10 things to buy to enhance your summer travel

By Rebecca ChristophersonJune 21, 2024June 24th, 2024No Comments

10 things to buy to enhance your summer travel

By Tori Couch

As the summer travel season approaches, it’s time to start gathering those essential packing items. Whether you’re planning a domestic trip or racking up the miles with an international adventure, here are some more items to add to that list.


Airfly Bluetooth headphone adapter

Toss out the wired headphones and watch the in-flight movies with wireless headphones using this adapter. Also great for gym use and gaming. AirFly comes in a couple models, including SE or Duo (to pair two headphones at once). $34.99, SE. $44.99, Duo. Twelve South, twelvesouth.com
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Twelve Bottle Case

Wine connoisseurs looking for a way to transport up to a dozen bottles of wine need to look no further. Rimowa’s Twelve Bottle Case is a 33-inch tall suitcase made of anodized grooved aluminum with padded cushioning of varied thickness that can adapt to a bottle’s size. This means standard sized bottles and ones a little bigger, like champagne bottles, can travel in the same container. The case has safety bars to keep the bottles secure. $9,900. Rimowa, 5151 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, rimowa.com


Travel Beauty Case

Transport those important beauty products in this Italian pebbled leather case. It has elastic bands to hold brushes and a removable pouch for customizable storage. Comes in three colors — ecru, soft rose and black. $298. Cuyana, cuyana.com
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Eye Mask

Keep those eyes hydrated after a long plane flight with an eye mask. Grace & Stella have several options, including ones formulated for hydrating under the eyes (Pink Eye Masks), revitalizing tired, puffy skin (Gold Eye Masks) and soothing puffy, irritated eyes (Blue Eye Masks). All three can help relieve stress from those late night or early morning flights so you are ready to take on the next adventure. $30 for a pack of 24. Grace & Stella, graceandstella.com


Pareo Wrap by Hermoza

Add some color and flair to your summer travel wardrobe. The Pareo Wrap by Hermoza can be worn as a swimsuit coverup or an accent to any outfit. HerStory carries several Pareo wraps or cover ups that will bring out your personality, no matter where you go this summer.
$98. HerStory, 333 Houston St., Fort Worth, supportherstory.com
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Vivino App

Before purchasing your next bottle of wine, get ratings, read reviews and check prices using the Vivino app. The app is used around the world and will create a
taste profile based on your ratings. You can purchase wines on the app.
Free. Download on Google Play or the Apple App Store.


Kenya Shoulder Bag

This spacious shoulder bag by Billini is a great carry-on option. It can fit several items, like a small purse, to get around the bag limit. The purse has three interior compartments, including an open pouch and zip pouch. $95. Birdie, 3905 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, shopbirdiefw.com
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Tide II Flip Flop

Take on your vacation in comfort and style with Vionic’s Tide II Flip Flop. The shoe features a contoured footbed with orthaheel technology. This support makes the flip flops good for short or long walks. The Tide II pairs well with casual clothes or something a little more upscale. Several colors are available. $89.96. Vionic, available through Designer Shoe Warehouse, 3000 S. Hulen St., Fort Worth, vionicshoes.com


Featherweight Sling Backpack

Keep your personal belongings close and stay ready for adventure with this sling backpack. It can be worn sling-style, across the front or like a traditional backpack. A water bottle holder, key leash and interior zip pocket are a few of the key features. The straps can be zipped together or kept apart, depending on how you want to wear the bag. Available in several colors. $80. Vera Bradley, 1443 Main St., Southlake, verabradley.com
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TA-105 Universal Travel Adapter

Charge on the go on international trips with the TA-105 Universal Travel Adapter. The adapter has four plugs that can adapt to more than 200 countries and regions. It can also charge up to six devices at one time. $22.99. Epicka Technology, epickatech.com
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