A Fashionable Sun HatNot many things complete a summer look like a fashionable sun hat does. Go for a neutral-colored brim hat that offers strong UV protection to help prevent sunburns. A foldable hat or one that you can pack items into to help limit space are best for travel. If not, just wear it to the airport instead! Handmade in Mexico, this straw hat from Rio Blanco offers stylish sun protection all summer long.
A Pair of Polarized SunglassesPolarized sunglasses help to reduce glare from the sun, sharpen objects, and protect your eyes all at once. They are perfect for those who spend a lot of time by the water as polarized lenses will block the sun’s reflection off the water. Check out these Solstice sunglasses for a stylish pair.
Multipurpose Turkish TowelThe beautifully designed El Matador Turkish towel is a fantastic summer travel item as it can work as a beach towel, picnic blanket, cozy throw, or even as a wrap on a chilly flight.
Kind, Reef Safe SunscreenDid you know harsh chemical sunscreens harm marine life and kill coral reefs? Opt for a kinder, reef safe sunscreen like Colorscience instead. Protect your lovely skin and the planet at the same time.
A Functional Canvas Tote BagA canvas tote bag is a summer travel must have as it offers many uses. It can carry your beach items, be used for groceries, or used as a handbag for daily wanders. The Colony Bag is lightweight, washable with a mesh bottom – perfect for travel!
Reusable Water BottleSummer can be hot and steamy, so drinking lots of water is important. Pass on plastic and go for a reusable water bottle instead of using single-use plastic bottles that are just going to bake in the sun anyways.
A Mesh Cover UpFast trying, lightweight and stylish, a mesh cover up like this one from Glory Swim Co. is the perfect companion to your summer swimsuit.
Durable Summer SandalsNeedless to say, when summer hits we’re probably walking a lot more than usual. Exploring new places puts a lot of pressure on our feet, so skip packing your cheap sandals. Choose a pair of strong, durable sandals instead. Sandals from Clarks or Teva are great options.
Portable Power BanksThese will come in handy during long haul flights, spending the day exploring a new city, or out on a hike. Portable chargers and power banks will keep your phone and other electronics charged and ready to go so you don’t have to worry.
Your Trusty CameraNo summer vacation is complete without some gorgeous photos of your trip! Whether you prefer film, instant print, or digital photographs, bring your camera along to help document your adventures.
These summer travel must haves are sure to help you have the most memorable vacation, so you can sit back and enjoy the summer! Happy travels!