As you know, we are in the middle of our Boots in the Sand Giveaway and we have a few more trips up for grabs to beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico to party with country stars Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer!

I feel totally qualified to help you get yourself ready for your trip to Mexico, as I spent 6 years living oh-so-close to the beach myself!  So, we're gonna pack together, and if you win the trip to go see Brantley, Dierks, Billy, and Jana in the Boots in the Sand Concert, you can take me with you!

Here's what you'll need...

1. Sunscreen

Because this is a problem.

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2. Beer

For real!

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3. Flip flops

Is there anything better?

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4.  An Umbrella

If you're staying all day, you're gonna want one!  And by the looks of things, if you don't bring one you'll feel left out!

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5. A Good Book

Or, if you were born after 1975, a Kindle.

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6. Mitt Romney

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Just Kidding!

7.  Water

For when you run out of beer.

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8. Guitar

If you play, if not, that might be kind of cumbersome.

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9. Towel

Just one to share will be fine.

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10.  A radio

To listen to WGNA of course!

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And, of course...

11. Your babies

Nothing's cuter than a beach baby!  Here are mine...

Madelyn Grace


Turner Grant


Those are some things that I must take with me to the beach!  What are your beach essentials?  Do you think I left anything important off the list?  Let me know!