Summer Travel Essentials: What I Pack on Every Trip


Summer is my favorite time of year to travel! Whether I am headed to a sandy beach, exploring a new city, or going on a work trip, I need to pack the right essentials to enhance your travel experience.  Here's a guide to some of my favorite summer travel essentials that feature stylish sunglasses, Be Rooted journals, a captivating book, and a toiletry bag full of black-owned cosmetic and skincare brands.

1. Stylish Sunglasses

No summer trip is complete without a stylish pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun's rays and elevate your outfit. When I need something quick. I will grab a pair from Target because I am constantly losing or leaving them behind. When I am looking to stunt, I opt for sunglasses from black-owned brands like Coco and Breezy, which offer innovative designs that are sure to turn heads. With a variety of shapes, colors, and frames to choose from.

2. Be Rooted Journals

I am never leaving home without my journal to capture my thoughts, dreams, and experiences. Whether jotting down notes from my adventures or sketching my favorite views, my  Be Rooted journal add a personal touch to ,my travel memories.  Pro tip: Write down a list of all the favorite places you go to so you can remember for the next visit. 

3. The Reading List Book

No journey is complete without a good book to accompany you. Add "The Reading List" by Sara Nisha Adams to your summer reading list. This heartwarming novel tells the story of two people brought together by a shared love for books. As they navigate life's challenges, they discover the transformative power of literature. This book is perfect for unwinding during your travels and will transport you into a world of captivating stories.

4. Toiletry Bag with Black-Owned Cosmetic and Skincare Brands

Traveling can take a toll on my skin, so I keep my toiletry bag full with some of my favorite Black owned skincare brands: Black Girl Sunscreen, Urban Hydration Cleanser, Rosen Skincare serum, and much more. And I am not going to lie, my makeup is never without Fenty Beauty lipgloss and the Lip bar concealer. 


As you prepare for your summer travels, remember that your journey can be enhanced by thoughtfully chosen essentials that support and uplift black-owned brands. From stylish sunglasses to empowering journals, a captivating book, and a toiletry bag filled with high-quality cosmetics and skincare, these items will elevate your experience and make your trip unforgettable. Enjoy your adventures and embrace the spirit of summer with these must-have travel essentials!