Late last week, we packed up the car, loaded the kids and started what ends up being a 16 hour drive to find sun, surf and undivided family attention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

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This is our fourth summer making this annual family pilgrimage, and we’ve developed some amazing traditions and try something new every year.
So far there has been planty of this

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and this
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with a little of this thrown in for good measure.
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I’ve spent a considerable amount of these first few days patting myself on the back for all that I remembered to pack in our bags. The boys have their baseball gloves, my daughter’s got her favourite bathing suit, we’ve got ten gazillion bottles of sunscreen…we are ready for a week at the beach.
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What did not make it down, unfortunately, were my razor and shaving cream. Uh oh…as ready as I am for the beach, I’m not sure the beach is ready for that! Luckily I found a review sample of the Schick Hydro Silk in the bottom of my bag. Though I initially rolled my eyes at the packaging’s promises of “water-actviated moisturizing serum”, one shower without shaving cream has made me a convert.
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This is a fantastic drugstore find priced under $10 that will save you on your next vacation. It eliminates the need to pack shaving cream and moisturizer, and two days in I’m smooth and moisturized. I’m a convert.
Now back to the beach…I have waves to jump!
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