Summer travel season is upon us. Whether you’re driving, flying, or going by boat — the right gear can help make it even more enjoyable. All of the products below have been personally tested by me for quality and functionality. I hope you find something that piques your interest.
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Nonaste Zen Fresh Performance Laundry Detergent
Nonaste Zen Fresh Performance Laundry Detergent, available in a 3 oz travel size 3 pack, is phosphate-free, biodegradable, and leaves a fresh, clean scent. While traditional laundry detergent wasn’t designed to clean bacteria from tight knit and other sports fabrics (ever wonder why athletic gear and other items can stink, even after you wash them?), Nonaste’s proprietary enzymes and the right surfactants, can get in deep to lift and remove bacteria, odors and grime to restore fabric integrity, revitalizing and prolonging life of yoga and other gear.
$17.99 for Zen Fresh 32oz
TheraBreath Whitening Fresh Breath Oral Rinse
This whitening rinse helps remove stains while also forming a protective barrier that prevents future staining. Safe to use every day, TheraBreath Whitening Mouthwash is formulated without peroxide, which is commonly found in many whitening products and can lead to tooth sensitivity and discomfort. Like all TheraBreath mouthwashes, our Whitening Mouthwash is dentist-formulated with powerful breath freshening ingredients. The alcohol-free formula doesn’t burn or irritate, and the Dazzling Mint flavor is gentle and refreshing.
$17.64 16oz pack of two
Travel Pillow/ HEST
The HEST Travel Pillow features everything you love in your home pillow: optimal support, comfy alignment, soft surface, and breathable airflow to maintain a perfect sleeping temperature – with the added bonus of packing inside of itself into a water and dirt-resistant cover.
Cabana Stripe Ogunquit Tote / Sea Bags
This catch-all, large tote features multiple pockets inside that hold all the necessities for wherever your adventures take you. Outside, a large pocket keeps wet, dirty/sandy items separate. The recycled sail cloth resists water and sand easily wipes off. Easy to care for, toss it in the washer, air dry, and it’s ready for another adventure.
Sustainably made of 50% recycled fabric, the Personal takes up minimal space in your backpack, luggage or car and delivers maximum absorbency and quick-drying performance. Capable of absorbing 4x its weight in water and drying 70% faster than comparable cotton towels while taking up a fraction of the space, the Personal is perfect for camping, travel, the gym, the yoga studio and around the house. Machine washable, and with Polygiene® odor control, the Personal is always fresh and ready for your life on-the-go.
Building off of the success of Costa’s hybrid category – frames that blend performance features with everyday style – the Aleta is built with the same high-quality materials and features you want from the beach to the big blue. Integrated micro side shields and hooding help keep additional light out for an improved view, the vented Hydrolite™ nose pad keeps your frames locked in place and helps prevent fogging, sweat management channels and eyewire drains keep sweat out of your eyes, and keeper-ready temples keep your frames from going overboard.
Stream2Sea offers a range of sunscreen products that are consciously formulated to be safe for both the environment and the user. Suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin, the formulas are water-based and non-greasy, so you never have to worry about the sunscreen blocking your pores! Its sunscreen formulas are enriched with a potent blend of antioxidant-rich ingredients like wakame seaweed, aloe vera, tulsi (holy basil), green tea, and olive leaf.
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The all-natural brand blends the latest science with the demands of athleticism, road-tested on performance athletes and made for everyone. Reset your skincare routine with a powerhouse line like Skin Hype Serum, SPF30 Sunblock, and Jojoba Hydration for starters to balance the skin’s microbiome and provide the TLC it needs from exposure to outside elements. The brand is committed to a greener world by developing natural, organically plant-based, synthetic-free products that adhere to the highest sustainability standards.
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The Oh So Bare Foot File effortlessly buffs away dry, rough skin on heels and callouses, so you have the confidence to show your feet off in any season. It’s lightweight, comfortable and built with a large, non-abrasive scrubbing surface for gently navigating those hard-to-reach areas. Compact and portable, you can take it with you wherever you go.
Conceived at the intersection of style and performance, the Transport gives commuters an effortless transition from urban to natural environments. It’s also got a wealth of sustainability features, with a 30% sugarcane EVA midsole, Vibram outsole that uses 90% petrol-free components, and a 100% rPET Cordura vamp and tongue mesh. The Transport is your go-to shoe to travel in comfort and style, whether you’re exploring a city by road, bike or trail.
Cotopaxi Allpa 60L Gear Hauler Tote
A carry-all tote made with repurposed materials to transport any and all gear. A bevy of interior and exterior pockets keeps the little things organized, while top compression straps keep your gear secure. This colorful Del Día version uses repurposed fabrics, making each pack one-of-a-kind.
Quitch Bug Repellent Balm with Geraniol
Quitch Bug Repellent Balm with Geraniol is easy to apply and free of DEET and pesticides. Made in a stick form to easily dab on where you need protection, Quitch Bug Repellent Balm with Geraniol is plant-powered and made from ingredients found in nature.
The Grandpa Soap Company’s Pine Tar Bar Soap
The Pine Tar Bar Soap is the perfect product to take on a road trip to cut down on packing space but still have confidence in the effectiveness of the product you are using. Made with 100% plant-based pine tar oil to deeply cleanse, deodorize and moisturize, this powerful 3-in-1 bar can be used on the face, body and hair (including beards).
$4.43 pack of 1
Laifen Tech Swift Hairdryer
The fastest hair dryer on the planet, now packaged to meet your total styling needs. Define curls and waves with the Diffuser Nozzle, focus in tight with the Style Nozzle, or use the Smooth Nozzle for everyday, quick-dry shine.
Autio is a GPS-powered travel entertainment app co-founded by Kevin Costner, Autio is an immersive storytelling app that fosters deep connections and understandings of the places and histories of the land we travel through. Autio offers over 10,000 stories across the entire United States and serves up stories based on your geographic location. The audio vignettes, two to four minutes in length, tell the history around you, painting a multi-dimensional picture that you’re unlikely to get from a history book or visitor’s guide. Many of the stories are narrated by household names such as Kevin Costner, John Lithgow, Phil Jackson and more.
$36 for a 1-year unlimited subscription
8020 Sun Hoodie, Appalachian Gear Company
The 8020 Sun Hoodie from Appalachian Gear Company is the first of its kind to utilize the precise blend of alpaca and TENCEL™. Using an all-natural blend of 80% alpaca / 20% TENCEL™ , the Sun Hoodie is lightweight and designed to keep you cool, comfortable, and protected.
12 oz Insulated Bowl Set (of 2)/CALICLE
Calicle smart and stylish vacuum insulated bowls keep your food at the perfect temperature longer. Originally created to keep ice cream from melting, these versatile bowls are also great for keeping smoothies, fruit, yogurt or veggies and dip chilled longer. Included lids make for easy on-the-go snacks and the durable construction and grippy base make them safe for kids and glass-free zones. For scoops on the road, dish up your favorite frozen treat before heading out and toss the bowl in a cooler until you’re ready to enjoy it, or bring the bowls along for your ice cream shop stop and have them filled there for longer lasting treats (and less soupy mess).
The Vibe Spray
The Vibe Spray is a safe and more effective alternative to burning herbs and a cleaner alternative to diffusers that may contain manufactured scents designed for cover up. It is made with, love, sea salt, and true essential oils all wrapped in a lovely top-note of Rose essential oil.