Around The Globe: 4 Travel Destinations and the Essentials To Carry

Around The Globe: 4 Travel Destinations and the Essentials To Carry

Whether you're relaxing in a tropical oasis or exploring a new metropolis, we've got the items you need to make your last-minute traveling much easier.

Whether you're relaxing in a tropical oasis or exploring a new metropolis, we've got the items you need to make your last-minute traveling much easier.

Photography: Therese Aldgard

Text: Sara Zion

Let’s face it: 2017 was a bit of a whirlwind—with fluctuating and rash changes made from the White House to our favorite fashion houses, we could all use a little respite before diving into 2018. Now that a new year is approaching, a few more of the fun ways to reflect is by exploring the great outdoors or embracing a far-off destination. If you’re in need of a break from the monotony of everyday routines, mark this year as the one to remember.

Embracing the spirit of adventure, V has rounded-up an offering of the best travel essentials for every endeavor. From functional luggage to skin-soothing products and statement-making earrings these are the carry-ons that will help you kick off 2018 in bold attire.

Wet and Wild 

Scarf – Herme Sunglasses - TOMS, Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Camera – similar styles available at Urban Outfitters, Instax Mini Palm Camera Case – available at Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses – Gucci, Falabella Box Wicker Basket Crossbody Bag – Stella McCartney, Big Leaf Wallet – Welcome Companions Fores,  Bucket Bag – Cuero, & Mør Earth tu Face Skin Stick,  AeVi Floribunda Lip Balm - available at & Other Stories
Crosley Harper Wireless Speaker – similar styles available at Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses – Gucci, Shell Sipper Cup – available at Urban Outfitters, Bikini – Kore Swim Impossible X UO Refurbished Cool Oasis Polaroid 600 Instant Camera – similar styles available at Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses - TOMS, Vans & UO Striped Authentic Sneaker – available at Urban Outfitters, Blush Bucket Bag – Cuero, & Mer Rockaway Salt Spray – R + Co, IGK Beach Club Texture Spray Baby Love Balm – Balmyard Beauty

The classic vacation formula is synonymous with the three ‘S’’s: sun, sand and surf. For some, that means slipping away to a relaxing resort in a tropical locale, while others opt for a low-key approach to embracing the island life. The wicker and chain mix of this Stella McCartney satchel possesses a sense of vacation ease without going full picnic vibes or keep things quirky with a beach-ball bag and palm leaf wallet. Top off your look with some skin-saving SPF and keep hairstyles unfussy. Beachy waves are always in for the tropics and these salt sprays will help add texture to your maneno ocean required. Want to get the full island feel? Relax after a day in the heat with one of these Bush Baths from Balmyard Beauty include ingredients sourced directly from Jamaica and the Caribbean islands, you’ll feel like you’re there even from your own bathtub.

Back to Basics

Memory Card Game – unknown, Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera – available at Urban Outfitters ,VSSL Outdoor Supplies – available at AHALife.com, White Triana candle - Context, Handbag – Burberry, Various scents by 1509 – available at AeVi
Memory Card Game – unknown, Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic Camera – available at Urban Outfitters, VSSL Outdoor Supplies – available at AHALife.com, White Triana candle - Context, Handbag – Burberry, Various scents by 1509 – available at AeVi

The rising temperatures make the summer a perfect time to head to your favorite campsite, and with so many desert-inspired elements this season, you can dress appropriately without going full-on cowgirl. Gigi Hadid’s Tommy X Gigi collection for Tommy Hilfiger is full of shoes and accessories inspired by the big sky and succulent plants of the dryer regions with cactus-clad totes, cross-body bags and chunky-heeled boots in an array of pastel sunset hues. Shield your face from the beating sun with a straw-brimmed hat and snakeskin-printed shades, and finish your look with a silky bandana, whether your wear it to keep dust off of your cheeks or to top off your ponytail. A small sack adorned with cowboys and horses is the perfect place to stash your face wipes and perfume oils (like these by 1509, available at Aevi), while this Burberry satchel in khaki lends a sophisticated nod to safari style.  Stay prepared with this compact waterproof flashlight from VSSL which holds everything from waterproof matches and a 6 hour burning candle, to first aid supplies and trail markers – because getting lost is only fun if you can find your way back.

Jet Setter 

Slim Leather Passport Case - Cuyan, Pocket World Map - MochiThings, Plain Anti Skimming Passport Wallet - MochiThings, Baby Sac de Jour Croc Embossed Calfskin Leather Tote – Saint Laurent, Sunglasses – Gucci, Matt & Nat Vignelli Backpack – available at Urban Outfitters, Waverly Leather Crossbody Bag and Belt Bag – Lo & Sons, W&P Design Carry on Cocktail Kit Travel Pack – available at AHALife.com, Sunglasses – Gucci, Click and Glow Highlighter - Lancôme (multiple shades pictured), Apple Watch – Hermès Series 2, 3x12 ml Eau de Parfum in ‘Mojave Ghost’ - Byredo Travel Perfume Case in Burgundy, Byredo Iris Nobile Travel Spray – Acqua Di Parma, Time Treasure Perfecting Water - Sulwhasoo Timetreasure, Renovating Eye Cream - Sulwhasoo

Just because temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean we are exempt from necessary business travel. With that in mind, we’ve included a group of sleek accessories that manage to up the efficiency factor while remaining stylish and chic. First up: the suitcase. Even if you have to enlist a friend to help close your bag, keep your luggage minimal and refined. This marble roller from Urban Outfitters is unique without being over-the-top, while this rolling bag by Away lets you charge your devices right from your carry-on, but is lightweight enough for you to lift easily into the overhead bins. Show the world you mean business with a faux-Crocodile embossed pouch that’s tough yet feminine, while a chic passport case will keep you from fumbling with documents en route to your flight – bonus points if you can stash your credit cards and some cash inside as well. Celebrate the successful end of the trip with a bottle of bubbly or smart cocktail on the journey home - by then you’ve earned it!

City Sleeker 

Church Smooth boot – Dr. Martens, Dawson Backpack - Herschel, Various Pins – Strike Gently Co., Sunglasses – TOMS Bal, D’Afrique Hair Perfume - Byredo, Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream - Context, Lomography Lomo'Instant Automat Camera – available at Urban Outfitters

For many of us, exploring a new city and culture is the ideal way to stop feeling stir-crazy when winter weather keeps us indoors, so whether you’re headed to the Big Apple or the Big Easy, there’s no better place to let your sartorial sense shine than in a new metropolis. Explore the streets in a comfortable yet durable shoe, like this ankle boot by the city kid classic Doc Marten. Got the royal engagement on your mind? Step out in something English inspired like these British flag adorned booties by Charlotte Olympia. Burberry and MAKE Cosmetics makes it easy to brighten your winterized skin with both lip glosses and face gloss to give you a warmer glow in cooler temperatures. Keep your travel documents organized at the airport in a shark-adorned pouch that doubles as a reminder of why you chose to go the urban route, and capture it all with some instant photos that won’t be stuck sitting in your digital camera until next year.

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