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Summer Travel Essentials

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Summer is here and I couldn’t be more excited! I love all things summer, especially sunshine, barbecues, pool parties, and traveling. We’re on the road a lot in the summer because Athena is out of school and there are no limits to where we can go. One of the first things you need to consider when thinking about how to plan a trip is what essentials you need to bring. I put together a short list of summer travel essentials that we don’t leave home without because what good is having summer travel plans if you don’t have a few fun summer essentials to bring with you?


Summer Travel Essentials

Marsquest Sunglasses 

Marsquest Sunglasses

MarsQuest sunglasses are my favorite for the summer. I love them so much that I have multiple pairs for different occasions. Their bright, bold colors are fun for the whole family with styles for men, women, unisex, and children.

My favorite everyday summer look is the F · Gold x Pink. The lenses are triacetate with Anti-Scratch technology and UV400 protection, and the premium titanium and stainless steel mount holds up against my adventurous spirit. Athena adores her K · Fuscia and doesn’t leave home without them. All MarsQuest sunglasses come with a cute leatherette case with microfiber cleaning cloth, customized box, and decorative sticker set.


There are some things that you shouldn’t leave home without and sunscreen is on the top of that list, especially in the summer when the sun is at its strongest. Sunscreens use either a physical or chemical filter to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are natural mineral sun blocks that sit on your skin and stop both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. Chemical sunscreens use synthetic chemicals to reflect the sun’s rays after they have penetrated the skin’s surface. Clearly, a natural mineral sun block is best and we don’t leave home without our LASPA Mineral Sunscreen.

LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is an all natural, Zinc based sunscreen that’s perfect for protecting and moisturizing sensitive skin. LASPA Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen SPF 20 is thinner and more suited for use under foundation or activities with less direct sun. Both are very water and sweat resistant, 100% natural, clinically tested, chemical free, and fragrance free.

To read more about why we love LASPA Mineral Sunscreen, check out our post, Adding LASPA to our Summer Travel Essentials. 

Tense Watches

Tense Watches

There are very few things that I bring on every single trip regardless of temperature or destination, but a watch always makes the cut. All of my travels are filled with activities and adventures and knowing the time is important to making it all fit. It’s difficult to find a watch that is stylish enough to wear for any occasion and reliable enough to risk my schedule on. My phone battery often dies, leaving me relying solely on a watch. Tense Watches are the perfect style and function for me. Their recycled and reclaimed wood has a unique original look and they are manufactured by hand in Canada. I found their Small Compass watch and instantly knew it was the perfect fit for me.

Regardless if I’m manning the helm of a ship, jumping out of a plane, or attending a dinner party, Tense’s Small Compass is a great fits my style and active life.

Read more about Tenses Watches on our recent post, Adding Tense Watches to our Summer Travel Essentials. 

100% Waterproof Floating Phone Case by AquaVault

100% Waterproof Floating Phone Case by AquaVaultThe 100% Waterproof Floating Phone Case by AquaVault fits all phones and includes an adjustable neck strap.

You can type, swipe, and take crystal clear photos while using the Waterproof Floating Phone Case. As if that’s not enough, it even floats!

The case has a triple leak seal design with reinforced corners, and it fits nicely in any travel bag.


Ziptrek Ecotours Tremblant

GoPro is the ultimate camera and video camera all wrapped up in a tiny package. From cameras and drones to apps and accessories, everything GoPro does is geared towards helping you capture life as you live it and easily share it with others.

I’ve had a GoPro 3+ for years and it’s always packed in my backpack and ready for the next adventure, regardless if it’s on land, under the water, or in the air.

Summer Travel Essentials

Packing for summer travel is different depending on the location, activities, and length of stay, but I don’t leave home without these summer travel essentials. What summer travel essentials top your list?

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