We are about to head on our second road trip of the year, this time the beach. I have to say we are all excited to be taking a trip where we will arrive the same day we leave. We are also staying in a condo on this trip and I am looking forward to the boys having a bit of extra space to roam. In addition to my basics that I have discussed before (here, here, and here), I also bring a beach bag and a condo essentials bag.
This is my very favorite beach bag. It’s a jute tote from Mint Julep Monograms (You can find an updated version here). It will hold (with room to spare) the following:
3 rolled beach towels
1 tupperware container of goldfish
2 drink thermoses
1 pair of flip flops of me
2 pairs of beach shoes for the boys
2 sunblocks (face and body)
beach hat for J
Ziploc bags and two target bags for wet clothes
Staying in a condo they usually provide basics such as: utensils, small kitchen appliances, towels.
They usually do not provide basic paper products (some do, check where you are staying). So I am bringing: toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, kleenex, sanitizing wipes, sponges, kids’ utensils, wash cup (for the boys’ baths…we use a newk’s cup). I also am bringing electrical outlet covers and cabinet locks because J is into EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE.
I fit all of these essentials into a large Earth Fare bag: