Today we’re sharing some great outdoor family vacation packing tips, a Special offer on Atlantic Luggage 21” Spinner , plus an amazing sweepstakes for your family from Atlantic Luggage! The fall is the perfect time to plan a few fun outdoor family vacations, don’t you think? It’s not so hot that you’re sweltering and most of the nastiest bugs are pretty much gone. Sure, it can get a bit chilly at night, but if you pack right, that’s not a big deal!
How to Pack for Your Outdoor Family Vacation
I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I packed for camping. I’m kind of a baby about being outside at night! But Jacob wants to go so bad, so I’m really trying to make the effort! Thanks to my brand new, oh-so-pretty, Atlantic Luggage Ultra Lite 3 21” Inch Expandable Spinner, I can pack everything I need, want and may even think I’ll need or want! Check out a few tips for packing for your outdoor family vacations!
- Pack versatile clothes: I try to pack versatile clothes, like a lightweight flannel that can be layered over a t-shirt. Roll the sleeves up when it gets warm! Sweatpants can be worn when it gets cool, then to bed at night as pajamas.
- Don’t skimp on the shoes! This is where you need to save the most room, especially if you’ll be hiking! You need a good pair of hiking shoes for each person. I’d also take a regular pair of sneakers for just hanging out (boots get hot!), plus water shoes for showers.
- Go overboard with the first aid kit: Years ago, we went on a cruise and I packed like my entire bathroom. Everyone laughed at me, until they got sunburns, sand-chafed thighs, cramps, etc. A cruise ship is kind of like the outdoors, because you’re in the middle of the ocean and the on-deck shop is super expensive! First aid is no place to cut back.
- Leave a little space for souvenirs: I always forget to do this, then regret it later. If you leave some space for the things you pick up along your family vacation, you won’t need to spend money on shipping it back.
My best tip? Use the right luggage! As I said, I have the Atlantic Luggage Ultra Lite 3 21” Inch Expandable Spinner. You can fit pretty much everything and the kitchen sink in this baby! Check out all that room:
Hmmm, the kitchen sink, I didn’t think to pack that! Seriously, the right luggage means picking a pieces that’s super roomy yet also lightweight, so it doesn’t break your bag as you lug it to your campsite!
The Atlantic Luggage Ultra Lite 3 21” Inch isn’t just super pretty to look at (don’t you love that color?), it’s packed (pun intended) with features like:
- 360-degree Spinners to roll in every direction without any real effort on your part.
- Protective wheel housing and guards, plus molded corner guards to help keep you from crashing into things.
- Retractable aluminum handle with two heights to let you roll in comfort!
- Super convenient pockets on the outside, so you can reach those “need it now” items with ease.
- Tapered expansion in the main compartment. Expand it a little or a lot with a pull of the zipper!
I love that the suitcase itself is light, so it doesn’t add much extra weight. Obviously, if you pack a ton of bricks in it, it will still weight a ton. It doesn’t alter physics! But it does make toting that ton easier! I was able to pack clothes, shoes, my first aid kit and so much more. I even have my son’s favorite pillow under all that! You can see I still have space left over.
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