Packing Tips for a Music Festival in Mexico
Packing for a vacation is always tough. Add in a music festival, and it can be downright daunting! How can you balance your suitcase with enough fun outfits for the festival, but still leave room for “regular” attire for when you aren’t at the resort? Does it matter what size suitcase I bring? Do I even need shoes if I’m dancing in the sand all day? We have put together some essential packing tips for a music festival in Mexico, so you can be sure you are fully prepared!
Kelly used a bag similar to THIS ONE to get through a 9-week trip in SouthEast Asia. It’s lightweight, comfortable and can hold way more than you would think!
Pack LightI can not say this enough. Pack light. Pack light. PACK LIGHT! One small suitcase and one backpack should give you plenty of space for everything. Take it from someone who packs a costume for every night of the festival – and who brings lots of fun gifts to give away to festival friends! You can still manage to downsize everything to fit into carry-on luggage. Planning on renting a car or jumping on a bus to get around? You want to minimize your luggage to make traveling easy and safe.
Dress for the weatherIt will be hot. It will rain. It will get cool at night. Always pack lightweight clothes that you can layer. Bring a lightweight rain jacket (and make sure it is waterproof – not water resistant). The lighter the clothes, the more you can pack in your small suitcase!
Protect Your SkinNothing ruins a vacation faster than a sunburn! I know the air-conditioned rooms and comfy beds are quite lovely, but I have no intention of hanging in them all day long trying to recover from sun-poisoning.
(Mon·te·zu·ma’s Revenge: noun informal: diarrhea suffered by travelers, especially visitors to Mexico)
Not a lie. This is the exact definition. Although not everybody suffers stomach issues while traveling through Mexico, it is better to be safe than sorry. Bring whatever stomach-aides you find works best for you!
We start preparing BEFORE our trip. We begin taking probiotics and grapefruit seed extract drops weeks before our trip, and continue them throughout our vacation. TIP: Mix the grapefruit seed extract in orange juice to mask the taste. This sh** is a game changer.
This video is a great way to learn how to deal with getting sick in another country.
Use common sense. Even if you go on vacation in the USA, your stomach may get sick from just eating different foods and drinking different water. Wash your hands. Don’t eat food that looks questionable – like room temperature sushi, for example. Just be smart, and you should be fine!
Don't forget the Fun Stuff!All seriousness aside, let’s focus on the fun stuff! After all, you are going to a music FESTIVALLLLLL in Mexico!
Flotation Devices: If you have space, bring a float for the pool and ocean! It is crazy to see how many different shapes and sizes people bring every year, and it certainly makes poolside sets more fun during the day! I’d love to see THIS ONE show up!