The Cupcakes and Cashmere Mexico Packing Essentials tutorial offers a look at what author Emily Schuman has deemed to be vital for one's trip abroad. As she is specifically referencing Mexico here, her top picks are catered towards the beach and warm weather.
Among the items included in the Mexico Packing Essentials list are bikini tops, a deck of waterproof cards, light blue nail polish, beach towels and a long flowing dress. Schuman included these articles based on a low key trip, one that is full of relaxation and trips to the pool in place of hikes and tourist activity, hence the laid back nature of the guide. The advice is relevant for most traveling purposes however, busy or not.