Leaving town for a fabulous vacay? We’re jealous. But before you head out the door, make sure you’re stocked with these travel basics. Whether you’re flying cross-country or enduring a long car ride with the fam, you’ll rely on these items for a totally relaxing journey. No need to stress, we’re here with everything ya need before you go anywhere.
No matter if you’re cruising in a plane or snuggling up in the back of a minivan, long trips are so much better if you can snooze thru the worst parts. Unless you’re taking a scenic route, try and get some shut-eye so you’ll be nice and rested by the time you finally get there. Try a sleep mask, a neck pillow and a cozy but light blanket for comfort no matter how many hours ya spend cramped in a car.
Neck Pillow Purple Circles, $20, flight001.com
Whether you’re chilling in a city or exploring the countryside, you’ll need some kind of bag to keep all your stuff together, especially for day trips. Don’t forget to bring your cell phone, wallet (with emergency cash), and identification, as well as any extras needed specific to your trip (bug spray, sun screen, towel and swimsuit, sunglasses, etc.).
Capture the Memories
You’re going to have a fabulous time on vacation, so don’t forget to take pictures! Check out refurbished options from tech stores for a great bargain on point-and-shoot cameras. Who needs souvenirs when you can revisit your amazing trip over and over again on your laptop?
Olympus, Factory-Refurbished 14 megapixel Digital Camera in Black, $55, bestbuy.com
When you’re on the move, it’s all about comfort. Stay cute by avoiding oversized t-shirts and baggy sweatpants – they hide your shape completely. Instead, pick a pair of stretch yoga pants and a knit tank, and add a cardi if you get cold. Adorable and so chill.
A Journal to Jot In
Don’t forget a notebook so you can write down all of your awesome adventures!
BY SARAH GOLDBERG ON 7/16/2011 8:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fashion, summer, accessories, how to, travel, pack right