Local Getaways We're Swooning Over Plus, packing must-haves to survive.

By Colleen Crivello

With air travel to Europe on pause and Summer plans derailed, we’re goin’ local. Ahead, from outdoorsy lake escapes to airstreams in Zion and desert living in Joshua Tree, we’re swooning over these stunning summer backdrops inspired by our community of rad mamas. Plus, everything we’re packing to survive a local vacay with littles.

Desert Days

This ethereal beauty and her family escaped to Joshua Tree for the summer to their rental property @the_outside_inn. A quick 3 hours from Los Angeles, this drivable destination is a must. I mean, only if soul-shaking sunrises and stargazing are your thing.

Mountain High

Camping, air-streaming and barn-living, oh my! With plenty of road-ready activities on-hand, this ever-inspiring mama, entrepreneur, actress, and former Mom Crush, took her family (and bump) on the trip of a lifetime to Idaho from LA.

Lake Life

Total powerhouse and all-around awesome human, Sai De Silva recently took her fam to Kenzo Lake, a 55-acre property in the Catskills of New York. Rustic meets high design, with major adult summer camp vibes, this hidden gem is only two hours from NYC with award-winning food to boot. Uh, where do we sign up? 

Packing Survival Guide

Trip’s booked! Now, prep your playlist and get the fam road-ready with the right travel gear.

Travel Crib Slash Contained Play Area = Winning

Travel Crib Light

ProTip: A week or so before your trip, practice setting up the crib and having your child nap in it.

THE Best Sun Hat, Trust.
Make Dinner Civil

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Pro tip: Have your little’s favorite healthy snacks handy for the road. 

Bedtime, No Matter The Actual Time

Gro Anywhere Black Out Blinds, make any room, space, place naptime or bedtime apropos.

Pro tip: Always bring your baby/toddler’ comfort pieces such as lovey, sleep items, bedtime books and PJs.

Activities Are A Must

SagoMini Monthly Boxes: Thoughtful design brought to life. For kids. For parents. For giggles

Sunscreen, You Can Never Have Enough
A Pictures Worth A Thousand Words
Headphones Are A Nonnegotiable

When on the road, screen time rules need not apply, hence a solid pair of Wireless Express Bling Headphones.