Packing for a trip is truly an art form, and can be the difference between a carefree vacation and scrambling to buy supplies at local shops. You really never want to head to a trip unprepared, and it really hinges on the destination and more importantly, the time of year that you’ll be traveling. Traveling in the spring has a lot of benefits, as many destinations will have pretty lovely weather to experience in the springtime.
The editors of Travel & Leisure have complied a list of their travel must haves for spring trips, and who better to trust? These picks will help you have the most enjoyable trip. So what are these items?
Columbia Women’s Arcadia II Rain Jacket
Sky Sherman, Assistant Editor at Large at Travel & Leisure shared that this is her go to item. She said: “Warm rain — like a Florida summer shower — demands gear that will keep you dry without making you overheat. I’ve had this lightweight Columbia rain jacket for more than 10 years and it’s still going strong. The brand makes such great, durable gear! It also rolls up super small into one of its own zippered hand pockets; I pack it into the pocket of my backpack on every trip so I can easily grab it for protection in unexpected rainfall. It’s one of my travel staples and has kept me dry in situations ranging from downtown deluges to rainforest hikes.”
Outdoor Voices Rib Flare Pant
Brooklinen Artist Series Beach Towel
According to Assistant Editor Scott Bay, “Brooklinen has collaborated with New York City artists Kath Nash, Josh Cochran, and Cheryl Thuesday to create some very fun beach towels that have successfully cured my seasonal depression. I couldn’t help but snag one in anticipation of the sunshine just around the corner. The material quality is top-notch, — and I can’t wait to stand out with the neon-green towel touting NYC icons.”