Imagine this. After planning a summer vacation, getting ready, all excited, you head out only to realize you forgot your headphones? I can feel literal pain just thinking of that.
What if it’s your sunscreen missing? Who wants to go for a summer vacation to relax and head back home with a skin breakout, absolutely no one.
Okay, last disturbing scenario.
You’re about to head out to a pool when you realize, after searching everywhere, that you bring along a swimsuit.
Yeah, you can just buy one but why buy another one when you have 5 of them you’ve been dreaming of wearing to a pool since you got them? Now’s the chance but they’re missing.
But these items are so easy to forget, that’s why we’ve created this list of 23 must-have items when traveling for a summer vacation.
23 travel bag essentials for summer
1. Your devices
The goal is not to be on your phone all summer but it’s essential to communicate, catch up or do something when bored. Plus you can take work with you(just a little).
Protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun with any sunscreen of your choice. Just make sure you have one close by.
All your personal care items from soap to your skin care products, your tissue, brushes, toothpastes, shampoo and conditioner are essential items when traveling.
If you can't take the whole bottle of cleanser or shampoo, get small travel bottles
, they could be small bottles you've saved at home or you can buy a few from your local shop or online. Pack them in a toilet bag.
A pack of clean underwear is a must have when traveling. It's not good hygiene and is not comfortable to go days without a pair of clean underwears.
5. Beach wear
There’s a high chance you’ll visit a beach on your summer vacation even when you don’t think so, so you might want to pack that beach wear.
6. A water bottle
Stay hydrated every and anywhere you are this summer with a water bottle. It could be a small one that can refilled a few times a day or something big enough to last you the whole day.
7. A white t-shirt/ tank top
A white t-shirt just had to be on our list for summer essentials because it's the easiest clothing item to style when traveling and it's perfect for the summer because the color is light and does not radiate heat so no matter how hot the weather is wherever you are, it's just right.
8. Hand cream
Provide protection to your hand with a small hand-cream and stop it from getting too dry from the weather.
Or your earpiece/earbuds to listen to your favorite podcast or summer playlist on the road, while waiting or just in the local gym.
Body towels are important to use after a bath or a dip in the pool to dry yourself up. Face towels for every other time especially when sweat is tricking down your face.
11. Swim/wet suit
You might want to visit a pool or swim at the beach or go surfing, that's what summer is for, an excuse to be at a beach or pool daily. Hence, the swim wear.
12. A pair of slippers/slides
Easy to wear
at your vacation spot because you would definitely need something your feet can just slide into quickly and be cozy and comfortable.
13. Charger and power bank
Devices that are low on battery are no fun and you don’t want to go somewhere without a means to communicate.
14. Nose masks and Sanitizers/wipes
Good hygiene is important and from the lessons over the past few years, hygiene should be part of our culture. Keep your nose mask and sanitizers close.
15. Medicine/first-aid bag
Don’t forget your medicine when traveling with this bag plus it’s advisable to pack first-aid materials like bandages, plasters, safety pins, disposable gloves, tweezers, and so on while traveling.
16. Tote bag
You want another bag to carry around when you visit different places as you definitely don't want to carry around your travelling bag. Your tote bag
is for carrying books, your wallet, shades, your water bottle and anything else as you explore.
Capture the memories of your summer vacation with a handy camera, nothing beats this.
18. A cap/ sun hat
The weather can be a little harsh and these can come in handy to protect you from the sun. Plus, it's stylish, do you agree?
19. A notebook
Go everywhere with a notebook and pen, you never know what you’ll need to write down.
20. Sunglasses/ shades
Shades and sunglasses, the summer fashion staples. Intended to block the eyes from the harsh rays of the sun, it also serves as a double agent, making us look cool and stylish no matter what we wear. And it can shield any eye bags or hangover situations.
21. A book
Lay by the beach or on your vacation bed and read a book. Just imagine it, how soothing is that?
22. Your Serah Kassim outfit
No summer plan is complete without a good outfit.
That's our saying here at Serah Kassim
and it's true. So don't miss out on all the fun, confidence, style and compliments your outfits can bring you this summer.
23. Headwraps/ Scarves
Keep your hair up with a scarf or headwrap
this summer and let the cool breeze in.
There you go, a list of travel essentials for your summer vacation. Enjoy!