Everyone loves a beach vacation! The little ones can dig in the sand and splash in the lapping waves. Seniors can swim, sunbathe or just relax. Curious people can look for marine life, tide pools and driftwood. Warm breezes and natural beauty are uplifting and restorative. However, any trip can cause discomfort if you don’t plan well. Here are some things you can do to make your beach vacation easier, safer and more rewarding.
In many parts of the world, people take family cars on beach vacations. When planning a trip, it’s a good idea to clean your car thoroughly first. This provides more space for your luggage. Also, keep some first aid and comfort items in your glove box, like sunscreen, acetaminophen for headaches, a roll of antacid, some cough drops, and some Band-Aids. Don’t forget some headbands or ponytails for long hair. Check tires and replace any tires that may be flat. Change the oil when approaching. When it comes to breakdowns, the ride isn’t fun. Whatever you do, make sure you have a map and a handy place.
Traveling with children is always a challenge. They get especially excited and impatient when they know they’re going on a beach vacation. Make sure they have cool bottled water and healthy snacks to eat. Try a simple car game to pass the time. Many kids like to look for letters on signs. It would be fun if a few people participated.
Skin protection is a must at all times, especially on beach vacations. Pay special attention to prolonged sun exposure between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. Use a sunscreen with a high SPF and replace when wet or towel dry. Your choice of towels can also make a difference. Thick towels can become heavy and tend to accumulate a lot of sand. At the beach, you might prefer a thin towel. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and some form of foot protection to keep your feet from getting scalded in the hot sand.
With a little preparation, your beach vacation can be enjoyable and relaxing. When you get home, you’ll feel relaxed, refreshed and ready for work. Take a moment to unpack and do laundry. Until the kids shouted, “When can we go back to the beach?”
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