When summer rolls around, it’s a great time to get out and have fun with the people you love the most. Before you can even leave the house, there’s a good deal of preparation that has to come together beforehand, especially if you have a family and you’re trying to get the kids ready, too.
If that’s the case, you often can’t even delight in yourself until all the prep is behind you and you’re on the road. And if you’re the one accountable of organizing the entire shindig, you’re trying to take a bunch of things into consideration to ensure that the vacation is a hit for everyone! To aid you out, we’ve thought of five simple techniques for when you are arranging for this year’s fun in the sun.
Protecting yourself in the sun is important, and gone are the days when you need to spend minutes (that feel like hours) rubbing sunblock lotion on all the kids (and then trying to get the greasy residue off your own fingers!). The sunblock sticks (think glue sticks) are awesome for getting faces without getting anything in the eyes! Regardless of the fun on your calendar this summer, pack plenty of sunblock so you can play in the sun as much as you want without getting burned.
In the back of your mind, you might be worried that if you leave this or that item at home, you’re going to wind up needing it for sure. You pack tons of shorts and shirts, some long pants in case it gets cool, a sweatshirt, medicine, extra diapers, and on and on and on, trying to ensure that you’re prepared for whatever reality. Keeping it simple by streamlining makes it easy to get ready for the week and a cinch to throw everything back in the car when it’s time to head home.
Being in the heat typically saps your energy and makes you starving for something salty! If you’re headed for a beach vacation or lots of time walking around in the sun, stock up on salty snacks and something cool to quench your thirst. Chips, flavorful crackers, and cold drinks in a cooler are all excellent to have along. And, inevitably, you’ll have at least someone who wants something sweet, so you might want some Red Vines, too.
When you’re trying to decide where to go, choose a destination that will be a good fit for the entire family. You can’t really enjoy yourself if the kids aren’t entertained.
And lastly, as a final tip, make a master packing list. Before you even begin packing, make a master list of everything you need to bring along, and write down even the basic things. And, when it comes time to head and leave home, you can pull that same list out and check to make sure that you got everything back into the car. If you do that, you’ll be sure to not forget your glasses at the rental vacation home or your chef knife that you brought along to make sure you’d have a decent kitchen knife when preparing meals.
If you’re looking for a way to make transportation easier for the whole crew, consider calling us to reserve a motorcoach! We are familiar with local areas, have professional, friendly drivers, and choosing to GoMotorcoach means that the whole family can ride together.