If you are the guest – do yourself a favor and pack light. You can wear clothing items more than once, just change up shirts etc. Be flexible – your accommodations may not be 5 star – keep your expectations in check! Don’t let anything hinder your time together:) If you are staying for more than a few days – why not treat your host to dinner out or prepare dinner. You might want to ask: would you mind if I – do a load of laundry – rent a movie for us all to watch – prepared dinner for us (remember to bring your favorite recipe) – take you out to dinner – help you bake, cook, wrap any last minute gifts? ETC. Be the guest you would love to have!