It’s summer and I’m guessing most of us are ready to go on holiday. Whether you plan to stay local or go international, traveling can be stressful. It’s a hassle figuring out what you need to take with you.
Here are my top 5 Summer travel essentials.
- Passport/Document Holder
This is useful if you’re traveling in groups e.g. families, visiting different cities across countries or multiple passport holders. It helps to keep all you need secure and organized.
Most travel wallets include spaces for credit cards, cellphones, itineraries, travel insurance, boarding passes, essentially any documentation you will require during your time away.
They are a must have.
- Sunscreen & Summer Skin Care Kit.
In the summer, daily SPF application is a must, during your holiday you cannot slack off on your skin care routine.
Exposure to harmful UV rays, rising temperatures and humidity can wreak havoc on the skin, so it is important to pack ready.
Keep a face mist with you at all times to give your face some relief from the heat, opt for a lightweight moisturizer, use a mattifier to keep shine at bay in warmer climates, switch to a summer serum to give your skin a boost, lastly exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead skin cells.
Make skin care a priority even when you are on the go.
- Pack A Great Capsule Wardrobe
You cannot go anywhere in the summer without a perfect pair of sunglasses and a chic tote.
Creating a capsule wardrobe for a trip makes packing a lot more efficient as you are less likely to overpack. This is easier if you already know your itinerary and expected weather conditions.
So,select what you need for each occasion.
You can draw on inspiration from Pinterest or Instagram, depending on what fits your personal style.
You would want to include, a one-piece swimsuit, sandals, a smock top, jeans, shorts, a pair of heels, a dress, a basic white tee, etc.
The key is to focus on quality pieces you love to wear,that you can style in a variety of ways and materials that travel well.
- Portable Charger
The last thing you want is for your phone battery to read 2%,when you finally get the right angle for your pictures.
Smartphones are so essential,we require them for directions, to check Yelp reviews and book Uber rides. So, it is crucial to always have a durable, portable charger with you whenever you are on the move.
You can also use them for laptops, iPads, etc. If you plan to visit countries where power availability is an issue,this should be on your list.
- Medical/First Aid Kit
First things first stock up on essentials, these include, bandages, antibiotic salve, tweezers, scissors, gauze pads, painkillers, antiseptic wipes, etc.
Then stock up on some extras like oral rehydration salts, anti-diarrhea medicine, cold relief capsules, spare syringes and emergency contraceptive.
Don’t forget to take prescription pills and/or lists(have it translated if you are visiting a foreign country).
If you are going with young kids or seniors make modifications as needed.