It's officially time to welcome summer, and along with it, embrace the longer days and even better — vacation, vacation, vacation! Unfortunately, we don't get the months-long breaks of our childhood days and have to learn how to pack for short weekend getaways and quick day trips. But let's look on the bright side — at least your vacations come with the option of red or white (wine, that is). Plus, it's much easier to pack for a two day trip versus a month away at summer camp!
If you're lucky enough to get some time off, whether it be for a weekend road trip or a quick jaunt to somewhere tropical, there's a few go-to items you should be sure to pack. Having a flight attendant as a mom has made me somewhat of a pro when it comes to traveling, especially when my trips required I only bring a small carry-on bag. With limited space, choosing the right outfits and accessories will make your life on the road (or in the air) so much simpler.
Of course traveling is never free of a few bumps in the road. Being prepared with items for different types of weather and comfortable clothing (especially shoes) helps make all the difference. And if you're the memory preserver of the group, bringing a fun camera and travel journals will make your journey even more special.
While it sounds like a lot, don't stress. All you need are these awesome must-have travel items:
1. A Lightweight Bag
Make a bold statement with this perfect sized carry-on bag.
2. A Pair Of Stylish Sunglasses
3. A Big Hat
A multi-purpose accessory, this floppy hat will block out the sun while looking fashionable at the same time.
4. A Lightweight Parka
5. An Inner Tube
6. A Water Bottle
7. An Instant Camera
8. A Mobile Charger
9. A Backpack
10. A Notebook
11. Comfortable Sneakers
You don't have to sacrifice style for comfortable walking shoes.
11. A Cute Passport Holder
The Getaway Passport, $24, bando.com
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