Over the holiday weekend I took full advantage of everything summer. I stepped out of my sandals onto the sand and ran into the ocean forgetting how cold it would be at first touch. My hair turned into beach waves that can only be created with the perfect combination of heat and salt in the air.
I only brought an overnight bag with me. I like to travel light when I head to Southampton. That usually means I only take summer travel essentials along with me. Besides my smartphone I bring these with me –
- a light summer read — paper copy, never a downloaded version
- a way to watch Netflix when traveling to my destination — rainy summer forecasts mean bingeing on shows
- sunnies — to cover the bags under my eyes when I don’t feel like applying makeup and to shield my eyes from the sun
- camera — so we can share the job of documenting memories
- lipstick — because when you pair it with sunnies it can elevate a beach outfit to a look perfect for dinner.
With these things I can conquer all that the travel season has in store for me — delays, GPS not working, unexpected weather changes, lost bags.
I’ve been looking forward to true summer weather since winter reared it’s ugly head. And now that it’s here I’m ready to travel around every change I get to see friends and family — and hopefully get some beauty rest, too! On those nights when I have trouble resting, I take ZzzQuil from the makers of Vicks® NyQuil™.
It’s a non-habit-forming sleep-aid for the release of occasional sleeplessness. It helps me fall asleep easily, sleep soundly and wake refreshed. Sleeping away from home can still be a dream — even when it seems like fireworks continue to go off long after the main show has finished. No matter, summer is all about having great experiences and if I am exhausted it won’t be as fun. It’s a no brainer that I would opt to ensure that a change in environment doesn’t stop me from getting the right amount of sleep. (Here’s a link for a ZzzQuil coupon to help you!)
A lot goes into planning getaways whether they are just for the weekend or a few weeks long. I never worry about packing — often waiting until the night before — but I do make sure to pack smart and usually just with a carry-on especially if I am traveling during holiday weeks with large amounts of travelers. A quick trip to the local pharmacy when I arrive at my destination allows me to pick up things that can’t tag along in my carry-on. And it helps trip planning be less stressful.
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