Summer Fun: Tips for Planning a Beach Vacation

According to travel experts, thousands of vacationers will hit the beach this summer. From the beautiful palm trees to the refreshing ocean breeze, the beach has a charming aura that cannot be overlooked. Here are a few important tips to keep in mind when planning a beach vacation.

morning sunrise at florida beach

Choose the most appropriate beach
Parents need to be especially careful when planning a family trip to the beach. Not all beaches are suitable for young children. Some beaches actually have a very relaxed dressed code, which means that certain visitors may choose to show more skin. Fortunately, there are plenty of kid-friendly beaches to choose from.

Enjoy a home-cooked meal
While on vacation, many people choose to eat out at restaurants. However, this can cause the total cost of the vacation to rise. By selecting a hotel room that features a kitchen, vacationers can save a lot of money by preparing their own meals. An in-room kitchen is especially convenient for the people who truly enjoy cooking. There should be at least one supermarket in the area.

Purchase the essentials ahead of time
Some beach towns tend to inflate the price of certain items. This means that it is a good idea to go shopping beforehand. Some of the key items include sunscreen, sandals, snacks, bottled water, beach towels, and swimwear.

Shop around for the best hotel deals
Vacationers do not always have to pay an arm and a leg for a hotel room. Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of affordable hotels in Miami and other popular beach destinations. In order to find the best deals, travelers must always stay on the lookout for unbeatable bargains. For example, a particular hotel building may be under construction. Due to the extra noise, the guests may be offered a significant discount.

Weekdays are cheaper
Many hotels actually have cheaper rates during the weekday. This is good news for the families who want to save some extra cash. On the other hand, party animals will love the weekend’s nightlife.

A trip to the beach can provide memories that last for a lifetime. Vacationers should use these tips to enhance their experience.

Vacation packing tips

Vacation packing tips

modern-suitcase-MAINPacking for travel can be tricky. You want to be comfortable during the journey and still have everything you need when you arrive at your destination, all without filling too many suitcases. Pack cunningly and you’ll be prepared for anything, and still have room in your case for souvenirs.

Take a tip from the fashionistas and bring a capsule wardrobe. All this means is packing clothes that all go with each other, and can be worn in more than one situation. For instance, a shirt might be comfortable to wear with jeans in the daytime, but look smart when dressed up with a skirt and a necklace for evening wear. Be strict on yourself: do you really need more than one party dress?

For hot countries, you might get excited at the prospect of needing nothing more than a swimming costume, shorts and a couple of strappy tops. It might still get chilly in the evenings, however, and you may also want to expose you skin to the sun gradually, and cover up if you get burned. Pack some light, long sleeved wear as well, and it could also come in useful if you fancy dinner at a smart restaurant. A hat with a brim that goes all the way round your head will keep the sun at bay, and some can be rolled or folded for transport.

Do make sure you have appropriate clothes for any sites you plan to visit, as religious buildings in particular may have rules about what to wear. For women, a skirt and a long sleeved shirt, or a scarf to cover bare shoulders, is usually all that’s required to show respect.

A good way to make sure you have the right clothes whatever the weather is to pack plenty of light layers, so you can add or remove a shirt, cardigan or coat as needed. Clothes that fold up small, and don’t need ironing when unfolded, are even better.

For traveling and sightseeing, women’s and men’s shoulder bags are a really useful item. During the journey, they’re ideal for keeping money, passports, books and music players to hand, and they’re also easy to carry around while exploring. As well as essentials like your camera, water bottle, guide book and sunglasses, they can store those extra garments in preparation for a change in temperature during the day.

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