Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#TravelTuesday 9// My Cruise Must Haves

Happy Travel Tuesday!
Excited for this month's linkup and to see where you all have been!!

I was supposed to be on a boat right now, sailing through the ocean blue with my mom, sister and cousins...
Sadly, due to Hurricane Matthew that is not to be! While I am wishing it could have happened, the fact that a missed cruise is the only thing I have to complain about means we got off easy here. Praying Haiti and the Bahamas and for all those dealing with the severe aftermath of the storm!

Since I already had this post scheduled and ready to go for while we were gone, I figured I would still share my cruising essentials with you all! 
So, here they are... 

Cruise Must Haves



Bikini / Sunglasses / Sun Bum Sunscreen/ Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildDrip Drop Hydration Packets

~Sunglasses~ No description necessary, but I may have to stock up on these beauties! They are only $6.99 and I lose sunglasses like it's nobodies business, so having an extra pair (or two) can't hurt!!

~Bathing Suit~ I always make sure I pack a bathing suit in my cruise carry-on! It can sometimes take a while for your luggage to get to your stateroom. The last thing you want is a beautiful sunny day, without the ability to throw on your suit and jump right in on the pool party fun!! How cute is that Cupshe Swim Suit?! Perfect for pool lounging, but also for adventuring and jumping off seaside cliffs without fear of losing your top!

~A Good Book~ I can't go on a cruise without having at least one book with me! Hello sunshine, strawberry-banana daiquiri sipping and reading the day away!! A sweet friend just lent me her copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and I am one happy, happy girl!!

~Good SPF~ My current self is sad to say that my younger self did not believe in proper sunscreen coverage. I would lather on some SPF 4 and call it a day! The war I am now forever waging with my wrinkles wishes that I had been more diligent! Sun Bum Sunscreen is my absolute fave! I love the smell and the way it doesn't sit on my skin feeling icky. Plus it's paraben free! I use SPF 30 for all over coverage and save the SPF 50 for my face, chest and shoulders!

~Drip Drop~ These hydration powder packets are actually a new addition that I was going to try and will be taking with me when Babe and I cruise in November. I have taken to adding a splash of lemon Propel to my sangria, when I make it at home, to help me stay a little more hydrated. Plus, it actually tastes great too! I stumbled across this little happy when I was low on sweet wine and had to use regular dry red wine. Figured couldn't hurt to try and see if the lemon water would make it sweeter- and it did! However, your options for cruising are either a bottle of wine OR a pack of waters. Can you guess which one I would choose?! Needless to say I was going to need to find another way to get my electrolytes into my sangria, when I read about Drip Drop over on Carolina Charm. Christina said it kept her and her husband hydrated, while in Jamaica, after being on the beach all day and helped them to combat the effects of the sun, sand, beverages and older age the next morning! I will let you know how it turns out!! {Drip Drop also comes in Berry flavor, but I have tried Berry propel in my sangria and much prefer the lemon}

And that's about it for my packing essentials! Sure, a cute dress or two doesn't hurt- but one of the freedoms of cruising is that I don't often need much! If I feel like I can get away without makeup or having to blow-dry my hair then even better!! Just give me some sun, a lounge chair and keep a drink in my hand and I am one content little critter!

Hoping your travels find you somewhere fun with someone you love! Or traveling solo to explore a little more about the world and yourself! Either way, I am so excited to see where you have been adventuring to lately!


Happy Travels! 
Where have you been exploring lately? 
Share your link below and let's travel together! 
~On the 2nd Tuesday of every month I will be sharing a new travel post and would love to see where you have been exploring! 
~Any linked posts will be pinned under Travel Tuesday on my Pinterest
~No real rules, as I am not a huge fan of those sorts of things! Just add any travel related link and I encourage you to peek around and see where everyone else has been. Leave a little love where you like! 
~Feel free to grab the image from the sidebar and add it to your post so others know where to link up. 
~I will also be sharing my favorite post from the month before. September's fave was from Arrows and Awe, because how stunning is that lunch spot in Mexico? Seriously, go check it out!! 

Excited to explore the globe with you all! 


16 comments:

  1. Great tips! I love Sun Bum Sunscreen, and traveling is basically the only time I have time to read for fun.

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  2. Haha, yes! Give me all the uninterrupted reading I can get! Wish I had more time for moments like that in every day life!

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  3. Sunscreen and a good book are addplute musts. I also would add a coverup to the list.

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    1. I do need a good coverup! I am so bad about remembering to bring/ wear one.

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  4. Thanks for the tips, haven't ever been before but going soon :)

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    1. Ahhh, yay! So excited for you!! Enjoy your first cruise!!

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  5. These are such great cruise essentials! It's always good to have some things in your carryon and ready to go on a cruise as it seriously does always take FOREVER for your bags to arrive! That swimsuit is the cutest :D

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  6. Oh no, I'm sorry your travel plans were ruined! Great tips though - hopefully you can go away soon!

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    1. Thanks so much! My husband and I are cruising at the end of November, so not too long to wait!! Happy Tuesday!

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  7. I'm so sorry your plans were disrupted! hopefully you will be able to make it up soon!

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    1. Thanks so much :) We are taking a cruise for my 30th birthday in a little over a month, so thankfully not too long to wait!! And hopefully we will be able to get a credit for the girls cruise too so that it can still happen at some point.

      Happy Tuesday!

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  8. Great list for a warm weather cruise and I agree to keep things you will want right away in your carry on. Also excited to find your link up party. Adding a link right now about our adventure day in Oahu.

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    1. Thank! Glad you could join in!! Oahu is high on my list of places to visit! Happy Tuesday :)

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  9. Sorry your trip was cancelled but cruising in November sounds pretty sweet. My kids are finally old enough that I get to travel to the bathroom by myself (sometimes). Hoping next year will bring even more travels...Hawaii, here I come!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, definitely looking forward to November!! And haha!! Sometimes those bathroom journeys can seen like a day at the spa with a moment of peace and quiet haha!! Kepping my fingers crossed you make it to to Hawaii soon!!

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  10. It's been way too long since I've visited your blog! I've missed a lot I fear. Sorry about your cruise. We're going on our very first cruise next fall... and it's a Disney cruise. Makes me think of you! Have you ever been on a Disney cruise? Although we probably won't have lots of sun... we may still need some sunscreen. :-)

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