Travel Essentials // Must Have Accessories

I saw a quote that said, “If traveling was free, you’d never see me again!” I loved that because culture is a cool thing and I love to see new things so traveling is the best experience for those types of things. Leaving your home and reality is grand. It’s almost like living in a different world when you’re on vacay. I always end up leaving something important at home when I pack last minute. These few things are the “must haves” on my packing list. These items make traveling around easier plus help you stay looking grand instead of like a bum. I hope these help make summer vacations ten times more relaxing!

Sandals // 

Birkenstocks are the perfect slip-on sandals for car traveling or airplanes. You can wear socks so your toesies aren’t cold but then slip your shoes right on for a quick stop. They recently came back in style – my mom said she wore them all the time when she was a kid. I was a little bit disappointed that she didn’t keep them. Target has some knock-off Birkenstocks but they are just as cute. There also are a ton of styles and patterns/colors. With a variety of sizes, my great-grandma has a pair, my younger sister, and so do I.

As you can see, they can be worn with a pulled together outfit or as comfy with socks.
Target purchase.
Target purchase
Socks & Sandals
Socks & sandals

Fanny Pack //

This is another thing that just made a comeback. I have seen fanny packs everywhere I go in the mall. They are making them in fashionable colors, patterns, and styles. I wore mine the whole time in Europe. It made easy access to money, phone, and small items. This is also a great way to prevent pick pocketing because you wear it right in front. I got my tribal print pack at Zumiez.

Proud to be a fanny pack owner.

Sunglasses //

The perfect pair of sunnies is a great thing to have on hand when traveling around. I don’t know about you, but my eyes are very sensitive to the sun and I want to be able to see everything beautiful around me without the stupid sun bothering me. Plus sunnies are a perfect cover up when you are in a rush (or just too lazy) to finish your makeup.

“Bug eye” sunglasses as my fam calls them
Where's your heart shaped sunglasses, huh?
Where’s your heart shaped sunglasses, huh?
Color pop sunnies to brighten up your day!
Color pop sunnies to brighten up your day!

Watch //

Whenever I am gone from home, my phone is most likely dead. A watch saves my life in that situation because losing track of time is easy when you’re having fun! I got the cutest little Eiffel Tower watch in Paris but you can’t see the tower in the picture because of the reflection. I love to layer some bracelets with watches so they don’t seem too bulky all by themselves.

Layered accessories
To go items

Polaroid //

Fancy cameras are nice to have and all but a cheap disposable or Polaroid where the picture prints automatically can be so much more fun! I have this case for my pastel blue camera and I can just carry it around like a purse. I absolutely adore my camera and have made a wall full of the pictures.

Blue Polaroid case
"Click. Take a pic!" -Dora
“Click. Take a pic!” – Dora


I am going to add in this cute little beach cruiser. Haha this isn't travel essentials but it's so fun for the summertime and makes it enjoyable to just stay home.
I am going to add in this cute little beach cruiser. Haha this isn’t travel essentials but it’s so fun for the summertime and makes it enjoyable to just stay home.




  2 comments for “Travel Essentials // Must Have Accessories

  1. April 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Love you travel accessories ideas! I don’t know if I am ready for Birkenstocks and fanny packs to come back yet. You look cute wearing them though.

    • whytli
      April 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      Just go with it, Carrie! You can seriously pull off anything <3 You better have saved all your old Birkenstocks and fanny packs because my darn mom didn't.

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