I go to Cabo a lot…I’ve already been 3 times in 2022 and it’s only April! We’re working on buying a house there (that will be a whole section of the blog one day when I’m ready) and I’ve got packing down to a science.
I’m #teamcarryon and refuse to check a bag, which isn’t hard when you’re a) going to the beach and b) only traveling for 4 days.
So, what did I pack, and where did I get it?
3 maxi dresses
I wore one maxi on the plane (I always wear a maxi on the plane if I can help it…no bare skin touching the seat, and they usually feel like pajamas)!
The tie dye dress is a thrifted Calvin Klein, and all the other dresses are from Amazon.
2 short dresses
I barely wore these, and could have done without them, but I do love them. Both are from Amazon.
3 swimsuits + 1 cover up
My 3 swimsuits are also from Amazon. The blue is my favorite, because it’s flattering and a tankini, which makes using the bathroom easier. Runner-up is the one-piece because it’s very flattering. The leopard print has an adorable back but the chest doesn’t quite look right on me.
What else I packed
- 1 pair of pajamas
- 1 black jean shorts + 1 tshirt (didn’t wear these)
- 1 black romper
- toiletry case
- hair dryer / straightener combo
- 1 sweater – a sweater in Mexico?! Yes, you often need a sweater, especially in the winter months
- 1 jean jacket, worn on the plane
- 2 pairs of flat sandals + 1 pair of sandals worn on the plane
Beach Vacation Packing Tips
I travel a lot, and I do my utmost to keep it to a carry on so that I’m not waiting around for bags when I reach my destination. Here are my best tips for packing light:
Stick to a color family
As you can see from this photo, everything I packed was black, white, or blue, with the exception of the red dress. This makes it easier to re-use shoes and accessories.
Bring the jacket
I have never regretted bringing a sweater or jacket, sometimes both. I knew I’d have plenty of room on such a short trip, so I brought both and was happy I did. There’s nothing worse than freezing at dinner.
Use packing cubes
Packing cubes are my top tip for packing to go anywhere, because you can fit so much more in a suitcase with them! They also help keep everything organized, which is a huge help. I use the cubes from EBags.