Travel is Back in Season

As an avid traveler, I found myself going stir crazy on more than a few occasions these past two years. Optimistically looking forward to the day that I could pull out my luggage and fill it with all my favorite travel accoutrements.


Consumers are viewing getting away in 2022 a necessary part of healing and overall wellness post-COVID. For me, this happens on a beach or among the coral reefs. For many others, it’s anywhere but home. From last-minute deals to extravagant destinations, 70% of leisure travelers say they plan to spend more on travel in 2022 than they have in the past 5 years (World Travel & Tourism Council and

70% of leisure travelers say they plan to spend more on travel in 2022 than they have in the past 5 years.

While the wanderlust is alive and well, the routines of traveling have become a lost art. I recently left on a road trip I’ve taken dozens of times, only to turn left instead of right at a key intersection. I was out of practice and the same goes for packing. This is an opportunity for businesses to help consumers fill the gaps and find their way back to the excitement of travel.

Whether you’re selling them or gifting them, the following list represents this summer’s must-have items that our colleagues recommend.


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NorEast Outdoors Shelter Roll-Top Dry Bag

Since it’s both a backpack and a wet/dry bag, it’s less to pack.

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Camelbak eddy+ 25oz Bottle with Tritan™ Renew

Save your money and the planet with a reusable water bottle.

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Yeti Rambler

Tough enough for any adventure – from backwoods to ocean shores and everywhere in between. Focus less on the temperature of your beverage and more on the company you’re with.

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Mumi Design Piccolo Packing Cubes

From backpacks and luggage to beach bags and totes, these packing cubes will ensure everything has a place. Pro tip: Get a different color for each family member!

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When You Get There


Rio Easy In, Easy Out Backpack Chair

With a removable cooler bag, this backpack chair takes relaxation to another level.

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Corkcicle Can Cooler

No one wants a warm drink in the summer and with so many colors to choose from, you might want to grab a couple.

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Portable Games like Splash Chute

The new eco-friendly alternative to water balloons – no more hoses or broken balloons and can pack right in your luggage.

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Nomadix Beach Towel

This lightweight, high-performance towel folds down to the size of a t-shirt. Sand resistant, super absorbent, and quick drying.

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