Have you booked your plane tickets? Or are you hyped for that road trip? Summer break is every travel junkies favorite time, as they get to fulfill their wanderlust. But it’s not always about the destination – the journey counts too.
Here are 15 recommendations on what to bring for a fun and unforgettable getaway!
Before you leave:
Let’s start with the travel preparation. First on our list is an inspiring planner to help you create your schedules, tasks, and personal notes during your travel. In this Friendship Day Planner, Paulo Coelho shares his wisdom to inspire your day-to-day journey.
Get a durable, multi-purpose pouch for gadget chargers, pens, or even your toiletries. Get the Montague Polysquare Mesh for only P399.
Research is key if you want to get the best travel experience without putting a hole in your pocket. Before you create your itinerary, have a look at Lonely Planet’s Best Ever Travel Secrets and Advice from Experts book. It’s like having a guardian angel guide you in your travel plans!
They say, one has to be culture-sensitive in order to be a genuine citizen of the world. If you’re planning to visit the Philippines for a longer stay, this book will be handy! Do not be culture-shocked! Learn about the unique idiosyncrasies of the Filipinos. Understand the importance of “amor-propio”, appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country. Find out the importance of family to the Filipinos, how to communicate with the locals and learn the appropriate business etiquette. That’s a handful of knowledge even before setting foot on the Pearl of the Orient.
So now you’re in the plane, bus, car, cruise ship, or whatever means of travel you opted for. It can get a little boring, or you may be running anxious out of excitement for the trip. Why don’t you relax a bit and get your mind refreshed? Tackle this Creative Coloring Mandalas for in-flight creativity and relaxation. You don’t need to have the skills of an artist to personalize these rich, intricate drawings. Each vibrantly detailed illustration is designed for creative experimentation. Get this for a special price of P122.50
If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to keep those little ones busy so you get a peaceful flight experience! You can hand them this Let’s Explore Safari book, or you can read it to them showing the wondrous animals in the Safari jungle. It’s both educational and fun as they get more excited about your destination.
If you’re traveling with a friend to explore the country, this book is superb to reveal the less crowded tourist spots of the Philippines. Be amazed with this Southeast Asian beauty and discover its 7,100 islands through an awe-inspiring visual presentation. After all, we are a nation renowned for the splendor of its beaches and the majesty of our terraced mountains. Buy your copy for only P516.
To inspire you even more as you wait for you plane to descend, how about taking a look at the Greatest Escapes of the World by Lonely Planet? It features: Beach paradises. Luxury hideaways. Cultural thrills. This showcase of the world’s most enjoyable escapes celebrates the sheer pleasure of travel. Who knows, you might change your itinerary at the last minute to satisfy a sudden itch to escape to one epic destination!
If you’re more on the adventure and nature side, grab your copy of Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World – 1st Edition. Forty years of passion and experience has been poured into this thought-provoking portrait of our beautiful world. Inspired by Lonely Planet’s love of travel, this lavishly-produced, landmark pictorial, now available in paperback, shares more than 300 sublime photographs of the world’s most captivating spectacles. Grab your copy for only P1,395.
At the beach:
Summer = beach. That’s just how it is for most people. And why not? The sun is out and the Philippines is teeming with the best beaches this earth could offer! But before you hit the sun, sand, and shore — be sure you’re beach-ready:
Get all your beach belongings in one, juicy tote bag. The Daphne Tote Bag in Bird Design is both functional and stylish. You can skip the blues away on the beach while all your summer stuffs are kept in one, protective bag.
Enjoy an engaging read by the sea with this bestseller novel: In the Country by Mia Alvar. In these nine globe-trotting tales, the author gives voice to the women and men of the Philippines and its diaspora. From teachers to housemaids, from mothers to sons, Alvar’s stories explore the universal experiences of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined. In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home. This might be the read you are searching for if you are on the quest for that place of comfort and love.
Just perfect for the beach bum, this novel is about someone (Taylor) who is playing the shadows of brilliant siblings. And she keeps on running away when things get too complicated. As the days lying on the beach pass into nights at the stars, Taylor realizes she has a second chance—with friends, with family, maybe even with love. But she knows that once the summer ends, there is no way to recapture what she stands to lose. Get this engaging read for only P344.50 from National Book Store.
In a strange new city:
Now, if you’re more of a city-explorer, check out our recommendations for a travel junkie like you!
Are you open for sudden change of plans? They say the best travel experience is when it is done at the spur of the moment. If you believe in that, you will enjoy this read. It’s about Andie – the politician’s daughter. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future. But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?
If there’ll be a lot of walking to be done in the city, better get a lightweight backpack that can carry all your essentials. It is covered in trendy bicyclette design to give that easy, groovy style as you explore a new city. Order it online and we ship it free nationwide!
Pen and paper will come handy as you take down good restaurants to try, the next train station to hop on, or any other important address or phone number to jot down. Be sure to carry with you this Chuvaness List Note Pad for easy note-taking anywhere you go in the city.
So there you have it, travel junkies! If you’re as excited as us this summer for a new adventure, don’t ignore these helpful tips so you can get the best out of your travel goals.