Summer Getaway Essentials

My summer holiday has just been booked *cheering* ...finally!! Granted, I'm (once again) not leaving the UK - can you believe I haven't been abroad for like 7 years! Instead we're staying in a super cottage-y cottage in Cornwall and I'm still excited as ever and anways it's not where you are, it's the company you're with.. (I swear that's not how the saying goes.. but and I'm going with my lovely family and boyfriend (not that Cornwall isn't lovely! I love it there, but let's face it, it's not the Caribbean!!) so I am super duper excited! So excited in fact, that I've already started to think about what I'm going to pack.. bearing in mind we're not going until the end of August.. lol! So I thought I would share with you guys some of the things I would normally pack for a Summer getaway - whether it be a staycation or flying halfway across the world here are a few necessities you definitely should pop into your travel bag!

HEADPHONES // Headphones are absolutely essential for any staycation or getaway - I can't name one situation where you shouldn't pack your headphones! I can't tell you the amount of times that I've traveled without headphones and felt naked for not having them on me! I love to have Spotify on when I travel, just to ease some of that boredom that will inevitably hit you! And of course headphones are absolutely essential once you get to your destination - tanning and lazying out in the sun wouldn't be complete without music! 

SUNGLASSES & SUNHAT // Need I say more? Obviously both are necessary for the perfect getaway - not only to protect your eyes and face from nasty UV rays but also to look absolutely gorgeous and summery! Honestly, I'm rarely seen in the Summer without my sun hat on - I really love the look of hats on me and I feel like it seriously completes any summer look! 

SPF LIP BALM // I don't know about you but I get seriously chapped lips in the summer-time.. mainly because I'm really bad at remembering to apply spf lip balm to them - but trust me, when you remember to protect your lips they will thank you! This is also very necessary if you're going to flying anywhere since airplanes are really good at sucking the moisture out of your skin and lips so be sure to mosturise everything if you're flying abroad!! 

CONCEALER // Lets face it, Summer is a sweaty time... haha! To be fair most of the time I opt for no makeup during the Summer just because it's a nice time to let your skin breathe and feel fresh. But there are times where we feel more comfortable in makeup just be sure to pack some concealer because I don't know about you but concealer always seems to be the first thing that sweats off for me! So I will most definitely be packing some spare concealer to pop on throughout the day! Powder is another essential, especially if you're prone to getting a bit shiny as the day goes on! 

A GOOD BOOK // A good old book is perfect for any summers day and any summer getaway! I absolutely love sitting out in the sunshine with a good book, I could honestly sit there for hours and just get lost in the story! I'm actually not reading any new books at the moment, but I'm planning on doing a big book order before my holiday so I can take plenty of books with me! I'm actually thinking of doing a little haul once I buy them all, but let me know if that's something you'd like, considering I'm not really a book-y blogger.. so I don't really know how it would go, haha!

CAMERA // Since I've started blogging I honestly don't go anywhere without my camera, not only so I can catch the perfect blog photo for that obscure blog post that I didn't have any ideas for a photo for! But also to capture memories, I absolutely love taking photos on little day trips and getaways, especially in Summer because everything is just so bright and happy - The best part is looking back at all the photos when Summer is over and remembering all the happy memories! I'm actually thinking of doing a 'My Summer In Photos' blog post once Summer is over, so watch out for that! 


  1. A good book is an essential for me all year around, but especially during summer! There's nothing better than being outside in the sunshine, maybe even at the beach & getting lost in a story :) I'd love to see a book haul x

    Sara / AboutLittleThiings

    1. Yes please!! :) Just the thought makes me feel super summery! x

  2. I agree with all of these, especially a good book and my camera! Also I would love to see a book haul! x

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment! x