If you are one of 49 million travelers planning a getaway this Fourth of July, chances are you are using this next week to shop, pack, check off lists and make sure everything is in line for your trip.
While you probably won’t forget the s’mores, there are some other practical and patriotic goods that are fun additions to your celebration.
Whether traveling to the beach, mountains, campground, city or perhaps you’ll spend Independence Day getting to your destination, here are some ways to get more red, white and blue in your suitcase.
At The Beach
Men- An alternative to the board short is the Vineyard Vines performance shorts, which are great because they have the quick dry material that allows for swimming and casual wear.
Women- Eberjey’s Mius Lola one-piece bathing suit has a maroon background with blue and white polka dots and is a swimsuit you can comfortably move in. The peek-a-boo front adds fun touch. The print also comes in a two-piece.
Hydration is important no matter where you are, but especially under the sun. If you are someone who struggles to drink water, Health-Ade Kombucha is a great alternative. Who said you can’t have a day at the beach while also working on your gut-health? For a refreshing post-beach beverage, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet and a handful of raspberries to an Original bottle of Health-Ade. You can easily make this an alcoholic drink, should you choose. Tip: Save yourself a trip and let InstaCart deliver these beverages. Some states even allow alcohol delivery from InstaCart.
To The Mountains
The Hydro Flask 10L Hydration Pack in brick red is a comfortable pack that will keep your thirst at bay without feeling weighed down. The pack hovers around three pounds and has three external pockets to store hike-essentials. It’s also designed to keep some space between you and the pack, to maintain airflow and keep your back cool on an activity-filled day.
FITS hiking socks are second to none and the red, white and blue “Light Hiker” is a mini crew sock made from merino wool. The socks provide extra cushion in the heel, toe and arch while hugging your feet your right for ultimate comfort on the trail.
On The Road
Whether you’re driving or flying, the Mark & Graham’s Terminal 1 Checked suitcase is a sturdy and lightweight options for travelers. The leather detailing sets the overall aesthetics apart from other luggage. Available in both cranberry and navy, depending on your patriotic preference.
If you’re traveling with family (or even alone), having a sleek just-in-case kit is always a smart move. Welly takes the traditional first aid kit to another level with its cute tins full of everything from bandages to ointments. Kids will love the creative names for the tins. Names like “Bravery Badges;” “Superhero Supplies” and “Human Repair Kit” are sure to bring out some giggles when needed most. Don’t forget the “Itch Fix” for those pesky mosquitos. Another perk? Welly is available at your local Target.
For The Campsite
Move over burgers and dogs, the Ooni Koda pizza oven will take your grill game to the next level with its portable size and ability to cook a pizza in just 60 seconds. After connecting to a gas tank, the oven takes about 15 minutes to heat up.
For those evenings around a fire, you’ll want the right chair to sink into. The red Coleman Portable Camping Quad Chair will keep you comfortable and comes equipped with a cooler pouch built into the armrest, holding four cans of your favorite beverage. On the opposite side is a pocket to tuck your phone away.
In The city
Women- There really is nothing more liberating than the ability to walk through a city with nothing in your hands and no weight on your back. The Mark & Graham Build Your Phone Crossbody safely stores your phone in a stylish way, allowing you the freedom to explore (or fill your hands with shopping bags, if that’s your thing).
Men- The Tego Slingpack from Moshi is lightweight enough to feel like you’re not carrying much at all. You can actually wear it in the front or back, as it’s compact enough for this versatility.
Women- The Bearpaw Bianca will provide comfort and style as you zip through the crowded streets on Independence Day. What’s also great about Bearpaw as a company, is their commitment to sustainability. For more, click here.
Men- Speaking of sustainability, Native has created the first 100% biodegradable “Plant Shoe” for men and women. Ingredients like eucalyptus, pineapple, organic cotton, cork and olive oil come together create a modern-looking shoe you can feel good about wearing. Quantities are limited.
Best Patriotic Items For Fourth Of July Travel – Forbes