6 Summer Travel Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

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With the spring semester finishing up, we have travel on our minds and in our hearts. It is now time to stock up on everything you need for your next road trip, or beach day. You probably know what you want, but here are 6 things you need for your summer travel plans.

What You Want: A sweet smelling perfume

What You Need: A deodorant with long-lasting fragrance

While you may want a nice perfume, smelling great comes down to the basics: deodorant. Luckily, Secret’s new Fresh line stays fresh for 48 hours and comes in 11 fragrances.  This deodorant will keep going long after your perfume has faded, which will keep your fellow passengers happy during a long car ride. 

What You Want: A new summer backpack

What You Need: A purse & backpack essential

It may not be as cool as a brand-new backpack, but the Simply Summer’s Eve Cleansing Cloths are sure to get you through a hot beach day. These cloths are easy to toss into a beach bag or purse, and provide an easy way to freshen up after a long day, while maintaining the balance of your natural PH.

 What You Want: A cute summer beach towel

What You Need: A good beach read

A new trendy circle towel would be cute, but having a good book to read on your beach towel is even better. The new novel, White Fur is a star-crossed love story set against the glitz and grit of 1980s New York City. Jardine Libaire will be sure to keep you on your toes and flipping pages, so you won’t even worry about not having a new towel. 

What You Want: A New Luggage Set

What You Need: A way to protect your toothbrush

Protecting your toothbrush when traveling is essential since it goes in your mouth daily. Instead of saving up for a new luggage set, purchase a Steripod for your toothbrush. Steripod protects your toothbrush with active vapors and keeps your toothbrush clean and fresh for up to 3 months. This is honestly the best way to keep your toothbrush clean and fresh on road trips!


What You Want: A unicorn eyeshadow palette

What You Need: A no-fuss eyebrow tamer

It would be amazing to purchase the new eyeshadow palette from Tarte’s unicorn collection, but who wants to wear tons of makeup in the heat? Instead, check out Essence’s Eyebrow Designer. This clear pencil will keep your brows down and tamed as you engage in your summer activities. 

What You Want: A cold drink

What You Need: A cold drink & a cute koozie to put it in

After finals week, you need both. Enjoy your first drink of freedom with some cute koozies from the Her Campus Shop. They will not only keep your drink cold, but keep reminding you that you are fabulous as f**k. 

Congratulations on finishing another semester, Bobcats! Enjoy your summer!