Summer vacations are usually an invitation for us to travel, that, however, brings with it a whole new set of challenges. Traveling during summers, especially with a big family, can be quite a bit of trouble. One should make sure that they are packed with all the essentials to make sure they do not spend the vacation shopping for inane items and instead shop for something that they actually love.

Here are some of the most essential things that your summer travel kit should have:


There are a number of reasons why we forget sunscreens. The foremost being that we feel that we do not need one. Sunscreens are crucial if you are going to be spending time around the pool and soaking in the sun. Make sure that you get a sunscreen with a high enough SPF count. While a little bit of sun is good for you, skin cancer is a cruel reality of life. So, make sure that you have a sunscreen packed for you and your kids.


Yes, hats. There are a number of comfortable hats that are available these days. Make sure that your travel case has at least two (because we often have a tendency to misplace hats). The hats will keep your head from getting overheated and prevent your face from taking the brunt of the direct sun. Make sure that you are keeping your hat on you at all times when you are out and about.


It is summer! This is the perfect time of the year to flaunt your expensive pair of sunglasses. If you are going to someplace where there is a lot of reflected sunlight, like a desert, it is important that you protect your eyes. Too much time in the sun can make your eyes dry, make them itchy, and cause them to water. Keep your sunglasses on to protect your peepers during this hot months.

Reusable Water Bottle

Hydration, the keyword for summer, is also the most ignored during this season. Make sure that you carry a reusable water bottle with you all the time. Refill it and keep sipping it through the day to ensure that you are not dehydrated. There are a number of thermos bottles that will keep your water cool and ensure that you have a cold drink to sip on summer days.

Flip Flops

Let’s face it, nobody wants to keep putting on shoes during the summer months. There are a number of comfortable flip flops that you can invest in. Not only are they easy to wear but also very important in keeping your feet aired out. One must, however, make sure that their flip-flops are not plastic. Plastic flip-flops can cause sweat to accumulate under the soles of your feet and are an invitation to slip and fall.

Bug Spray

Summers are an invitation to bugs and insects of all varieties. Make sure that you carry mosquito repellant and bug spray if you are going into the lap of nature. It is important to keep yourself protected from bug bites during this season because these insects are also often carriers of diseases. Mosquitoes can cause a number of dangerous diseases, the last thing you need during a vacation. Make sure you are slathered with mosquito repellant during this season.

It is important to enjoy one’s vacations during this season. The first step towards having a great time during the vacation is to pack all the right things that one may need. The right materials will not only keep you safe but also ensure that you are spending your vacations having fun.

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