Summer rentals are a beautiful thing—where else can you get sweeping ocean views, wooded trails or a charming lakeside dock? But chances are there’s going to be one thing missing from even the most picture-perfect Airbnb: a well-equipped kitchen. When you’re at home, you’ve probably got rows of perfectly sharpened Wüsthofs to work with; when you’re on vacation, you’re probably facing a skeletal cluster of dull knives and grimy spatulas.
Instead of making do, plan ahead with a kitchen Dopp kit; these six essentials will bring one of the best parts of summer weekends—that is, cooking with friends and family—well within reach.
Caroline Coral is a food and travel writer who splits her time between Philadelphia and the Caribbean. Follow her on Instagram at @caroline.f.coral.