What We're Wearing

Tropical Vacation

A long weekend trip in the winter has many distinct advantages over a longer vacation. You won't feel guilty missing a significant amount of time from work (or worried that skipping out for a prolonged length will cost you one way or another). There's less planning involved and it can be a spur-of-the-minute decision. An impromptu three-day getaway gives you the much needed pocket of relaxation and reflection without forking over the cash and logistical brain power a longer stay requires. And if you're like us, a few lazy days in the sun—sipping a tropical drink in a hammock—sounds pretty damn good right about now. Here's what we'll be packing.

Our Getaway Kit

Todd Snyder Engineered Cabana Stripe Shirt

Engineered cabana stripe shirt,
$158 by Todd Snyder

Jungmaven Organic Cotton and Hemp T-Shirt

Organic cotton and hemp T-shirt,
$38 by Jungmaven

Apnee Swim Trunks

Swim trunks,
$125 by Apnée

Sunski Polarized Sunglasses

Lightweight and treated with scratch-proof thermal hardcoat for durability

Polarized sunglasses,
$55 by Sunski

Adidas Super Court Sneakers

Super court sneakers,
$140 by Adidas

Alsta Nautoscaph III Watch

A streamlined diver watch with a black PVD coating

Nautoscaph III watch,
$879 by Alsta

Lander Cascade Power Bank

Cascade power bank,
$55 by Lander

Supergoop Everyday Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Everyday broad spectrum SPF 50,
$19 by Supergoop

The best beach resorts from Afar

Where to Go

From petite and boutique to sprawling and branded, Afar has rounded up the very best beach hotels—chosen for their global diversity, uniqueness and natural beauty.