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Five Things to NOT Pack for a Trip to Hawaii

Let’s face it, we all over pack. No matter the destination, no matter how long the trip, we shove far more than we need into our bag, and set off for fun. There are the essentials that always need to be packed, and are a must, and when traveling to Hawaii, that holds true as much as any other place.

On the flip side, there are things that you absolutely do not need to bring, and will end up with more of a hassle than anything. We’re here to help ensure your vacation is as smooth as possible, so we’ve compiled the things NOT to pack for your trip to the islands.

Sunscreen
Yes, this is a must for your trip, and you’ll spend plenty of time applying it, but leave your supply at home. Not only do sunscreen bottles not make it through airport security due to their size, this is an item that can be purchased nearly anywhere. ABC Stores on every corner sell many different variations, with different protection levels, different fragrances, and more brands than you can imagine. Leave yours at home and pick some up when you arrive.

Towels
Like sunscreen, beach towels are in high supply. Most hotels and resorts provide them free of charge to their guests, and if you are staying in a rented house or condo, you can pick up cheap towels from the ABC Store.

Heavy Jackets
Hawaii has some of the best weather on Earth, and a heavy jacket is definitely not needed. If you tend to get cold, feel free to bring a light jacket or windbreaker, and if you are heading to Mt. Kilauea or to the summit of Haleakala, you will definitely want to bring one. Other than that, short sleeves are the way to go.

Snorkeling Gear
Heading out for a snorkeling adventure? Great! If you have your own gear, go ahead and leave it at home. Any snorkeling adventure that you book supplies their own gear, and it is sanitized after each use. This is also true at Hanauma Bay. Save the space in your bag and use the complimentary gear that is provided.

Shoes
Admittedly, this one can be a little flexible. Some prefer to wear shoes, but just know that if you are a fan of flip flops (or slippahs in Hawaii), they are acceptable everywhere and for any occasion. A good pair can last for years, and some even have “dress slippahs” for special occasions. You’re in Hawaii so take advantage of the chance to ditch the shoes!

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