This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.
Summer is finally here!  We plan to take a road trip down to Florida again this year after having an amazing time last year.  We leave Boston before the sun comes up and head south, trying to make it to South Carolina by sun set.  My brother is still in Charleston, along with a piece of my heart.  I fell in love with Charleston during our first trip down there a few years ago, and that love has grown deeper each time we have returned.  I love the southern living, the front porches, the people, and the beauty.

After spending some time soaking up life in Charleston, we get back on the road and head south to Clearwater, Florida.  However there is no driving through Georgia without getting Georgia peaches!  I’ll never forget the first time we drove through and I grabbed some a stand for a snack, the kids and I were hooked on the most tasty peaches we’ve ever had and ate about 5 pounds that day.  The peach stop is now a set stop on all our east coast road trips.
After stocking up on peaches, we continue down to Clearwater.  Clearwater Beach is my most favorite beach.  The water is crystal clear, warm, and calm plus the sand is soft and fluffy.  Beyond the beach there is so many fun activities to do in the Tampa Bay area, from Zoo’s to Boat rides.
After Clearwater, we head over to Orlando for some amusement park fun before starting our return trip home.
I love taking this road trip during the summer because the kids are out of school and we have more time to spend relaxing and enjoying each stop, without worrying about getting back home before school reopens.  However the Florida summer is hot, actually more like sweltering.
It is hotter than hot, humid, and sticky but so beautiful at the same time.  We spend lots of time outside, at the beach, poolside, and doing day trips.  This means we need sunblock every single day, all day.  During last years trip we went through a bottle of sunblock a day keeping all five of us protected, and I anticipate the same for this year.  So before we hit the road I will be making a special trip to Walmart for sunblock and all my summer fun must haves.
My go to sunblock is Banana Boat®,  its a trusted brand in my family.  I like the protection they offer, the scent is great, and they have a full selection of all the sunblock types I look for.

For the road trip, I have a bag that stays in the front center of our van with all my essentials in easy reach, including my sunblock stock.  I have a bottle of Banana Boat® Kids Continuous Spray Sunscreen, a bottle of Banana Boat® Kids Sunscreen Lotion for the kids faces, and a bottle of 
Banana Boat®  Sport Performance® CoolZone™ Continuous Spray Sunscreen
for my husband and I. 

The Sport Performance®

CoolZone™ spray is my biggest obsession, especially in Florida!  It sprays on cold and instantly refreshed me when I’m hot and sweaty, it’s awesome and like dropping ice on yourself without getting wet.  This turned my mood around on many hot days walking around an amusement park!

We are sweating and swimming a lot in Florida, so I make sure to apply at least 2 tablespoons of Banana Boat® to each of us every 2 hours during the day.  The kids get sick of getting out of the water or breaking from the sand castle building, so we like to try to make up songs to sing with a little dance so that putting on sunblock is fun.

What are you looking forward to most this summer?

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

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