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Summer’s Here! What To Pack For A Beach Weekend Getaway

Finally! Summer is here and we’re sure you’re just as excited as we are for it. However, you might be wondering what you should bring with you for the perfect beach weekend. We have a few recommendations that we think you’ll like:

Sand Resistant Towel

Tesalate makes beautiful and colorful beach towels that are sand resistant and quick-drying. Their colorful towels can absorb up to 1 liter of liquid and repel sand, even when wet.

The Australian company makes their towels in an array of vibrant prints. We personally like the bohemian print.

Tesalate Bohemian Print Beach Towel
Tesalate Bohemian Print Beach Towel (Tesalate Image)

All-Purpose Wrap

We feel that our taupe wrap pairs perfectly with white jeans and a white tank top or blouse. This sand-colored sweater wrap can be styled as a poncho, shrug, scarf, or vest, though we feel that for a beachy-casual look it’s best to wear it styled as a poncho.

This look will keep you warm on breezy coastal nights and allow you to exude an effortless sense of classic style.

Shawl by SelahV Fashion - Taupe
Shawl by SelahV Fashion – Taupe

Polarized Sunglasses

It’s important to protect your eyes just as much as it’s important to protect your skin while at the beach. Tree Tribe makes stylish sunglasses completely out of bamboo, and they plant 10 trees for every purchase.

We like these dark brown bamboo frames with black lens that provide UV400 protection.

Tree Tribe Dark Brown Frames
Tree Tribe Dark Brown Frames (Tree Tribe Image)

Beach Bag

Our moisture-resistant Pickleball bag isn’t just great for carrying your sports gear, but it also works as an excellent beach bag. It can easily be carried over the shoulder and it’s roomy enough to carry one large beach towel, a change of clothes, a book or tablet, snacks and something to drink.

The compartments on the side of the bag make it easy to find whatever you’re looking quickly. Our black and white geometric print bag goes well with any outfit.

Pickleball Bag by SelahV Fashion - Black/White
Pickleball Bag by SelahV Fashion – Black/White

Day-to-Night Flip Flops

Instead of packing multiple pairs of shoes, just pack one pair of flip flops can be dressed up or down. Havaianas is known for their high quality and bright flip flops. Our favorite pair is their thin strapped rose gold flip flops. These sandals will work for the beach, or dinner.

We prefer the neutral color, but check them out in hot pink, purple, green, and coral for more of a statement.

Havaianas Metallic Sandal Rose Gold
Havaianas Metallic Sandal Rose Gold (Havaianas Image)

Classic Tankini

The most important piece for any beach trip is of course your bathing suit. We like this simple and chic tankini from La Blanca Swimwear. The wrap style of the top contours to flatter any figure.

The tankini comes in a solid color and there are three options: black, midnight blue, and magenta.

Island Goddess Wrap Tankini Top La Blanca Swimwear
Island Goddess Wrap Tankini Top La Blanca Swimwear (La Blanca Image)

These are just a few suggestions that we hope you enjoy.

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Travel Accessories That Will Make Your Next Trip Better

Whether you’re heading out on your dream vacation or on a business trip, these are the must-have travel accessories that will make the next time you travel more enjoyable and stylish!

We’ll go through the top 10 items that you should pack the next time you’re taking off.

1. Packing Cubes

What’s more annoying than having to dig through your suitcase to find something? Packing cubes solve this problem and eliminate the issue of needing to empty out your suitcase to find one certain item. Another great thing is that they allow you to keep your dirty clothes separate from your clean clothes.

Shacke Pak offers a set of 4 packing cubes in a variety of colors.

Shacke Pak - Packing Cubes
Shacke Pak – Aqua Teal Packing Cubes (Shacke Pak image)

2. Secret Pocket Infinity Scarf

Get rid of the ugly and bulky money belt that’s designed to hide your valuables and get this stylish and James Bond-esque secret pocket infinity scarf. Keep your passport, money, and other valuables hidden in plain sight.

The scarf has a secret zipper pocket built into it, SHOLDIT makes different styles of this scarf. They even make one especially for nursing mothers.

SHOLDIT Convertible Infinity Scarf with Pockets
SHOLDIT Convertible Infinity Scarf with Pockets (SHOLDIT image)

3. Power Bank

Sometimes you’ll get stuck on an older airplane that isn’t equipped with outlets or USB ports. If it’s a longer flight this can often mean that your phone battery will start to die, and everybody knows the struggle it can be to find an free outlet in an crowded airport. That’s why it’s essential to pack a power bank.

When you’re in a pinch this tiny and powerful gadget will keep your phone or tablet from dying. Xiaomi makes an affordable option that will charge your iPhone up to 4 times.

Xiaomi Portable Charger (Xiaomi Amazon Image)
Xiaomi Mi Slim Portable Charger (Xiaomi Amazon Image)

4. International Adapter

If your trip is international, you’ll want to pack one of these. What’s great about this adapter is that it’s multiple adapters in one, meaning that it’s good for trips to multiple continents.

Conair makes an excellent adapter that can connect up to 4 devices at once, and can be used in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North and South America.

Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter
Travel Smart by Conair All-In-One Adapter (Conair Image)

5. All-In-One Shawl Wrap

Versatility is key for when you want to pack light. That’s why investing in some clothing that can be styled in multiple ways is the perfect suitcase space saver. We recommend our women’s shawl wrap as the perfect clothing item to have on hand at all times.

This shawl can be worn as a poncho, vest, shrug, and scarf, allowing you to make 4 outfits out of one piece of clothing. It’s also lightweight and wrinkle-resistant which makes it easy to toss into your purse or carry-on. Whether your heading to a breezy beach or sightseeing in a city, this travel accessory compliments every outfit.

Shawl by SelahV Fashion - Styling Options
Shawl by SelahV Fashion – Styling Options

6. Sleep Mask and Earplugs Kit

Jet lag is a very real thing, and fatigue can set in quickly when traveling. For this reason it’s best to travel with a sleep mask and earplugs because you never know when a flight might get canceled, or you’re stuck in an AirBnB or hotel with construction next to it.

Don’t let a bad nights sleep, ruin your next vacation. Dream Essentials offers a wide variety of sleep masks and other sleep aids at varying prices.

Dream Essentials Twilight Side Sleeper
Dream Essentials Twilight Side Sleeper (Dream Essentials Image)

7. MAPS.ME App

If you’re traveling in another country, you probably don’t want to be roaming and racking up a hefty cellphone bill. Luckily most restaurants, hotels, and even some parks and public transportation offer Wi-Fi. However, when you’re not on Wi-Fi and don’t want to incur data roaming charges MAPS.ME is a great option for not getting lost.

The app acts like a stripped down version of Waze, and it can be used completely offline. You can download the app from the App Store or from Google Play.

8. Hygiene Survival Kit

If you’ve ever been on an overnight flight you know how poorly you can feel in the morning. The way to combat this is to carry along a hygiene survival kit with you whenever you go on a trip. These kits are also great space savers and contain enough supplies to last you at least a week. This means that you won’t need to pack larger bottles of shampoo.

You can either buy a hygiene kit or you can put together your own using travel size soap bottles. Convenience Kits International has a range of hygiene kits, or you can fill your own. The Container Store has a various travel size bottles that you can fill with your preferred toiletries.

Convenience Kits International Women's Deluxe 10 pc Herbal Essences Travel Kit
Convenience Kits International Women’s Deluxe 10 pc Herbal Essences Travel Kit (Convenience Kits International Image)

9. Foldable Flats

If you’re going on a business trip and need to wear heels for your meetings, make sure to either pack a comfortable pair of shoes or bring along a pair of foldable flats. Small and compact enough to fit in any bag, these flats will save your feet the next time you’re out and about with an uncomfortable pair of shoes on.

Cinderollies has foldable flats in several neutral and metallic colors.

Midnight Black (Black) Foldable Ballet Flats by Cinderollies
Midnight Black (Black) Foldable Ballet Flats by Cinderollies (Cinderollies Image)

10. Microfiber Towel

A microfiber towel is compact and won’t take up a lot of space in your suitcase. These towels repel sand, dry quickly, and though not as fluffy as a regular towel, are super soft. They can be used at the pool, gym, beach, yoga, camping, and more.

Raqpak makes a solid color microfiber towel that has a hanging loop and a carry case.

Raqpak Antibacterial Microfiber Towel
Raqpak Antibacterial Microfiber Towel (Raqpak Image)

These are our top travel accessories, are there any that we missed? Let us know your thoughts.