If you’re heading out of town for a weekend getaway this summer, it’s a good idea to be prepared. Packing just the right things can help you manage all sorts of travel hassles, from endless traffic to a cold snap at the beach.
But in order to pack the perfect weekend bag, you need to have the perfect weekend bag. SampleHouse offers plenty of tote bags to meet your travel needs, whether you’ll be beach-bumming it on the sand or hiking around a sleepy mountain town. Prints, solids, canvas or mesh — we have the perfect weekend bag for your perfect weekend getaway.
Here’s what we’re packing in our travel totes this summer.
We never travel without something to pass the time on the plane or in the car. A good book either paperback or tablet, a couple of magazines or even an adult coloring book can help ease the boredom and stress of traveling for adults and kids alike. Sitting on the tarmac is always easier with a good book — and it’s definitely better than reading the safety pamphlet for the tenth time. (Now which part is the flotation device again?)
Packing mix-and-matchable layers instead of entire head-to-toe outfits can help save space in your bag, which is especially helpful if you have more than one destination in mind. Packing layers can also keep you prepared in the case of unexpected weather changes. A couple of tank tops, T-shirts, and a light jacket is a lot easier to manage than four pairs of pants, each with its own matching top. Take shoes that are light and flexible, like ballet flats and sandals, and bring only the essentials.
Whether you’re traveling somewhere familiar or somewhere you’ve never been before, you’re bound to see something you want to remember. Pick up a beautiful journal at SampleHouse to record your thoughts, feelings and impressions of everything you encounter on your travels. While pictures can be beautiful, it’s nice to have a reminder of how your trip made you feel inside, too.
Travel can really take a toll on your skin. Whether you’ll encounter salt water, cold wind, hot temperatures or high altitudes, having a good tube of lotion on hand can save your skin from uncomfortable, unsightly or even downright dangerous side effects of travel. Choose a moisturizer with a high SPF and UVA and UVB protection and reapply every two hours, or after sweating or swimming.
While it’s hard to stay out of the elements on a weekend getaway, packing your bag with a few essential items will make your trip happier, healthier and a whole lot more fun.