It's summertime and that means I am hitting the road, and the airports, and the train stations. My middle name is adventure and I love to explore the world. As such, I've become a pretty adept packer. One of my claims to fame is that I took a year-long trip around the world with only carry-on luggage. Ready for my tips? Here's why you need these summer travel style essentials

Packing Tips video

To make it quick and easy for you, check out this video on my summer packing essentials.

With a bit of clever planning and some shopping, you can make packing simple and fashionable. Here are my resources for keeping it chic even on the road with a few favorite fashion finds.

Why You Need these Summer Travel Style Essentials

Summer Travel Essentials

Nalgene has a water bottle for every lifestyle and every adventure. Made in the USA, BPA free, durable and dishwasher safe. I love that these colorful bottles are environmentally friendly AND remind me to stay hydrated. I prefer the Nalgene bottles with the wide opening. It's perfect to add ice and make fruit-infused water. Check out my favorite infused water recipes here.  

The 32-ounce wide mouth Nalgene bottle is perfect for travel and it comes in a rainbow of colors. It's dishwasher safe AND has a loop for the lid so I won't lose it. Shop bottles here.

Sam’s Club always surprises me and is a great travel resource. For this video, I found a great cooler bag and travel accessories from Dabney Lee. Every visit is an adventure. Find out where you local Sam's Club is and get a membership now.

Why You Need these Summer Travel Style Essentials

Earth Shoes offer women support and style. This forest green sandal is a great new neutral to pack for summer. Pair this with your favorite denim skirt or a flirty dress. And of course, everything goes with denim!  Shop Earth Shoes on Zappos here.

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Trestique makeup products are full-sized and 2-in-1 with built in applicators. It’s a travel-friendly set that comes in a pouch with a mirror and is all TSA approved (nothing is liquid). And the crayon caps are magnetic so they don't open in your bag (who doesn't love when your makeup is mess free?!) The only place to customize and buy a complete Essential 8 Set is on Head there to get a customized set.

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The Arctica Featherlyte Down PackVest  is a must! Since I often go north during the summer, I always pack a light jacket and the "packet" is a two-in-one piece of clothing I love. It’s is a pillow, a pack and a jacket all in one. The secret is the huge packet pocket that stores gloves, ski straps and plenty of other gear for the day. Stuff your jacket into the pocket to transform it into a handy pillow for that quick power nap. Find out more:

State Bags: The gold backpack is from STATE. The company designs fashionable bags for work, travel, gym, & play.  There's a padded laptop sleeve that fits up to a 13" laptop. Shop the State collection on Zappos here.

Why You Need these Summer Travel Style Essentials

More Travel Tips

What are your travel essentials? Let me know what I need to pack on my next adventure. If you want more travel inspiration, check out a few of our recent travel posts:

  1. Visit Marseille, France 
  2. Seadust, Cancun, Mexico (all inclusive)
  3. A travel treat to the Red Lion Inn

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