[sponsored] Earlier this month we talked about a few of our favorite summer vacation essentials, including a hand fan — my secret weapon for beating the heat! As we live in Florida, sometimes I think we take these summer in the south tips for granted. But as I’ve had friends visit from up north, I realize we could all use a reminder on how to stay cool, especially as we head into the hottest part of the year.
WHEN TO PLAY – The 3 “M’s” of Mid-Day
Those blue skies and puffy white clouds look inviting from inside the comfort of an air-conditioned building. But it takes me only fifteen minutes of being outside in sauna-like conditions to be reminded of the “3 M’s” of mid-afternoon — movies, museums, and malls. We love the outdoors, but it’s best to plan summer fun activities after 5pm when the temps start to cool.
WHAT TO PACK – Summer Packing List
I touched on my 3 must-have’s in our summer essentials post, but here’s a complete list of what goes in my day pack during the summer months.
- Compact Umbrella (for rain AND portable shade!)
- Hand Fan
- Water Bottle
- Water Spritzer or Peppermint Oil
- Hand Cleansing Wipes
WHAT TO EAT – All The Ice Cream You Want
There’s a reason crisp salads, fresh fruits, frozen coffee drinks, and ice cream are so popular in the summer — they’re refreshing and help you stay cool! Summer is about the only time of year where you can justify indulging in frozen treats on a regular basis. I’ve teamed up with RaceTrac to give one lucky follower a YEAR SUPPLY of frozen goodness at Swirl World! Did you know RaceTrac has frozen yogurt, ice cream, and Italian ice? Plus over 40 toppings — everything from fresh berries and fruit to all kinds chocolate and candies? I’ve been enjoying all the combinations this summer, but my guilt-free favorite is a frozen yogurt with a little granola and fresh fruit (because that’s essentially breakfast, amiright)? Check out the sweepstakes details below!
Sweepstakes Ends on July 31, 2017
Prize: $300 RaceTrac Gift Card for a Year Supply of Swirl World
How To Enter: Enter on Twitter or Instagram by using the program hashtag #HowYouSwirlWorld and tagging me @TravelBlggr on Twitter, or @TheTravelBite on Instagram.
Entry Limit: One entry per person, per day
Official Rules: http://bit.ly/2tm2P5J