With travel expected to hit record levels again this summer, here are five of the top travel products for 2024 so you can pack and properly prepare for a summer of adventures.

1) Portable Fan

Bladeless Portable Neck Fan - Rechargeable Hands Free USB Personal Fan Battery Operated with LED lights for Home Office Travel Indoor Outdoor
Bladeless Portable Neck Fan; Photo: Amazon

In certain parts of the world throughout the summer months, temperatures can range into the hundreds of degrees. Tools like a portable fan can be helpful in keeping up with your sightseeing schedule despite the blistering temperatures. And, because it’s also hands-free, you’ll still have your hands available to carry your backpack or point toward the next destination.

2) Moisture-Wicking Hat

Under Armour Men's Launch Run Hat
Under Armour Men’s Launch Run Hat; Photo: Amazon

In addition to having a fan readily available, a good moisture-wicking hat can also help you stay cool whether you’re on a hike through New Zealand or sightseeing around the bustling streets of London. This hat is equipped with an Iso-Chill sweatband and titanium dioxide to absorb UV energy, which helps disperse body heat and makes it feel cool.

3) Windproof Umbrella

Repel Travel Umbrella: Windproof Travel Umbrella and Compact Mini
Repel Windproof Travel Umbrella; Photo: Amazon

Though one may think to account for rain more during the spring travel season, in South Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, India, and more, the summer months can have a decent amount of rain. Ensure you research the destination to check on the weather, but a windproof umbrella is essential for those warm, rainy locations. Traveling can be very unpredictable at times, the last thing you want is to be stuck outdoors in the rain waiting for your hotel reservation with your suitcase and a broken umbrella.

4) UV-Blocking Bandana

Coolibar UPF 50+ Men's Women's Virasana Performance Sun Bandana
Coolibar UPF 50+ Virasana Performance Sun Bandana; Photo: Amazon

Coolibar’s UV-blocking bandana fabric is equipped with Cooltect technology designed to accelerate moisture wicking to keep the user cooler. It also blocks out 98% of UVA/UVB rays UPF 50+, and it can be worn versatilely as a bandana, head wrap, face mask, etc.

5) Field Notes Notebook

Field Notes Expedition Edition 3-Pack Waterproof Notebook
Field Notes Expedition Edition 3-Pack Waterproof Notebook; Photo: Amazon

To commemorate your summer adventures, this notebook pack fits easily in your suitcase and is resilient enough to last several journeys. The notebook is printed on Yupo Synthetic paper that’s also tearproof and waterproof. The dot graph paper allows for various uses, including daily bullet journaling, creating a travel packing list, or mapping out your next location.