Summer is almost here (9 more days of school left, but who is counting!) and that means three things for me: no school, warm weather, and VACATIONS! I love going on trips and since it is hard for me to take time off during the school year, our vacations are done during the summer. This year we have a few coming up and I can’t wait to blog all about those, but until I do I am going to share my top 5 items that I always take with me when I travel.
I teamed up with HomeAway to share my tips for packing, but they’ve got some great summer vacation ideas as well! They are a company that helps to rent out homes for your vacation that will help get you more space and privacy compared to a hotel, and the homes are simply gorgeous!
1. Camera – I love capturing everything I do on camera, especially since I recently started blogging. A camera is a must on a vacation. I have a canon that Kyle got me for my birthday, but sometimes I even just enjoy taking pictures with my phone so I can quickly upload to social media.
2. Portable Phone Charger – This is one of my favorite items to bring on a vacation and I encourage everyone to get one. I love having a portable phone charger for when my phone starts to die, especially when I don’t have time to go back to the hotel to charge it.
3. DVD’s & a Laptop – I love having a laptop and my favorite DVD’s while I’m on vacation. It is perfect for when I’m back at the hotel at the end of day and there is nothing on tv. I hook up my laptop to the tv and can watch my own movies on a bigger screen than my laptop.
4. Cute Backpack – I love bringing a backpack on vacation with me to help carry snacks, wallet, phone charger, camera, etc. It is a lot easier for me to use a backpack than a purse, especially when I’m at Disneyland (my favorite place)!
I’d love to hear what your essential items are for when you go on vacation. Let me know in the comments below!