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Uncover the Ultimate Travel Guide

Summer vacations are on your calendar, kids are out of school, and your vacation days have been approved by the boss. It’s time to load your car with everything you need to guarantee a successful, fun and dare we say easy trip. Check out our guide to guarantee fun in the sun. 

Start with the basics.

Make vacation worry free and make sure no one gets burned by protecting your family with sun care for days (so many, we can only name a few). Let’s kick things off with Clinique who offers broad spectrum SPF 30 and 50 for your face and body, plus targeted protection with an application stick.

Remove the guess work from sunscreen application with Clarins’ Sun Care oil-free lotion spray with UVB/UVA 15 protection. They too have a control stick for sun-sensitive areas.

Love the tan, but hate the sun? Get a “five hours in the sun” glow with Lancôme’s bronzer self-tanning face gel and tinted self-tanning body gel with pure Vitamin E. Be sure to (sun)screen your products to find a win for your skin.

Dive into summer with swim’s hottest trends.

Travel to our Swim Shop for everything bikinis, one-pieces, and cover-ups. Not only will you find that bathing suit/coverup combo you’ve admired online, you’ll find top trends including florals, stripes, fashion one-piece suits and more. 

“This year’s swim assortment truly has something for everyone! From the fun and flirty new brands, Splendid and Soluna, to our fit solution brands that offer the perfect fit for everybody type!” said Joelle Baysden, Buyer, Women’s Coats and Swim. “You’re sure to find a great suit to feel confident in while at the beach or the pool.” 

Make a splash at the beach and pool.

Enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the beach…or your drink hitting the ice. Grab your favorite beverage and cheers to time away from every day as you toss your Tervis cups in a beach bag and head to the water. 

Pump up the fun with watermelon, Pegasus, whales and more. Need a break? Turn a hot minute into a chill hour relaxing under a tent in one of our beach chairs from Picnic Time (camp style, director’s style, and one built for tranquility). 

Finally, wrap up the fun in terry cloth from Crown & Ivy, Modern. Southern. Home, or Lightning Bug. Find a colorful towel for you, a solid print for him, and dream-come-true towels for kids. We’re talking Unicorn and pirate hoods, shark themed beach towels…the works.


We peeked at your packing list (ok, we wrote it), and know your car will be filled with summer necessities. Now all you have to do is hit the beach, lake, or your own backyard. Enjoy!