There are a lot of things you can do to help ensure that your vacation goes smoothly, and some of those things you can do before you ever set foot out of your house. For example, packing well! If you have all of the essentials when you land at your vacation hotspot, you can start having fun from day one, instead of wasting time scrambling to get what you need.
This isn’t an exhaustive list, but rather a bare essentials list for light packers. If you’re into bringing everything but the kitchen sink, however, this list will also be useful to you, because you’ll need the things on this list anyway! Of course, packing lists will vary by region, but this all-purpose warm weather packing list will prepare you for many destinations around the world.