My Travel Morning Routine

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Unlike most mornings, I don’t have to be up at 6 a.m. for class or work. I’m usually awake by 7:30, so I don’t have to set an alarm unless I have somewhere to be. You can’t go wrong with your favorite pair of printed pajamas. I spend a solid thirty minutes scrolling through my social media accounts. I’m sure that you can all relate—especially when you have to rush through your breakfast and makeup routine because of it. On vacation, though, things are a little different (a lot lax)! Getting up is not nearly as difficult, so take the time to get your beauty rest. If you have to opt for glasses over contacts to do so, it is 100% worth it! How I get up sets up my mood for the rest of the day.

Akerman060117-4.jpg2. Cleanse

It’s crucial that you stay consistent with your skincare routine, no matter where you are. This is especially important if you’ll be on an airplane for a while, since the dry air will cause some unsightly breakouts. I always bring along my favorite facial cleanser. It’s portable, which makes it easy to plop into my suitcase before heading out.

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I’ve gotten into the routine of coffee every morning, and vacations are no different. The hotel that I stayed at has breakfast included, so I took advantage of the coffee station in the lobby more than once during my stay.

Akerman060117-7.jpgAkerman060117-6.jpg4. Explore

The purpose of traveling is to explore unchartered territory. I have been to Naples a couple of times before this trip, but never to this particular area. Exploring has led me to my favorite locally owned ice cream shop, and favorite shopping center.

xx,

Nicole

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A Weekend by the Shore

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Although I’m surrounded by palm trees and the ocean, I don’t often take advantage of all that nature’s given me. Between school far from the sandy beaches and quick weekend trips back home, I find little time for much else.  This is why a change of scenery for me makes all the difference. Roadtripping a few hours away allows me to put myself in a different state of mind, far from the confines of my laptop and inevitable responsibilities. Although it’s a town that I’ve already explored, I find there is always somewhere new to go. However, I’m a creature of habit, so I always gravitate towards my  favorite local ice cream shop.

Dressing for the weather is imperative, especially for me, as I  frequent the beach during my stay. I’ve been loving vibrant bomber jackets, and decided that I could style it for my trip as well. Overtop a one piece swimsuit, and you’re set to go. I always pack light, airy dresses as well, since you can never go wrong with them–whether dressed down with a pair of sandals or overtop a t-shirt and some wedges. On quick vacations, I like to keep my accessories light. A couple of dainty chokers make all of the difference, and you have to make a real effort to lose them! When it comes to traveling, you don’t have to feel like you’re missing out because you’re not jetsetting this summer. Take a roadtrip a couple of hours out with your favorite gal pals, or ride solo and take the opportunity to learn more about yourself.  My advice: Enjoy the change of pace and scenery, no matter where you go or who you go with!

Bomber Jacket: Forever 21

Swimsuit: Ann Taylor

Denim Dress: Merona (Target)

Sandals: Hollister

Chokers: Juicy Couture

 

Until next time,

xx