How to Prepare for a Tree House Vacation

By Jackie Dreyer

Tree House Necessities

Tree House Necessities by glampinghub

You've finally booked the tree house vacation of your dreams, and whether it's days, weeks, or months away, you're already thinking about what to pack. A tree house getaway doesn't necessarily require different things than a normal trip; however, these items are how we prepare for a comfy, relaxing, and entertaining tree house vacation.

Of the utmost importance is a solid vacation read or two, with which you can curl up in a hammock or stretch out on a chaise lounge and read the afternoon away. Try one—or both!—of the most talked about books this year: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. For nighttime reading that still allows you to have a perfect view of the clear, starry night sky that surrounds you, be sure to bring along the Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 Book Light.

If e-books are more your style, whether on a tablet or a smartphone, a sans-outlet charger is a must-have, like the crank-powered Pocket Socket 2 by K-Tor. You'll surely take many a photo throughout your tree house vacation, too, and downloading the Afterlight app pre-trip is $0.99 well spent, allowing you to freely edit your best shots, add incredible, realistic filters, and more.

Depending on where your dream tree house is located, packing layers may not be a bad idea, in preparation for brisk mornings and breezy evenings. We love this Ombre Stripe Shawl Collar Sweater by Brooks Brothers for men and this Flecked Panels Cardigan by Mango for women.

A warm, soft scarf made of luxurious cashmere, such as this Women's Cash Touch Infinity Scarf by Land's End, is a quick fix for a blustery day, too. Better yet, however, get snuggly under a light blanket, like the Turkish Lightweight Stripe Throw in Green/Chocolate by Williams-Sonoma.

Go hiking through the surrounding woodlands in style with a felted wool, structured hat, such as Catazari's Wide Brim Fedora with Leather Band, and a pair of statement sunglasses, like Etsy seller Woodeer's Walnut Wood Sunglasses. When it comes time to kick back in the tree house and rest happily weary limbs, slip into these appropriately-themed slippers, complete with tree branch and leaf embroidery, by Etsy seller YniusFelt.

To both entertain and preserve all of the beautiful memories from your fantasy getaway, the Sony FDR-X1000V/W Action Cam is ready to capture it all, including Steady Shot image stabilization, which makes it perfect for capturing the breathtaking scenery around you on your mountain biking excursion.

When the sun sets and no one still wants to go to bed, whip out the travel games, such as Yahtzee-To-Go and Design Go's Travel Playing Cards, for a few hearty round of fun and laughter to help everyone wind down.

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