Birds chirping, waves crashing, firewood cracklin.’ The sweet sounds of Summer. I absolutely love Summer travel. Last year, my Summer was comprised of bachelorette parties, wedding showers, weddings, etc. That was also super fun, but it limited me to my Summer vacation plans. Although, I got to go to a beautiful wedding in a vineyard in Three Oaks, MI and flew down to Nashville for the first time!
I’m pretty free of weddings this Summer. Two of my friends already got married and I have my High School best friend’s wedding in October and my brother’s in November. Until then, I AM FREE AS A BIRD. So of course I made some travel plans!
My Memorial Day trip is still TBD, but I am definitely planning on something involving the beach and cold beer. I should probably get on that soon. In the first week of June, I’m heading to Boston for work and staying an extra day to explore! Shortly after that is my big Napa Valley trip. I can’t explain how excited I am for this one! It’ll be my first time in wine country and we’re also exploring San Francisco for a day and a half.
I’m also going to a conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico for work in July, then heading to the Kentucky Dam State Village Resort for a family reunion. These four trips could not be any more different from each other! But one thing is certain; I’ll need a handful of new Summer travel accessories to accompany me to all these different cities.
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1. Fanny Pack
How fun is this one?! Fanny packs are making a comeback. I like to use them for festivals, concerts or just a long day of walking around. It keeps you hands-free and puts no weight on your shoulders. This fanny pack is not only stylish, but can also hold everything you need. It also won’t take up much room in your suitcase or weekend bag!
2. Battery Backup Pack
Every frequent traveler should have one of these by now because it makes travel so much easier. You never have to worry about your phone dying and getting stranded somewhere with a battery backup. And why not get a cute one while you’re at it!
3. Sun Hat
Let’s be real. That Summer sun is hot and unforgiving, no matter what part of the country you’re in. I found this hat specifically for my Napa trip, but I’m sure I’ll also make good use of it while I’m pool or beach-side.
Duh. Everyone needs a good pair of sunglasses in the Summer. I can’t spend too much dollar bills on mine because they’ll end up lost. Good thing these shades from ModCloth are only $9.99!
5. Map Necklace
Let’s not forget about jewelry! This necklace doubles as a locket (score – I’ve always wanted one of these). As your embarking on your travels, it’s a good reminder that the world is truly yours to make memories with.
And a BONUS travel item for your toiletries and jewelry:
What do you like to bring with you when you travel in the Summertime? Let’s discuss where you get your top Summer travel accessories!