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What DON'T you need on vacation?

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Boston
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What DON'T you need on vacation?

I thought this might eb an interesting twist on the "what to bring" question. Is there anything that you wouldn't take with you to a resort in PC that you might otehrwise bring to a different destination?

For me:

No watch...the cell phone has the time on it and I use that only as needed during travel to catch flights. Otherwise, I don't care what time it is.

Jeans, they're too uncomfortable in the humidity. no sneakers for the same reason.

Sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts....really, does it ever get below 75 degrees there?

Anything work related...NO, never

And women, why do I see some of you walking around in six inch stilletto heels? Rain and moisture, marble walkways and high heels seem like a dangerous combination.

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totally agree about the high heels .. i was in egypt last week and there was a girl tottering around the pool in a bikini and heels .. not only dangerous but to be honest , it looked totally ridiculous!!!!!!

Also no point in taking all your designer gear .. lets be honest , no one is looking at what you are wearing, too interested in enjoying themselves.. well i know i am anyway !!

oh and i reckon in PC ski suits would be a bit wrong to take also !!

Pauline xx

Boston
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Workout clothes! I always bring them and never use them! :)

toronto
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Half of the clothes you think you will need.

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Pajamas!

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4. Re: What DON'T you need on vacation?

Apr 29, 2010, 3:52 PM

Pajamas!

that one made me chuckle out loud. I think my husband would agree!

Gatineau, Canada
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I don't bring fancy clothes, only casual, no high heels, only flip flops or comfy sandals, and my winter coat and boots, I leave them in the car at the airport.

Boston
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I don't wear pajamas anyway. So I wouldn't be taking those along.

Burlington, Canada
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Pajamas.... lol !!!

I don't need a schedule ! Throw caution to the wind and go with the flow !!!

Sheryl

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9. Re: What DON'T you need on vacation?

A hangover. Lol.

I totally agree about leaving the blackberry and laptop at home but I will take my high heels and nice clothes for dinner. I know it's not a fashion show but I kind of like washing the sand and sun tan lotion off and dressing up for dinner.

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Dressing up for dinner is nice after a day in the sun and sand, but I saw women barely able to walk after a rain shower. These were some serious stripper shoes that were never meant to be worn on wet marble. I think they were intended for women who planned to have their feet up in the air quite a bit.