TREND ALERT! Spring Break Essentials

Um, it’s officially SPRING! Can you believe it? We are definitely not complaining.

We are ripe for the thaw and ready for the holy grail of academic breaks. That’s right—spring break, when you get to jet (car?) away to that sunny destination to get that sun-kissed glow. Don’t know what to pack? We’ve got you.

Check out our list of spring break essentials to spruce up your travel style:

Joggers are everyone’s best friend.

Traveling is a time to get your comfy on. There is no better home for your bottom half than stylish yet functional joggers. Check out this pair:

Pocket blanket, anyone?

The Matador Pocket Blanket is like a tiny little friend for your pants! On a beach? No problem. At the park? No problem. This blanket will save your behind!

Travel wallet

A wallet with a thousand pockets for all the things your parents would kill for losing? Yes, please!

J-shaped pillow

Let’s just say, your neck will thank you.

Wallet ninja

Because you don’t know when you’re going to need a screwdriver until you reeeeeally need it.

Antitheft backpack

We believe in the goodness of all people, but it’s okay to be prepared, right?

Foldable, stackable carry-on bag

If you’re sick of wrestling with a carry-on and your rolling bag, we’ve got a solution for you!


Use these bad boys to send the universal signal that you are not down to chat.


You know you can’t get away with traveling without taking a book (or six?) to keep you company! Here are our top suggestions:



By Amy Andelson and Emily Meyer

Fans of Julie Buxbaum's Tell Me Three Things and Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone will get caught up in the drama of this road trip romance that begins with an unplanned flight layover in L.A. and turns into a wild adventure.

 At first we were almost strangers. But ever since I moved ...

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)

Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)


This must-read fantasy from an author who is legend herself--Tamora Pierce--is one Bustle calls "the perfect book for die-hard Pierce fans and newcomers alike."

Discover the origin story of one of the realm's most powerful mages in the first book in the Numair Chronicles.

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

The Sun Is Also a Star Movie Tie-in Edition

The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the author of Everything, Everything is now a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! This movie tie-in edition features key movie cover art and a photo insert.

I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not...

A Short History of the Girl Next Door

A Short History of the Girl Next Door

Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this unrequited-love story will appeal to fans of Jennifer Niven, John Green, and Jesse Andrews.
Seriously, how can you see a person nearly every day of your life and never think a thing of it, then all of a sudden, one day, it’s different? You see that goofy grin a thou...

The Beauty That Remains

The Beauty That Remains

Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Angie Thomas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give, believes "will stay with you long after you put it down."

We've lost everything . . . and found ourselves.

Loss pulled Autumn, Shay, and Logan apa...



From bestselling author duo Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff comes the exciting finale in the trilogy that broke the mold and has been called "stylistically mesmerizing" and "out-of-this-world-awesome."

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed...

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