Packing for CR trip 6/17-6/29

Jun 11th, 2008, 07:06 PM
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Packing for CR trip 6/17-6/29

Hi All-
Thanks again to everyone for all of the great advice. I am so excited for our trip (though I dread packing). I notice that many of you do not check luggage, but carry on instead. I am highly doubtful that my family will be able to bypass checking luggage. Is there a problem with checking (other than the standard risk of never getting your bags)?? I promise a detailed report when we get back. We'll be at Buena Vista Villas from 6/17 through 6/24, then Los Lagos until the 27th, then Pura Vida. Maybe I'll get to meet one of you? Jenn
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Jun 11th, 2008, 08:22 PM
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These days it seems like fewer people are carrying on because they can't carry on a lot of lotions etc. Stuff you do need like sunscreen.

It does save some time if you don't have to wait for your luggage. I have been just carrying on for years now. Recently, because I have to bring more stuff down, I have been checking stuff in. I am looking forward to not having to check anything in again. If you aren't taking any in country flights I wouldn't worry about it.

I did have a suitcase get delayed for a day on my last return. Delta delivered it to the house in good shape the next day.

Enjoy your trip!
If you see a man with a beard hauling two huge bins, a couple of backpacks and a dog when you get there say hi Steve. My husband and puppy are heading down on the 17th too. They will be on the 10 am flight out of Atlanta.
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Jun 11th, 2008, 09:23 PM
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You can do it!! If I can pack for a month at a time in a carry-on pack, you can do it, too. It's easy enough (imo) to work out the liquid/gel thing - pack plenty of great quality bug stuff and sun block and don't worry about the shampoo and toothpaste - take tiny starters and buy as you go. My packing list is #15 in the FAQ thread of the Thorntree Forum if you're interested. Happy trails!

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntre...28622&tstart=0
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Jun 11th, 2008, 10:09 PM
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There's no problem with checking; I think some people just like to travel light and be able to get out the door instead of waiting around for bags. I've always checked my bags.
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Jun 12th, 2008, 04:26 AM
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I usually check my bags, so far never any problems! Looking forward to hearing about your trip, have a great time!
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