How to cruise comfortably and confidently: A girl’s packing guide & FREE ombré cruise checklist
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My readers always ask about my travels: where are the best places to eat? What attractions are worth seeing? Those questions always come with quick and easy answers. It wasn't until I was asked how to cruise comfortably, that I found myself really thinking of all my dreaded “middle of the ocean” moments of realizing I forgot something crucial. I didn't have a good cruise checklist to follow, I just winged it (with my grandmother's help). I still wish someone had given me their tips for cruising comfortably and confidently. Now, I've got about 5 cruises under my belt and can cruise without an ounce of anxiety. In fact, I just stepped off a cruise ship about a week ago. It's about time that I pass along my tips for cruising comfortably and confidently… because we all deserve a vacation of a lifetime!
If you're cruising for the very first-time, you're most likely filled with a mix of excitement and anxiety. You don't really know what to expect because it's an adventure like no other. I specifically remember feeling completely clueless about what to pack. I was cruising with my grandmother (a very experienced cruiser), so I had the pleasure of getting a couple of tips from her. She didn't give me many ideas, but made certain that I didn't leave home without motion sickness medicine and the her favorite headache relief medication: Excedrin® Extra Strength. Let's just say that she didn't give great advice in terms of cruise fashion, but that cruise emergency kit was a lifesaver!
My mind always falls back to the moments when Excedrin® Extra Strength saved the day. It was (and still is) a key must-have to cruising comfortably and confidently. Being the adventurer that I am, cruising comes with really early mornings and incredibly late nights. I tend to do more physical activity on a cruise than I do at home, which sometimes leaves me a little pained. I need fast headache relief that will get me back to the fun in no time! So, when packing your cruise bag, be sure you have a bottle of Excedrin® Extra Strength and you might want to keep a bottle of Excedrin® Tension Headache in your bag if traveling stresses you out! I take one every time I travel to keep those tension headaches at bay. Please be sure to use all Excedrin® products as directed.
How to pack a cruise bag – a girl's guide
Throughout my travels, I've learned how to pack a cruise bag like a pro! There are the basic (more obvious) essentials, like toothpaste and deodorant. Then there are the more complicated cruise essentials that not every girl would think of (especially a first-time cruiser). I like to keep my cruise packing separated into a few easy to remember categories, to keep myself sane: basic travel essentials, emergency kits, fashion, entertainment, activities, and beauty. This is a girl's guide on how to cruise comfortably & how to pack for a cruise. If you're packing for a spouse or children, the list would greatly expand. So, I'll keep it simple for all you pretties out there!
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