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
(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!
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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