By Travel Host Linda Cooper

Blow in my ear and I’ll go anywhere….

The joy of travel never gets old.  I’m surprised with the amount of travel I do for business filming my tv show “Travel Time with Linda”, that I still get a euphoric rush in anticipation for an upcoming trip and the giddiness I feel when hearing that familiar “Now Boarding” flight announcement over the airport PA.

My gypsy spirit awakens every few months, often triggered by the intense feeling of being land-locked, recognizable only to those who grew up by an ocean like myself as a native Californian that now resides in Dallas.

For those of you fortunate to live in close proximity to the beach, never take it for granted….

My intense desire so palpable to hear the waves crash, smell the salty spray of ocean in my hair and the zen-like sensation of feeling “grounded” walking along its sandy beach is one of many reasons why I love to rent a beach house every year in Carlsbad for leisure time with my family.

How I found this beach house is a very special story and can best be described

really that the house found me.  The view that welcomes you once walking inside (pictured above) still gives me the chills each and every time, year after year.

As I began packing my “must-have travel essentials” for my upcoming beach

retreat, I remembered a promise I made as I’m often asked to share the hottest lifestyle finds I can’t live without, so here’s a short list of my latest obsessions.

The Benefits of Vitamin C

I recently discovered this topical Vitamin C Skincare line, OrangeDaily that has literally become my skin’s secret weapon. When we think of Vitamin C, images of ice-cold orange juice or those orange-flavored fizzy tablets that dissolve in water for preventing a cold come to mind. Your skin can also greatly benefit from this powerhouse vitamins proven antioxidant properties.

When applied topically, the anti-aging properties of vitamin C are incredibly effective. L-ascorbic acid (another name for vitamin c) has been shown to improve collagen production in the skin, it also slows the breakdown of collagen as well, resulting in less fine lines and wrinkles. I have seen firsthand incredible results.

My skin is glowing from this refreshing boost of Vitamin C, and since using the line, my skin tone has become so even I now feel confident going make-up free…and trust me, that says a lot!

You can find at and I highly recommend the OrangeDaily 10% Vitamin C Serum and their Vitamin C Anti-Aging Tri-Retinol Complex as a powerful one-two punch.

Navigating CBD

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries about CBD. Which CBD product line do I recommend?  Why is CBD sometimes called “Hemp” on the marketplace?

I GET IT!….there is a huge surge of CBD products being introduced to the market on a daily basis and studies have shown CBD can help with anything from anxiety, stress, pain, inflammation and PTSD.
Personally, I’m a HUGE FAN so here’s the 411-

Because this market is so young there’s still a lot of legalities and questions to work out.  On May 31st the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public hearing on regulating hemp-derived CBD and will be addressing how CBD will be sold. This much-anticipated hearing will feature testimony from stakeholders and is aimed at informing FDA’s regulatory approach to CBD products. This public hearing is one of the first steps in that rule-making process, and the FDA listed a number of “unanswered questions” that it hopes will be addressed at the hearing.

What does this mean for the consumer?  CBD Products will soon become much more accessible filling the aisles of brick and mortar stores you frequently visit.

Think Walgreens and Target.

I love the CBD Living product line which can be found at

My two favorites are their CBD Living Bath Bombs that have 60mg of CBD partnered with the brands CBD Living Water utilizing nanotechnology containing over 10,000,000 nanogram of CBD in each bottle.

An added benefit…it’s also a 9+ph Alkaline Water!

Best Swimwear Line Hands Down

It’s normal to feel a little insecure clad in only a swimsuit walking along a crowded public beach; go ahead and times that feeling by one hundred and then you can imagine how it feels working a bathing suit on TV.

No matter how much prepping beforehand, any woman will tell you they need all the help they can get. And no wardrobe malfunctions thank you very much!

Spray Tan…

Daily 2 hour workouts one week leading up to shoot….

Amazing Swimwear……

My go-to resort wear line hands down for bathing suits that I can always feel my most confident, is always flattering, comfortable, sexy but not too sexy is BECCA Swim.  And I can tell you the quality is insane!  This handkerchief- bandeau BECCA bikini worn above snorkeling is one of my favorite styles, and I hate to admit but it’s easily five years old now and looks the same as when I first bought it.  One more great feature is the line has the most adorable resort wear cover-ups to mix and match.

And there you have it.  My favorite summer survival must-haves.

I’m off to do some last-minute packing…..

Wishing everyone Safe Travels and a Happy Summer!


Linda Cooper is an award-winning TV Host, Producer and Writer serving as a brand ambassador to worldwide travel on her national luxury lifestyle series “Travel Time with Linda” and as a contributor to several lifestyle and travel publications.

Over the years, her specialty areas of focus on television and in magazine publications include the travel; beauty; lifestyle; luxury; tourism; hotels; restaurants; food/wine; fitness; spas; and retail shopping industries.

As a Lifestyle Expert, Linda Cooper showcases the hottest trends and latest beauty and fashion finds in her well-known Blog “Shopping Is My Cardio”.