Everything You Need For A Beach Weekend Getaway

Summer is underway, which means it’s time to start planning a weekend getaway. Whether you’re hitting the pool, the beach, or chilling lakeside this summer, there are a few items you’ll need for your trip. Keep reading to discover exactly what you’ll need for your next weekend getaway. 

Weekender Bag

First thing’s first, you’ll need a bag that will hold everything you need for the weekend. For this we recommend the classic weekender bag. A chic version of a duffel, weekenders are the perfect size for a two or three day getaway. They contain the perfect amount of space for the other items on this list, plus all the essentials (underwear, toiletries, etc…). 


Our #1 skincare tip? Wear sunscreen! Whether you’re heading out on a beach getaway or not, sunscreen should be a key part of your skincare routine. Find a mineral sunscreen that’s at least SPF 30 to apply daily, whether you’re laying on the beach or not. If going to the pool or beach, be sure to apply sunscreen half an hour before stepping outside and to reapply promptly after swimming. There’s no quicker way to ruin a vacation than with a painful sunburn on day one! 


Complete your beach look while protecting your eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays with a pair of sunglasses. Round and geometric-shaped sunglasses are in for 2021, as are colourful frames. However, you can also never go wrong with a pair of aviators or wayfarers. 

Beach Towel 

Whatever you do, don’t quickly grab a bath towel from your closet and hit the beach. Instead, opt for a true beach towel, one that is made of terry cloth or cotton and is bigger. Ideally, choose a bath towel that is about three quarters as long as your height, so that most of your body will be on top of the towel when laying on the sand. Bonus points if you find a beach towel made of a sustainable material like organic cotton. 

Trendy Swim Trunks

Last but not least, no beach getaway is complete without a trendy swimsuit (or multiple). Men’s swim trends for 2021 include floral patterns, animal prints, nautical-inspired, matching top and swimsuit sets, and non-trunk styles like bikinis, briefs, and thongs. In essence, have some fun with your swimwear this season. Malebasics has tons of on-trend swimsuits to suit every style. 

The charming Italy

What can you buy for 1 €? Or if you are not in Europe, think of the same question, but adapted to your currency. I bet that just a couple of silly things come to your mind: toothpaste, umbrellas, junky food… But what would you do if I tell you that you can buy a house for 1 €?

Mind-blowing, isn’t it?! And the best is that it is true. Can you imagine yourself living in the lovely country of Italy? Old houses that need to be rebuilt are being sold for this affordable price with the idea of attracting new residents and tourists to these almost unoccupied towns.

Exactly as in the films. This is how 1€ houses look like.

I have to be honest, these towns are not located in the big cities, but are still an amazing alternative for those looking for summer houses, are retired or enjoy a simple and quiet life.

All these towns have something in common: the most beautiful landscapes and views. They all are located near volcanoes and islands with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Peace is what you will get in exchange, so be prepared for silence. These pretty towns are in Sicilia, Piamonte, Marche, Campania, Toscana, Lazio, Cerdeña, and Abruzzo.

What do you need to get yours?

 It changes from town to town, but in general, you just need to invest at least € 15,000 in the property during the next 3 years after getting it. An advance deposit of €5,000 will be required from you too, but with the possibility of claiming the money back after you have rebuilt the house.

This ambitious project has been out for people since 2008, but seems to have a bigger impact after Covid-19, as this country was highly affected by the pandemic. However, many of these towns are virus-free, so you can be sure that everything is gonna be fine!






Why should you travel more often?

Nothing excites more a person that the idea of going on holidays. Your mind is tasks-free and the only worry is to enjoy the moment, but could you picture yourself living in an endless holiday? Nowadays we get to see more and more people on social media that spend their lives travelling and sharing pictures exploring great places.

Travelling is not as expensive as you think, or maybe what I should tell you instead is that it doesn’t need to be. You can find lots of alternatives, but to be honest, the most important thing is to find your “why”.

Travelling is not as expensive as you think

Main reasons…

If you think that the only reason for travelling is to have nice shots on your Instagram feed, let me tell you that you are missing out on the whole experience. When you travel you have to be open to different stuff. You find that things are better or worse from what you are used to, but is a good opportunity to reflect and be grateful on little things.

On our normal busy lives we are too used to routines and stuff that we do like robots -without thinking- that we don’t even know how to react when something goes out of the plan. Travel to go out of your comfort zone. At the end of the trip, you will realise that you have hidden talents and you are able to do more things than you thought.

Learn from every little thing that you find: people, food and culture. This modern world has made us selfish. We often think that we are above anyone else when it is not true. We are all the same. What we all want is to be recognised and accepted.

When we travel we live in the present moment. We understand that here and now is all we have. The longer the trip, the bigger the knowledge that we take with us. Collect memories, not possessions.

Backpacking as a way of life?

Wherever you go you find backpackers. They are everywhere and have few characteristics in common: are very laid back, open to changes, and enjoy socialization. However, this is just a short and general description of them. But why is backpacking so attractive?

Let’s be honest, share a room at a hostel with strangers is not the coolest thing in the world. Every single person has been raised in different environments and has different backgrounds, so for sure not everyone will be as organized and clean as you. And you also have to be aware that some people snore and others, travel with their partner, so can be noisy and uncomfortable at times, nevertheless, for backpackers, these are just experiences.

The aim is just to travel

For them, people are just very interesting and they don’t see this as a problem. The aim is just to travel and discover as many places as possible and to do it money is key, so hostels are probably the best option.

Backpacking is something that real backpackers do for a minimum of 3 months, but to be honest, nowadays, there are plenty of people staying at hostels just because they cannot afford all the money to pay expensive hotels and instead of spending their savings in accommodation, they prefer to do it in food, tours and adventures in general.

The idea of backpacking is to take just the essentials with you in a backpack and go somewhere without the pressure of having to return on a certain date. You also start your trip in a specific place, but you never know where you will end up.

The reasons for going through journeys like this are multiple, but in general, people are looking for “life”. There is such a big difference between living and just existing, and many people are desperate to change their lives for something meaningful and full of fun.

Best LGBT destinations

There were “pet friendly” places at first and now we are talking about “gay friendly” spots too! How great is it!?  We are so glad to know that nowadays we can go on holidays without fearing rejection and even better… every year people from our community are choosing the  best LGBT destinations  for us to put in our bucket list.

We all want to make the most of our time off, so we have decided to tell you our favourites and we hope you can visit them soon!

Our top 5

  1. Amsterdam:

Did you know Holland was the first country to legalise the homosexual marriage? It Happened in the 2000 and this might be one of the reasons why their Pride Gay Parade is one of the most attended around Europe.

They are also popular when it comes to nightlife and sex shops, but one of the facts that we like the most is the education type that people receive at school. They get to study very well sexuality and reproduction.

  1. Buenos Aires:

Is the most famous in Latin American and its story started in 1990, when the restaurant “Filo” opened its doors welcoming gay people. After it, they have become model to other places around the world. In 2006 and 2008 they were chosen as the best international gay destination.

  1.  Puerto Vallarta:

The weather and beaches are one of the greatest attractions for sure, but something very special and innovative are their hotels. Can you believe that they offer special plans for lesbians and gays? Definitely something that you cannot miss out!

  1. San Francisco:

A gay friendly place since forever! They have fought for our rights for many years and have honoured our existence from the Second War World! The most popular neighbourhood there is Castro.

  1. Mykonos:

Such a lovely place! with its beautiful colours blue and white, this greek island has become in one of the most visited. You can really feel free and be who you are. No doubt about the amazing clubes and beaches to spend your weekend.


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