Rounding up the most valuable things you can carry this season while going for a holiday so that you have a room for those kitschy souvenirs you know you don’t need, but definitely want.
The summer season has arrived and how! Apart from the sweltering heat, this season brings with it an amazing opportunity to get the family together and head out to enjoy a fun-filled vacation. It does not matter if you are going to be beach-bound for a weekend or traveling somewhere exotic for several weeks, packing never comes easy. Since every inch of your suitcase is prime real estate, one must be wise while packing. It is easy to forget things in the midst of stressful packing, so here’s a list of smart summer travel essentials.
Filofax: Planning your most awaited vacation can be exciting, but also very stressful. This is when a Filofax can come in handy – a day planner that will help you to keep it all organized; so do not miss out on any amusement during your fun-filled vacation. It is also a great tool to keep a record of your travel experiences – where you visited, where you stayed, which restaurant you ate at, etc.
Gopax solar packback: It comes with an upgraded batter that fully charges any smartphone up to six times. The outer layer of the bag is made up of ballistic grade nylon and Kevlar stitching which is good enough to sustain small wear and tear. It is even water-resistant.
Monteverde selfie pen: A trip is incomplete without pictures. The selfie stick is one of the most popular and handy accessories to take along for a holiday. Gone are the days when you have to have your stretched-out arm in all of your selfies; Monteverde selfie pen synchronizes with your phone or tablet allowing you to remotely take pictures.
Air-conditioned cooling shirt: This shirt comes with two fans attached at the back that regulate the air around your body and keep you comfortable. Now you won’t lose your cool over the unwanted heat and unbearable odour of your sweat.
A waterproof portable speaker: It is an ideal choice for a beach vacation – where you mostly laze around, sip cocktails and bask in the sun, what else could you add? Some great music to set the mood right and make the day even better. Speakers like the B&O by Bang & Olufsen or the JBL Flip 4, you will have some fun around without worrying about it getting wet.
Ogon wallet: Travelers are wary of being pick-pocketed at new destinations. Ögon, RFID impenetrable wallet provides you with a stylish and secure way to carry up to 12 essential credit and identification cards. The sleek design of polished aluminum is the modern alternative to the traditional leather wallet, and it can be reused and recycled. Guarded with RFID blocking technology, your valuable information will be kept safe and protected from electronic pick-pockets. Compact, sturdy, and lightweight; this wallet fits perfectly in a man’s jacket or back jean’s pocket, as well as in any ladies’ handbag.
Smart travel suitcase: Luggage is the most important component of your travel. With most airlines charging hefty fees for overweight bags, traveling light has become a necessity. Many luggage companies have developed lightweight bags that remain durable enough to withstand wear and tear.
A light-weight portable power bank: Depending on your travel itinerary, it could even be days before you can charge your phone at regular wall socket. Solution – keep a lightweight power bank in your bag that is not too bulky to carry around.
Wheeled bag – luggage scooter: It is a three-wheeled micro luggage scooter with a roll-behind carry-on case, which is easily maneuverable and a good travel companion. It even has separate compartments for laptops, documents and other utility items. Hop on your luggage and stroll around.
Great noise-cancelling headphones: While on a flight, train or just walking around, sometimes you just want to dive into music and disconnect yourself from the world, simply taking it all in within your eyes. Therefore, you go for these noise-cancelling headphones as they even come in all shapes, sizes and prices.
goTenna: It ensures that you never lose a track of your travel buddies whether or not you are out in the unexplored terrains. After it gets paired with your cellphones, goTenna uses VHF radio waves to send text messages and GSP locations to other goTenna users in that area. It covers miles, and doesn’t need towers, routers or satellites to communicate.
Flashlight, speaker, charger in one: Buckshot pro portable Bluetooth speaker with flashlight and USB cable is for travel junkies who love to travel properly equipped. This speaker cum flashlight is powered by lithim-ion battery and indeed a cool travel accessory to carry.
– Compiled by Shikha Jain