The heat is on! It’s time to come out of hibernation and create those summertime memories that seem to last forever. I don’t know what it is, but there is just something magical about summertime. Throughout my life, many of my most memorable times have taken place in the summer. It’s a season of new beginnings for many, evening chats on the front porch and family beach trips. It’s about losing ourselves in the sights and sounds of the ocean waves, while letting go of the burdens of life. Life’s a beach. It’s also exactly what the doctor orders when we need a little, TLC.
With summer right around the corner, it’ time to make those summer travel plans and be, “in-the-know” when it comes to 2017 summer travel essentials. Let’s face it, if you are preparing to have your best summer yet and create those lifetime memories; you need to know about the essentials. Wouldn’t you agree? It’s not just about packing sunscreen, a beach towel and a hat. In fact, it starts with the bag. Whether you are taking a long weekend to Charleston or cruising to the Caribbean, you need to have that perfect bag filled with those, must-have essentials.
Now, when I talk about, “the bag”; I’m talking about the bag that’s your, “go-to”. It’s the bag that will carry the essentials needed when your flying on a plane or sitting on a beach. It’s the one you bring on board the ship or in the long car ride to grandma’s house. Yes, it’s THAT bag.
Choosing Your Bag
First of all, before we list those summer travel essentials you will want to keep in your bag, let’s talk about the kind of bag you’ll want to have. You’ll want to have one that’s not only trendy, but also functional. You’ll want a bag that will work for both beach, plane or car. You’ll want one that’s not too big, but, big enough to carry those summer travel essentials. And, last but not least, you’ll want a bag with both a handle and shoulder strap.
There are many options out there, but the MAHI duffle bags are perfect for your summer getaway. Designed in London and made in India, these leather bags are made to order and available in a quality canvas or leather. And, what do I especially love about this line of bags? $1.50 from every MAHI sold is donated to their partner water charity, FRANK Water. Oh, and did I mention that you can have them personalized, too? Like I said, there are many options to choose from, so below you will find a few of my favorite finds. Like what you see? Just click on the pick and shop until your heart’s content.
2017 Summer Getaway Essentials For Your Bag
Ok, you found your perfect bag. Now what? Now it’s time to make sure you have your, “go-to” bag packed and with you for easy access. It’s not your handbag and it’s not your suitcase. In fact, think of it as the perfect combination of the two. So, don’t check it in at the airport and don’t put it in the trunk. If you’re heading to the beach, make sure you grab it on your way out. Yes, this bag will be your soulmate on your summer getaway.
Now that you’ve been introduced to your soulmate, it’s time to list those 2017 Summer Getaway Essentials to pack in your bag. So, here you go. Take note. Happy and safe travels!
- A good “entertaining” book
- A self-help or inspirational book
- A journal and pen
- change of clothes
- a makeup pouch with your “must-haves”
- SPF lip balm
- a brush
- hair clip and hair tie
- a sweatshirt or light jacket
- a hat
- baby wipes (they always come in handy for something)
- a water bottle
- towel (use it for the beach or as a blanket in a car or plane)