As we get closer to departure day, I thought I might put together a list of things that might be useful aboard the Mandalay. If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably spend most of your time switching between a wet swimsuit and dry one, so don’t worry about bringing too many clothes. We’ll all be barefoot most of the time aboard, and sandals or flip-flops are just fine for many of the shore excursions we’ll be on. That being said, there are a couple of spots where a little sturdier shoe might be wise to avoid stepping on any of the cacti that line some of the trails (don’t worry, this isn’t a huge hiking trip). I wouldn’t recommend heavy duty hiking boots, just something with a closed toe and a thick sole. Also, some of our landings will be ‘wet’ so be prepared.