I’m taking off for a few days of vacation next week to visit family and friends in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While I won’t be seeing the beach this time, there are some things I always pack for summer travel, no matter where I’m headed. Here’s my list of essentials:

1. Sunglasses

2. Cool casual clothes

3. Something slightly dressier (in case you find a nice restaurant)

4. Camera/Smartphone

5. Sunscreen

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6. Flip-flops/Sandals

7. Swimsuit

8. Hat

9. Something to read

10. Rain jacket/Sweatshirt for cooler nights