What To Pack

WHAT TO PACK FOR MIAMI?

  • Italy/USA electrical adapter
  • Cell phone and charger
  • (if you have one) car charger for cell phone
  • (if you have one) cordless battery charger for mobile phone
  • Camera (if you do not want to use the phone)
  • Camera battery charger (if you have one)
  • Credit card valid in the USA, a “slide” card, which works by swiping, not with microchip
  • RECOMMENDED: Paypal card (not the Paypal rechargeable card you can get at tobacconists’) connected to your credit card or bank account where you just write your email and password to authorize payment
  • WARNING! If you do not have or you are not the holder of a Paypal card, VISA or MASTERCARD credit card, your life will be VERY difficult!
  • Wallet & coin purse (you will always get a lot of very tiny coins!)
  • Electronic passport
  • Health insurance, we recommend Global Allianz or Europe Assistance
  • Electronic passport photocopy to keep at home
  • Electronic passport photocopy to keep with you at all times
  • ID card to keep with you when you leave (it’s better to lose that than your passport!)
  • Photocopy of your health insurance card
  • Italian/English Pocket Dictionary or download an App to your cell
  • Key holder to collect the discount cards that shops give you
  • Toilet bag with toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, etc.
  • Hair styling products, barrettes, pins, elastic, etc.
  • Medicine for a cold or headache that you often get from the cold air conditioning in shops, fast foods, cafes, classrooms, etc.
  • (if you want to play it) raquet for tennis or beach tennis
  • Backpack for bike trips (in Miami they do not use bike baskets nor bike bags that are attached to the bike because they often steal both bikes and accessories such as saddle, wheels, bells, etc. The backpack is then essential)
  • Print maps of: South Beach, Miami Beach, Miami Downtown, Miami and Florida, so as to be always aware of where you are. Remember that Miami Beach is an island.

FOR THE FLIGHT

  • Small bag to put in the back of the seat in front of you during the flight, with chewing gum or candy for take-off and landing (your ears will plug) and air pockets, pen to fill out the form that is delivered on the flight, passport and airline ticket, travel toothbrush and toothpaste, hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes, soft earplugs for sleeping, sleeping mask, 1 melatonin pill for sleeping, cookies or whatever you prefer to eat if you don’t like the meal of the flight
  • Sweatshirt or cardigan (it’s cold on the flight!)
  • (if you have one) horseshoe-shaped travel pillow for your neck

FOR THE BEACH

  • Beach bag, possibly with zipper
  • Small bag inside the beach bag to keep your mobile, money, hair clips, etc. when you go for a walk along the shore
  • BEACH TOWEL
  • Flip-flops
  • Swim suit
  • (if you have one) Hat – note that you can buy as many as you want directly in Miami
  • Sun-screen and after sun (we suggest that you buy them directly in Miami, they are cheap and specifically made for the tropics)
  • In Miami it is advised to buy beta carotene, aloe and pure vitamin E against sunburn erythema, to keep your skin hydrated but it is good to begin now to take 1 pill of betacarotene and 1 pill of vitamin E every morning and continue as long as you are exposed to the sunlight.
  • Swimsuit cover shorts and tank top or light dress or pareo

FOR THE DAY

  • Comfortable flip-flops for city wear or whatever you usually use when it is very hot! It is not advisable to use closed shoes during the day as your feet will boil!
  • Underwear
  • Shorts, miniskirts, dresses, tanks, tops
  • Jewelry and fashion accessories (COOL STYLE!)
  • Stylish bags to go out in the day around Miami and to go to night clubs
  • Trainers, shorts, socks, tops or t-shirts for the work out on the beach
  • Swimsuits and a practical one for sports
  • Lightweight jacket to keep in your bag for shops, restaurants and various venues that have very cold air conditioning (A.C.) that freezes you as soon as you enter. You’ll have to try it to believe it!
  • It is common to get a cold and a fever in the second week here, so as not to spoil the holiday, the ADVICE is
  • ALWAYS CARRY A SWEATSHIRT OR SWEATER!

FOR THE EVENING

  • Cool dresses: “DRESS TO IMPRESS”, oh yeah!
  • Cool shoes that are comfortable in warm-humid climate because you will sweat 24/7!
  • Evening bag to go out
  • Fashion accessories and jewellery
  • A shrug if we are in a room with air conditioning

HAPPY HOLIDAY IN MIAMI BEACH

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