Summer Packing Essentials

Summer is here! Well, not officially but it certainly does feel like it. As soon as the weather starts to break from frigid temperatures, I immediately switch to vacation/summer mode. John and I have done a little bit of frolicking so far this year – and we have a few more trips up our sleeves. Whenever we head out of town, I always have a packing list no matter where we’re going or how long we’ll be away; even if it’s just for a night. Keeping a packing list keeps me somewhat sane and helps me not to forget anything. John has always scoffed at the idea but lately, I’ve been slowly leading him over to the dark side of list making.

As I was thinking about a few of our summer getaways, I started to think of a few of my packing essentials; things that I must have when heading out of town especially for a summer getaway. So if you’re planning any summer getaways, here’s my list of items that always make my traveling and my vacation much more enjoyable.

Summer packing essentials

Evian facial spray – helps to wake up your skin; great for when you’re lounging on the beach.

Banana Boat Sun Comfort sunscreen – this particular type of sunscreen was a top choice from Consumer Reports

Swimsuit options – I always buy new swimsuits. This year, I went with ASOS as my swimwear choice but Target, J.Crew and Kate Spade has some super-cute ones too!

Cetaphil moisturizer – this is on every list I have; summer or winter…doesn’t matter.

Neutrogena body oil – great moisturizing option especially if you’ve been a beach bunny all day.

Revlon Lip Butter – I just discovered this and I LOVE IT. It goes on so easy; adds a pop of color to your lips but also adds moisture. It’s the best of both worlds!

Something to read – I always hoard magazines before vacation. This time, I still have the magazines but I’ve picked up a new book to read. Grab a copy for yourself at Amazon!

Shop my packing favorites!

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What are your favorite items to pack for summer vacation?

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