Whether your summer travel involves a day trip to the coast, a weekend camping trip or taking to the skies here are Ten Essentials for your summer getaway.
Be prepared for the “new normal” with enough PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) for your entire trip – most importantly a face mask. For comfort, it’s a good idea to travel with a few masks so you always have a clean, dry one available. And don’t forget to have plenty of disinfecting wipes on hand – they’re also an important part of any PPE.
PacSafe Silver iON Face Mask
Member Price $35.95
Collapsible Drinking Cup
It’s important to stay hydrated while traveling and a collapsible cup makes it easy. The small size is ideal for purses, backpacks and picnic baskets and is handy in many situations: it eliminates drinking out of hotel room cups or sharing water bottles. Consider one with an integrated pill holder, perfect for taking pills on the go!
Member Price $11.00
Picnic Cutlery Set
We’re always happiest when we’re eating… or so the saying goes. Consider traveling with some small picnic items from home like plates and cutlery – you’ll be ready to enjoy an outdoor meal after shopping at local farmers markets.
Member Price $14.50
BPA Free Water Bottle
Heading out for a short hike or an overnight get away? Whatever the adventure flexible water bottles won’t weigh you down. Look for a BPA free, collapsible water bottle that allows you to flatten and roll it when empty, saving valuable space in your bag.
HydraPak Flexible Bottle
Member Price $18.50
Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, it’s important to keep a back-up power supply charged and ready for mobile devices. Be sure to get one that holds enough power for at least two complete charges for a smart phone. Also don’t forget an extra-long 6’ cable – ideal for charging anywhere.
ZGear Mobile Charger
Member Price $26.99
Breathable mesh packing cubes are the answer to organized summer travel! From keeping your PPE (masks, hand sanitizer and gloves) all in one place to packing swimwear, shorts and t-shirts, cubes come in a variety of sizes. Ventilated see through-mesh keeps helps keep things fresh and quick access handles make it easy to grab and go once you arrive at your destination.
Eagle Creek Packing Cubes
Member Price $25.25
First Aid Kit
It’s always a good idea to have a first aid kit in your car or travel bag. It should include the basic supplies such as: antiseptic towelettes, bandages, sting relief, etc. Be sure to restock upon return home.
Lifeline Small First Aid Kit
Member Price $5.50
Whether driving or flying, compression socks make travel days more comfortable. For hot summer weather, consider new “featherweight” light-weight compression socks to help ease swelling and energize tired legs. These socks – made from high performance yarns including Bamboo and Merino wool – help provide natural moisture management and odor control.
Sockwell Featherweight Compression Socks
Member Price $23.99
Long Sleeve UPF Shirt
A long sleeve UPF 40 sun protection shirt made with quick-wicking fabric will keep you cool on all your summer adventures. Perfect as a swimsuit cover up or for dressing up for a dinner out, this versatile shirt is a must for all travel.
Columbia UPF 40 Silver Ridge Shirt
Member Price $45.00
Emergency Road Kit
Always keep an emergency road kit in your car to prevent an inconvenience from becoming an emergency. Be sure your kit contains all the basics including jumper cables, gloves, a flashlight, first aid supplies, etc. Find the lowest gas prices along the way by using the AAA app.
AAA Traveler Road Kit Premium
Member Price $44.99