10 items you need to add to your summer vacation packing list
And packing strategically means less stress and more fun while you're away.
From desert air to salty shores and every travel destination in between, having these 10 summer vacation must-haves on hand will put the easy living in your summer vacation.
1. Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool
You know what can ruin a vacation fast? A lingering, itchy bug bite, that’s what. Bug Bite Thing. First seen on "Shark Tank," the suction tool quickly and easily extracts insect saliva and venom from a bug bite, alleviating all itching, stinging and swelling symptoms. Amazon’s No. 1 seller for bug bite relief, the “Thing” has more than 47,000 reviews and, given its efficacy, is well worth the $10 price tag.
2.Away The Insider Packing Cubes, Set of 6
We never met packing cubes we didn’t like, and that includes this set from luggage brand Away. Available in seven colors, the packing cubes are made of water-resistant nylon that can protect your clothes, with breathable mesh toppers that allow you to easily see what’s inside.
Apple’s AirPods Pro are a no-brainer for anyone vacation-bound thanks to their noise-canceling ability. Featuring a customizable fit with three ear tip size options, the Pros boast incredible sound — whether you’re listening to playlists, podcasts or Netflix streams — and they’re sweat- and water-resistant (IPX4), making them great for exercise and adventuring alike. Or, opt for Beats Fit Pro instead, our pick for the best wireless earbuds for Apple users.
4.Yeti Hopper Backpack Soft Cooler
While we love all of Yeti’s soft and hard coolers, this backpack option holds a special place in our hearts. Why? Because it’s hands-free! Part backpack, part cooler, the Hopper M20 is perfect for hikes, beach days or boating adventures, allowing users to wear their cooler while hauling the rest of their gear with free hands. It can hold 18 beer cans with ice or 26 pounds of ice, and cold-cell foam technology insulation will keep your beverages icy all day long. Looking to spend less? Target’s got a daintier, less-rugged option for $39.99.
5.Protect Life Travel First Aid Kit
Safety first! Packed with everything you might need for a minor emergency, this ultra-portable kit will have you covered for scrapes, burns, splinters, gashes and more.
Looking for something a little more casual? Check out the Hobibear Men‘s flip flops, which are waterproof and made of good materials and fine workmanship with comfortable arch support and rugged enough footbed. Mens flip flops with thick cushioned sole and rugged foot bed have supplies great traction for handle long walksSuitable for many occasion, such as casual or semi formal,sand, dirt, pavement, lake/oceans,even hiking
7.Anti-Theft Laptop Travel Backpack
If you don’t want to break the bank on a travel backpack — we get it, the trip alone breaks the bank! — Amazon’s got you covered with this anti-theft option. It comes with a fixed lock, can fit a laptop and has pockets galore. In addition to its luggage strap, the backpack also has a top handle, a USB port and adjustable straps.
8. Handheld Mini Fan
If you're packing for summer, chances are you're packing for hot weather. And whether you're standing in line for a ride at Disney World or lounging poolside at a resort, staying cool is key. This battery-powered, rechargeable handheld mini fan, which comes in five different color options, offers up to 21 hours of cooling time on one charge.
9.Portable Phone Charger
Cellphones play a crucial role in our lives. Whether you’re an Apple or Android user, your phone has your entire life saved within it.From finding emergency contacts to clicking pictures to posting new photos on social media to enjoying Netflix to browsing the internet, our daily life revolves around our cellphones.
A phone needs to be charged from time to time for proper utilization.
The hustle of forgetting or misplacing your phone’s charger can create a distressing situation and ruin your overall fun. That means you need to pack a charger to keep your phone charged and capture all the moments throughout the trip.
You can also carry a portable charger as a backup battery. Toss it in your handbag/tote bag/small backpack or whatever you decide to carry on, and keep charging your phone when you’re on the go.
10. Sunglasses are a summer essential
Sunglasses are a summer essential, but understanding the entire lifecycle of a product’s production is important when it comes to the health of our planet. Keep your eyes protected on the road by purchasing sunglasses from brands that are committed to sustainability!