beach (as in warm, powdered sands, balmy air, turquoise waters, luminescent sunsets, bright sun rays and the most relaxing of getaways that one can muster). In fact this year has already caught me in my favorite place to escape, relax and recharge thrice in as many months. And besides my firmly baked-in tan and Instagram pics to show for it, I have more than a few tips to share to jumpstart your next beach getaway.
No Passport Required
Now before you go thinking that a supreme beach vacation requires that you post up in an exotic destination abroad, think again. One of my favorite beaches (that can rival the Caribbean seas and sands) happens to be in San Destin, Florida. And in case you're seeking more options, here's a list of eight of America's Best Beach Towns. (PureWow)
Beach Body Prep
If abs of steel (or something between a flat one pack and six pack) is a part of your beach body goals, then you'll be well served to remember the saying that abs are made in the kitchen. (I try to remember, but even the best laid plans... well, you know.) But for those who do, here are ten tummy-tightening foods to get your beach bod goals in motion. (Skinny Mom) And if time is of the essence, here are eight ways to debloat in one day. (Self)
If you're the kind of girl who takes her beach style seriously--and loves options--then these stylish one-piece suits have your name written all over them. (Glitter Guide) And if bikinis are more your speed, not to fret. The fabulous duo affectionately known as TashandDev have you covered with bikini wear, tips and more via their uber popular bikini brand. (A Bikini A Day)
Now that you're settled on where to stay, what to eat and what to wear, the only thing left to do is to go and revel in beach bliss of your very own.