Summer travel must-haves I’m loving right now
By Carla Snuggs
Traveling this summer? I’ve gathered some really handy and fabulous travel accessories to help your travels go a bit more smoothly. From organizers to sun protection garments and multi-tasking travel finds, there’s a little bit of everything for you, my traveling friends!
Icybag is a cosmetic bag with a twist. it’s fully insulated and comes with a removable freezer gel pack to keep your items cool! Women can now take their favorite heat-sensitive beauty and health items with them in a compact & stylish bag and not worry that they will get hot, sticky or melted. Icybag is perfect for makeup, medications, snacks and lip-balm to name a few! Poolside, beachside, on the plane, or on the go, IcyBag will be chillin' by your side! Shop: Icybag.net
Ellis James Designs Makeup Bag:
Ellis James Designs creates luxuriously glamorous bags, organizers and travel essentials to fit any mobile lifestyle. Their Black Makeup Brush Bag is the perfect solution for storing your makeup brushes. Store all your beauty tools in the most beautiful, luxurious, and elegant setting they deserve.
Viakix Napali Walking Sandal
Viakix is a family owned US footwear company that sells outdoor sandals for women that are stylish, comfortable and affordable.. If you're like me, you’re going to be doing a lot of walking and hiking this summer. I love the Napali Hiking Sandal. You can wear this shoe for hiking, camping and water sports. They’re lightweight, so they’re perfect for all your summer travel needs. The straps in the front are adjustable so whether you have a narrow foot or a wider foot, you can get a comfortable fit.
Sleep Number’s New Travel Pillow
Sleep Number’s New Travel Pillow is a travel most have. Pamper yourself on your next travel adventure anywhere – a car, a plane, a beach, wherever her eyes can find the time to rest. The new Sleep Number travel pillow has a unique fill blend of memory foam pieces and premium down alternative fibers in an ergonomic shape that will fit her contours for enhanced comfort. It can be purchased direct from Sleepnumber.com
Tani USA Summer 2019 Collection
Summer is in the air! Tani USA, the premium lifestyle brand of luxury loungewear apparel, recently debuted their Summer 2019 collection for women. Show off this season's latest trends in print and color. Made with quality fabric and a carefully tailored athletic fit, Tani USA has released a variety of new underwear and over 15 different styles of new loungewear to enjoy all Summer. The brilliant fabric Micro Modal® Air that they use is actually thinner and even softer than silk. And Tani is the first and only underwear brand to use this innovative modal fabric. Despite its remarkable soft feel, the SilkCut collection stretches and recovers as it lightly forms and shapes to your body in a level of comfort and style you will definitely get used to. Because it’s so comfortable and barely wrinkles, it’s great for travel so I had to add it to my list.
This convertible beach SARONG with a pocket - a bathing suit cover that transforms into a shoulder bag with a handy pocket - is a game-changer! Under the SHOLDIT brand, SARONG was created by Angela Lee Diaz, founder of SHOLDIT - a premiere line of uniquely patented functional fashion items.Angela created the SHOLDIT brand in Nebraska with a $20 sewing machine and now has multiple items under the SHOLDIT brand (most notably the "Infinity Scarf"). On top of being an entrepreneur, she's a mom.
Hot Head by Thermal Hair Care
Summer can really wreak havoc on our hair. Heat, sweat, chlorine and salt water can cause our hair to be dry and damaged. Restore your luscious locks and get salon quality hair treatments in the comfort of your home with Hot Head by Thermal Hair Care -- the original flaxseed-filled, microwavable, deep conditioning heat cap with superior heat distribution. Hot Head works on all hair types and textures, even chemically processed hair. It's handmade with all natural materials. Reversible and reusable, Hot Head dramatically improves the results of your favorite deep conditioner, hair mask or oil. Simply apply your hair treatment of choice to clean, towel dried hair. Microwave Hot Head for about two minutes, place it on your hair over a shower cap, wear for 20-45 minutes, rinse and style as usual. No cords, no fuss – just healthy, hydrated hair! Hot Head recently launched Little Hot Head specially designed for children. Lighter and smaller than the original, it will deep condition their hair while they move about and play! Get the Mommy & Me Haircare Bundle. It has everything you need conveniently packaged in a cute gift bag for a girls spa day at home!
Maxwell-Scott Leather Travel Wallet
Maxwell-Scott luxurious travel luggage and accessories are the perfect travel accessory. I love my Leather Travel Wallet! For the frequent flyer, this travel document case is the ideal companion. With 10 card slots, a large slip pocket and space for any tickets, the sleek envelope design can accommodate all of your traveling necessities. It can even fit a slim phone so that the large wallet can also function as a sleek clutch bag if desired. The travel wallet is handcrafted from vegetable tanned Italian leather and can be personalized with embossing.
This self-defense ring is a must have for travel, especially if you do any solo traveling. It’s a regular chic jewelry ring that can turn into a self-defense weapon if you need it. They’re really pretty and stylish and can help you defend yourself should anything go awry! They also make a great gift for the people you love. Check out all the styles here: Defenderring.com
Peak Design Travel Organizing Accessories
Peak Design Wash Pouch, Tech Pouch and Packing Cubes are great travel organizing accessories.
Peak Design Wash Pouch The Peak Design Wash Pouch sits upright on the counter or hangs via a stowable hook, always giving total visibility and access to your toiletries. It’s easy to clean - this cleverly designed pouch turns inside out for easy cleaning and the waterproof material even allows you to stick the whole thing in the shower for a quick wash. A network of internal TPU-coated nylon mesh pockets, along with a magnetically-sealed toothbrush pocket, external razor pocket, and internal zippered pouch, keep items organized and clean.
Peak Design Tech Pouch: The Tech Pouch is perfect for storing the tech accessories of your daily life. Clam shell style opening maximizes internal space while exterior handles allow for easy opening and holding. Cables and external storage units find homes in one of many divided spaces and SD cards, smaller batteries and styluses conveniently tuck away in elastic accessory loops. External zip pocket has a cable pass through for easy device charging and the 200D recycled nylon canvas shell is waterproof and aesthetically clean.
Peak Design Packing Cube: Compressible, easy to access, and instantly dividable, Peak Design Packing Cubes are functionally and aesthetically unmatched. A unique tear-away zipper lets you access contents quickly, unlike standard packing cubes with U-zip openings. An internal divider lets you separate clean and dirty clothes, and allows each compartment to expand/contract based on its contents. And, an expansion/compression zip provides additional space, or the ability to compress contents once packed.
Burt’s Bee’s Toothpaste
Perfect for a carry on, backpack and even a full on suitcase, Burt’s Bees Toothpaste is a must have for any trip. The line offers five formulas (3 adults and 2 kids) for a variety of key needs - whitening, freshness and strong teeth. Burt’s Bees Toothpastes include both fluoride and fluoride free options, providing you and your family the freedom to choose whatever works best for your lifestyle. All formulas are made without sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), triclosan & parabens, artificial flavors and sweeteners, plastic microbeads and preservatives & blue, red, yellow dyes.
Sage Owl Grate Grill Scraper
Sage Owl’s The Grate Grill Scraper is one of the best selling bristle-free BBQ Grill Cleaners. You will need this as you travel and camp or glamp if you’re going to do any grilling. It was created to eliminate the danger of swallowing a wire bristle from a standard BBQ cleaning brush. On average, there is one ER visit every 3 days from someone eating a piece of wire with their food. Weighing less than 2 oz, it won’t weigh you down. The Grate Grill Scraper is pocket-sized and easily portable so you can take it anywhere. Another good thing about this is that their Universal Model is specially designed to work with most grill grates, especially those found in most state and national campgrounds and parks. Amazon.com/thesageowl
My Infinite Agenda
Keep yourself organized in style while you travel this summer! My Infinite Agenda is an elegant and dynamic planner designed with your busy lifestyle in mind! The planner allows you to keep track of your daily commitments and goals, while also planning ahead.
It is an agenda, daily planner, gratitude journal, vision board and goal-setting tool all rolled into one! There are dated, undated and mid-year versions, you choose! Get inspired and keep track of your plans no matter where you go. Shop: www.myinfiniteagenda.com
I love Waka Coffee’s new coffee-on-the-go kit. Ideal for enjoying a fresh cup of coffee, anywhere, from the office to the campsite to the airplane, Waka Coffee offers coffee lovers an instant cup of joe that tastes like slow drip coffee. For graduates entering today's busy lifestyle, this high-quality instant coffee provides a simpler coffee experience to fuel your entire day! Simply tuck a packet in your purse, laptop bag, backpack or pocket to be enjoyed no matter where your day takes you! Waka Coffee sources only 100% Arabica beans, which are commonly used in coffee shops, to provide the best taste. The beans are freeze dried to best preserve the coffee’s aroma and depth of flavor...providing you with an incredible cup of coffee, instantly! In addition, Waka Coffee has created an “Add Water, Give Water” program. Through this initiative, Waka Coffee donates 4% of their proceeds to charity: water to support incredible projects that bring clean drinking water to 26 countries around the world - in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Shop: Amazon.com or Wakacoffee.com
Coolibar Sun Blanket and Sun Shawl
Sun protection you wear to protect you from UV rays while you’re traveling. Millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure when they don’t even realize it—in their cars! Coolibar, makers of sun protection you wear - pack UPF 50+ blankets as do-it-all alternative to a standard blanket to offer protection whenever, wherever you need it. It can be draped over your lap in the car, over your shoulders when you’re in the bright sun, over a stroller to block the sun rays from baby and allow maximum breathability, etc. Never leave home without a packable and crushable hat to protect your face, shoulders and scalp, and gloves to block the sun’s rays from reaching one of the body’s most overexposed areas. Sun Blankets are great to drape over your lap in the car or on the plane to block UV rays. Performance Sun Shawl is also WONDERFUL to use as a blanket in the car and shawl when you’re out and about. They’re a little larger than the sun blanket so it provides more coverage.
Disclosure: Press samples were provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing, photography and honest review.