By Eva Whalen

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We’ve all had moments where we rued the omission of practical items that would have rendered a trip ten times smoother, so here are remarkably all-purpose, useful items that you’ll appreciate having handy as you globe trot:

The all-purpose safari jacket is useful during summer, fall, and spring for cool nights, camping, hiking, boating, photo shoots, and yes, safaris. This soft, comfy binary Insect Shield Safari Jacket in Charcoal from Craghoppers has a chic military flair, inside/outside shell option, and can also belts neatly in at the waist. Versatile for casual or semi-casual looks, and easily paired with shorts, jeans, skirts and summer dresses. Fend off the mosquitoes in style! Find this at

Quality IZIPIZI Paris glasses are ready-to-wear and gorgeous, fusing modern design with rich screen color and on-trend shapes. Izipizi glasses are ideal for 100% UV sun protection on the beach or boat, for reading, and for screen protection (filters 40% of the blue light). Order them in your reader prescription, and/or even pick some up for the babies and children in your life! Read more about Izipizi’s wide array of colors and shapes at Social = #izipizi

Mr. Ettika Jewelry, based in L.A., will enable you to dress up a casual outfit and add a layer of sophistication for a remarkably reasonable price. This delightfully-named line imparts its inspiration from nature and vibrant Los Angeles through wood beads, inspirational symbols, bold shiny stacked bracelets, tassles, and vivid pops of color. Found across the globe and at Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Barney’s, and Nordstrom, Mr. Ettika’s design specialties are versatile necklaces and bracelets. Check out this line at and stock up for summer travels.

and speed healing. It’s the only stick that contains 5% Benzoyl Peroxide to reduce pimple size, it’s the size of a pencil, and it’s your superpower for maintaining clear skin. Find it at, and at drugstores.

Start each vacay day with a superior tooth-brushing by packing a Swiss Curaden Curaprox ultra soft brush with ten times more bristles for deeper cleaning and better oral health. Gentle and uber-efficient, you can order them at Pack a new one for each trip!

Bon Voyage!

Originally published June 2017



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