10 Things to Pack for Summer Travel

  • What to Pack for Summer Fun

    Remembering to pack everything before a trip can be stressful, so MainStreet did the hard work for you. Stick around as we round up 10 great travel gadgets you won't want to leave at home this summer. Photo Credit: livingonimpulse
    The Mindfold
  • The Mindfold

    Let's say you’re on a long flight, but can’t sleep without total darkness. If you’ve ever used one of those blindfolds that come down over your face, then you know they can leave marks and mess up your eye makeup. Enter the Mindfold, which is designed to not do either. This relaxation mask completely blocks out the light while leaving your makeup intact, and the adjustable straps ensures you won't have extra red marks on your face. The $19.50 price, including shipping and handling, makes it a great deal as well. Photo Credit: Mindfold
    Sennheiser Noise-Cancelling Travel Headphones
  • Sennheiser Noise-Cancelling Travel Headphones

    The roar of jet engines, screaming babies and overly talkative passengers can be unwanted distractions. If your portable music player’s earbuds just won't block out the noise, try the Sennheiser PXC 310 Compact Noise-Canceling Travel Headphones, which has received high reviews from travelers. Priced at $283.95, these headphones are for the serious traveler, but will last you a lifetime. Photo Credit: Senheiser
    GoToob Travel Tube Bottle
  • GoToob Travel Tube Bottle

    Every trip is another reminder of how annoying it is that the TSA mandates all our lotions and liquids must be a certain size and stowed away in one plastic bag. Instead of buying the smaller travel sizes (if you can find them), these 2 fl. oz travel tubes from Humangear meet federal requirements and look cool too. BPA-free and easy to fill, they're also leak-proof. Get a set of three on Amazon.com for $17.75. Photo Credit: Humangear
    Komen Microfiber Tote
  • Komen Microfiber Tote

    At the security checkpoint, forget juggling a carry-on, laptop bag, a tiny purse and shoes: The Komen Microfiber Tote, a combination purse and laptop bag, holds everything for you. Ten percent of the $129.99 purchase price is donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Photo Credit: Komen
    Sherpa Sport Duffle Pet Carrier
  • Sherpa Sport Duffle Pet Carrier

    If you’re taking your four-legged friend onto the plane, having a lightweight carrier is a must. The Sherpa Sport Duffle Pet Carrier is a great accessory that allows you to carry your pet by the handle or over the shoulder. The bag is perfect for small dogs and kitties. Zippered side pockets let you store a treat or small water bottle. Get the bag on Sherpa's site for a cool $64. Photo Credit: Sherpas Pet Trading Company
    Planet Wise Wet Bags
  • Planet Wise Wet Bags

    That last dip in the pool is great until you pack your family’s wet swimsuit into a disposable plastic bag. Not only are disposable bags bad for the environment, they can also rip open, getting the rest of your luggage wet too. That’s where the Planet Wise Wet Bags come in: Sold in small, medium and large in a variety of colors, they're well-priced from $9.50-$19. Photo Credit: Planet Wise
    Surf Socks
  • Surf Socks

    Surf socks are great for anyone at the beach, and protect our feet from things that can harm them and cut our vacation short. Surf socks are especially important for little kids. Even worn at the pool, non-skid surf socks like the ones from Sun Smarties, will help keep kids from slipping and hurting themselves. On sale for just $4.99, these socks are a smart investment. Photo Credit: Sun Smarties
    Avon's Skin so Soft Bug Repellent
  • Avon's Skin so Soft Bug Repellent

    If a lakeside vacation is in your future, you will need some all-natural bug repellent. Avon’s Skin so Soft bug repellent products are a great, insecticide-free way to ward off biting bugs. The product claims to keep away potentially dangerous mosquitoes for up to eight hours, not to mention gnats, no-seeums, sandflies and biting midges. At $7.99 on sale, it's a good bargain. Photo Credit: Avon
    Lug Life Nap Sac Blanket and Pillow
  • Lug Life Nap Sac Blanket and Pillow

    Whether you’re taking a long flight or will be in the car Griswold Vacation-style, a blanket and pillow are musts. The Lug Life Nap Sac Blanket and Pillow is made of cozy fleece and comes in its own little sack. The set comes in a variety of colors, too, which means each member of the family can keep track of their own nap sack. Get the set online for $26.24. Photo Credit: Lug Life
    Pet Travel Water Bottle
  • Pet Travel Water Bottle

    If you’re traveling with your pet, especially on a long flight or layover in an airport, a portable pet water bottle is a must. You don’t want to give your pet too much water when traveling, but you must also keep him hydrated. The Lixit Corporation’s DLX0842 Thirsty Dog Portable Water and Bowl is just the ticket, and is available for under $6 at most online stores. Photo Credit: Lixit Corporation
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