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Spring/ Summer Travel Essentials

Posted on: April 21 2022

Whether you're taking a quick road trip to the mountains, visiting family in another province or flying internationally, there are always travel essentials you need with you. From a travel-friendly shampoo bar to essential lip balm to keepsakes like a travel journal, TIX on the Square is here for you when in a pinch to get your packing list together. We've gathered a list of some of our must-have items to keep as reference for your next getaway!



Chao Travel Journal

The Chao Travel Journal is the perfect all-in-one journal to organize your travel information, document your experiences and be a better traveler. It is a guided travel journal that will become a keepsake full of memories for years to come!

Designed with backpacks in mind, this vegan leather journal features round corners and an elastic band closure to uphold and outlast. Other features include:

• Instructional guide at front
• Prompts to plan, record & reflect



Westmount Soap Co. Shampoo Bars

Shampoo bars are a great travel-friendly size and a sustainable swap for mini plastic shampoo bottles. A full bar can last up to 80+ washes and is super easy to use: wet your hair, wet the bar and lather! Choose from the lively YEG Shampoo Bar, with a fusion of savoury, woodsy and fresh scents, or the Alberta Ave. Shampoo Bar that is both earthy and refreshing.



Flannel Foxes Socks

Keep your toes cozy in these made-in-Canada socks. Made from comfortable, breathable wool, these middleweight socks will be great for those chilly air plane trips.




A book is a great way to pass time on a car ride or plane journey. Our shelves are full of good reads from non-fiction like Homes by Abu Bakr Al Rabeeah with Winnie Yeung to a short poetry read like This Is How We Disappear by this year's Edmonton Poet Laureate, Titilope Sonuga. Looking for something to keep the kids busy? Try the third edition of Edmonton: A Coloring Book by Jason Blower of Snow Alligator.  




When travelling internationally, some travelers like to have the Canadian flag on their backpack or jacket to let locals know where the traveler is from. Why not add a pin from the city you call home as well? These #YEG pins are a perfect fit for your next adventure!



Yummy Me Lip Bombs

Exploding with soothing hydration and refreshing coolness, these lip bombs are perfect for dry, cracked lips in colder climate destinations or when you need a top-up after your long haul flight.



Chinatown Greetings Baseball Cap

Beat the heat of your warm weather destination with a hat from Chinatown Greetings! Not only will you be keeping the sun out of your eyes, but you'll be supporting a great community project with all of the proceeds from their sales going back into arts, community initiatives, events, and programming in Edmonton's Chinatown district.



P's Playing Cards

If you're next vacation includes some downtime, you may need some games to keep you occupied. Peaches' fun playing cards are great for your next solitaire or go fish game.



Cyanotype Paper Goods Pocket Mirrors 

Whether you're travelling by plane, train or automobile, these pocket mirrors can fit in your pocket or backpack for easy access. They are perfect for when you need to re-apply your lipstick after taking in some local eats or to touch up your make-up after a surprise afternoon rain shower.



Angel Poon Sloth Tote Bag

Roll up a tote bag in your luggage to carry your day-to-day needs while on your trip. On a beach vacation? A tote bag is perfect for keeping a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen and more for your fun in the sun.