Posts Tagged ‘packing’

April 2nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Best Fest’d: Coachella Packing List

Pack it up, pack it in…
The Bikini Truck is back on the road and headed for Coachella! What’s at the top of the festival packing list this year? Read on to see what made the cut… (more…)

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February 7th, 2014 | By | 45 Comments

DIY: Scarf Beach Bag Learn How To Tie a Scarf into a Beach Bag

You’re packing for (insert your dream/actual Spring beach destination here). Maybe you’re like me, and just enjoy packing light, or maybe, between the bikinis, multiple footwear options, hats, more bikinis and the kitchen sink, a beach bag may just not fit into the mix. What to leave behind?! Panic sets in. This type of life-altering decision calls for a creative solution: pack one, multipurpose piece: a scarf. Among the list of things you’ll use it for (a beach wrap, racerback tank, blanket for the plane, head wrap, kimono…the list is endless), a beach /market bag is at the top in terms of space-saving functionality. Read below the break to learn how to tie your scarf into a beach bag… (more…)

September 5th, 2013 | By | 552 Comments

Wish We Were Here: Morro Bay Travel Tips, Pics and Packing List from SWELL Marketing’s Kristin

As we came closer to Labor Day, I found myself itching for an outdoor adventure. After all, September is the Monday of months because it marks the end of tan skin, perfect weather and pink sunsets…So I felt as if I had to go out with a bang!  Of course, my whim of wanderlust lead me to Morro Bay—A seaside village just North of San Luis Obispo. It is an easy drive straight up the scenic Highway 1.

Read on for my packing list and travel tips from the weekend… (more…)

August 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,453 Comments

SeaMade: The Budget Surf Trip / North LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison


Lately, I’ve been craving a surf trip but have a nagging voice in the back of my mind that reminds me of my budget and time constraints. I’ve been hearing about friends going on epic surf trips that include yachts in the Mentawais, sailing down the Gold Coast, and island hopping by helicopter in the South Pacific. Wow- what a dream, but that’s just what I have to remind myself- keep dreaming, Madison. I know my day will come for exotic surf adventures abroad, but for now I will let my friends’ travel stories inspire me to do more local trips.
My most recent modes of transfer have been car and train, both of which allow me to escape the San Diego bubble on a budget and get a sense of adventure. To the north of my hometown, just a train ride or road trip away, is Northern Los Angeles. The region is perfect for summertime, as there are many cobblestone-bottomed points and beach breaks to pick up long period south swells. My favorite LA spots are County Line, Topanga, and Malibu, all most easily accessed by car. If you want to travel a bit further north of LA, there are plenty of gems that are conveniently accessible. Once at your train station stop you can bike, bus, or taxi to the surf spots and campgrounds. If you’re not that into camping, there are plenty of quaint bed and breakfast type places that can host you without cleaning out your wallet. Read on for the list of stops + check out the travel kit (pictured)… (more…)