when it's pouring down rain!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't go barefoot in Texas--the ground will burn the bottoms of your feet, especially at the beach! Extra changes of underclothes are a must for staying comfortable outdoors. Wear cotton or a fabric that wicks! And you won't feel thirsty because of the humidity--you must remember to pack plenty of water and drink ALL of it!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sunscreen, especially in the Spring and Summer. A hat to keep the sun off your head. Houstonians are fairly casual. There are only a few restaurants and places where you need to dress up, and that's only if you want to go to a fancy dinner or to the theatre.