SmarterTravel Pick of the Day: Island Contessa’s Josephine Beach Cover-Up

A super lightweight, stylish beach or pool cover-up dress.

What Is It: A lightweight shift dress that is the perfect cover-up for the beach or pool.

Why It’s Smart:

• Available in either 100 percent silk or 100 percent cotton

• Comes in stylish designs

• Made in America

• Very light and easy to pack—rolls to take up almost no space in your bag

• Quick-drying

Where to Buy: Available on Island Contessa’s website.

(Photo: Island Contessa)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

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