Spring Break Must Haves
Updated: Apr 3
Spring Break is right around the corner 🙌🏼 This is a huge deal when you live in freaking freezing Utah where spring likes to tease you in march and then it full on snows again in April. 😭😂 I wish I was joking, but alas it's true, so I'm sure you can imagine our excitement when we get a full weeks opportunity to escape the cold and find warmer weather!! I've gathered up a few of my favorite warm weather travel items, must haves in my book for an epic sprint break get away 🌈💕
No beach vacation can truly get started without a perfect (and perfectly adorable) beach bag. I've used these bags on several adventures and they are spacious, super durable, high quality and so flippin' cute! You will get so many compliments and questions on where your bag is from, I swear! They have soo many good options PLUS, I just happen to have a coupon code for y'all 🙌🏼 use the code ANNIE20 for 20% off your entire purchase.
If you live somewhere cold where basically only your eyeslids have seen the sun these last few months, then a spray tan can be your best friend when you have to slip into something skimpy 😂 For real though, I've used this tanner for years and absolutely love it. It's small enough to travel with if you need a touch up and it does't over spray so it's not messy at all and is super easy to use. I use it with siennasol spray tan because I the color is a little more natural than the solution the machine comes with. I've been super surprised by some of the reviews on Amazon because Ive been nothing but super happy with mine. There are definitely a few tricks to using it which is what I think it causing people probs. You gotta know the hacks!! I have an entire highlighted story on Instagram (click here) with everything you need to know about this awesome little machine.
3. Sun Screen
I mean, obviously right? but here's the thing friend, NOT all sunscreens are created equal, and I'm not talking about getting all fancy and expensive on you, I'm talking I want a sunscreen that sprays evenly, works well, and never gets clogged. Well ladies I present to you the best sunscreen I've ever found (and am genuinely obsessed with): Target Brand Spray sunscreen. not what you were expecting? 😂 I know, but honestly we've used them ALL and both Steve and I agree that it is the absolute best. Not only is it available at a great price but I swear you will never find a better can that sprays more evenly and works better. We stock up every summer and are always super disappointed when we have to use anything else!
If you're traveling with kids, these are an absolute must!! I discovered these goggles when we started swim lessons last year and can I just say, these are AMAZING. I swear a fellow mom had to have invented these because they seriously fix every single goggle issue I've ever had. First off, the don't pull your kids hair, they are easy enough for your kid to adjust themselves, they don't leak, the don't fog and they're cute! My only warning, buy one for each kid because I promise you they WILL fight over these if you don't. Not super pricey, amazing quality, and lots of color options! We love em!
You may have heard this story before, but I used to travel with 2 bags. 1 for all my clothing and toiletries and another for JUST shoes 🙈😂. Yes, I love shoes, but as I've gotten older and wiser and have learned to pack a little lighter, I've discovered that when it comes to shoes, LESS IS MORE. So I am always on the hunt for a comfortable, stylish and versatile pair of shoes... Enter Sols Shoes. I seriously love these!! they have so many darling styles that I can dress up or down. Wear to the beach or to a nice dinner, they are comfortable annnnnd if you are a nerd like me and love matching with your kids, they make them in momma and baby sizes. 😍 These shoes are made of real leather, and will last you years too! You can use the code ANNIEH for 15% off too 😘
6. Pocket Juice
When you're adventuring the last thing you want to do is stop to charge your phone, or worse, have your phone die when you're who knows where! Of all the wireless charger I've used, pocket juice is definitely my favorite. You want to be sure that whatever charger you use is at at least 10,000 mAH so you know if can fully charge a phone (or two). This particular one is my fav because it fits in my purse and it plus straight in to the wall to charge at night so I don't need any other chords besides my phone cord. 📱💕
This is so genius, if you travel with your kids. This company has made the perfect travel pillow for your little. They can slip the glove right on and then lay their their heads to rest on a darling husky, panda, or unikitty pillow (that will also double as a bedtime stuffy) 😍 We picked the panda pillow and Scout ripped it right out of my hands the moment she saw it. Traveling is half the battle when it comes to your family trips, and I'm telling you this makes it so much comfier.
Speaking of travel, if you happen to be taking a red eye or are headed somewhere with a bit of a time change (or a major time change!) Kids Sleep melts will be your saving grace! I never travel with out these! Every parent knows that a well rested child makes for a much better vacation. These are natural melatonin melts that are safe and dang effective. They make them in berry flavor for kids that are delicious. They also have an adult version that I've used and loved 😴💗
Having the right suit can make or break your vacation! I think I've probably worn every brand suit on the market and I ALWAYS come back to Albion Fit. Their suits are quality, always last me for years and they are so flattering!! wahoo! Albion is by far my go to swimmer spot, they sell them year round annnnnd they making matching suits for your kiddos so you can get that perfect vacation photo 😍 Who could ask for more?
and that's a wrap!! Hope you're headed somewhere magical this spring and that this list helps you get there and be there a little happier. Safe travels, friends 😘