• Akinz Summer Road Trip

    Road Trip Heading West and Dressed to Impress

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    What better way to explore the freedom of summer than with a summer road trip? The early days of summer call for us to stretch our wings and get moving in the new found heat. But where to explore first? We have compiled our favorite stops to add to you road trip in the west. Continue Reading

  • 5 Essentials for your Next Road Trip

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    We’re thinking the May snow we got this weekend is the last we’ll see for the season so now our brain is focused on Summer Adventures! Hopefully you have at least 1 or 2 summer road trips planned so we wanted to share our 5 Akinz picks that we believe are essentials for any road trip.

    1. The perfect pair of shades
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    Pick from our new selection of polarized wayfarer sunglasses. Our fave is the black with teal mirror lens.

    2. A cozy pullover
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    Everyone needs a cozy sweatshirt whether you’re driving thru the night or sleeping under the stars. Our fave is the Ride More, Work Less crewneck. It has super soft sponge fleece and whether you’re headed to Mt. Hood or Moab, the message still rings true.

    3. The perfect beanie
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    Whether you’re trekking into the mountains or strolling along a breezy beach, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you won’t need a beanie. Grab our lightweight and machine washable fold beanie in your choice of color.

    4. An everyday tee or tank
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    Never leave home without a t-shirt or tank top that you’d be willing to wear the entire road trip, even if you don’t have to. We’ve got a ton of tank top options for you, but our current fave is the “I Just Wanna Ride Bikes” muscle tank.

    5. Summer Hat
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    Something to keep the shade out of your eyes and tame the messy road trip hair. Go for a basic black 5 panel or our new fun Dappled Mesh Snapback.

  • Trip to Arizona anyone?

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    So I’ll admit it, I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon. I’ve driven through Arizona while taking the long way back from Texas to Colorado, but I’ve only done my ‘sight-seeing’ from a moving car. And in all of the road trips back and forth between Colorado and Vegas or Colorado and Cali, we’ve never had the time to make the detour to see this ‘grand’ sight. And yes, I’d like to see it, but that’s not why I suddenly feel the need to make the trip. Skip to the above picture:

    In one word: SOLD.

    This is a picture from Havasu Falls, a not so secret location, but difficult enough to get to that you’ll leave all the gawking Griswolds behind. I recently checked out some pics from a friend’s Omniten Arizona Trip with Columbia and that’s when the jealous scheming began. Then one of my favorite blogs, Adventure Journal, posted the above pic on their blog of 5 Great American Swimming Holes.

    So… I’m in. Who’s coming with me? We can stop off in Flagstaff, party with some peeps I know, then head to the Grand Canyon and swim in the aforementioned falls or see beautiful things like this:

    We can even stop at all the spas and golf courses if you’re feeling frisky.