My Top 10 Summer Travel Essentials To Buy Right Now

Summer is officially here and I could not be more excited! ‘Tis the season of sunshine, barbecues, pool parties and traveling!  Oh and did I mention shopping? I wanted to round up my must-buys for all of your guys’ fun Summer travels… after all, what good is having a new vacation in the works if you don’t have a few new fun summer essentials to bring with you?

Each and every thing on this list helps make my life a little better when I’m traveling – and I know they will yours too 🙂 So, get ready to hit the beaches in Montauk, bask in the sun in Bali, and dive into the cenotes of Tulum. SUMMER IS HERE!

1. GoBreezie Sand-Free Beach Towel

This stylish sand-free towel actually repels the sand, making it the perfect addition for any day at the beach. The ladies behind this brand definitely understood the need that we all have when we’re going to the beach to dry off without getting sticky and sandy, and their beautiful designs – ranging from tropical to moroccan mosaic – are showstoppers on any beach.  Did I mention they’re offering JetsetChristina followers $10 off? Make sure to pick one up on GoBreezie‘s website and use discount code CHRISTINA10OFF at checkout 🙂

2. Velvet Eyewear Sunglasses

I love Velvet’s sunglasses so much that I (no joke) own 5 pairs. Each and every one of their styles is so cute, fits so well, and are the perfect everyday glasses for any occasion. I love their styles so much that I have to travel with all of mine so I always have a pair to go with whatever I’m doing that day! My favorite everyday Summer looks are the tortoise Michelle and the Farrah.

3. SiO Beauty Eye & Smile Lift

These SiO Beauty eye hydration pad masks for long flights are an absolute savior for arriving to a destination looking fresh-faced off a long flight. I don’t know about you guys but there have been many travels in my past where I have seemingly aged 15 years in just a few hours on a plane. The reality is that the recycled air on flights severely dehydrates our skin, and when we don’t keep our skin moisturized, this causes wrinkles – which is why I always travel with these SiO Beauty Eye & Smile lift pads, which I put on while I sleep on red-eye flights (and at home!) to fight wrinkles. SiO’s comfy, medical grade silicone Eye + Smile Lift patches plump, lift and reduce the look of fine lines, crinkles and expression creases around your eyes and smile while you sleep – and the results are visible overnight. It’s incredible.

4. S’well Water Bottle

When people ask me the #1 thing that’s always in my carry-on – it’s hands down my S’well Water Bottle. I am notorious for buying new ones all the time – since they’re always coming out with beautiful new designs (like this resort one)!!  This bottle comes in such handy when I’m flying and needing to stay hydrated (seriously, the most important thing you can do while flying to fight dehydration and avoid jetlag is to KEEP drinking water throughout your entire flight), and when I’m trying to stay hydrated in a destination – especially if you’re in a beachy, more remote, or hotter destination, these water bottles keep your water cold for 12+ hours!!!! It’s incredible.  (I am notorious for always filling up my S’well every morning with ice-cold fruit-infused resort lobby water – is there any better way to start the day?)

JETSET TIP: When flying, always carry an empty water bottle through security, and fill it up once you get through. Say goodbye to ever spending $6 on a bottle of water in the airport again.


5. The perfect leather travel backpack

This travel bamboo leather backpack from Mark & Graham might just be the single greatest gift I’ve ever gotten myself. It is made from luxurious Italian leather and accented with a gorgeous bamboo handle – it fits my laptop perfectly and a ton of other things, making it perfect to travel around the world with. It’s even convertible into a tote, too, for when you don’t feel like carrying it on your back!


6. & the perfect clutch to go in it!

In case you aren’t already following me on Instagram stories, you may not know that my boyfriend recently gifted me the best gift of all time: This LaCroix purse by Beau & Ro.

How adorable is this bag, you guys?! I’ve been using it every day. It’s perfect for travel because it fits your passport, wallet, phone, sunnies all in one adorable little clutch. I like either using it on it’s own for days out and about, or keeping all those important things in there and sticking it in my backpack for traveling to keep all my important things organized.

7. Beauty By Earth Sunless Tanner

We all know the feeling, you’re going on a girl’s getaway or bachelorette party and the last thing you want to be the most pale one at the pool party in Cabo or on the beaches of Saint Tropez  – enter Beauty By Earth, an all-organic sunless tanner whose “Perfectly Natural. Crazy Effective.” says it all. It’s all-natural and it ACTUALLY WORKS. While most self tanners give you a glow that’s more “oompa loompa” than “sunkissed beauty.” The team at Beauty By Earth created an incredible self tanner formulation that builds a beautiful, natural looking tan that will turn heads on any beach. FINALLY!

And, this baby is formulated without any toxic ingredients – in fact, it’s made of natural ingredients like shea butter, organic coconut oil, and Japanese green tea leaf extract, making this self tanner is safe for everyone (including pregnant moms!).

I am addicted to this stuff. (Hey, it’s better than being addicted to the tanning bed, right?!)

8. Kenny Flowers Trop Tops

You guys know how much I love vacation clothes, and you probably know how much of a struggle it is for me to pack all of the dresses, skirts, shoes, and swimwear that I want to bring without seriously overpacking and (always) getting the dreaded “sorry, your bag is very overweight” at the airline check-in. So, I’ve started to prioritize vacation clothes that I can wear pretty much every day – for any occasion – whether I’m at the beach, on a boat, at brunch, at drinks with friends, or just watching the sunset. These adorable tropical crop tops from Kenny Flowers have become my go-to. They’re a summer must for any vacation.

Kenny Flowers started as a Hawaiian shirt brand but of course girls needed in on the fun (you can even match your bf if he has the same print in one of KF’s hawaiian shirts).

9. The perfect eye mask

When it comes to sleeping on planes, there’s two things that I swear by – a good chill spotify playlist and a great eye mask! Seriously, headphones and music to block out the noise of the plane and a silky-smooth eye mask is the recipe for quality shuteye on redeyes, every single time.  I saw this one for under $20 on Amazon and I’m obsessed. Makes for the perfect gift yourself or a friend that loves to travel.

10. A watch of the world!

Flachsmann world traveler watches are so beautiful – I’m obsesssed with this gold mesh one.  Feels like the whole world is in your hands! Use the discount code “jetsetchristina” at checkout for 15% off!

Happy traveling!! xx

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