I don’t know if I have told y’all before, but I am obsessed with summer sun and being near the water! I can’t get enough of it! One of my favorite things about living in Boston is the close proximity to some amazing summer destinations! This summer, Zander and I plan to visit friends and family who live near beaches and lakes as much as possible. We want to be in the water, on a boat, playing beach volleyball, laying in the sand and jumping through waves! If we can’t get away for a weekend, you can bet we will be out in the sun on our back deck!
My parents just came up from New Orleans and we spent a week exploring the coast of Maine, but the rest of my summer travels will most likely be shorter, weekend only trips. When jumping around for weekend trips and crashing at friend’s apartments, it is important to pack light. My travels last week gave me a good idea of what I will be packing for the rest of the summer. On the coast it was pretty warm during the days but in the evenings I definitely needed to change into jeans and a sweater or comfy sweatshirt. Another must for summer travel is a big beach bag that can fit a towel, sweater, sunscreen, camera and normal ‘purse’ stuff. Cute sunglasses and a hat are great to protect your face from the sun and I like simple accessories to finish off the look!
I put together this round up of what I consider to be summer essentials. As you can see from my collection, I think that ranges of bright colored items are best for summer! What essentials do you pack for the beach or a summer vacation?
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