I'm very excited for my upcoming trip to Jamaica at the end of April! Today, I wanted to share a few travel essentials outside your regular packing list like clothes, swimsuits and toiletries. Some of these items are fresh finds that I'm excited to try out on my trip and others are returning favourites.
Airport travel can always be a hassle, especially when going through security checks. I always opt for sandals that are easy to slip on and off. Since the weather is still chilly here in Toronto, we are not quite in sandal season just yet. I just picked up these new Converse Shoreline's, they have an elastic backing which will make it easy when going through security. I love Converse since they are light, comfortable and cute! This will help with one less headache.
I recently got this travel wallet off Amazon! Previously, I used a much smaller passport holder but I've had a travel wallet on my radar for a while now. I love how you can keep all your documents together in one place, especially when travelling as a couple. This travel wallet has a place for your passport, ID and bank cards, tickets, cash and a zippered pocket. I couldn't ask for more...plus such a reasonable price.
I always bring along a notebook to journal each day of my trip. It's always nice to re-live your experiences and memories in detail, instead of trying to put all the puzzle pieces back together. I love these fun and bright notebooks from Indigo...they are the perfect travel journals! Of course, I always bring along one or two books. I haven't completely decided what reading material to bring, but I have a good amount of books on my "to read" list including "The Heart Goes Last" by Margaret Atwood.
Next up is this Waikiki 25 oz. S'well water bottle from their Resort Collection. S'well bottles keep water cold for 24 hours' so it's the perfect water bottle for excursions or even just carrying water down to the beach for the day. Staying hydrated never looked so cute.
This is a new find on my list that I'm looking forward to trying out in Jamaica. This Sunland Microfiber Towel is fast drying and ultra compact. The towel folds up and fits into this carry bag. I think this will be perfect for water excursions instead of carrying bulky hotel towels. It's easy to throw in your carry-on, luggage or a beach bag....plus they dry super quickly!
Last but not least, this Tory Burch zip pouch is one of my favourites! It's so practical and durable with a coated canvas exterior and waterproof lining. I've had this for a few years now and it's great for electronics (like phones/cameras), small items like lip balm or sunglasses or even a wet bikini. This is definitely a staple in my beach bag.
I'm excited to try out some of these new finds and start getting ready for my trip to paradise. I know one thing for sure....I'll be all set with these essentials!
What are your favourite travel essentials?