Summer Travel Essentials: Vacation must-haves

Summer is here!!! The best part? It’s vacation season!

Packing for a trip can give you the heebie-jeebies, but once you have the right accessories and bits, you’ll be excited to organize everything like a pro so you can enjoy the sun and sip pina colada. Bonus points if you find yourself on a yacht… you know the rest.

You will find everything from organization to storage cubes to tech and safety. And of course, don’t forget to have fun. That is sold separately. haha! 

Alright, here’s everything you need for your summer travels to be smooth.

1. Toiletry bag

An absolute must-have, this toiletry bag is every traveler’s dream. With 4 compartments and a hanging hook, this toiletry bag makes it easy to stow away all your beauty and hair products without losing sight of them through the transparent sections.

I particularly love this pink color as it’s so soft and muted, but you can get it in any other color. It also comes in two sizes, medium and large. What’s not to love.

BAGSMART Toiletry Bag Travel Bag with Hanging Hook, Water-resistant Makeup Cosmetic Bag Travel Organizer for Accessories, Shampoo, Full Sized Container, Toiletries

Toiletry bag

Narwey Hanging Toiletry Bag for Women Travel Makeup Bag Organizer Toiletries Bag for Travel Size Essentials Accessories Cosmetics (Mint Green (Medium))

Another alternative. Medium-sized toiletry bag

2. Phone Charger

I can’t be the only person who was never moved by those bulky phone chargers from back in the day. This sleek, portable one absolutely takes the cake and I’m in love!

iWALK LinkPod Portable Charger 4800mAh Power Bank PD Fast Charging Small Docking Battery with LED Display Compatible with iPhone 14/14 Pro Max/13/13 Pro Max/12/12 Pro/11/X/8/7/6,Blue

iPhone charger | Samsung/LG/Android compatible

It even comes in cute patterns like this one.

3. Cable Organizer

What’s worse than traveling without your phone charger? Having all your cables tangled up in your handbag or suitcase.

This double-layered organizer should help and will make you find all your cables with ease. You can even store extra battery packs, SD cards, hard drive, camera accessories and it fits up to an ipad.

Travel electronics organizer

4. Suitcase

Once I saw this suitcase, I knew I had to have it. The white color is so clean and something about the hard shell design is alluring.

It has spinner wheels, fits in the overhead compartment easily and seems lightweight and great to travel with. Also comes in 3 sizes – 20″, 24″ and 28″.

Travel suitcase

5. Duffle bag

Traveling light is a life skill not too many of us posses, myself included. This duffle bag is a good start.

It comes with a smaller pouch for toiletries, a win-win! Consider this the perfect bag for travel, the gym or as a hospital bag for new mums.

Weekender Bag

Another great option

6. Packing cubes

The modern space-saver packing solution is to own some packing cubes. It’s a game changer for keeping things organized in your suitcase when you travel especially in your carry-on as meeting the weight can be challenging.

This 8-piece packing cube has space for everything with a sock bag, makeup bag, underwear bag, shoe bag, drawstring bag and more. You can even separate your whites from other colors since it’s made with nylon fabric that protects your clothes from stains.

And it’s lightweight, so you don’t have to worry about it adding excess weight to your luggage.

8-piece packing cubes

7. Door Lock

You need this. Whether you live in an apartment or staying in a hotel, this door lock will save you from intruders especially if you frequently travel solo. It comes in a set of 2 and you can always watch a YouTube video to figure out how to use it. It’s very essential.

Use it in an Airbnb too.

Portable Door Lock 2Pack Extra Lock for Additional Privacy and Safety in Home,Hotel and Apartment,Prevent Unauthorized Entry,Protect Family Security in Traveling,Home,Bedroom,Hotel,Apartment,AirBNB

Portable Door Lock for Safety

8. Makeup brush holder

Between hauling a variety of makeup products to finding where to store your brushes so you can sift through them easily, beauty packing is a lot! Thankfully, this makeup brush holder will hold all your tools.

I even found this brush which is a 4-in-1 and I must try it. Seems like a great alternative to hauling many brushes around, period.

Makeup brush holder

4-in-1 Makeup brush set

9. Pill Organizer

I forget to take my vitamins every single day! When you’re traveling, you can’t afford that. These pill organizers will keep you on your daily schedule and are so cute too. I really like the colors.

It has 8 compartments and I read reviews that it can fit a full medication bottle so you can toss them out and save space at home.

The second one is smaller and more compact.

Pack of 3 Pill Organizers | Single Pill box or this

Small pill organizers

10. Makeup Mirror

I love this mirror… own one. From the moment it arrived, I knew it would come on me on many trips. The best part about this mirror is that is has lights with 3 colors – warm, cool and white lights so you do your makeup properly, especially if you are in a place with weird lighting. I really like it, it’s so handy. I use mine even at home so I don’t get carried away with daylight. This ensures you’re always camera ready.

And it’s rechargeable.

FUNTOUCH Rechargeable Travel Makeup Vanity Mirror with 72 Led Lights, Portable Lighted Makeup Beauty Mirror, 3 Color Lighting, Dimmable Touch Screen, Tabletop LED Folding Cosmetic Mirror with Lights

Rechargeable Makeup Mirror

This one opens up and has 2x, 3x and 10x magnification.

I also found this portable shaver that doesn’t look like a regular shaving stick. It has a spray bottle with soap so you can shave on the go. Lastly, I saw these cute bottles for carrying TSA-approved quantities of liquids. Check the reviews because a few people complained about the bottles expanding due to a chemical in their hair product but I really like the color and would just put a mild shampoo and regular shower gel.


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Stay tuned for all the round ups of products I will be bringing. If you missed the post on 10 dresses from Amazon, check it out.

Talk to you soon.


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