Pack it up, Pack it In: Travel Necessities for Summer Packing

by TLM Team on June 22, 2023 in Gift Guides,

Summer has arrived, and it’s time to pack it up! As you eagerly anticipate your getaway, make sure to check out these travel essentials that will keep you comfortable, organized, and ready for any adventure that comes your way.


Fold-N-Pack Launches World’s First Packable Travel Hanger

The Fold-N-Pack hanger is a travel accessory that not only reduces wrinkles but keeps clothes perfectly folded and allows you to hang them right up straight from the suitcase. Their founder, Vince Zadeh says, “Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, the days of thinking of packing as a chore are over. Fold-N-Pack cuts packing and unpacking time in half; only take clothes off the hanger to wear them. Pack smarter, not harder.” If you are a frequent flyer and are hopping around on company trips or business related travel – this hanger is a game changer. Any garment, such as a suit or dress can be pre-hung and thrown in your suitcase and when you arrive at the hotel, hang it right up! Starting at $19.99

WanderFull Bag

Perfect for a trip to the trails, a weekend at the Grand Canyon, or even a walk around the park – the WanderFull bag is a stylish tote for your water bottle! Keep your hands free and your water near with their absolutely adorable insulated bags. WanderFull brand stocks brightly colored bags for a pop of color or classy neutrals that can go with anything. Whether you’re a hot mama on-the-go or a young-20-something glamping with your friends, this bag not only serves as home for your water but its water resistant pockets will store your phone, keys, wallet, and more. We love these and you will too – bottles up! $59


The Coalatree Trailhead shorts have our hearts this hot Texas summer. If you are hitting up Katy trail in Dallas or going on a hot-girl (or boy) walk abroad, these shorts are our go-to for out and about, hiking and lounging by the pool. Made from recycled materials and coupled with stretchy fabric and UV protection, these cute and classy shorts pack into themselves for travel use and can double as a small pillow! A backpacker’s dream. $69

Wander & Perch Wet Bags

Wander & Perch Wet Bags are a must-have before you dive into summer water activities. Simply drop a wet swimsuit into one of their trendy, waterproof-lined bags and enjoy life’s happy moments without worrying about water and sand dripping all over your important stuff (phone, keys, wallet, laptop). It’s water-resistant, eco-friendly, breathable, and machine washable, made with high quality, medium-weight, 100% cotton fabric with a waterproof TPU interior lining. $35

Well Traveled Immune Activator

Travel is great but sometimes it can knock the wind out of you! Fortunately, there’s Well Traveled, an immune support drink mix made with travelers in mind. The Immune Activator is clinically proven with plant-based ingredients, a fresh lemon taste, and packs a powerful punch with pre and post biotics. Did we mention no added sugar or bad additives? The breakthrough science gives you a second wind on those high intensity travel excursions. Throw these in your purse or wallet. We utilized them on a cruise ship! $30 for 10 pack

MOOV Balance Convertible Bag

The MOOV Balance Convertible Bag is the ultimate bag to keep every Lady Boss organized on the go! Made from high quality vegan leather and designed by a team of engineers to make life easier on the go without compromising comfort and style! It has a built-in checklist and labeling system to keep your essentials organized and easy to grab when you need them. Available in chestnut brown, fire red, or ivory. $299

Jones New York cardigan

We love to pack a comfy cardigan on every trip- perfect to snuggle up in when the airplane is too cold or your roadtripping mates want the AC cranked up. We love this Jones NY Open-Front Ribbed Trim Knit Cardigan — a versatile layer in an energizing blue. Ribbed trim adds a subtle textural touch to this relaxing design. On a trip when fickle-weather days approach, this cardigan optimizes any outfit for a cuddly and lively boost. $89.50

 Kasper Jersey Skirt

What we love about a great skirt for travel is that it’s comfortable during travel and easily goes from day (with sneakers) to night (with sandals or a heel for dinner). Put your elegant foot forward with the soft sway of Kasper’s A-line Jersey Knit Midi Skirt – a flattering midi skirt featuring a burst of vibrant florals in a bold color palette that captures the eye. This skirt can be worn comfortably from morning to night (even rocking it out in a dance club). $69

Debby Halter One Piece Swimsuit

Timeless and effortlessly chic, the Debby white one piece swimsuit looks great on almost all body types. The cut out back scoop adds a modern touch to this unique one-piece. Also available in green! $220 (White) or $190 (Green) Free shipping on all US orders and get 10% off your first order when you sign up to become a Sauipe Insider. (And don’t worry, it’s free!)

Shapellx PowerConceal™ Ultra Comfy Body Shaper

We typically want to look good and feel good when we travel. We have found this is the ideal body shaper: folds up into a tiny compact cube in your bag, it’s comfortable and provides shaping in all the important places. No more shapers cutting off your circulation– that doesn’t make a girl happy while traveling. The PowerConceal™ Ultra Comfy Body Shaper is whisper-soft and its seamless construction make this sculpting piece essential for enhancing your body’s natural shape. $88

Vimergy Organic Zinc Sulfate

It’s important to stay healthy while traveling and sometimes, all we need is a boost of extra minerals. This easy-to-take liquid Organic Zinc, made with organic apple juice, supports a healthy metabolism and immune system, and is also a potent antioxidant. Vimergy offers supplements in the purest form for the best absorption and highest potency. $31.99

Rockies Rebels

You’ll turn heads at the next home game with these eye-catching western boots. Introducing the ultimate in luxury footwear for the modern cowboy. Handcrafted from the finest python leather, these boots exude exclusivity and sophistication. The unique design on the toes adds a touch of edginess, making them a bold statement piece for any fashion-forward woman. $1,389.00

Wear Your Roots Clothing


Our favorite states shape who we are (hey, Texas!). From sea to shining sea, WYR helps you pay homage to the state you love with its original State Roots design. Need a comfy shirt while visiting a national park? Want a piece of home when you move to a new state? The wide range of t-shirt and flannel styles will be exactly what guys want to throw into their travel bag– wear it all day and into the evening. Varies

About The Arboretum

A unique shopping experience awaits under the oaks at The Arboretum, Austin’s most popular open-air marketplace. The town center is home to more than 40 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. A dynamic offering of things to do along with things to buy keeps guests engaged and returning often. The Arboretum is open seven days a week; Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. For more information, please call (512) 338-4755 or visit Like us on and follow us on Instagram @ArboretumTX. For additional information on The Arboretum, please visit online. 

Con Olio Oils & Vinegars BBQ Bash Gift Box

Everything you need for the perfect BBQ feast! Gift set includes the Franklin BBQ cookbook, Franklin BBQ Sauce and Spice, Con’ Olio Chipotle Olive Oil and Espresso Balsamic vinegar. Perfect for vacation, a picnic, or just a night home on the grill. Comes wrapped in a signature kraft box. $92. Shop in-store at The Arboretum or online.

Orvis Waterproof Backpack

The Waterproof Backpack from Orvis is the perfect accessory for getting out on the water! Their durable PRO Waterproof Backpack 30L, is constructed from 840-denier, abrasion- and puncture-resistant ballistic nylon, and then coated with .1mm TPU on both sides of the fabric. 

This bag is perfect for your fresh or saltwater adventures. 

Swing by Orvis at the Arboretum in Austin for this and many other accessories and apparel for men, women and your doggies. $329

Soft Surroundings Bailey Dress

The perfect dress with all the elements for a summertime picnic! Style, easy knit comfort, and POCKETS! Bias-cut panels in a flowy silhouette are so flattering. Comes in several colors and is currently 20% off. $99.95. Shop in-store at The Arboretum or online.

Soma Intimates

Easily packable for carefree days and comfy nights. Soma Cool Nights® PJs are a best-seller for a reason! Created with patented fabric that’s lightweight and cool to the touch, they’re helping millions of women get a good night sleep. You can build your pair with a variety of tops, bottoms, sleepshirts, and robes in one-of-a-kind prints.

Shop in-store at The Arboretum or online. Price varies per look.


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