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You've booked your flight, chosen a hotel, and packed your passport. You feel all ready for your summer vacation, but are you sure you have everything you need for a hassle-free getaway? After all, you don't want to be bored on the plane, freeze at night, or caught without sunscreen. Whether you're jetting off to another country, taking a road trip, or camping, these five travel essentials are sure to make your summer vacation as smooth and relaxing as possible.

Turkish Towel

A cozy Turkish towel is a vacation must-have, no matter where your travel destination is. These towels are handwoven with Turkish cotton, making them lightweight, thin, and extremely absorbent. They are warm and soft, so they also double as a blanket or wrap as well as a towel. Throw one in your carry-on to stay warm on the plane, your bag as you head down to the beach, or your picnic basket on the way to the park.

Fine Loom Elmas 450g Cotton Turkish Towel - Biscay Bay available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Summerhill Toronto Canada

Fine Loom Cotton Turkish Towel



Long flights usually mean you are about to vacation somewhere exciting, but there's nothing worse than starting off your trip exhausted from an uncomfortable plane ride. The custom-contouring micro-beads of our log and cactus pillows ensure you will be able to get your beauty sleep during your flight. These pillows are also lightweight and can be compressed down to a small size, making them easy to take on the plane, train, or in your pack on a camping trip. These pillows aren't restricted to travelling either – they are a great way to add a touch of the great outdoors to your home, cottage, or dorm room.

Kikkerland Birch Log Head Rest available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada Kikkerland Cactus Pillow available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto CanadaKikkerland Platanus Log Head Rest available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Kikkerland Birch Log Head RestKikkerland Cactus PillowKikkerland Platanus Log Head Rest


Passport Holder

Your passport is arguably the most important thing you bring while travelling abroad, so it is essential to keep it protected at all times. The Poketo Minimalist Passport Wallet is made for the airport, neatly fitting everything you need to fly in its interior pockets and card slot. This wallet is neutral and classic, so it will complete your outfit whether you dress up to fly or show up in sweats. If you are worried about your travel documents getting damaged, the Dynomighty Stamped Passport Cover will keep them safe, dry, and secure without having to stuff them in a boring plastic bag. Covered with beautiful passport stamps from around the world, this passport holder will give you wanderlust just by looking at it. 

Poketo Minimalist Passport Wallet - Grey available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada  Dynomighty Stamped Passport Cover available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Poketo Minimalist Passport Wallet - GreyDynomighty Stamped Passport Cover


Road Pack

If you are going on a camping trip or other outdoor expedition, packing Mayron's Goods Road Pack is a crucial step to ensure you will be safe and protected from the elements. This kit includes three paraben free products in a canvas travel bag that is easy to carry around. It contains Chap Stuff, a shea butter infused lip balm; Sun Stuff, an SPF 30 sun block with zinc oxide and 100% natural ingredients; and Ouch Stuff, a homeopathic calendula soothing balm for bites, burns, and cuts. 

Mayron's Goods Road Pack available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada

Mayron's Goods Road Pack



The magazine selection at the airport is always bleak, so we recommend you come prepared with your own reading material to occupy yourself throughout your travels. One of our favourite magazines is Monocole, which focuses on global affairs, business, culture, and design. The June 2017 issue is the mobility special, in which you can learn where to stay in Shibuya, explore South Tyrol, and view a modernist mountain home in Zürich. Another unique read is Apartamento, an everyday life interiors magazine published biannually in Barcelona. It is honest and simply written, showcasing the homes of Alessandro Mendini, Kim Hastreiter, Barbara Nessim, and more in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue. Room 2046 also carries the current issues of a number of other magazines, including Purple Fashion, Wallpaper, Frame, and Kennedy.

    Monocle Magazine Issue 104 June 2017 available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada  Apartamento Magazine Issue 19 Spring/Summer 2017 available from Room 2046 cafe shop studio Toronto Canada


    If you don't have any summer travel plans, come down to the Room 2046 store for a mini vacation. Sip on an iced latte, have a sweet snack, and browse our selection of summer goodies. Check out our Pinterest Travel, Glamping and I Dream of Tropics boards for more vacation inspiration!

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