hi Denise! I love this post. me and dd have already started packing for August! in fact we both have our carryons ready to go,and 2 cases ready to rock. if we could drive,we most definitely would,but a bit difficult as we're in the UK. before Christmas dh and I had one night away,in fact we left at 3pm and returned home at 11.30am,so not even 24 hours. I packed a full size suitcase,and a carry on size holdall,and a very large handbag.it's always best to be prepared!