Honeymoon Planning: 8 Items You Should Be Packing (But Probably Aren't)

Posted by Adam Warner

Honeymoon_Suitcase_Travel.jpgSo you've got your passport and finally packed all of the travel essentials for your upcoming honeymoon. But what about those little things that can make your ultimate getaway a whole lot smoother? Read about eight oft-overlooked items that you should be packing for your once-in-a-lifetime trip. Without them, you may experience a bigger honeymoon headache than originally anticipated.

Laundry Bag

No matter if it's a simple plastic bag or something fancier like this, a designated laundry bag will keep your clean and dirty clothes separated and ultimately organized throughout your vacation.

Water Bottle

Stay hydrated throughout your trip via reusable water bottles. Most designs fit snugly in backpacks, making them easily accessible and a breeze to transport around. For starters, take a look at this Wide-Mouth Loop-Top Water Bottle.

Copies of Key Travel Documents

By making copies of your passport, license, health insurance information, and credit cards (both sides!), you'll be able to replace them a lot faster should they ever get lost or stolen.

Backpack or Day Bag

Ideal for day trips such as city walking tours and hiking treks, a backpack conveniently stores bulky items like cameras, guidebooks, and water bottles. Meanwhile, you can keep other important documents handy (think confirmations, itineraries, and reservations). Thanks to its overall versatility and value, the Borealis Backpack by The North Face is one of our top recommendations.

First Aid Kit

This item is particularly important if you'll be participating in a lot of outdoor activities with inherent risks such as hiking or biking. You can always go with a makeshift kit or buy a travel-size kit from the drugstore, but make sure it includes Band-Aids, gauze pads, and antiseptic wipes.


Many travelers will wait until they arrive at their destination to buy sunscreen. However, they'll typically find prices to be nearly twice the amount. Plus, couples shouldn't be spending their precious honeymoon time searching around town for sunscreen. We're big fans of Kiehl's and Target's Sport Sunscreen Lotion Up and Up.

Plug Adapter

A plug adapter will ensure you can power up while traveling internationally. Suitable for camera chargers, MP3 players, cell phones, and other small appliances, adapters like Kensington's All-In-One are compatible in hundreds of countries around the world.

Immune Support

When considering everything involved in traveling like stress, germs, and an irregular sleep schedule, it can really take a lot out of you. But with a daily blast of immune support, your system will be up to the challenge. Also, be sure to pack a few capsules of aspirin and Pepto tablets. You'll most likely need them at some point during your trip.

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Also, don't forget to consult our ultimate packing list and packing guide for your upcoming trip.