It pains us to say it, but summer is almost over! But before the sun sets on the days of summer, we recommend getting in one last trip to make 2015 memorable — and we’ve got all the things you’ll need to make it the best adventure ever!
Whether you’ve been planning a Labor Day getaway for weeks or you’re contemplating a last minute, spontaneous trip before we fall into fall, you’ve got one big hurdle to get over before you take off: packing! But what to bring?! We’ve thought ahead for you and we’ve got over 20 really awesome gadgets and accessories that will make your trip more fun, more comfortable and more stylin’! Check them all out here in our gallery!
We’ve got tons of great products to share with you, but let us highlight just a few for you here. Fact — packing can be the post tedious part of taking a vacation. You’ve got to think about what to bring and, more importantly, how to fit it all into your suitcase. If you’re attempting to travel ‘light’, we suggesting checking out the Spacepak Clothes Bag by Flight 001, which maximizes luggage space by compressing up to two weeks’ worth of outfits into one bag that fits inside your carry-on. Speaking of bags, perhaps you’re headed to a new, exciting yet unfamiliar city. For you, we recommended checking out the stylish bags by Pacsafe, who specialize in anti-theft travel gear that keeps your stuff totally safe, while looking totally chic. If you’re looking for something a bit bigger, we recommend a tote bag by Airportag. You can have the bad customized to your favorite destination — NYC, Paris, Rome, wherever your heart desires!
So, now that we’ve gotten you packed, let’s look ahead to what you’ll need to enjoy the ride to your fabulous destination. Whether you’re taking a plane, train or automobile, you’ll want to be comfy and we’ve got a few suggestions for ya to make sure you are! Let’s start with … the HoodiePillow! You may have seen the cushy, squishy neck pillow on Shark Tank, but you can’t fully grasp how comfortable it is to have a hood attached to your neck rest until you try it yourself! Then, make sure the rest of you is feeling all snuggly with the Samantha Brown Throw Sock & Eye Mask Travel Set for HSN. When it comes to how to relax on flights, trust the lady who has seen the world 3 times over! Now, perhaps you’ve got a long trip ahead of your actual vacation. If that’s the case, may we suggest investing in some Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. The Wireless Studio 2.0 connect via Bluetooth, cancel out all the noise, and come in a variety of stylish colors!
Alright, so you’re all packed, you’ve traveled the miles and now you have arrived at your summer getaway! What do you do first? Take pictures of course! If you’re committed to getting some serious snaps, you’ve got to check out the α6000 Mirrorless camera by Sony. You’re going to take some awesome shots (yes, you can change the lenses) and it’s so light and portable, you won’t feel weighed down! If you’re glued to your smartphone, we’ve come across some crazy cool gadgets to make sure your trip pics are top quality — like a mini tripod from Kenu. (Spoiler Alert: it doubles as a bottle opener! Cheers!) Then again, sometimes the best photos are the ones you can develop right away! In that case, you should check out FujiFilm‘s Instax Mini instant camera. It takes pics the size of a credit, but major amounts of fun!
We’ve got these and more in our guide, so click through to see all 20 of the best accessories you’ll WANT/NEED for your last summer adventure of the season. Have fun, Hollywoodlifers!
— Dina Sartore-Bodo