August is the biggest vacation month of the year.Before travelers hit the road, Woodfield merchants (www.shopwoodfield.com
) have some great ideas for what to pack.
Variety of essentials - whether it's a week-long family vacation or just a day at the beach.
Travel Games from KB ToysConnect Four comes with a zip-up, foam case - helps keep pieces secure during on-the-go playing. ($14.99) Other games: Battleship, Checkers ($14.99 each)
Great for long car rides. Classic games that are "fun on the run"
Continuous Sunscreen Mist & Instant Mineral Powder from Sephora Lightweight, water-resistant spray with SPF 30 and Vitamin E. Multi-directional spray works at any angle without clogging - great for hard to reach areas like the back. (Continuous Mist $28) Transparent matte, SPF 30 mineral powder in convenient brush applicator. Makes skin look smooth and radiant. (Instant Mineral Powder $30)
Protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays and environmental damage.
WeatherCast 5-Day Wireless Weather Forecaster from Brookstone Wake up to the alarm clock and day's detailed weather forecast. ($100) Save time, no need to sit by the TV waiting for the forecast. Automatically recognizes geographical anywhere in US region and displays the forecast from five choice cities within that region. Beamed wirelessly, by radio signal, for real time conditions ? no computers necessary. Updates every 15 minutes.
Mini Grill in Cooler Bag from Crate & Barrel Keep your hot dogs in the cooler bag until you're ready to grill them. Separate zipper pocket for plates and utensils.
Collapsible grill and insulated cooler bag in one convenient carry-all. ($29.95)
BoomBucket Portable Music System for iPod from Brookstone Cordless, portable, weather-resistant. ($150) Great for taking favorite music along to the beach, camping, boating - or just your own backyard. Full-range speakers provide big stereo sound. Just dock your iPod. Rechargeable battery delivers up to 8 hours of play in a single charge.
Go-Anywhere Mesh Chair from Brookstone Adjustable headrest pillow. Solid wood armrests and five recline positions - it even lies flat. Portable, lightweight chair with convenient carry sling with shoulder strap.
Breathable mesh to keep cool, while providing comfortable support. ($50; $79 for two)
For more information, visit www.shopwoodfield.com