15 Essentials for Sizzlin’ Summer Travel

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on May 23, 2019 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle, Fashion,
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We are SO ready for summer! Why? Because our fave season means hitting the road or flying high in the skies… These fun items will put some sizzle into your summer travel and add some spice to your vacation packing and journeys.

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Lulus takes swimsuit cover-ups to a whole new sassy level. Choose from a variety of cute cover-ups to go over their equally stunning swimsuits. We love this bright blue jumpsuit style, perfect to transition from the pool or beach to a restaurant or shopping for souvenirs. (Lulus’ neon orange bikini with a one-shoulder style is also a show-stopper.) $59
You must pack sunglasses for any summer trip. Need a replacement in a pinch? Order new styles, beach-inspired designs, and the chilliest seaside colors for your summer vacation from EyeBuyDirect. You can also order prescription sunglasses online. From $32
We love Joules for their cute, high quality year-round clothing for the whole family. Summer’s no exception, with coverups, rash vests, shorts, sandals and swimwear — including this beach-ready Coraline halterneck bikini top for her. Have fun mixing and matching with the Joules’ range or your own vacay wardrobe. $34.95
Ever summer trip needs a versatile wrap that can also work as a cover-up. MerSea has a stylish solution to packing light with a cotton wrap for when she needs a beach wrap, sarong or scarf. Travel light with this multi-tasking essential. Pro tip: Fly with a wrap and cover up your nose and mouth when nearby passengers sound sick. From $49
A crowd fave (and one that is sure to get slimming compliments), the Summersault sidestroke suit is one of the most flattering one-piece suits around. Kick off trips on your bucket list with the swimsuit that brings fashion and a sleek design. This one-shoulder strap design features elegant solids and beautiful color blocks that include White Sand, Mango and Deep Sea. $95
Perfect for dry summer skin and sun damage, Ceramedx’s Ultra Moisturizing Cream, Restoring Body Lotion and Extra Gentle Cleanser all contain an exclusive natural ceramide technology which goes that extra mile to help heal dryness, improve moisture retention and prevent dryness from recurring. Bonus: they’re fragrance-free so no worries about them clashing with your fave travel fragrance. From $9.99
Jypsea Local creates handmade bikinis that will turn heads. Ethically made in Miami with 2-3 layers of lycra for full coverage and no translucency, Brazilian cut (i.e. lots of cheek!), they are made to stay on and ideal for an active vacay surfing, paddling, swimming etc. $65/piece
Known for their rockin’ ’80s-inspired fashion and irresistible informal pants, Kut from the Kloth delights our fancy with a new line of summer fun: pants for every occasion in olive, coral and denim, and light cardigans for those evening vacation nights. From $58
We’re sweet on the new Candy luggage collection from iFly. Yes, iFly has their own fibertech carry-on luggage collection and instead of the regular bland colors, your suitcase will stand out in cool colors like mint, ice blue, grape and lemon. Not only do we love the yummy colors but we love that this bag fits the perfect amount for a long weekend. $79
Keep the kids (or adults) entertained screen-free with Buddha Board Mini, perfect for a road trip. It is a drawing board based on the zen idea of living in the moment. You paint on the board with water and the design slowly evaporates. We are envisioning creating art on a hotel balcony overlooking the ocean. (Or keeping a toddler entertained in the backseat.) $24.95
This waterproof bluetooth must-have is great for the pool, beach, waterpark and general summer fun adventures. Keep your little ones entertained (dance party anyone?) with tunes from the Audio Splash Pet portable speaker that charges for over 8 hours of fun. They even have cute names like AuROARa Bearealis and Narmony the Narwhal. $39.99
Möbi is a fun, fast-paced tile game that helps kids (and grown-ups) learn and apply basic math skills (think dominos). Play numbered tiles and symbols to create simple equations; use all of your numbered tiles first, and you win! Packs away in an adorable blue whale bag, and it’s ready to play on any flat surface. Pack this for easy family entertainment that adults and kids will love. They won’t even realize they’re getting a math lesson during the lazy summer months! $19.95
Dulce Vida brings candy to life with its newly launched canned cocktail line. This Austin-based company brings you 100% Blue Weber Agave Blanco in Paloma, Watermelon Margarita and other juicy flavors. Bring your summer party to life with a cold drink to ease the Texas heat. Perfect for that backyard party, poolside or on the beach. Pack these in your roadtrip cooler! From $12.99
Did you know there is a patron saint of travel? Bring your summer to a level of synced spirituality with the St. Christopher candle; perfect to light before a trip. Pick from 12 different candles, each named after a patron saint and with an unforgettable scent. From $55
Voke Tabs are a great solution for combating jet lag. These energizing tabs provide almost instant mental clarity and focus in a convenient, all-natural chewable tablet without the annoying jitters that accompany other alternatives. Voke’s convenient packaging fits easily into your pocket or purse and you can count on 3 hours of smooth energy after consuming just one tab. Great for that European vacay! From $25.49

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