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The Weekend Getaway: Packing for Cuba

February 12, 2015

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Last week I posted about my upcoming weekend getaway to Cuba. It’s actually a five-day getaway and I intend to soak up the warm sunshine every single day! What a welcome break from the snow and cold in the Northeast.

Personally, I don’t know anyone who has been to Cuba, so packing for this trip has proven quite the challenge. Should I pack nice sundresses or are shorts and tees more appropriate? Are high heels the best nighttime option or will I look out of place? With a 44 lb. weight limit on checked luggage I have to be selective. Not to mention, we are staying in an apartment in downtown Havana and we have to bring our own hair dryer, toiletries, converters, and even tissues for the public restrooms. Space is at a premium.

Here’s what I’ve got so far.

Clothing:

  • Adea leggings – for the flights and any downtime
  • 3 bright colored sundresses 
  • 2 pairs of shorts (jean shorts and a pair of silk shorts for evening)
  • 2 tanks/tees
  • White jeans
  • 1 silk jumpsuit 
  • 1 pink silk shirt
  • 2 Adea camisoles in white and black – 1 for the flight and 1 for an extra layer in case it’s chilly at night
  • Denim jacket – I’ll layer it on the flight and wear it at night if it’s cold
  • Wide-brimmed hat

Unmentionables:

Shoes:

  • SUPERGA light gray sneakers
  • Multi-colored flat sandals
  • Tan wedges
  • Pair of strappy high heeled sandals

I’m definitely over-packed, especially on the shoes, but I have the space so why not! The Adea undies, camis, and chemise are easily laundered in the sink and set to air dry so I don’t have to pack too many. Our blogger, Shaun, also reminded me to pack an outfit in my carry-on in case something should happen to my luggage. Excellent advice. There’s nothing worse than arriving at a tropical island stuck in your winter travel clothes.

Am I missing anything? Something in particular I should eliminate?

Stay tuned for the follow-up post when I get back next week. I’ll let you know if I hit the mark with my packing and whether or not my salsa dancing improved!

- Christina



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