With summer comes warm weather, alfresco dining, rosé, and most importantly, travel. Whether for a weekend getaway or a weeklong vacation, taking a break from your normal routine and indulging your wanderlust is key to staying sane. Thanks to summer Fridays and banked vacation days, there’s no better time than the present to escape from work and take an inspiring adventure.
After mapping out your seasonal travel itinerary and planning the specifics — where to stay, where to eat, and what to see — it's time to think about getting there. After all, isn’t life supposed to be about the journey as much as the destination?
Sadly, flying in the summertime isn’t quite as carefree as the sandy beach that awaits you. Heat waves, irritable crowds, and shrinking space on planes can make even a short flight a bit of an ordeal. Be packed and prepared to face anything that crosses your path with these 10 essentials. Read these stories next...Quiz: Which Summer Vacation Are You?15 Trips To Take Before You Turn 307 Things Airlines Don't Want You To Know