Overcoming (once) terrifying experiences can make the most lasting memories—especially when those experiences take us some place new! As my sister and I look back on family vacations, we’re often inclined to relive the challenging moments because they stick with us. In Aruba, I was almost swept into the ocean by a large wave while swimming in a natural rock pool. In Florida, we went on an amusement park ride that scared my sister so much that her exact words upon dismount were, "This vacation is ruined!" (I still laugh at how dramatic she was)
Ridiculous or scary, those moments really made those family vacations memorable, and always provide a good laugh for us... at least these days. The bonding that family vacations allow for is priceless, and whether you travel 10 minutes or 10 hours from home - it is worth it to take the time to create some memories.
For your next family trip, here are some small essentials to take with you!
For the day-to-day:
The pandemic has certainly improved, but let's be honest - very few people deserve a gold star for their hand-washing skills (even including some of the people we live with sometimes - sorry kids
!), so it's best to be prepared to deal with the germs. Check out JAFRA Daily Hand Sanitizer
For any day in the sun:
If you're planning a trip at the beach, or near the beach, sunscreen is a no-brainer... but the sun's harmful rays can make an impact in other locations too! Consider packing sunscreen if you're going to be around water, snow, or higher altitude - these factors can increase the power of the sun. You can also check the weather report for the UV factors in your area. Check out the JAFRA Sun Collection
For date night:
Everyone has their 'go-to' make-up items to look put together in super simple steps, and for me that's mascara and a lipstick. JAFRA Maximize mascara
is for your lashes what education is for your career - it takes them to their FULL potential. ;) Pair this mascara with JAFRA Always liquid lip stain
and you will be prepared for anything date night can throw your way! Always Liquid Lip Stain won't smudge or transfer [read: kissable!].
For kids bath time:
When you go on vacation you get to take a break from many things - like (hopefully) doing the dishes, and working - but some things never end, like children getting messy. Thankfully JAFRA Tender Moments
makes bath time enjoyable for kids and parents.
To take it all off:
Even when we take a vacation, caring for our skin shouldn’t. Make sure you take off your makeup at the end of the day with JAFRA makeup remover
. Quick and easy removal without feeling greasy is so important to help you wind down and clear your skin at the end of the day.
Everywhere we go with our family we bring a piece of home with us, and we should continue to take good care of it (and each other) as such. As Leigh Hunt said, "Travelling in the company of those we love is home in motion."