Summer weekend essentials

It’s that glorious time of year when a weekend away is just the change to make you feel relaxed, but packing is always the dreaded task.  Make it easy.  Keep a list on your computer, in your daily reminder or even on an index card inside your suitcase which was the preferred method for my Dad, an expert traveler.  The list should be broken up into different sorts of trips-skiing, camping, snorkeling-whatever the activity and then include a section for documentation-passports, foreign currency etc.   You get the gist.  I am all for procedural simplicities and lists always get me there.

And don’t forget the hostess gift if you are staying with friends… linen guest towels and foutas are great gifts as they are easy to pack and always well received.