The oceans of a sunlit somewhere are calling… Whether you’re heading off to one of the Greek Islands, driving through Australia’s coastline or hitting up the beaches of Bali, these 5 travel essentials will help make packing for your summer destinations a whole lot easier.
This might seem like a bit of a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at how hard it can be to find sunscreen outside of Australia that isn’t SPF 10+ (yes, that is an actual thing sold in European pharmacies). Remember to slip, slop slap and protect your skin from all those days you’ll be spending tanning up in the sunshine and save yourself from overpriced sunscreen by packing some of your own. Your skin, and wallet, will thank you for it.
2. A versatile bikini
These days, there are so many different styles and types when it comes to women’s swimwear. While it may be tempting to go for a trendy one piece with lots of cut outs, strings and hoops, a simple yet stylish set of swimmers will be a more versatile accompaniment in your summer travels and also stop you from getting weird tanlines . Subtle prints or two-tone patterns tend to look good against the aqua backdrops of any summer destination.
3. A compact beach bag
A hold-all beach bag is summer travelling staple for all your beach gear. Whether you prefer the shape of a classic tote or a smaller backpack, opt for a double strap for extra comfort when you’re lugging it over rock pools and a canvas fabric for easier cleaning and storing. Little interior pockets for valuables are also a big plus.
4. A big pair of sunglasses
Trendy as well as practical, a trip to a summer destination wouldn’t be complete without a pair of sunglasses. Perfect for shading your eyes from the sun glare, hiding out in and pinning hair back with, sunglasses come in all shapes and patterns, though the wayfarer and aviator styles have remained popular throughout the years.
5. A shift dress
Warm weather makes shift dresses a go-to for summer travels. Usually made from thin cotton with no zips or buttons, their easy to wear nature means you can slip them on with little fuss and not worry about overheating in the sun.