My Beach Essentials

Summer is in full swing + that usually means vacation. When it comes to traveling, I’m definitely an over-packer. Clothes, books, makeup, you name it, I overpack it.

…”What if I need it?”, “but options…”, “Better to have too much than not enough!”…

However, I’m getting a little tired of dragging around a bag that is entirely too heavy + not even touching half the stuff I’ve packed. You could say I’m becoming a minimalist? This week I’m at the beach with my family + I’ve boiled down a pretty solid list of my beach essentials. Give me a bathing suit, a pair of sunglasses, a good book, + I’m set. (Although I’ve found a couple other things that are game changers)

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California Dreamin’

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Currently experiencing withdrawal from my trip to California so I’m totally using pictures to take me back. I’m not really sure if it’s the progressive vibe that Californians have or the beautiful rocky Pacific coast. Maybe it’s the cool weather (year round…) or the baby seals basking in the sun with their mother, but it’s safe to say that California will never let you down! While going through my pictures, I’m not sure if I could pick a favorite part of the trip.
We hiked, we biked, we trolleyed, we drove, + most importantly, we ate, & ate… & ate.
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We came. We saw (a lot). We conquered.

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This past week, I traveled to the Wild West for the first time. Upon our arrival in Salt Lake City, mountains surrounded us, some snow-capped, others covered with green ground cover. Coming from an initial elevation of just about 800 feet to nearly 8,000 feet, there was a chance that we may feel some of the symptoms of elevation sickness but luckily we adjusted quickly.
We drove, we hiked and we rode horses.

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We saw it all… from bison, to elk, to moose (whose plural is still… moose) and the national parks did not disappoint, aside from not seeing a bear on our entire trip.
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