By Eva Whalen
Whether you’re heading to an ocean paradise, dense tropical rainforest, or hiking up to view stunning panoramas, or plotting a blend of all three, we have recommendations for your sunshine-drenched activities. Pack these lightweight items for destination weddings, weekend getaways, and summer-vacay forays:
UK Swimwear is dubbed the world’s finest collection of designer swimwear for good reason, since styles flatter every body type from busty and curvy to slim and athletic. Well-constructed from quality materials, this array of designer swimsuits will stand up to waves, chlorine, sand, and surfboards – and are also great for lounging elegantly at the pool or beach. Gottex Contour swimwear shapes and supports your body and provides the feeling that you’re being amply supported where you need and want support the most. Find sporty suits, Brazilian bikinis, high neck styles, on-trend patterns, beaded or fringed bikinis, high-back, low-back, skirtinis, cut-out, convertible, mastectomy, plus-size, bandeau, shaping, lifting, and more. The UK Swimwear styles are incredibly varied and inspired, so choose your favorites at https://www.ukswimwear.com. Don’t forgot to check out the offerings for lingerie and tights, too.
We especially love UK Swimwear’s Festival V Neck Swimsuit with Gottex Contour because it can double as a top when paired with a skirt or capris. Plus, the colors and cut are unique and flattering.
The lightweight, stylish Miss Matisse Lipari Sun Dress is an all-purpose option for day or night wherever you’re headed. Throw it over your suit or wear it as a dinner or lunch dress – it’s that flexible and lovely. There are plenty of other Miss Matisse styles to choose from, as well as other sundresses and beach pull-overs. Use offer code Flyer15 at http://www.UKSwimwear.com & enjoy 15% off your first order. Free worldwide delivery!
If trekking, climbing, hiking, or running is part of your getaway plan, pack a pair of lightweight-but-supportive Terrex Agravic Speed shoes from Adidas Outdoor. These are the lightest trail running shoes Adidas makes, and quite possibly the lightest ever made; they enable you to be fast and nimble on both a trail or on pavement. They’re also comfy, and have a useful Continental Rubber outsole for safely gripping rocks or trekking in wet weather. The shoes cutouts, mesh, and rip-stop upper portion ensures breathability and a lightweight feel that’s perfect for traveling. Find them and other running/trekking/climbing or boating shoes at : https://www.
You’ll need sunscreen, and plenty of it, so pack a brand that’s beneficial for your skin. DeVita Skincare’s Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30+ with aloe vera triples as a moisturizer, skin soother, and sunscreen, saving both luggage space and money. Find this and other natural, organic and vegan skin care products at Whole Foods, Pharmaca, and at devitanaturalskincare.com. Aloe vera will form a protective layer on the skin and replenish its moisture, especially after a sunburn, so stock up on the entire line for your trip.
There’s something soothing about having your own towel for beach or bath. Laguna Blue’s Antibacterial Microfiber Swim Towel is soft and eco-friendly, and has been scientifically proven to reduce the spread of harmful MRSA bacteria by 99.8% (cotton towels reduce the spread of the same bacteria by only 25%.). That should provide comfort as you roam wide and far, dipping in and out of oceans, whirlpools and saunas, and it’s remarkably lightweight for travel, too. Pick one up at https://www.amazon.com.
If you’re trekking through trails and to mountaintops, or even running for planes or Frisbees on the beach, you’ll likely break a sweat. Lavanila Deodorant is chock full of unadulterated essential oils and antioxidants and are free of aluminum, parabens and other harsh chemicals. Pair your trek with Lavanila’s VANILLA + EARTH, which contain soft and woody essential oils: patchouli, sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. Part of the Elements Collection, this line uses curated blends to deliver long-lasting odor protection. Find them at https://www.lavanila.com, along with fragrance, gift sets, masks, and sun & body protection products.