Summer is officially here, kids and teachers are out of school, and everyone is trying to fill their dog days with activities that are less boring than school was. Being a Florida resident definitely comes with its perks…discounts on tons of cool stuff, beaches everywhere and so many amusement parks to choose from! We have Busch Gardens here in Tampa, and just 90 minutes to the east we have Orlando which is filled with fun like Disney, Universal, Islands of Adventure, Ripleys… The list goes on and on. My Aunt and her family are coming for a visit and tomorrow we’re all going to Busch Gardens! I love roller-coasters, and fast rides, plus the food there is incredible!! Should be an awesome time. Here are my tips for picking out a perfect non-touristy outfit that will provide comfort, classiness, and mobility on a day filled with activities!
1. Wear a tank top
You’re going to be walking around in the hot sun all day, really think about it, do you want to be in anything more than a breezy tank? I didn’t think so, not to mention, even with loads of sunscreen the presence of sleeves while spending 8+ hrs in the sun will cause some major farmers tan…
2. Shorts- no skirts, sundresses or jeans
This is specifically for ladies who actually intend on riding roller-coasters. No one wants to see your whoo-ha on the giant picture viewer at the exit of the ride, so please, seriously. And not to beat a dead horse, but jeans…in FL…in summer? No thank you.
3. Comfortable walking shoes
For me my go-to is my Converse because they still look cool (I fully believe running shoes are strictly meant for running in), and are really easy to wear all day long without getting blisters or sore feet. I do however think it’s absolutely OK to wear an athletic shoe if need be, I understand completely and won’t judge you at a theme park…the mall on the other hand would be a different story
4. Disposable Sunnies
Obviously Disposable one-time-use sunglasses are not really a thing, what I mean by this is just to wear some sunglasses you won’t shed tears over if they get lost. Amusement parks are crazy places and it’s so easy to set something down and forget about it cause you’re watching a show, or even worse to have them fly off your face while you’re plummeting 200 ft towards the Earth while riding Sheikra, be smart.
5. A watch
Amusement parks for me always seem to suck the battery life out of my phone super quick, so especially if you’re traveling with multiple people in your party and know at some point you’ll probably go your separate ways and meet back up at a certain time…it’s good to have a watch on hand.
There you have it! Here’s my look for tomorrow!
Kumba & Koalas,