Summer is the perfect season for vacations. The sun’s out and about! It’s the perfect time to rejuvenate your soul. Whether you’re going on a beach getaway or exploring a new city, packing the right essentials can make all the difference in ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable trip. We know how hectic packing can get. To make it a little easier, we at Go With Soul have made a list of 10 summer travel essentials you should consider packing for your next vacation.
- Sunscreen: This is perhaps the most important item to pack for a summer vacation. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by packing a high-SPF sunscreen. It doesn't matter if you're out on the beach or indoors. sunscreen is a must!
- Sunglasses: This isn't just for the gram! Sunglasses are important and necessary for eye protection. Make sure your sunglasses have UV protection and are made from good-quality lenses.
- Lightweight clothing: In the summer, it's important to pack lightweight clothing made from breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen. Opt for loose-fitting tops and dresses to stay cool and comfortable.
- Swimsuit: If you're headed to a beach destination, don't forget to pack your swimsuit. Pack at least two so you can alternate them throughout your trip.
- Comfortable shoes: Whether you're exploring a new city or spending the day at a theme park, we can't emphasize enough how important comfortable shoes are. Pack a pair of sneakers or sandals that can be worn for extended periods of time. SOUL’s footwear is always a great option.
- Hat: Just like sunglasses, a hat is not only a stylish accessory, but it also helps to protect your face from the sun. Choose a wide-brimmed hat for maximum coverage.
- Portable charger: With all the photos and social media posts you'll be sharing, your phone battery will likely run low. Don't forget to pack a portable charger.
- Refillable water bottle: Staying hydrated is important, especially during the hot summer months. Instead of buying water, pack a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated while reducing waste and saving money.
- Insect repellent: Mosquitoes and other insects can be a nuisance during summer vacations. Pack an insect repellent to keep them at bay.
- Travel-sized toiletries: Why carry full bottles for your vacation? To save space in your luggage, pack travel-sized toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
Remember to pack these essentials and tailor your list to your specific destination and activities. With these items in tow, you'll be ready for a fun and stress-free summer vacation!