Now that summer is finally here, we know that you must be thinking to take some time off and enjoy summer vacation! That’s why we came up with some of the most useful tips to make sure that you enjoy some free, relaxing time with your family and friends.
From boric acid suppositories to the best cream for your skin, we managed to include all of these tips in this article, so keep reading if you want to be prepared for having a blast on your summer vacation!
These are 7 of the most valuable tips for enjoying the perfect summer holiday at the seaside with your friends or family!
1. Organise your trip
Well, we all know you worked hard for this well-deserved holiday and that’s why it should fit your style! First, pick the location where you would like to go and establish your holiday budget, so you will have in mind an amount of money that you will be willing to spend.
Based on your budget, you will next choose your accommodation, either through a specialized website that lets you connect with people who rent a space in their own house or at a hotel. Make sure to check the reviews of previous clients because sometimes pictures can be deceiving! We are sure that you would not want your holiday spoiled by a rude host or an unsanitary hotel room!
2. Pack the right items
First things first: let’s start talking about your luggage. If you are one of the people that likes to pack a lot of things for their holiday, don’t worry, we get you! Keep in mind that you won’t be using not even half of them, so you don’t need to pack everything that goes around into your house.
That’s why, once you chose the place that you’ll be visiting, you should start and think of a list of things that you’ll need. When it comes to going to the beach, some of the most useful things that come to mind are towels, swimsuits, sun protection creams, umbrellas, flip flops, and so on. You should also check your accommodation’s utilities, so you will know exactly what you need.
3. Avoid skin irritations
This step is really important, especially while talking about holidays at the seaside since you will be showing off your skin. Skin irritations happen often because of shaving, waxing, or the misuse of certain skin products that are meant to make the fine hairs on your skin disappear.
Make sure to remove the unwanted hairs on your skin three days before actually leaving, just so your skin would have plenty of time to heal itself. Also, make sure to exfoliate your skin after waxing or shaving, so you won’t get unwanted and aesthetically unpleasing bumps on your skin. A gentle exfoliator and a soft cloth will perfectly do the job for you!
4. Don’t forget sun protection!
The worst thing that could happen on your seaside holiday is skin burns! Skin burns could ruin the mood of your vacations because they are painful and they make you feel uncomfortable. But there’s even more to that: solar burns could lead to skin cancer, so you need to avoid them at all costs!
To do that, we recommend using some SPF cream. To choose one, you should take into consideration your skin tone, if you have darker skin you could choose a 15+ SPF, and for a lighter skin tone, you should choose a 50+ SPF. Make sure to apply the cream every 3 hours, or every time you come out of the water!
5. Take some meds with you
Sometimes, the unexpected could happen! Either we talk about some usual headaches, or somehow you managed to get a yeast infection from the water, it is always better to be prepared and have some emergency meds in your luggage. Some painkillers, some boric acid suppositories, and some digestion meds should do the trick in case of an emergency.
This step is so much more important if you’re traveling abroad because the meds could be more expensive there, depending on the country you’re visiting.
6. Enjoy your holiday!
After everything is packed and ready, now is the time for you to enjoy your holiday and take your mind off work! Forget about everything work-related and focus on your mental health, focus on sightseeing the important landmarks in the area you’re visiting, or do some fun activities with your friends and family!
There’s nothing wrong with resting and relaxing! Of course, you can take a nap. You can choose to read a book or listen to your favorite music! Holidays are about disconnecting from your stressful life and trying to reconnect with yourself while enjoying some of your favorite activities!
We would like to recommend you turn off your phone and try to enjoy some time off social media and everything that comes connected with it. You will find yourself much more relaxed and well-rested after this holiday!
Also, to avoid the frustration of overspending money on things you don’t need, plan your holiday budget. This way, you will be able to enjoy the things you want to do during your summer vacation without feeling guilty for overspending.
Checking the reviews for the accommodation before booking is also a super important step while organizing your holiday. A rude host or an unsanitary room could ruin the mood of your vacation and make you feel frustrated and sad. The reviews will tell you all of the pros and cons of that accommodation so you will be able to choose the best one for you.
With all these things in mind, we hope that you enjoyed our recommendations for your seaside holiday. Sometimes we might find ourselves forgetting to pack some of the essential items that we need, so that’s why making a list and checking it multiple times could be a lifesaver in these kinds of situations!