I feel like guys are so much more easy-going when it comes to packing for vacation. My husband can pack for an entire weeklong vacation in a tiny carry-on and that’s with extra clothes and shoes. Meanwhile, I’m still struggling to limit my shoe choices down to just two or three pairs to make room for the five extra dresses I have to pack and probably won’t wear.
If you’re traveling to a humid location like Jamaica, I recommend packing lightweight clothing that doesn’t trap in moisture. I also recommend leaving your fashion watch at home and going with something more water resistant like the Casio G-Shock, shown in the collage above.
A backpack that can carry everything from your tech equipment to extra clothes is also a good idea. I swear by OGIO products for both men and women. My husband and I both have OGIO backpacks and use them on every trip.
Board shorts are also a must-have if you plan on doing any swimming on vacaiton. Guys, have you ever noticed how a perfectly-fitting pair of board shorts can suddenly stretch out and sag once you hit the water? How annoying is that? A company called Just Bones Boardwear has come up with a simple solution for this and they call it their 4-way Stretch board shorts.
My husband has the blue triangle pair of Just Bones board shorts and finds that the adjustable waist feature is feature that he didn’t realize he needed. On our most recent trip to Puerto Vallarta, we were playing in the pool with kids, sliding down waterslides and swimming in the ocean. The adjustable waist was a huge help in preventing the swim shorts from sagging when wet.