Getting away to enjoy sunshine and sand can be a blissful break from your day-to-day life. Who doesn’t love a vacation that involves the beach? However, packing and being prepared for your time away can be stressful. By following some straightforward guidelines, it doesn’t have to be.
Planning a wardrobe for while you’re away can be a tricky task, but it doesn’t have to be. The best approach to packing for your summer vacation is to have an idea of what types of activities you’re going to be doing while away. It helps take the guesswork out of packing and prevents over or under packing.
If spending time at the beach is a part of your summertime getaway, at the very least, you know you’ll need to bring bathing suits. Most hotels will have towels for you to use but keep in mind, it’s unlikely they’ll be large beach towels. Depending on your personal preferences, you may want to bring your own. It’s worth checking with your accommodation to see what beach items they may have for you to use during your stay.
Regardless of your ventures on vacation, you can’t go wrong with throwing a couple of beach dresses into the mix. Depending on the styles you choose, it can be a versatile wardrobe staple that works casual or dressed up, if need be. They’re an ideal choice for warm weather as they’re light and airy. Whenever you can add comfort to your style, looking good is effortless.
No wardrobe is complete without accessories. Make sure you have comfortable shoes that can be worn with a few different outfits. You’ll also want to include some type of beach/water shoe if you’re going to be playing in the waves. When it comes to beach packing, don’t forget certain fun-in-the-sun essentials like sunblock and a water bottle. It’s easy to get dehydrated when you’re out in the heat, so it’s important to stay on top of your water consumption.
Don’t forget to protect the rest of your body from the sun! Bring lip balm that has sunscreen, sunglasses and a fashionable sun hat. You’ll also want to make sure you have after-sun care to keep your skin, especially sun-kissed skin, from drying out and becoming uncomfortable. The last thing you want to deal with when you’re supposed to be having fun and minimizing stress is the discomfort you could’ve prevented.
Going for a fun-filled day playing in the lapping waves is something to look forward to. Not being prepared can make that great day not so enjoyable. To avoid being unprepared, make sure you have a few beach necessities. One such staple is a waterproof bag. By putting your wet things, such as bathing suits, inside it, you also keep your dry clothes and towels from accidentally getting wet. On the other hand, while you’re playing in the water, you can also protect phones and electronics from getting wet.
You’ll also want to plan for much-deserved you-time by making sure you have something like the book you’ve not had time to read. Not only are vacations meant to be a fun time away, but they’re also meant to be relaxing. Be sure to make time between sightseeing and fun to let yourself recoup and recharge.
Vacations are typically an annual event, something to look forward to and meant to give you a new lease on life. Making sure you have the best time possible requires a bit of preparation.