With the summer in full swing, you're probably preparing for your big getaway of the season. In fact, according to Allianz Partners, 75 percent of Americans are expected to travel domestically this summer. But don't let busy airports and crowded planes keep you from enjoying your trip; put your mind at ease with a packing list full of some much-needed essentials.
To help you have a relaxing and organized vacation, makeup artist Ashlee Glazer stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about some of her favorite products to pack when she travels. Whether you are traveling light or prefer preparing for every situation, Glazer has you covered.
Keep reading to see all the vacation essentials you need to add to your list, from a universal travel adapter to a rechargeable vanity mirror.
Essentials for the vacation
The coastal grandmother trend is taking over the summer fashion scene, and Old Navy's long-sleeve shirt is one piece of clothing you can buy to make the trend yours. The shirt is soft and the "better-than-his" button-down that you need for your vacation, according to the brand. Glazer sees the top as a classic wardrobe must-have whether she is traveling for business or pleasure.
Bumkins' wet and dry bag elevates beach bag technology with two zipper compartments that separate wet and dry items using waterproof fabric and heat-sealed seams, the brand shares. Whether you are carrying a wet swimsuit or your little one's pool toys, this bag can keep those dripping items secure in one compartment, while organizing your dry belongings in the other. Glazer loves the product's ability to snap onto a suitcase or stroller.
Glazer doesn't waste an ounce of her favorite fragrance when she travels with these portable perfume bottles that keep her perfume safe, portable and TSA-approved. Since the container is made of high-quality aluminum and durable glass, you can take a broken perfume bottle off your worry list.
A reliable mirror is a necessity to create your sun-kissed vacation glow. However, Glazer says most bathrooms aren't designed with beauty in mind. This affordable travel makeup mirror has 72 LED lights that can glow in white, warm and cool settings. Now you can do your makeup anywhere and everywhere.
As more people travel this summer, lost baggage is on the rise. Keep track of your luggage with Apple's AirTags. After syncing the AirTag with your Find My map, place it in your bag so you can keep track of your luggage as it travels from point A to point B. Glazer loves putting it in her makeup bag!
Whether you have a lot of devices to charge or need to convert to a foreign outlet, this universal travel adapter will satisfy your charging needs while fitting in thr palm of your hands, according to Glazer. In addition to including five USB ports, the adapter can charge devices in countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, the brand shares.
Essentials for the airport
To make your life easier and organized, lifestyle expert Bahar Takhtehchian previously stopped by the 3rd hour of TODAY to talk about some of her favorite products to pack for the airport and plane. Whether you are traveling light or have to keep track of a thousand little things, Takhtehchian has you covered.
If you have trouble balancing your carry-ons while rushing through the airport, you can use this hassle-free travel hack. This bag bungee is adjustable and easily fits between your suitcase handle for a secure fit, allowing you to easily roll your luggage around.
Takhtehchian says, for your personal item choose a spacious backpack that can hold all of your travel essentials and double as sightseeing or beach bag. Made of 100 percent recyclable polyester, this bag features zip pockets to hold a variety of items, such as tickets, passports, water bottles and more!
Takhtechian says you won't get in trouble with the TSA by bringing your own reusable water bottle. You can also save on plastic and money by refilling at any airport water fountain. When full and expanded, this bottle fits up to 20 ounces of water and collapses down to under four inches when emptied, making it easy to throw in your carry-on.
Essentials for the plane
Compression socks are a must-have for long-haul flights. According to the brand, these knee-high socks increase blood flow, prevent swelling and reduce the risk of blood clotting. Living up to the brand's name, you can choose from classic black or a fun, crazy print.
If you travel with wireless headphones, this portable wireless transmitter connects to the plane's TV and allows you to watch the in-flight entertainment. It also works as a headphone splitter, so you and your travel buddy can connect and enjoy together.
Keep all of your personal items in one place with this commuter bag. Featuring six open pockets, it is slim enough to attach to your airplane seat and holds your phone, tablet, chargers and more!
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