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How to Pack for Paradise
<Updated 8/09>  by Aloha JOE

When heading to Hawaii almost everyone takes too much STUFF. 
(Not almost everyone....EVERYONE!!)

The folks I see in line at the airport have bags on top of bags...
and a carry-on (really stuffed), (A computer, a purse, a backpack)

OR ALL OF THE ABOVE.
(TODAY, with baggage restrictions and CHARGES...you can't take a
A BUNCH OF EXTRA STUFF!!! (unless you don't care about the extra $$$))

HERE'S WHAT I TRY TO DO.
I take half of what I think I really need!
ALOHA SHIRTS - SLIPPERS - SUN SCREEN

Once in Hawaii, you will find these items EVERYWHERE!
<Wal-Mart - Sams Club, ABC stores on every corner>

Pick up an ALOHA SHIRT at a memorable location...
(I shop at the International Marketplace...good values)

I try to buy a new shirt on every trip. 
Then, when I wear it, I remember where I was when I bought it.
 
 
Beach Slippers, aren't expensive so you can buy a few...
lose them...and buy more. 

<Photo by: Kathy Boast>

SUN SCREEN - Don't leave home without it. 
YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT so but buy it at home.
You can find great prices on off-season sun products. 
Buy them at home on a DISCOUNT.

Here's a camera tip that you MIGHT want to consider....
Don't take your GOOD, EXPENSIVE CAMERA!
Buy a few good quality disposable cameras!
WHY??
Well, if you leave it in a restaurant or it falls in the ocean...
You've only lost the photos!!!
BUT THE REAL ANSWER IS.......

This is a GREAT camera....takes wonderful photos....and the best part...
NOBODY WANTS TO STEAL A PLASTIC CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!
<this is so very true!!!>

That's it....my packing tips. 
Happy packing...and have fun!


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Donna Manz Note:  Each time I return from Hawaii, I box up my "extra things"
and mail them home.  That way, I don't have to overload my suitcases.
Many hotels can help you with this, just ask the bell desk.
Aloha JOE

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