5 Essentials for the Perfect Summer Vacation

Summer has finally arrived, and that means it’s time to start planning your summer getaway vacation! Whether you’re driving or flying to your destination, packing for your vacation is never a simple task. Knowing what to pack and what to leave behind can be stressful and put a damper on the beginning of your trip. With this simple guide to vacation essentials you can start your trip stress-free.

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Vacation Attire

The most stressful thing about packing is making sure that you have enough clothes (and matching outfits) for your entire trip. There’s always that fear when you are packing that you forgot to include enough clothes for the week.

To avoid this dilemma, plan your outfits in advance, and lay them out before you pack them and make sure that you are not forgetting anything.

Don’t forget to plan accordingly for your destination! Don’t pack jeans and long sleeves if you’re going to Florida, and don’t forget to pack a jacket if you’re going somewhere that gets chilly at night.

Travel-Sized Products

Can you name how many times you have forgotten to pack your toothbrush or toothpaste when packing for your vacation? There are so many things to remember to do before you leave for your trip that one of the most basic items is forgotten!

Travel sized products makes packing all your morning and nighttime essentials so much easier! Make a list leading up to your vacations and add essentials as you think of them. Purchase the products you need ahead of time, and put them in your suitcase as soon as you get home from the store.

Travel Entertainment

Traveling to your destination always seems to take forever, especially if you don’t have anything to do while you’re on the way there! Packing enough entertainment to keep you and your family occupied is essential to a great vacation.

Put together an entertainment bag for the family and include some books, their tablets, and a few travel games. Also, if you’re flying to your destination, make sure to pack a few pair of headphones, so you don’t have to buy them on the plane!

A Quality Camera

Don’t forget to pack your camera for your trip! Most people rely on their smartphone to take all of their pictures, including when they are on vacation, but a good quality camera can give you pictures that you will cherish forever!

Plus, you can take the photos from your vacation and enhance them to use as decoration around your home. This is a great way to commemorate your vacation for years to come!


Packing some snacks is a great way to keep your family in a good mood throughout your travels; nothing is worse than being hungry and tired after a long flight or car ride. It will also help you stay on budget during your vacation by avoiding those pricey hotel room snacks and drinks when you finally arrive at your destination.

coffee dark chocolate barkTo satisfy your sweet tooth and to help keep you energized during your travels consider packing some
of Delysia Chocolatier’s Coffee Dark Chocolate Bark. The dark chocolate will help curb your cravings and help you avoid all of the unhealthy travel options, while its strong coffee flavor will help keep you awake during your explorations.

Whether your camping in Yellowstone or relaxing on the beach in Cancun, these vacation essentials will help keep your trip stress-free and enjoyable. Now get to packing and don’t forget to take Delysia along with you! Use the hashtag #DelysiaSummer in your social media photos so we can see where Delysia takes you this summer.