When I was a kid, August meant vacation. We didn’t start school until after Labor Day, when the days were noticeably shorter and the mornings were cooler. August was the month for popsicles, diving boards and a week of family fun on the road.
My kids aren’t so lucky. It isn’t a shortage of popsicles they suffer from, but rather a shorter summer. In the push to lengthen the school year, shorten the breaks between terms and somehow improve public education by throwing time at it, they go back to school in mid-August.
June…The New August?
Because my husband and I couldn’t get the August travel tradition out of our heads, for several years we scheduled our family time on top of our kids’ back-to-school picnics, orientations and meet the teacher nights. While our kids loved vacation, they didn’t like missing out on the preliminary school fun, especially if it meant they couldn’t find their desks come the first day. Now we vacation in June.
This summer, we’ve had plenty of time on the road and in the air. Two weeks in England and Ireland visiting friends and a weekend at Winter Park rolling downhill have been highlights. So have weekends at home when we’ve had time to bicycle together, hike together and relax in the backyard with books.
Where have you been and what have you done with your summer vacation? Maybe you live in the East or in California where school isn’t just right around the corner. Do you have travel plans for August?
Eucerin Travels, Too
The Eucerin Skin First Team has been busy this summer traveling along the Eastern Seaboard from Philadelphia, to NYC, to Boston with the Skin First Express sharing their skin-cancer prevention message. In addition, when they found themselves in their offices, they developed an online tool to help you Find A Dermatologist and a Skin Calculator tool to help you determine how much your skin care habits are costing you.
Thanks to Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF 30 Face Lotion this was one of the first summers I can remember when I didn’t have a sunburned nose. It helped that we vacationed in the UK and it helped that we have had an extra rainy summer at home.
But what really helped was my being more diligent about everyday sunscreen. Not just the stuff I put on when I go cycling or to the pool, but Eucerin lotions that I put on before I even go outside…and which are light enough that I can forget I have them on.
#TravelTuesday to Win This Month’s Giveaway
This month’s giveaway is all about travel and all about helping you prevent sunburn when you’re on the road. The August prize pack includes Eucerin Everyday Protection Face SPF 30 and Body SPF 15 Lotions, a car sun shade, a travel neck pillow and luggage tags.
To enter, leave a #TravelTuesday comment here telling us where you’ve been this summer or where you still plan to go. How will you keep your skin safe when you’re on the road?
Let me know that you’ve copied your comment onto the Eucerin Facebook page and/or have taken the Skin First Pledge for up to two extra entries. You don’t have to enter on a Tuesday, just please tag your comment with #TravelTuesday.
Entries will be accepted from today through Monday, August 15th at midnight MDT.
One lucky winner will be chosen in a random drawing on Tuesday, August 16th.
I am very happy to be working with Eucerin as part of their Skin First Blogger Network. As part of this effort, Eucerin provides me with skin care information, as well as skin care and wellness products. They also provide giveaways to my readers. This month, I will receive the same prize pack as the giveaway winner.
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