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Pack These Essentials for Your Next Vacation

by | How To

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Ready for Your Summer Vacation?

Use these simple tips to make packing FUN & EASY!

Pack these essentials for your next vacation! Packing can put a lot of pressure on you. Trying to remember every little detail to make the summer vacation of your dreams a reality can quickly take the fun out of your travel plans. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve got you covered!

We’ve created a fun and easy Summer Vacation Packing List to help you plan ahead for your summer adventures, so you can look good and feel good, knowing you’re doing good with every ethically made summer accessory you choose. (Read Time: 3 min.)

Secret Garden Tote with Del Sol Kimono on Beach

Carry-All Fave

No matter where you’re planning to travel, a carry-all bag of some kind is an absolute vacation must-have.

Whether you need a beach bag to carry your flip flops and sunscreen or a backpack to carry your maps and trail mix, every adventure comes with stuff to carry. Why not carry your stuff in style?

Where are you planning to go? Do you need super-sized or hands-free? Choose a summer carry-all that meets your unique vacation challenges.

Wanderer Jewelry Case from Cambodia

Organizing Essentials

Staying organized can prevent unnecessary drama, so you can enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation or maybe you’re hoping for some dancing and fireworks.

Whatever your summer speed, keep your adventures stress-free by keeping your essentials ready-at-hand for any impromptu opportunity to maximize your summer fun.

Success is when opportunity meets preparation. So prepare for the vacation of your dreams.

Wanderer Jewelry Case from Cambodia
Flora Baseball Cap from Mexico

Practical Sun Protection

Summer is synonymous with sunshine. While a lot of people automatically reach for the sunscreen, some bathing beauties prefer a little less chemicals and a little more fashion flare.

Sunhats are a classic summer go-to but can be a frustrating distraction from your summer fun if there’s a breeze. Choose a hat that fits your style AND function.

A hand-embroidered floral ball cap is a win-win for almost any summer adventure. It offers sun protection AND feminine style.

Daisy Anklet from Thailand

Don’t Forget Style!

Packing smart doesn’t mean you have to ditch your favorite summer styles. After all, isn’t summer famous for blossoming romance?

Why not stash a little feminine charm in your carry-all tote? Whether you’re styling your favorite anklet in the waves or chilling with your amber trio bracelets in your tent, you can still accessorize to maximize your summer selfies, if you plan ahead.

Think about the memories you want to make and how your vacation photos will WOW when you rock your summer in style.

Daisy Anklet from Thailand
Kantha Scarf from India

Temp Control

Don’t get caught off guard by fluctuating temperatures. Even summer breezes can sometimes get chilly. Sunburns can also make you reach for a soft light-weight cover-up.

Choose summer cover-ups that are multi-functional. If your scarf can double as a lap blanket when the thermostat wars go down on your cross-country flight and also serve as a romantic emergency picnic cloth on a starry summer night, you’re packing a winner.

If it’s fair-trade too, you’re a summer vacation superhero.

Faith the Flamingo

Creature Comforts

Traveling can be stressful for kids and grown-ups alike. Don’t forget to pack a friend for little ones to snuggle with when they’re nervous or adjusting to sleeping in a strange place.

Soft toys make excellent traveling companions because they’re easy to stuff into carry-ons or stash inside the nooks and crannies of your mini-van.

Creature comforts are lifesavers when over-exhausted toddlers are having a meltdown.

Faith the Flamingo

Need More Vacation Packing Tips?

We’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re planning to spend your summer vacation at the beach, on a cruise, hiking through the mountains, or taking up van life, we’ve got the ideal fair-trade packing checklist for you!

Enjoy your hard-earned time of rest and relaxation in style, knowing that your favorite vacation essentials are empowering women around the world with safe jobs and fair wages. Every summer must-have helps support women who are leading their families out of poverty and human trafficking.

Download Your FREE Packing List!

Free Vacation Packing Checklist - page 2 update 6/27


Shop Beach/Cruise Vacation Essentials

Secret Garden Tote from India
Mosaic Clutch from Guatemala
Huipil Coin Purse from Guatemala
Del Sol Kimono is made with sustainable, natural, plant dyes.
Golden Pearl Headband
Wooden Capiz Earrings
Secrete Spice Soap Set from India
Mayan Blend Dark Roast Coffee
Daisy Anklet from Thailand
Pearl Studs from India
I Miss You A-Latte Card from Haiti
Faith the Flamingo

Shop Mountain Vacation Essentials

Journey Backpack from India
Leather Traveler Card Case from India
Upcycled Rice Bag from Vietnam
Kantha Scarf from India
Flora Baseball Cap from Mexico
Inca Studs from Peru
Lemongrass Soap Set from India
Buy to Try Natalia Blend Coffee 12 oz from Guatemala
Garden Scissors from India
Terracotta Bracelet from Haiti
Paisley Journal from India
Anu Throw Blanket from India

Shop Road Trip/Van Life/RV Essentials

Leather Traveler Bag
Leather Traveler Wristlet from India
Wanderer Jewelry Case from Cambodia
Model Wearing Laguna Silk Kimono from Guatemala
Rosa Scrunchie Set from India
Renaissance Studs from East Asia
Coffee Soap Set from India
2 - 14 oz bags of Natalia Blend Coffee from Guatemala
Renaissance Amber Bracelet Trio
Woodland Friends from India
Hand-Stitched Card Set from Haiti
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Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas

Kathy Thomas is an inspirational writer with a passion for helping women discover and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities. Kathy is part of the Communications Team at Trades of Hope focusing on Artisan advocacy.