Summer is just around the corner and it is time to put together your vacation packing list. While you know all the most important things to put on the checklist like clothes, toothpaste, and passports- there are always things that we tend to forget. That is why we put together a list of 7 items to add to your vacation packing list! We promise you’ll be happy you took these items along with you.
1. A Bag with Multiple Pockets
Skip stressing about where everything is on your next vacation. Go out and get yourself a bag with multiple zips and compartments to it. An example is our leather double zipper crossbody tote. While the idea of multiple pockets may seem like over doing it, take a moment to think about the benefits. What if you could have dedicated spot for your lip balm, sanitizer, phone, passport, receipts, map, or whatever else you’re taking along with you on your next adventure? It would make finding them so much easier.
With a bag like this, there is a place for everything which leaves less of a chance for things to go missing. This small change to the way you travel will reduce your stress and lead to an overall better trip. You can shop this bag at the link below.
2. A Great Pair of Bluetooth Headphones
This summer, ditch your wired headset. Instead, go for a pair of bluetooth headphones. Whether you are traveling by terminal or by car, you will be happy to not have to worry about your headphones getting tangled or caught on something while you are moving around. A pair of bluetooth headphones also ensures that you can be hands free. You can place your phone in your pocket or into your bag, and still enjoy your music or audio book.
We have a variety of bluetooth headsets, so whether you’re a fan of over the ear headphones or in ear- we have a pair for you.
3. A Reliable Phone Case
When was the last time you updated your phone case? Last month? Last year? Before you head out on your next vacation, you should look into getting yourself a reliable phone case. Whether you have an iPhone, Android, or even a LG phone, we have multiple cases that would be perfect for your next trip. The four we can recommend are the Puppy Love, Dreamcatcher, Country Western, Butterfly wallet cases.
These wallet cases are perfect for their functionality and price. You can go hands free with the wristlet and carry all your most important cards within the card slots. If you’re traveling abroad, the interior money slot is perfect for storing any foreign currency- just in case you find yourself needing cash. Besides the benefits of these phone wallet cases, no one will argue that they are also undeniably cute and fashionable. Depending on the case, you find them available for Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and more.
4. A Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re heading anywhere near a beach or pool this summer, you definitely need to bring along a portable bluetooth speaker. This Kodiak bluetooth speaker that we offer fits well into most bags, and is loud enough so all your family or friends who are traveling with you can enjoy the music too. Even if you’re not spending time by the water, this speaker is perfect for livening up any hotel room and can be a delightful addition for your next hike or walk.
5. A Polaroid Camera
If you haven’t heard just yet, polaroid cameras have made a comeback. Today, it is easy to find a modern and easy to use polaroid online or even in stores. One that we can highly recommend is Fujifilm's Instax Mini 8 cameras for their portability and ease of use. Now why should you take a polaroid camera on your next trip?
We believe it’s time to go back to the basics and not rely on only the digital copies of the photos we take. Wouldn’t you love to have a photo print for you on the spot and be ready to put into a photo album or scrap book? The revival of the polaroid camera allows you to do just that without needing too much equipment.
6. A Tablet to Pass the Time
We always recommend taking a break from technology while you are on vacation, however there are instances where a tablet can become a lifesaver. If you have a long airplane or bus ride ahead of you, having a tablet to watch movies or play games on is a great way to pass the time. If you’re able to find a tablet that has a ‘smart’ pen with it, you would actually be able to also draw or write on the tablet as well.
What makes a tablet so perfect is how light and portable they can be, two factors that are super important when it comes to traveling. We recommend going for a tablet that has a long battery life and a screen that is big enough so you do not strain your eyes. Microsoft's Surface tablet or Asus's Transformor Mini are both great options to choose from!
7. Travel Apps!
While this last item isn’t necessarily physical, we couldn’t stress how important it is to download some vacation apps to help you along your next trip. Two that we can highly recommend is Citymapper and Google Translate.
Citymapper is easy to use while also fun. It offers a full detailed view and planner on how to get from one destination to another. What makes it perfect for a traveler is it will offer routes for public transport, taxi, or car. You can find the app in theApple App store and Google Play.
Google Translate is perfect for translating day to day words or even signs that you may come across as you travel. This takes the fear out of traveling to a country where their language may be different. It is practical, easy to use, and it is why we recommend it for anyone traveling this summer. This app is also available in the Apple App store and Google Play.
That is going to wrap up our list of 7 things you should add to your vacation packing list. What are some things that you absolutely have to pack before going on a trip? We want to know! Leave your own suggestions in the comments below.