Doesn’t an idyllic tropical vacation sound fantastic right now? Just picture yourself lounging by the beach, sipping fruity cocktails, soaking in the sun, and having the time of your life without a care in the world.
As soon as you arrive at your sunny tropical paradise, all your cares will melt away. It’s the planning and packing part that can be tiresome, though. Traveling with kids isn’t easy, especially when you have to make sure everyone’s packed and ready for a few weeks of fun.
Sunscreen and swimsuits aside, here’s a list of travel essentials that’ll make your tropical daydream a reality:
- A Handy Fanny Pack
Fanny packs have had a bad rap recently, but they’re a convenient storage bag you can easily carry around on your vacation. Instead of keeping a large bag that you’re constantly scrambling in for cash or searching for your phone in, a fanny pack is a great hands-free alternative to carry your travel essentials.
This bag is great for vacations because you can simply tie it to your waist instead of slinging it over your shoulder like a purse. The practical, well-designed bag is the safest option for carrying around your passport or money while you’re on vacation.
A personalized fanny pack isn’t just a stylish accessory for any outfit, having your initials at the front will make sure you’re not picking up the wrong bag before your day of excursions.
- Kids’ Toy Set
There’s nothing kids enjoy more than a day of building sandcastles and snacking by the beach. When your little one isn’t swimming with the fish, they can pull out their shovel, spade, and bucket to let them build their own sandcastles.
Beach toys are one of those big travel essentials for moms who want to enjoy some me-time. Whether you’re reading a book or sunbathing, knowing your kids are having the time of their lives will put you in a great mood to relax.
- Luggage For Everyone
Packing for every family member can be a hassle, but searching through every bag to find that one pair of shorts is an even bigger pain in the neck. If you’re heading for a family vacation, why not pack a separate suitcase for each family member instead?
The kids will love having their own adorable luggage and wheeling around their own bags is going to be an adventure in itself! There are so many suitcases you can choose from for the little ones—from vibrant rainbows to cheeky monkeys, your kids will love having their own suitcases filled to the brim with their travel essentials!
- Be Rain-Ready
Rain and the tropics go hand-in-hand, so it’s best to be prepared for frequent showers. You might have imagined yourself sunbathing the days away and basking in the golden hour, but being prepared for rain is just as important.
A luxurious tropical getaway can soon become a soaking sojourn if you’re unexpectedly caught out in the rain, especially when you’re totally unprepared to deal with it.
Raincoats, boots, and umbrellas are travel essentials that you need to carry with you. If you’re vacationing with kids, this is a must-have in your day bag to the beach!
- Travel Kits For Him
If you’re traveling with your significant other, the last thing you want is to be rummaging around their shaving gear or grooming bag in the search for your toothpaste. Instead, make sure both of you pack separate travel kits that are filled with all your everyday essentials.
A sturdy canvas, plastic-lined travel kit is the ideal storage for all of his toiletries, grooming products, and shaving gear. Having it all in one place makes sure you won’t catch him scouring the room for his toothbrush, which he swears he kept right there.
Why not add a sweet touch to your individual travel essentials by getting each of your initials monogrammed to the pouch? It’s a cute way to add a personalized touch, all while making sure you’ve got all your stuff in one place!
- Makeup Bag
Who said you can’t rock winged eyeliner or a bold red lip while you’re on a tropical vacation? For makeup junkies like us, traveling thousands of miles away without our makeup sounds like a nightmare.
That being said, all the delicate palettes and fragile lipsticks might not be safe just rolling around in your suitcase while you’re boarding the plane. A cosmetics pouch filled with all your summer beach beauty must-haves for an effortless no-makeup-makeup look is definitely one of those travel essentials you don’t want to forget. Choose a spacious pouch that zips up to keep your favorite makeup safe and sound!
- Beach Kit For The Kids
If you’re taking your kids for a day by the beach, make sure you’re prepared with all the essentials they’ll need to be safe. Adventurous little ones will definitely want to swim with the fish or play in the sand, and nothing should get in the way of their fun!
Make a travel essentials beach kit for them by keeping goggles, a beach mat, towels, and sun hat to keep them dry and safe from the sun. When you’re equipped with everything they might need, you won’t be worried about them heading off to collect seashells or searching for mermaids.
- An Everyday Bag
In the hassle of making sure everyone’s bathing suits and flip-flops are packed, you might forget a beach day essential: a canvas tote bag. A straw purse or fanny pack isn’t enough to keep all your daily essentials, you need a large, sturdy bag to keep everything you’ll need for some sun in the fun. That’s what makes a durable, large, personalized tote bag the perfect beach bag.
Made of canvas, these bags are spacious enough for all your travel essentials—making them great for carrying your sunscreen, towels, sunglasses, and some midday snacks!
Before You Take Off…
No matter where you’re traveling to, it’s important to travel in luxury—whether you’re going all out or sticking to a budget. As long as you have your travel essentials with you, a tropical vacation is an ideal place to be to relax, unwind, and watch the waves wash away all your worries!
About the Author
The author owns a family-run business, specializing in a variety of personalized items that are perfect for decorating and gifting. With a passion for custom monogrammed products, their business, Lavington Designs, gets customers in on the fun by letting them pick from various threads and font options. From personal items to home décor, they’ve got the perfect gifts for you and your loved ones.