It’s finally here, the holiday season is upon us, and it is now time to get out there and stay enjoying the hot summer weather. Regardless of whether you are going to play it cool on a beach far away from the UK coast, or you prefer to soak up the sun at home, there are plenty of essentials that you need for your holiday. Here are the top 10 travel essentials that you need this summer, so make sure you take note and get packing.
#1 New Clothes
One thing that any holiday calls for is some new clothes. It doesn’t matter if you are going to be chilling at a resort or at the local beach, you deserve to look great while doing so. Take the time to invest in some thin and breezy summer clothing that will help you stay cool while also making you look amazing.
This is an absolute must, no matter which country you are in. There is little worse than coming home looking like a freshly cooked lobster, and the pain that comes with it is certainly not worth it. Pick up a high factor sunscreen, apply it regularly, and you can enjoy the sun without going bright red and suffering from peeling skin.
#3 Travel Hair Dryer
Your hair always deserves to look amazing, and so you will want to pick one of these up before you go. Small enough to fit in your handbag, they can go with you anywhere and provide just as much power as a regular hair dryer – leaving you with soft hair that is bursting with volume.
#4 Travel Hair Straighteners
Similarly, you will want to pick up a pair of portable straighteners too – especially if your hair tends to get frizzy and wild in the heat. They are great for taming your mane, as well as keeping it nicely styled for nights out and special occasions. Plus, these also fit into your handbag for easy transport.
A good pair of headphones help you to escape the outside world, and they also provide a calming barrier if you find yourself on a busy plane or public transport, and you find yourself needing an escape. Wired or wireless, there are loads of options out there, and they all start at an affordable price so that you can slip them into your budget.
#6 Portable Power Bank
If your phone runs out of charge when you are on the move, it can be pretty stressful – especially if you end up getting lost and have no way of calling someone for help. A power bank provides you with some extra charge, so you can keep using your phone as needed until you get back to your accommodation. They really are lifesavers in that regard.
#7 Comfortable Shoes
Forget the heels and the work pumps; if you plan on walking a lot and seeing the sights, you need a pair of comfortable shoes to support your feet and provide you with comfort throughout the day. That doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish though, and you are sure to find a pair that suits your tastes while also providing your feet with a haven for the duration of your trip.
#8 Sturdy Suitcases and Carry-Ons
When travelling on a plane, your carry-on and suitcase should be thick and sturdy, ensuring that they can take a beating as well as keep the items inside safe – especially when bringing souvenirs back from overseas. They might be a little pricier, but they are also totally worth it.
To keep your eyes protected from the sun, you need a pair of sunglasses. They will ensure that your eyes are not damaged by UV rays, while also increasing your sight range while out and about. Plus, there are loads of fashionable designs out there that will enhance your facial features for a gorgeous summer look. You can enjoy the benefits of safety and style all in one.
#10 Hangable Toiletry Bag
These aren’t just great because they can also be used as a handbag, but they are also able to hang from the pegs in toilets to keep them away from opportunistic thieves that might be lurking. They also keep your toiletries off the floor, so everything remains nice and clean. It’s also a great and compact way to store all of your essentials for quick access when you are on the move.
From hip new clothes and sunscreen, to accessories that can really help you stay on top of things, there is something for everyone on this holiday list. Hopefully, it has assisted you with better planning your holiday, so you are prepared for anything it has to throw at you. The only thing we forgot to mention was a pocket-size umbrella – being British, you never know when you might need one!
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