Summer Travel Essentials

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This Summer Travel Essentials blog post is a sponsored and written on behalf of BJ’s Wholesale Club. I am working with them as ambassador this year and am super excited to be sharing helpful insights about the savings at BJ’s. As always, all opinions are my own.

Is it just me or is this year flying by? I am already booking my summer travel plans to Boston, the Bahamas, and fingers crossed, Ireland. That means I am already shopping for and using my summer essentials. I recently went down to Miami for the day to go to the beach with my family and I packed my summer travel essentials even for this short trip 1 hour south.

Summer Travel Essentials Miami Beach Family Trip

Choosing Summer Travel Essentials

When choosing my summer travel essentials, I think about what I might need on the go to keep my hair and body healthy and protected from the sun when it is at its most powerful. This year, I stocked up on all my summer travel essentials at BJ’s Wholesale Club. They have everything that you might need for the perfect summer vacation.

Sunblock – Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen SPF 70 Spray

My number one summer is essential is sunblock – and I can never have enough on hand! Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen SPF 70 Spray is my favorite because you can easily spray it on yourself without missing any spots on your body. Also, my daughter lets me use it on her too. During our trip to Miami Beach, I made sure to get every inch of my little princess covered before she started playing in the water.

Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen SPF 70 Spray

Neutrogena® Beach Defense® with Helioplex® Technology provides beach-strength broad spectrum defense from the sun’s damaging rays. It is fast absorbing which helps get the fun started quickly. Plus it’s water resistant for 80 minutes! I found a package of 2 bottles with a bonus Ultra Sheer SPF 55 Lotion at an incredible value. With 2 bottles, I know I’m not going to run out and will have enough to get us through the summer months!

Like I did, all BJ’s members can stock up on all their summer essentials so they can spend less time shopping and more time enjoying the warm weather!! Sounds good to me! I would much rather be outside and having fun than shopping indoors. BJ’s has an amazing selection of suncare from leading brands like Neutrogena, Coppertone, Banana Boat and Alba to help members stay safe in the sun. We use so much sunscreen during the summer that a bulk purchase of sunscreen is a no brainer!Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen SPF 70 Spray



I found some amazing products inside BJ’s including a package of Burt’s Bees lip balm. With so much traveling during the summer season, my skin is pretty beaten up. I like to keep my body, face, and lips hydrated as much as possible. Lips need extra care during summer because they more easily get dry when temperatures rise. Also, moving from heat to AC can cause them to be more chapped during the summer too. A hydrating lip gloss is one of the best summer essentials in your bag. It protects and moisturizes preventing dehydration and chapping.

Burt’s Bees lip balm

The Burt’s Bees package comes with a total of 6 Beeswax Lip Balms that are good for every day use and then 2 ultra-conditioning lip balms that work to rehydrate in the evening while you sleep. It’s the perfect pack for the summer months – I can throw a few in my purse and my beach bag, keep one in my car, and have a few others on hand in case I lose one!

Burt’s Bees lip balm ultra conditioningBody Lotion

During the summertime and especially when traveling, my skin starts to feel dry from flying and also from the sun exposure. Every morning and evening, I lather up using Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion that absorbs quickly so that it is non-greasy feel. Having a BJ’s Membership helps me have a few bottles expertly placed throughout my house so that I can keep my skin and hands hydrated all summer long. Members can find everything they need for their family at BJ’s in a convenient one-stop shop. BJ’s large health and beauty selection means no more running out of your favorite products – that’s the beauty of bulk!

Facial Wipes

During the summer, I still have to wear makeup to cover my uneven skin tone. After hours of wearing foundation, most makeup starts to look really bad – almost like it is floating on the skin. My go-to way of copping with my floating makeup is using the Simple Cleansing Wipes. They keep me from breaking out by allowing me to clean my face when I get sweaty or need a refresh throughout the day. I usually get breakouts where my sunglasses touch my cheek during the summer or in between the folds of my nose. The Simple Wipes let me get rid of any makeup and sweat that might cause my pores to clog. They are lifesavers and I keep them in my bag at all times during the summer.

Simple Cleansing Wipes

Having a BJ’s Membership helps save money and time so that I can spend more time with family during the summer.

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What are your summer essentials?

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3 thoughts on “Summer Travel Essentials”

  1. Wow. You are awesome. I really appreciate how you worry about the issues confronting today’s families and solving them for every family .

    BJ’s knows how to be there for their clients and you make it simple. Thank you for doing all the hard work so we dont have to.

  2. Gradually, it’s time for a seasonal vacation, and that’s fine. You need to rest properly. For my family, the best vacation is active. My husband and I bought surfing equipment and plan to spend the weekend in this active sport


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