It’s Travel Time; But First Comes the Packing

By Cheryl Ryan

It seems like everyone is hitting the road and I’m excited to join them. As I prepare for my trip, here are a few things that might work for your travels. The hardest part of traveling is the packing! I can’t wait to get on the plane and have the getting ready part behind me.

I’m looking for lightweight things that can be easily layered when transitioning from cool to warm and that I can use throughout the year for hiking or golf. I love this shirt which I bought in white and blue and these pants that I purchased in khaki and navy. Both come in SPF 40 fabrics. The shirt is offered in men’s and has even better colors. And this hat is ideal for travel. It rolls up and has excellent coverage.

I like how Aveeno 60 SPF sunscreen goes on like lotion and protects my skin. But I am also trying Sun Bum products because they use safe and coral reef-friendly ingredients. Please share if you have a good face sunscreen. I haven’t found anything that I love.

I’m working on loading my Kindle with some good summer reads. It hasn’t been a year of relaxing fiction reading for me, but I’m hoping to change that this summer. 

I did read Daisy Jones & The Six and it was pretty good. Nothing profound but enjoyable.

These are books that I haven’t read yet but just downloaded for my Kindle summer reads. I’ll let you know what I think.

Cloud Cuckoo Land 

In Five Years  

The Midnight Library

Seven Husbands by Evelyn Hugo

Also, author and blogger Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest just released a new cookbook. I haven’t bought her cookbooks yet, but plan to. Watching her prepare and cook her recipes on Instagram is basically food porn. Her photography is outstanding and I can’t take my eyes off it.

Please share any of your travel packing tips.

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  • Reply Christina April 29, 2022 at 10:52 am

    Here is my favorite that feels the most like moisturizer instead of sunscreen (it has to say Ultra-Light on the tube as there is one that is similar but not the same): CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30| Sunscreen and Face Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramides | Oil Free | 1.7 Ounce

    • Reply zestandplomb April 29, 2022 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you!! I’m getting it.

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