Gateway Getaways

Ready to ride off into the sunset with your new spouse? Well, before you hop aboard any planes, trains or automobiles and head for the honeymoon destination of your dreams, you’re going to have to sort out your luggage. Now, you’ll want to be prepared, but you don’t want to overpack for your vacation. Use this honeymoon packing checklist as your guide and you should be more than ready for a killer holiday without any extra stuff to drag you down.

Here is your complete honeymoon packing checklist.

Essentials
These are all the things you won’t get far without. You’ll want to double check that you have all of these before you leave home or you might not even make it onto the plane.

  • Plane or train tickets 
  • Passport
  • ID (driver’s license or other)
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Photocopies of important documents
  • List of important phone numbers (housesitter, doctor, etc.)
  • Prescription medicine

Carry-On Must-Haves
You’ll want to stuff your carry-on with entertaining goodies for your plane ride, plus a few essential items that may be useful in the air, at the airport or when you’re travelling from place to place. Keep in mind that you should choose a bag that’ll come in useful on your journey later on, like a backpack or tote bag (you’ll be thankful when you want to spend a day gallery hopping or at the beach).

  • All of your essentials (see above)
  • Wallet (with cash, including some currency for where you’re headed)
  • Mini first-aid kit (include motion sickness pills!)
  • Reading material (could come in the form of a tablet or Kobo)
  • Comfy sweater for the plane (yes, even if you’re going somewhere balmy)
  • Water bottle
  • Phone and charger
  • Music device
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Snack
  • Small travel bag of makeup/skincare

Her packing list
Ladies! It’s time to put your luggage together. This list is geared at warmer climates, so if you’re heading north for your holiday, you’ll probably want to throw in a few extra sweaters, some snow boots and a parka. Pro tip: choose clothes that won't easily wrinkle or crease so that you don’t have to spend your mornings steaming and ironing.

  • Light jacket (bonus points if it repels rain)
  • Sweater(s)
  • Casual dresses/rompers
  • LBD/night out outfit(s)
  • Jeans
  • Leggings
  • Shorts/skirts
  • Tees and tanks
  • Bathing suit(s)
  • Cover-up for the beach
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • High heels/fancier footwear
  • Socks, bras, undies
  • Must-have accessories (hats, sunglasses, scarves etc.)
  • Everyday makeup essentials (concealer, mascara, eyebrow pencil, etc.)
  • Everyday skincare essentials (cleanser, serum, moisturizer, etc.)
  • Everyday haircare essentials (brush, comb, hair oil, etc.)
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Tampons
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Contacts, contact case, contact solution and/or glasses
  • Nail kit

His packing list
OK, guys, it’s time to pack your bags. Remember, if you’re heading somewhere where the weather is bound to drop a few degrees, you’ll want to be armed with extra sweaters and winter gear, so take that into consideration.

  • Light jacket (bonus points if it repels rain)
  • Sweater(s)
  • Jeans or casual slacks
  • Nice slacks or trousers
  • Shorts
  • Tees/tanks
  • Button down shirts
  • Blazer
  • Swimsuit(s)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Fancier footwear
  • Socks and underwear
  • Must-have accessories (hats, sunglasses, scarves etc.)
  • Everyday skincare essentials (cleanser, serum, moisturizer, etc.)
  • Everyday haircare essentials (brush, comb, pomade, etc.)
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Cologne
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor
  • Contacts, contact case, contact solution and/or glasses
  • Condoms
  • Nail kit

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