Wednesday Jul 12 2023
Summer = Road Trips! With summer at its halfway point, now’s a great time to discuss how to get yourself travel ready. From your attire to the in-transit action plan to the all-important snack menu, we’ve got you covered with all the essentials. Plus, don’t forget to treat those on the arrival end of your destination to a little Utah souvenir. Whether you plan to go by land, by air, or by sea, you’ll want to read these trip tips before you embark on your next big adventure.
TRIP TIP 1: WHAT TO WEAR
With a limited amount of space, it’s important to choose your wardrobe wisely. Don’t waste time running all over town or gamble with an online purchase. Get your outift essentials and accessories in one convenient stop.
Vacations often mean photo ops. Have your babes looking their best with a few new pieces from Spoiled Rotten.
Don’t forget to pack the added confidence that comes from looking and feeling amazing in a new ensemble. You’ll find striking summer style at Boho Chic.
Finish your look off with hats, jewelry, and the on-trend crossbody bag. Boda Bridal is more than just a wedding store. It’s packed with vacay must-haves.
Whether hitting the beach or lounging by the pool, be sure you’re ready to dip a toe with a pedicure from Soulstice.
You’ll also find a full line of beauty essentials and hair accessories in store.
TRIP TIP #2: WHAT TO DO
With these in-transit activities, you won’t want to be “there yet,” as the journey will be as fun as the destination.
It’s time to unwind… with a ball of yarn. Pass the travel time with one of the many travel-friendly patterns at Willow Hill. They even have the cutest project bags to pack it all in!
Depending on the length of your journey, you could leave with a skein and arrive with something new to wear or give your lucky hostess.
Who knows? If your travel time is long enough, you could even come home with a happy summer throw!
Let your travel partner do the driving. You’ve got needlework to attend to. Pine Needles has plenty of portable projects to choose from, including cross stitch, embroidery, and other convenient kits.
Lower those screens and your carsick concerns. Instead, find car-friendly activities the kids will love at Storybook Nook.
With compact options, these will pack a big punch without taking up valuable car space.
If the outdoors are calling, complement your journey with one of these must-reads. Some are even written and illustrated by local Utah talent!
Ready to bundle up for a mid-journey nap? Don’t forget to grab a throw from Layers. Better yet, grab two and take one to give your host to thank them for their hospitality.
TRIP TO #3: WHAT TO EAT
On to perhaps the most important part of any trip itinerary – the snacks!
Before you go, swing by Utah’s top candy shop and let each of your passengers select a favorite treat. With the huge assortment and well-portioned bags, they should have no trouble finding something to hold them over for the long haul.
If you’re off to see someone who might appreciate a taste of home, don’t forget to pack a bag of their world-famous salt water taffy!
Just like that, your packing list is complete in one darling stop. Now you're ready to hit the open road in style. Safe travels, friends!
No time for a summer sabbatical? Enjoy at staycation at Gardner Village. We hope you'll visit soon.