Summer gives us the perfect opportunity to travel somewhere new to escape reality and unwind. Packing for your trip, however, can be extremely stressful and frustrating, but with a few pointers the process can be made very simple and even fun.

Carry-on bags should be sturdy and easy to roll to insure the safety of your fragile belongings and to minimize the drag that could add additional weight to your already heavy luggage. As for your personal bag the best choice would be to get a Longchamp Le Pliage tote. There are many models of these bags, but they are perfect for travel because they are large enough to carry all your essentials and much more. They also have the capability of folding to an extremely convenient pocket size that you can throw in anywhere and take out whenever you need that extra storage.  Also, these totes are made from very durable nylon and are waterproof for those rainy nights.

Another must have is a Travalo, a small travel sized portable storage for your perfumes. The size restrictions of liquids on airplanes no longer have to hinder you from taking your favorite perfume with you on your next Caribbean vacation.

Yet another great item to have with you on your next plane ride is a noise-cancelling pair of headphones. This piece of technology is often pricey, however, if you are a light sleeper or travel often, these will prove to be extremely useful. Airplanes are very noisy environments, whether this is because of the planes’ engine or because of the crying baby behind you; there is bound to be a lot of noise. So having a pair of noise-cancelling headphones will ensure a good nap so you’re not completely jet lagged.