Planning a Great Summer Trip with Help from Banana Boat®

Planning a great summer trip for the whole family requires work. It starts with reservations, continues with packing all the essentials, and even includes planning each day’s activities so the days are fun-filled for everyone. In planning a big trip with my best friend and our kids we have spent countless hours looking at flights and hotels and exchanging links to assure that we get the right mix of interesting activities, that ensure fun for both kids and adults.

Now that the trip is upon us we are busy compiling packing lists to cover a whole variety of weather conditions and activities. Since we can’t bring everything, we are looking for turnkey solutions to have and share unstoppable fun. One essential we can’t forget is our Banana Boat® sunscreen. Making sure we are sun safe every day ensures any misadventures that come up won’t involve a sunburn that could ruin the fun. Also, we know that sunscreen does more than protect against sunburns, it protects against long-term effects that are not always visible, like skin damage and skin cancer. As experienced moms, we know, planning ahead is key!

Getting ready for the day also means everyone gets a once over with Banana Boat® sunscreen. Sufficient sun protection requires at least a 1 oz. application every 2 hours. Sun protection is an essential every day for ALL activities whether we are exploring a city or at the beach even when it’s cloudy. One of our favorites, already packed in our bags, is Banana Boat’s® new SunComfort™ Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen – it provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection and water resistance. Because it sprays on, some of our finicky kids cooperate better during application. Also, you can’t beat the high SPF options. We are also big fans of Banana Boat’s® Kids Stick SPF 50 it so easy to keep in your handbag or backpack so you are always ready when it’s time to reapply! The Banana Boat® Kids Stick also goes on exactly where you want it to, stays there and, importantly, provides excellent sun protection.

Sun safety tips no matter where you travel:

  • Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  • Make sunscreen application fun. We have a dance party during application. Each kid gets to pick the song we listen to when it’s their turn.
  • Make sunscreen application easy. Banana Boat® offers a whole variety of ways to make sure you use the best application method: sticks, sprays, lotions, and lip balms. Try them all and find the ones your kids tolerate the best. Since you need to reapply often its best to pick a type that involves the least resistance.
  • It is important to develop smart sun habits early. In our family, sun or clouds, sunscreen needs to be applied if you are outside!

Sunscreen is a travel essential and has to be used for ALL outdoor activities, hikes, bike rides, swimming, or a trip to your backyard. Wherever you travel this summer and whatever sun scene you and your family choose, remember your sunscreen so Banana Boat® has you covered.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.

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