The sweet smells of summer vacation is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.
As we get closer to the end of of summer, I can’t help but look back on everything we did this summer. We took our vacation early this summer but the memories are still so vivid. I love sitting with W and reminiscing about our trip to Florida. It was amazing to be able to share one of my favorite vacation spots with my son and see it through his eyes.
And there are smells that will always remind me of the trip. Smells of food on the grill drifting over the pool area will always make me think of summer vacations in Orlando. So will chlorine tinged skin and hair.
The Sweet Smells of Summer Vacation
I have to admit that there are a few other smells that will always bring back memories of our 2014 road trip. Tropical drinks and spiced french fries from the bar near the pool. They just made it feel like summer and we enjoyed quite a bit. The smell of the candy shop at Downtown Disney is still very fresh in my mind. And the smell of the lake just outside our hotel room on a warm summer evening is one of my best memories.
W loved experiencing the world of Disney come to life. And we all enjoyed trying some of our favorite fictional foods when we explored The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s amazing how powerful scents can be. They can bring so many memories rushing back and bring a smile to my face.
Scent is the most powerful memory trigger and I know it gets me a lot.
What is your favorite travel memory associated with a certain scent?
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.