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  • Check out Part 1 on picking where to go and picking lodging.
  • Check out Part 2 on Food and Activities.

Packing List

About a month out I start a packing list; this will ensure that I do not forget anything for my trip at home by accident.

One important thing to consider when traveling is to look-up the average temperatures during the time you’ll be there. In South Lake Tahoe at the beginning of July the temperatures are from around 43 degrees to 76 degrees Fahrenheit. So, it is important to plan clothing to accommodate a vast temperature swings.

If you are going to be eating out a nice restaurants, checking for dress codes is encouraged, so you can pack appropriate clothing.

It is also important to take into consideration how many different activities will be done each day and what time of the day with the corresponding temperature, each requiring a different clothing option. I find bringing my favorites of each type of clothing works out well. We do have access to a washer and dryer, but who wants to do laundry on vacation?!?!??


  • 3 Baseball Caps (all Houston Texans caps of course) – wear one on the plane
  • Undies (including: over-the-shoulder-bolder-holders and sports-bras) – I take at least 2 pair per day, since we’ll be active during the day and then showered and redressed for dinner
  • Fuzzy Socks (cause cold feet on cold nights)
  • 2 or 3 Jackets (one casual, one nicer for evening dinner) – wear one on the plane
  • 3 Jeans (black and blue)
  • 3 Capris (UV protection capris and 2 denim)
  • 3 Shorts (denim shorts, fabric shorts, and cut-offs)
  • 3 Workout Pants
  • Tank-Tops
  • T-Shirts
  • Long-Sleeve Shirts (+2 UV protection shirts)
  • Comfy Dresses (for nice dinners) (Carly & Julia)
  • Sleeping/Lounge Clothes
  • Swimwear & Cover-ups



Other Stuff


Do not forget prescription medications. Make sure there is enough to last several days after intended return date.

Essential Oils

The following supplements will keep us healthy and feeling good on our trip.

Carry These, Just in Case


  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • 2 Ear Buds
  • Multiple Apple Charges
  • Apple Converter Cords
  • FitBit Charger
  • Portable Charging Cubes
  • Camera
  • Extra Camera Batteries
  • Camera Battery Charger

Below are some items that I suggest purchasing for travel:

Healthy Snacks for Travel & Arrival

As I purchase stuff for the trip, I pick one location, drawer or basket to start accumulating items that I’ll be taking with me, but not using between now and then.

Part 4 on The Week Before – Coming Soon!