You’ve been saving up for the ultimate dream vacation, and you finally have enough to be able to splurge on yourself. You’re eagerly planning a lavish tropical island hopping getaway. Perhaps you’ve got your sights set on the many islands of Fiji, or maybe the breathtaking Hawaiian islands are more your scene.
In any case, there are three main essentials—three must-haves, if you will—that you’ll absolutely need to bring with you when you’re tropical island hopping.
No one is immune to the sun’s harsh rays. No matter how tan your skin naturally is, everyone needs to slather on the SPF. The closer you are to the equator, the more likely you are to be burned.
Who wants to spend their tropical island vacation looking like a lobster and feeling like they’re made of glass, too fragile to touch or be touched? Instead of frying yourself in the hopes of coming back with a sun-kissed glow, be smart and save your skin with at least SPF 30. You’ll have a much better time, and you’ll still probably come home with some color.
2. Pen and Paper
When you’re on vacation, exploring all that tropical islands have to offer you, it’s important to unplug. Put your phone away; forget about your e-reader. Focus on the here and the now.
At the end of each day, though, be sure that you’re recording your thoughts and feelings with pen and paper. Why post a fleeting status on Facebook when you can put pen to paper and have that treasured memory forever?
The final must-have for a tropical island hopping vacation: a camera for all of those moments that transcend words. It’s true what they say, “A picture’s worth a thousand words.” In addition to your priceless journaling, you should take snapshots of your travels.
Those captured moments will be looked upon fondly for years to come. If you want to make them extra special, don’t just post them online; get them printed and hang them up. That way, you’ll have a little piece of paradise, just hanging in your living room.