CEP compression socks
If you suffer from circulation issues or are going on a long flight, compression socks are good to have on hand. CEP’s Tall Compression Socks for Recovery increase blood flow reducing cramping and swelling. Even if you think you won’t need these, pack them!
High school friends Athina Wang and Florence Shin founded COVRY eyewear in 2015 as a way to bring a diverse, structurally conscious product to the market. Now, their genderless line of eyewear offers “inclusive fits for low-bridge noses, common in BIPOC faces, and particularly prevalent among Asian faces.”
Find Me Now pant set
Another AAPI brand we’re obsessed with is Find Me Now. You’re gonna probably want to buy everything from their Queens-based brand, but for the sake of your trip, we suggest the practical and retro Charlie Ruffle Short Set.
Picnicwear towel handbag
You’re going to need a light, condensable bag for your trip too. There are a ton of options out there, but we love Picnicwear’s Teardrop Bag made from deadstock materials that can be machine washed.
Our mantra is “light and easy” for your carry-on suitcase, which is why these Birkenstock EVA sandals are great. They are incredibly lightweight and flexible, but also comfortable for long city strolls or walks on the beach. Plus, they come in a ton of fun colors.
Judy emergency kit
One can never anticipate an emergency on a road trip. But you can prepare. Judy’s The Mover Max has a ton of survival supplies all in one waterproof backpack. This is one of those items you just get, toss in the car, and appreciate when it comes in handy.
Anker travel charger
With all the airport travel this summer, there’s bound to be people hogging those free charging stations at your gate. Be the hero of your travel group with a portable charger that functions for multiple devices. This Mini Portable Charger Power Bank by Anker is a pocket-size savior.
Planned Parenthood water bottle
With all the heatwaves happening across the country, it’s imperative that you stay hydrated. And what better way to quench your thirst than with a water bottle that promotes reproductive rights. This $5 Planned Parenthood Water Bottle is one we’d get for ourselves and our travel companions.
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