Preparing and Packing for Honduras

I am so excited!

My grandparents, great-aunt, aunt, and I are traveling to Honduras!

More specifically, we are traveling to Utila, Honduras.
My grandparents and great aunt grew up in Honduras and haven’t been back in a long time. I’m very excited to go and see where they grew up, explore my culture, eat some delicious food, and relax for two weeks!

What I’m Packing

I am definitely not the best packer, but I did want to share what all I am bringing with me, so maybe it can help someone when they’re going on a tropical vacation!

With me, I am bring three bags: one carry-on sized suitcase, one backpack, and a travel purse. Because I’m bringing some larger items, it was better to bring three bags, instead of two that I was originally planning on.

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I’ll break up my packing list into a couple different categories: clothes, shoes, toiletries, equipment, entertainment, and misc..

Clothes

  • 6 tank tops
  • 2 short-sleeve shorts
  • 1 dry fit shirt
  • 1 pair of hiking pants
  • 3 pairs of shorts
  • 2 rompers
  • 1 sundress
  • 1 long skirt
  • 1 cover up
  • 3 swimsuits
  • 3 sleep outfits
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 8-10 pairs of underwear
  • 2 sports bras
  • 1 bralette
  • Rain Jacket
  • Hat

It might seem like a lot of clothing, but for two weeks, it’s not too bad. Especially because I planned on bringing a lot more. I had to cut it down quite a bit. It also helps that my clothes are relatively small, so I can squish them into my luggage.

Shoes

  • Water shoes
  • Flip flops
  • Flats
  • Hiking boots

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I don’t really need a lot of shoes, luckily. I know hiking boots are bulky, but I definitely want to do some hiking while on the island, so they are a must for me.

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen (a must for someone as pasty as me)
  • Deodorant
  • Camp Suds (super concentrated soap)
  • Razor
  • Deet (bug repellant)
  • Vitamins
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Aleve
  • Pony Tails
  • Medicine

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Camp Suds are going to be a lifesaver! My husband suggested them to me because he uses them all the time in his camping trips, and instead of bringing bulky bottles, I can bring one small, 4 oz bottle that will last me the entire two weeks.
Also, the deet I’m bringing is 99% and super amazing. I used it while in Nicaragua and it kept all the bugs off me.

Equipment

  • Digital camera
  • Flashlight
  • CamelBack Water Pack
  • Battery Pack
  • OtterBox phone case

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I wasn’t really sure what to put in this category. I also really am not sure why I called it equipment, but oh well.
But something cool, my flashlight doubles as a taser, so yay protection!

Entertainment

  • 3 books
  • Anatomy Coloring Book/Colored Pencils
  • Cell Phone
  • Headphones

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Misc.

  • Beach Towel
  • Chargers
  • Water purifying drops
  • 14oz Nalgene
  • Sunglasses
  • Snacks for plane

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I also bought this really cool travel wallet to carry my stuff all at one time. It can hold my phone, passport, monies, sim card, pens, cards, and it’s super cute and decently sized!

Just to give you a full image, this is everything I am taking:

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It didn’t take much to get everything to fit, luckily. I rolled up my clothes, separated some stuff into the smaller bags, and voila!

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I am ready for Honduras!

Only one more week to go…

**A quick thank you to my husband for letting me borrow some of his things!**
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