Ahh, summer. It’s that time of the year again where we exchange jackets for tank tops and jeans for swimming shorts as we go into our tropical escape between June and August.

With every season comes a different set of travel tools that you have to have to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible, and here are our top five:

1. Summer hat

I left my Soul in Cuba

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While having a hat any season of the year is very handy, sporting a quirky summer hat will add flavor to your trip. Five years from now, it would be easy to tell that you went on a trip summer of 2017 just by looking through your photos. This is also your go-to item on days when you don’t feel like fixing your hair.

2. Razor

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You will be under the sun and sweating a lot during summer trips, and you can lessen the hassle by trimming those unwanted facial hair. That is, if you’re the type that prefers keeping it smooth over growing some facial hair.

3. Tropical tee

Loud shirt. Quiet reflection ? @adrianmartinn #bts for @mensfashionpost In a summer daze

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Comfort and style—who says you can’t have both? If you wish to look all festive and summery

4. Water-resistant phone

While we’re not saying you have to buy a new phone just for a trip, we think this should be a consideration if you know you will be going into the water a lot and documenting the experience. You wouldn’t wanna break your non-water-resistant phone when it accidentally gets wet. (Note that it will be monsoon season and you will be dealing with rain If you’re traveling in Asia between June and August.)

Other options may be to get a waterproof case or use a GoPro if you plan to take a lot of photos and videos.

5. White sneakers

Even if you’re going to a tropical island this summer, never just pack a pair of slippers. Always have a cool white pair of kicks for when you manage to score a date or get invited to a brunch party.

What are your summer must-haves? Comment below!

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