School is finally out and my family is ready for summer fun to begin. Our summer bucket list has been made and we are ready to make some memories and enjoy the sun. On our agenda? Our first-ever cross-country road trip as a family!! We will be packing up and heading out – ready to explore some of our nation’s most awe-inspiring sites. Yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, and the Grand Tetons are all on the list, making this one summer our family won’t soon forget.

Is there anything quite like a family road trip? When I was about ten years old, my parents and I took a road trip through the Western US. We drove through Jackson Hole, Wyoming, saw Old Faithful, went to the Grand Canyon, took a quick trip to the Vegas strip, and explored Native American cave dwellings. It was the summer of road-side ice cream cones as big as your head, kitschy tourist stops like wax museums and local museums, goofy souvenirs, incredible natural beauty, and annoying my parents with car games. 25 years later, we still laugh about that trip – recalling the cheap hotels, the amazing double rainbow in Colorado, and the incredible non-stop lightning storm we drove through in Wyoming.

I am SO excited to create those kind of “lifetime memories” with my own kids this summer. I can’t wait to explore and discover the country with them. An essential part of a great road trip is planning and preparation. We’re loading up our devices with awesome music, stocking activity bags for the kids, packing snacks, and making sure we have road-trip summer essentials packed – like Banana Boat®! Seriously – nothing turns a great trip into a disaster like a sunburn! This summer, whatever sun scene you and your family choose, Banana Boat® has you covered.


My Banana Boat®? Banana Boat® Kids Tear-Free Sting-Free Lotion Sunscreens SPF 50TM! I know that with Banana Boat® my kids will be safe -leaving me to focus on creating memories, snapping pictures, and looking for the next scenic viewpoint! Knowing that my kids will need sun protection every 2 hours, we will plan to re-apply at all of our scheduled “sanity stops!” (Sanity stops are FUN stops along the way. You need more than just bathroom breaks!)DSC_0687

Whether we are taking in the beauty of Yellowstone with the protection of Banana Boat® Sport Performance® CoolZone™ or splashing in Lake Eerie with Banana Boat® Sport Performance® Lotion Sunscreens with PowerStay Technology™, I know that our sunscreen can and will withstand whatever we put it through -leaving me free to ENJOY the moments! With sunscreen that’s easy to apply, water-resistant, and comfortable to wear, our skin protection is one less thing to worry about this summer.

Become a Banana Boat® mom this summer and enjoy every sun-filled moment with your family knowing their skin is protected!

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