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June 17, 2014

Summer in the sun

travel comment

I’ve been fortunate to have been able to travel to different places around the world. Of these places, there’s always something about a beachside destination that screams relaxation and vacation to me. One of my favorite places to date has been to Santorini: a Greek island that was formed from the remnants of a volcano.

Santorini, Greece |

There’s something about this place that keeps me in awe of its beauty. Perhaps, it’s the perfect, intense golden sunset. Or, maybe it’s the atmosphere: the white homes and their unique blue domes. Or, maybe it’s the excellent cuisine. It’s definitely a summer destination I think everyone should experience once in their lifetime.

If you’re thinking of visiting Santorini (or any beach destination), here are some of my packing essentials. First off: skin protection! Can’t be too cautious so sunscreen is a definite must-pack. Have a large-brimmed hat and colorful sunglasses can also help to protect from the damaging rays. Don’t forget to stay hydrated by packing a cool water bottle. And of course, the most important thing: a cute two-piece bikini! A matching cover-up and slide-in sandals are essential when you want to go out to eat. Lounging around the beach on a cozy beach towel is a perfect time to catch up on reading magazines, painting your nails, or snapping some memories. Stuff all your beach essentials in a bright bag and you’re all set for some R&R!
What’s your favorite beach destination?

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  • Floortje van Cooten
  • Francisc
  • Sharon

    Ahh so jealous that you were there! It seems like it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.

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  • Being from NJ, I spend a lot of time at the Jersey shore…all of these items are a must!

  • ADA

    I too love Santorini and the island of Crete also in Greece. We were there last in Summer of 2012 when I was pregnant. Albania is surrounded by gorgeous beaches though, so I am lucky. All of those items are a Must. I’d also include a couple of magazines, maybe a stack of playing cards and an easy-to-read book as well as some snacks (fresh fruit is the best).

  • Love this post! Sadly, I don’t think I’ll get any beach time this summer! Hopefully next year though. I always wanted to go to Santorini and Mykonos!

    – Deniz