Summer Travel Must Haves

With the amazing summer that we’ve been experiencing so far in the UK, I am sure all of us are making plans to ditch the house and head for the beach or have a pool in your yard. Whether you’re going on road trips, flying to another destination or just heading down to the nearest beach. We all need a summer travel must haves list so that we are best prepared to enjoy this glorious weather.

Most of my readers know I am always on the move, if I have a free weekend and the blog has generated some income, I am outta here exploring whatever country in Europe I can. This coming weekend I am headed to Copenhagen and I figured it was the perfect time for me to share my summer travel must haves.

Summer travel must haves

When I am planning a trip (especially abroad), I always have to think about bringing my favourite products with me in travel size bottles. When I was a novice traveler, I made a mistake of carrying one of my favorite products in a big bottle 250ml even though there was only enough product for the weekend but they made me throw it aware or pay £40 to check in my hand luggage, since then I have been careful about bringing large bottles if I am not checking in any bags.

Beauty Products – Last weekend whilst waiting for my train home after a meal with some church friends, I managed to pick up the Red magazine which had The Organic Pharmacy travel size goodies bag. Though I had not tried this brand’s products before I am looking forward to using these products whilst I am on the move.

summer travel must haves

Reading or entertainment material – One of the many reasons I bought the Red magazine was to have something to keep me company during my transit home, my travel to Manchester Airport and then my return from Copenhagen. It is always a good idea to include entertainment materials on your summer travel must haves list, especially for those who either get bored really easily or have kids. It is also important to carry some music with you especially on long journeys.

summer travel must haves
Snacks – When I travel, there are certain things that I need to always have with me anything from ear plugs and eye masks to delicious snacks. So imagine my delight when I received a parcel from a lovely PR company to try out the Pick Up! biscuits by Bahlsen. I had tried other Pick Up! biscuits before from my Degustabox sometime last yet and I always try buy them when I can.

Summer travel must haves

Mini Review of Pick Up Biscuits

Pick Up! is launching these mini fun size versions of the popular Pick Up! biscuits this August, adding two more varieties of biscuits to the Pick Up! family; the classic Milk Chocolate and the kids favourite Choco & Milk. The sandwich type biscuits have a thick delicious coat of milk chocolate and for the choco & milk biscuits an extra irresistible milk cream filling. I must say these are really delicious so much that, the two big bags (containing 10 mini biscuits each) were finished in one sitting because I couldn’t put them down nor stop licking my fingers. The only ones left are in this mini travel kit the lovely PR people prepared for me to take on my next adventure. The Pick Up! Minis will be available from Tesco, Waitrose, Costcutter, Palmer & Harvey, RRP £1.29 for 10 individually wrapped portions

Comfortable footwear – It does not matter where you’re jetting off to, driving to etc I believe in always having comfortable footwear as part of your summer travel must haves list. I know this weekend I will be doing a lot of sightseeing which will involve a lot of walking so it makes sense for me to pack suitable and comfortable footwear. I recently purchased some lovely trainers from Primark which are surprising good value for money and they are so comfortable.

There are many items that I always think of when I am traveling and though some are dictated by the destination, I believe the above items in my summer travel must haves list are essential items to always have handy when you’re traveling.

What items would you include in your summer travel must haves list? Have you ever tried the Bahlsen’s Pick Up! biscuits? Any plans for this weekend?

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  1. August 3, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    I wish we had been experiencing a great summer, it’s been constant rain here and it’s been so cold some days. Distraction activities are brilliant! I really like the travel essentials.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • August 4, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Aww bless, hope the weather improves and thanks

  2. August 2, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    I was nodding all the way through this post. Comfortable footwear is essential! So are good snacks

    • August 2, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks Zena
      Snacks and comfortable footwear are life savers

  3. August 2, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    I need to try that hand cream. I’m yet to find one that doesn’t leave my hands sticky and smelly.

    • August 2, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Aww bless, you should this one is awesome

  4. August 1, 2016 / 9:28 am

    I cannot go anywhere without comfy shoes………nothing worse than aching feet

    • August 1, 2016 / 6:29 pm

      So true, I believe aching feet end up spooling the mood when traveling

  5. July 30, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Small tubes of hand cream are always handy to keep in ones handbag. Great post x

    • July 31, 2016 / 2:37 pm

      Thanks Melanie and yes they are very handy

  6. July 30, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    I always keep loads of travel sized beauty and skincare products just for travelling. x

    • July 31, 2016 / 2:36 pm

      It’s always handy to do that

  7. July 30, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    I love the eye mask – it is so cute and I need one x

    • July 31, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Thanks, I love it too

  8. July 30, 2016 / 10:44 am

    I save up all my travel sized products to travel with, so convenient!

    • July 31, 2016 / 2:35 pm

      Absolutely, I do the same

  9. July 30, 2016 / 7:24 am

    I feel small bottles are expensive for what is in them but you are quite right that it is cheaper than taking big ones and paying with your luggage for the privilege. I love that eye mask, made me smile.

    • July 31, 2016 / 2:34 pm

      I agree most small bottles ain’t worth the price so in those instances I buy big bottles and empty clear small bottles to put some of my favourite products in

  10. July 29, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    I love those biscuits, and yes, a good magazine is a total must have when traveling.

    • July 31, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      The biscuits are so delicious, I love them and yes a good magazine has saved my sanity on my recent trip

  11. July 29, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I like your travel essential – especially the snacks. Never go hungry!

    • July 29, 2016 / 1:23 pm

      Never go hungry indeed

  12. July 29, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    I am going on a girly holiday abroad in October for the first time since before children. I would love to be able to travel more. Those biscuits look great, I always have to take snacks whenever I travel. No one wants a hangry traveller!

    • July 31, 2016 / 7:02 pm

      Awww I bet you’re looking forward to that trip. Its impoartnat to always ensure you have snacks on your travels.

  13. July 29, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Unfortunately the weather has gone back to being its usual dreary self but the pick up biscuits sound delicious. I have never tried them before.

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:52 am

      It’s unfortunate that the weather is returning to the usual craze but it was nice whilst it lasted. Yes the Pick Up! Biscuits are delicious

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:50 am

      I got a new tablet which I will be using for blogging and reading books

  14. July 28, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    I love samples! I always save them up and use them as travel size products

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Samples are just the best, the form part of my gym and also travel bags

  15. July 28, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    I love going into boots and the like and buying all the mini toiletries for going away. 🙂

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Same here but now I am just refilling my old containers from Boots

  16. July 28, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    A magazine with goodies is always a winner.

  17. July 28, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    a magazine with free goodies is always a winner.

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:47 am

      I couldn’t agree more

  18. July 28, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Brilliant suggestions! We’re going away in 6 weeks so I will absolutely be jotting these down 🙂

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:47 am

      Oooh have fun wherever you’re going

  19. July 28, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Samples and miniatures are perfect for travelling. I layer up lots of thin clothes, since I always get cold at some point!

    • July 29, 2016 / 9:47 am

      I need to start doing that, layering up thing clothes

  20. July 28, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    It is great fun planning a break and I love collecting miniatures to take with me. I’m with you on the sensible shoes for travelling x

    • July 28, 2016 / 4:58 pm

      Yeah, best have the correct shoes so you can explore more and save too

  21. July 28, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Great round-up totally agree with snacks and distraction activities for children. Helpful on long car journeys!

    • July 28, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks and so true

  22. July 28, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I love handbag sizes creams. These look great, perfect for Summer travels 🙂

    • July 28, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      Me too.

  23. July 28, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I love travel sized beauty products, they’re also perfect for keeping in your handbag. Added bonus that so many magazines have them as freebies during the summer 🙂

    • July 28, 2016 / 4:57 pm

      I know right, it’s such a lovely bargain to get these freebies

  24. July 28, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    I agree about having a small tube of hand cream in your bag, so handy, especially since our hand can really get dry sometimes. I wish though the lovely warm summer days would come back. It’s rainy today and looks more like autumn than summer 🙁

    • July 28, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Yes I always have handy hand cream with me always.
      The weather has just turned here as it was lovely in the morning

  25. July 28, 2016 / 11:50 am

    I love your fabulous travel essentials and recently read the August edition of Red magazine while on my way home from Italy. For me, it’s all about great reads and mini pots of indulgent, travel sized treats.

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:52 am

      That is so true, I can’t wait to read it too

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:52 am

      Me too and yes it is 😊

  26. July 28, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Nice roundup! I love the pug eye mask, how cute! 🙂

    • July 28, 2016 / 11:52 am

      Thanks Zinzi

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