For too long, the island has been often overlooked by travelers who thought of it as a regional commercial center. Today, Curacao has reinvented itself as a premier travel destination, which now competes with the Caribbean’s best. In this series of blogs, we’ll start to explore many reasons why Curacao is the very best Caribbean island you can visit.
It happens. We go on a trip somewhere and end up forgetting something that we either blanked out on or didn’t realize was important before we arrived at our destination. We have done it ourselves many times, but have gotten pretty good over the years at knowing what is important to take on vacation.
The purpose of this blog entry is to show just a few items that we purchased, loved, and take with us to Curacao and on other trips. We hope that you find this list helpful for your next trip.
Downy Wrinkle Releaser – Travel Size
Not only do we keep the full size bottles of this at home to remove wrinkles from our clothes, but we always ensure that we are stocked up on the travel size. These are easier to carry, but we would recommend that you take at least one bottle for every 2-3 days of your trip as it does get used up pretty quickly. So for a seven day trip, take three bottles. You can purchase a three bottle pack from the link below!
Anker USB-C and USB-A Charger
I have gone through a number of “generic” chargers at work and in travel. I have landed on Anker as being a great brand. This charger offers great flexibility in that it has a “regular” USB port (USB-A) AND a USB-C port. Even better is the fact that this charger works very quickly. You can purchase yours from the link below
Wildhorn Topside Snorkel Fins
One of the many reasons people end up not snorkeling is because if the fins. They can be difficult to put on and even more challenging to walk in. These fins from Wildhorn solve most of those problems with great comfort on land and in the water.
They are compact when it comes to fins, but don’t let them fool you. They’re going to require some space in your luggage. But we feel that it’s definitely worth it to have comfortable and much more usable fins. You’ll find yourself in the water much more quickly as you can walk several times faster with these on and you save yourself from having to carry backup foot wear to the beach. Win-win, right? Purchase your pair from the link below.
Portable Pill Case for Medication
If you need to take one or two vitamins or other medications a day, this case has proven to be small yet effective for me. Even better is that it stays securely closed in my carry-on bag. I have had other pill and medicine holders that have opened up while in transit, which is far from ideal. This one by Bidear has worked well for me and I continue to use it.
While I have never had any agent ask me for the original bottles or any prescription information for medications I have taken across borders, there are many who believe it is a best practice to take documentation with you. When traveling it is always better to be safe than sorry. You can purchase this great case in the link below.
Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Travel Toothbrushes
I always pack my regular toothbrush and toothpaste in my checked luggage. Yes, I’m a big time checked luggage guy. I have never liked putting things overhead if I don’t have to. Sometimes I have regretted not keeping some things in my carry-on backpack (see below as it is my FAVORITE backpack ever for travel). The good compromise for me are the wisp disposable toothbrushes.
They are so small and seem like they will do nothing for you, but they WORK. I found myself brushing at my seat on longer flights. I’d do this when my seatmate had taken a walk. 🙂 Even better was being able to run into a bathroom in the airport and quickly use one.
They are mess free and they are very effective at keeping the breath fresh and the teeth looking as good as they can. To me, definitely a must have in the carry-on bag. Get yours today at the link below.
Timbuk2 Uptown Laptop Travel-Friendly Backpack
There are so many options for backpacks out there. I am embarrassed to admit that I have tried many – kept many – and returned few. (I’m terrible about returning items) The one that has lasted the longest and feels as good as new is also the one that is the most functional for all of the items (mini toothbrushes, phone charger, keys, and so much more) I take in my carry-on bag. It also serves as my laptop bag for my work in the office. Definitely take a look at this great bag by Timbuk2 at the link below.
While we are only listing six items in this blog entry, there are many more things that are essential for Curacao travel. Be in the look out for blogs that give tips on packing your suitcase, getting to the airport at a certain time, and even more recommendations on must-have items to take with you for travel.