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3 Tips for Traveling Light in Rocky Point

Rocky Point is the place to go for seaside vacations, whether you’re only coming for one whirlwind weekend, or you’re coming to spend all of winter in the sea-salty sunlight. Either way, there are major advantages to traveling light. Here are three Rocky Point travel tips on traveling light:

Tip #1: Make an Effective Packing List

One of the best ways to keep your suitcase light is to make a list ahead of time and follow it strictly when you’re packing. Leave out items that you don’t really need, such as spare jackets, extra swimsuits, and extraneous shoes. You really only need two pairs of shoes: some beach sandals and a comfy pair of walking shoes for physical activity. Opt for the smaller of any two choices when possible (for instance, take along your Kindle instead of squeezing three heavy books into your bag). Having a packing list is also a great way to ensure you don’t leave anything behind in Rocky Point, because you can refer to it again at the end of your trip.

Tip #2: Buy Local Rather Than Overpacking

There are tons of local shops where you can head upon your arrival to buy whatever you didn’t bring along. Head down to our favorite shopping centers such as Cholla Mall, Mermaid’s Market, and Plaza Fabiola to pick up all kinds of souvenirs, beachwear, fun trinkets, and locally handcrafted art. On day one, pick up groceries for your trip down at the local markets (such as Super del Norte or Ley Express), and then eat it all up before you leave town. That way, you don’t have to pack any snacks or take any home with you either.

Tip #3: Pick a Vacation Rental Home

There are endless advantages to picking a vacation rental home over a hotel room (everything from spaciousness to comfort to utility), but one of the biggest pluses is that it takes the weight off your shoulders when it comes to packing. Take advantage of the fridge to buy local food and keep it during your stay, utilize the dishwasher to wash your reusable water bottles before long beach days, and rely on the washer and dryer to run some laundry while you’re here. The more amenities you have in the place where you sleep while on vacation, the less you have to bring with you.

Bonus Tip: Choose FMI Rentals

FMI Rentals is the premier provider of vacation rental homes in Rocky Point. Head over to our catalog now and start the hunt for your perfect vacation home! Be sure to contact us with any questions!