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Where to Gear Up for Summer Travel

By June 6, 2023June 21st, 2023No Comments

School is out and vacation mode is on!

If travel is on your summer itinerary, these Kailua Town shops can help you gear up with travel-friendly accessories and apparel, kids’ games and more.

Get Organized

There are packing cubes. Then there are Fighting Eel packing cubes: Lightweight 7-piece sets in 7 exclusive Fighting Eel prints include 3 packing cubes, 3 zippered pouches and a toiletries bag to keep your belongings neatly compressed and beautifully organized.  

Hawaii artist Lauren Roth gets you travel-ready with her colorful line of pouches, clutches and totes, including an oversized roll-up tote that’s great as a carry-on or easy to roll up and tuck into your suitcase when you need a bag for a day trip or shopping for souvenirs.

Pack This

Even if you’re not a fan of sleep masks, word on the street is that HIAMOE’s line of 100% washable silk masks will make you a believer in a “peaceful sleep” (“hiamoe” in Hawaiian). Perfect for sleeping on long flights, too. Find them at BikiniBird boutique in Kailua.

Find your favorite, all-natural Lanikai Bath & Beauty body wash, lotions and sanitizer mists in convenient, TSA-approved travel sizes, along with a 3-ounce travel tin of assorted hand-made soaps. They make great omiyage gifts when visiting friends and family, too. From the Lanikai Baby collection pick up the travel-size set of keiki bath and body products.

Visiting the granddog? Pack up healthy, house-made treats or an island-themed rope toy (slipper, rainbow and even the ubiquitous chicken) from Dogtown Bakery.

Fashion Forward & Comfortable

Tori Richard’s Tradewind Technology™ apparel combines cool comfort and easy care for travelers on the go. Men can find polos, button-down short- and long-sleeved shirts, and swim shorts. Women will love the colorful dresses and rompers, jumpsuits, skorts and tops. The lightweight, quick-dry fabric offers UPF sun protection – and let’s you wear a little aloha wherever your travels take you.

Wear your aloha on your head with Splash Hawaii’s exclusive, unisex cotton caps embroidered with “Aloha.” Also shop the wide selection of slippers from popular brands like Olukai, Havaianas and, for kids, lightweight, travel-friendly Native brand shoes.

Out to See, Kailua’s new eyewear boutique, invites you to sharpen your look with new sunglasses from its wide selection of designer brands.

Kids Stuff

Looking for things to keep the kiddos busy in the air or on the ground? SoHa Keiki’s shelves are brimming with ideas for fun on the go:  magnetic tic-tac-toe, checkers and other games in handy backpack-friendly tins; activity books, coloring books and reusable sticker packs; and Find It Games – treasure hunts in a tall sealed clear tube filled with colorful plastic pellets, tiny hidden objects and fun for the whole family.

Also at SoHa Keiki, 11-piece sets of fillable pouches, pump bottles and plastic jars to fill with your child’s favorite bath products, sunscreen and lotions – BPA-free and TSA carry-on approved.