Summer Travel Essentials

Read more about my top 5 summer getaway essentials!

With winter quickly coming to a close, all I can seem to think about is SUMMER. I can’t wait to pull out my sunnies, hit the beach, and get Summer 2016 off to a great start.

It’s so much fun to plan weekend trips with my closest friends during the summertime, so I’ve teamed up with HomeAway to bring you my Weekend Getaway Travel Essentials.


First off, I gotta have my sunscreen! These days, I don’t seem to go anywhere without my sun protection 🙂 I make protecting my skin a major priority because sunscreen has been proven to help with anti-aging. With all the knowledge we have on the link between prolonged sun exposure and skin cancer, I think this should be an essential for everyone. My favorite sunscreen is the Sanitas Solar Block. It’s oil-free and lightweight, plus it doesn’t clog my pores at all and it’s made with anti-aging ingredients like Micronized Zinc Oxide and antioxidant vitamins.

My second getaway essential is my sunnies! Not only do they add the perfect finishing touch to any summer outfit, they also protect my eyes from harmful UV Rays. I’ve been LOVING this pair that I recently picked up at the Nasty Gal store on Melrose!

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I also have to bring some healthy snacks. I’m that girl that always has snacks around. Being a vegan, it’s often difficult to find food on-the-go so I make sure to bring healthy options like fruits, veggies, nuts, dried fruits, coconut water, and my favorite Vega nutrition bars.

Another cute (and useful) summer essential is my floppy hat! I love having the sun out of my face with this accessory. It really creates my own, personal, little shade while I’m sunbathing or taking a nice walk along the beach. VSCO Cam-1

The last essential I have to have with me on any weekend getaway shouldn’t come as any surprise. My flip flops! I can’t go to the beach without a cute pair of sandals. They just make it super easy to get in and out of the water as I please without worrying about ruining my shoes! Plus I get to show off my cute summertime pedicures 😉

So those are my top 5 summer getaway essentials. My dream getaway destination would be somewhere like Bora Bora. How amazing does this look?! Gorgeous waters and sunny skies! Now that’s what I’m talking about!  If you can’t get to Bora Bora, the Florida Panhandle has some gorgeous beaches as well!

Where would your dream getaway take you?