Summer Travel Essentials
Summer travel essentials are the key to getting you to your trip destination with ease. Whether you are traveling with or without kids, there are certain key elements that will help your travel plans go smoothly.
If you are looking for durable luggage to take with you, the internet has many options to offer. Pottery Barn Kids offers wonderful travel essentials and cute, durable luggage for kids. Other stores such as Target, Macys and Amazon also offer great luggage deals.
If you are traveling with kids, travel entertainment is the key for the trip going smoothly. It’s hard for children to sit and wait long periods of time especially on an airplane in confined area. Tablets like the Ipad and the Amazon Kindle offer great books and apps that will keep the kids entertained. Old fashion games, coloring books and little toys are always great to keep in your bag. The key is to not show the kids what you are packing so that you can take a game or activity item out during the trip and it will be a total surprise. Surprise games and toys seem to hold the children’s attention longer since it’s something new. For your own entertainment, you can download movies, books and magazines onto tablets ahead of time at home and watch or read when you are in a hotel, the beach or on an airplane. Websites like Zulily offer many travel essentials, games and toys for women and children at discount prizes.
Most airlines don’t offer very good food options anymore, unless you are traveling in first class, so it’s best to be prepared and have your own snacks on hand. This is especially important if you are traveling with children. Having a healthy snack on hand for your children can save you from many meltdowns. Little nut packages or trail mixes are great options as well as prepackaged apple and carrot mini bags. Healthy snack bars such as Larabars and Cliff bars and all natural fruit leathers are great to keep in you purse for convenient snacks that you can take out anywhere. Be sure to have plenty of water available as well since traveling by air can be very dehydrating.
Many stores offer mini size bottles and containers that you can fill with your favorite lotions and creams that meet the travel size requirements. You can also visit beauty counters before your trip and request sample sizes of your favorite products to take with you. You can also shop online and find mini sizes that meet the requirements for air travel. Websites like 3oz.com, travel beauty and sephora offer mini sizes of cosmetics.
It’s best to have a packing list when you are packing for your trip to help you stay organized and assure that you don’t forget anything. Smartertravel.com has an ultimate packing list that you can print and use as a packing guide.