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Items to Pack to Enhance Your Summer Vacation

Updated on September 20, 2018
photo credit: Ruby Ribbon
photo credit: Ruby Ribbon

Ruby Ribbon’s shapewear designed by women for women offers a line of clothing designed to provide comfortable and stylish support. For travelers, their RRSwim 2018 offers a a line of tank suits and tankinis that are figure flattering without underwire and other restrictions that can restrict motion.

In particular, check out their tankinis available in a variety of colorful tropical and animal prints featuring runching accross the body that gives one a more hourglass shape. Unlike some bulkier shapewear suits, the tankinis tops can double as a camisole that works well as a summer top or worn under a blazer, jacket or sweater when the weather turns a bit cooler. The tankinis bottoms can be adjusted depending on the amount of coverage desired or choose a swim skirt for more modest coverage.

Other items in their summer collection include a DIY dress that can be worn six ways to create a variety of dressy looks, a Dual Tank that can be worn as a V neck or a side scoop and Criss Cross Capri Leggings that smooth and control one’s legs.

Sun Bum
Sun Bum | Source

For those who like to bask in the sun, check out Sun Bum’s line of sunscreen options with products designed for both adult and babies. Their products have a light natural coconut scent and go on smooth without leaving behind any residue often found in “natural” sunscreens. Choose from spray or lotion depending on one’s personal preference. All their sunscreens have the highest possible Water Resistance rating of 80 minutes.

Their original Sun Bum sunscreens range from SPF 50 to SPF 15. Those who like to go as au natural as possible should check out their Mineral Sun Care products, their new zinc-based Mineral collection available in SPF 50 or 30, Also, they have a fragrance free Signature Sun Care available in SPF 50 or 30. A range of lip balm products keeps one’s lips smooth and soft. Those looking to keep their hair soft and summery can check out their range of hair care products.


Photo Credit: TaoTronics
Photo Credit: TaoTronics

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with Fast Wireless Charger

For those going away for an extended stay, this easy to pack desk lamp can provide one with some extra light in one’s cabin while also enabling one to charge any qi-enabled device. This lamp comes with a Qi Wireless Charging pad that can recharge an iPhone x and all qi-enabled devices. Just place the device on the base of this LED desk lamp for fast charging. The lamp comes in five color modes and 7 brightness levels so one can adjust the light to meet one’s particular needs. A USB charging port located in the back o the lamp allows one to connect and recharge a smart phone or tablet up to 5V/1a

Photo credit: Absolutely Gluten Free
Photo credit: Absolutely Gluten Free

Absolutely Gluten Free Snacking

These portable snacks work very well for those looking for for a quick fix while on the go. Those with a sweet tooth looking to reduce their intake of gluten might want to check out these treats from Absolutely Gluten Free.

Their portable 100-calorie vegan TahiniBars™ made with sesame seeds are gluten- and dairy-free, vegan. Chose from vanilla, cocoa nib, and pistachio flavors. For a more crunchy taste, check out their resealable bags of gluten-free Blondie or Brownie Crunch snacks available in vanilla chocolate chip and chocolate chip flavors respectively. For a chewier snack check out their gluten-free Raw Coconut Chews in either coco-nibs with chocolate drizzle or cranberry with chocolate drizzle. Also, they have gluten-free macaroons available in either coconut or chocolate flavors.

Also, they make flatbread and crackers for those seeking a more savory gluten free snack

TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones offer an inexpensive option for those looking to enjoy quality audio in noisy situations. A built-in mic allows for enhanced call quality. Comfortable ear pads allow one to wear the headphones for hours without discomfort. The ear buds swivel up to 90°with an adjustable headband that can suit almost all head sizes and shapes. As these headphones can stream music for up to 30-hours per charge, they work well for those long haul flights with an airplane adapter included for easy connection in the cabin.

TaoTronics | Source
Fuse Chicken
Fuse Chicken | Source

From Fuse Chicken comes the Titan Loop, a seemingly indestructible cable designed to charge one’s iPhone or Android device. Unlike plastic cables, these cables can withstand the rigors of travel while looping in half for easy attachment to a key chain, belt loop, or backpack.

© 2018 MRGarrison


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