It doesn’t matter if you’re couch surfing or resort lounging — no trip is complete without the right pair of shades. It’s time to get up and go! To help you pinpoint your next destination (and pack the perfect shades for the trip!), we polled a few of our favorite travel bloggers about which destination they have their eye on next — plus which pair of Sunglass Warehouse shades best suit the trip!
Recommended Shades: SW Oversized Style #3439
Jennifer of Jdomb’s Travels: We’ve been to 50 countries now, and without hesitation, we’ll tell you that Iceland is our favorite! We love the otherworldly landscapes, abundance of adventure activities like snorkeling in near-freezing water and glacier trekking, and still being able to get a bit of luxury and pampering in chic Reykjavik. Oversized sunglasses like these are perfect for keeping me stylish on and off the glacier!
Recommended Shades: SW Padded Sport Style #1889
Beth of The Vacation Gals: Over the past couple of years, my husband and I have been really getting into destination road races. I can’t think of anything better than combining fitness with travel. Orlando is one of my favorite destinations since it brings out the kid in me. I’m hoping to run a Disney World race in the near future (post baby, as I’m due any day)! However, the one thing I’ve learned is that it’s important to have eye protection, especially in a sunny destination such as Orlando. I was excited to see that Sunglasses Warehouse offers sport options, specifically this padded sport style. Not only does it come in a selection of colors (pink and silver for me, please), but the EVA foam padded lenses makes for a snug but comfortable fit.
3. Panama City Beach
Recommended Shades: SW Retro Style #1275
Christy of Ordinary Traveler: This weekend, I’m headed to PCB, Florida for the first time. Based on the photos of Shell Island and the crystal-clear water, I’m pretty sure I’ll fall in love with this destination. I would choose these red retro style sunglasses for this trip because they would look great in photos with the blue water in the background.
4. Riviera Maya
Recommended Shades: SW Oversized Style 1702
Corinne of Have Baby Will Travel: These oversized sunglasses were “the perfect fit” for our recent vacation to Riviera Maya, in Mexico. Riviera Maya is one of our favorite spots for a family vacation, since it’s a perfect mix of beach and culture — plus, the fabulous and kid-friendly Mexican food is a bonus. I like these celebrity-inspired frames because on a beach vacation with my family, it’s one of the few ways I feel I can add a pinch of glamour to my look. I’m usually spending my days in a sandy swimsuit and cover-up, with my hair a beachy mess, so these somewhat glamorous shades make me feel like I mean to look that way!
Recommended Shades: SW Bi-Focal Style #55440
Kara of The Vacation Gals: I love the look of these slightly oversized tortoiseshell frames for vacationing in one of my favorite tropical spots in the world: Hawaii. I’m not getting any younger(!), and I’m finding myself squinting more and more when I’m looking at my phone or restaurant menus. With these bi-focal shades, I can read in comfort on a chaise lounge at the beach, and I’ll be able to better read small print on my phone’s map app as I’m sightseeing on Kauai or shopping in the streets Waikiki.
Recommended Shades: SW Polarized Retro Style #540432
Jennifer of The Vacation Gals: Maui in Hawaii is the place I cannot WAIT to show off my retro tortoise frames. I’ll be staying on Wailea Beach. On this stretch of Maui, Hawaiian sea turtles love sitting in the sun and soaking up those warm golden rays as much as all of the island’s human visitors do. The sunglasses will protect my eyes, and who knows? Maybe the tortoiseshell pattern will confuse those large, lazy, sun basking turtles into thinking I’m one of their land-based cousins.
Recommended Shades: SW Aviator Style #490
Marie of EuroTrip Tips: I gotta admit that I’m a big fan of Northern Europe (Germany, Scandinavia, UK, etc.) — I like the efficiency, the architecture, and even the weather! I would narrow down my favorite place to Scandinavia, a mix of Swedish chic, Norwegian outdoors, and Danish city vibes. Forward-thinking, outstandingly beautiful, incredibly stylish (and not to mention historic Vikings and delicious food) … that’s Scandinavia for me!
Recommended Shades: SW Mirrored Retro Style #1645
Brendan of Bren On The Road: Boracay in The Philippines, because it’s a busy tropical island with a charming, laidback vibe. I’d recommend rocking a pair of white wayfarers — perfect for looking stylish on the most gorgeous white sand beach in the world.
9. Bwindi National Park, Uganda
Recommended Shades: SW Retro Aviator Style #1904
Brendan of Bren On The Road: Visit Bwindi National Park in Uganda; it’s home to incredible mountain gorillas, and you’ll find yourself standing only a few footsteps away from them. Arm yourself with a vintage pair of aviators for this one — you’ll look and feel like one of those classic safari rangers. Plus, those gorillas won’t see the fear in your eyes when they stare straight at you!
Recommended Shades: SW Polarized Retro Style #540432
Brendan of Brendan’s Adventures: Get yourself to Sossusvlei, Namibia. I’ve been to deserts on four different continents, and the red sands of these dunes are by far the most majestic. Be sure to pack yourself a pair of polarized sunnies to truly bring out the red of the earth and the blue of the sky. Personally, I’d rock these polarized retro shades, as they’ll keep your eyes protected, keep the colors popping, and have you looking suave all the while.
Recommended Shades: SW Padded Sport Style #4230
Nellie of WildJunket: Antarctica is definitely the top travel destination for me as there’s nowhere else quite like it in the world. Here at the southernmost tip of the world, icebergs stand taller than skyscrapers, glaciers run for miles, and whales, seals, and penguins roam freely. When the midnight sun is out, protect your eyes with a pair of athletic sunglasses like these – sometimes the snow sparkles and dazzles so much it can blind you!