JAM | Jun 22, 2023

Essential items for a memorable Summer adventure

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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With Summer in full swing and vacation plans taking shape, it’s time to prepare for the ultimate Summer getaway with some essential items.

The highly anticipated time of year is finally here, which means students are now free from the burden of school and ready to embark on adventures.

Whether you’re heading to the beach, embarking on a road trip, or exploring the great outdoors, having the right items in your pack can make all the difference.

To ensure you’re well-equipped for any summer adventure, here’s your ultimate summer pack list.

Sun protection essentials 

The Summer heat is something that we know all too well, and as much as we enjoy the clear skies, we often dread walking under the flames of the sun.

While we cannot reduce the temperature, we can protect our skin from damaging heat waves.

Summer essentials to protect the skin include a broad-spectrum sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses with UV protection, and lip balm with SPF.

Additionally, walk with a bottle of water and hydrate throughout the day.

Beach and river essentials

Jamaica is a huge tourist attraction in the Caribbean, mainly because of its amazing beaches, rivers, and people.

In almost every crevice and corner of the island lays a beautiful body of clear water that is too tempting to pass up. For this reason, these attractions are often filled during the summertime as citizens and even tourists seek to beat the heat.

Before you embark on a road trip to the hidden gems, pack swimwear, beach towels, flip-flops or water shoes, a beach umbrella or sunshade, and inflatable float or beach balls to add to the fun.

Additionally, pack some snacks for the trip or carry some extra cash to purchase food along the way or when you arrive at your destination.

Outdoor adventure gear 

Guests participating in the first “Tek-A-Hike” experience at Dunn’s River Falls & Park in Ocho, Rios, St. Ann (Photo: Contributed)

In addition to its beaches, Jamaica is also known for the breathtaking views seen from the Blue Mountains and other mountainous areas that attract hikers yearly.

Summer is a time of adventure and exploration. For this reason, hiking or camping is often an activity that many enjoy during this time. Of course, there are also other outside activities, such as dirt bike riding that have proven to be enjoyable.

If you plan an adventurous summer, consider packing lightweight and quick-drying clothing, hiking shoes or comfortable sneakers, a backpack or daypack, a water bottle or hydration pack, and insect repellent.

Summer fashion and accessories 

The Summer heat is something that often requires a change of wardrobe.

No matter how much we try to fight it, there are just some items of clothing, like our favourite sweater or black top, that can make the heat unbearable. So, ensure that you find light, breathable clothing that can help you feel cool.

Other summer accessories and clothing include a swim cover-up or sarong, stylish sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and comfortable walking shoes.

Tech and entertainment 

(Photo contributed)

Technology has become a huge part of our lives, so much so that we often believe we cannot live without it.

As the Summer season continues, some of these inventions can be very useful to add that extra flare needed to make the holiday memorable.

Whether you are at the poolside or camping out with friends, items like a smartphone camera can come in handy, especially when you want to capture a moment in time.

Other items to consider include a charger, portable Bluetooth speaker, portable power bank, waterproof camera, or a GoPro.

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