Summertime brings about high temperatures and unbearable heat, and yet at the same time, it also brings about numerous opportunities to plan a great vacation. There are of course some basic things to remember, like making all your bookings in advance (you won’t be the only one with a summer vacation plan) and to leave your itinerary open and flexible, based on the weather. However, if you aim to plan a great escape this summer, here are the top tips that can help you with it: –
Choosing the Holiday Destination
Before you start looking at the options, try to get a clear idea of what you want and what is more ideal as per the weather. You could head out for a desert safari, but the more suitable options for a summer vacation include mountains and beaches. Then comes the part where you actually decide on the destination. Do your research and find a place that ‘ticks all the boxes’ for you as a summer destination.
The Summer Essentials Travel Kit
There are a few things that you should make a kit of, and keep accessible when you travel.
Let’s start with the most important one – water. No matter where you are going, make sure you have access to plenty of drinking water. Pay attention to this specially during travelling time as well as sight-seeing. If need be, invest in a wearable hydration pack for instant access to drinking water when feeling thirsty.
Then there is the sun screen, an absolute must have for any summer trip. Even if the day is slightly cloudy, you might still be prone to getting sunburnt, and nothing ruins a trip more than a sun burn.
You must remember to put in some scarves or hats to cover your head from the sun.
Sunglasses, nausea tablets, hydrating salts (ORS), etc. are some of the other things you should think about.
While many say ‘pack light’, we’ll go one up and advise you to ‘pack right’. What you pack on your summer travel will depend on where you are going, whether to the mountains, the beach, or to a big city; all said and done, a change of clothes in the handbag is always a good idea.
Most of us don’t even consider travel insurance because we think of it as an add-on, but the fact remains that medical emergencies, loss of baggage, trip cancellation, flight delay, etc. are very real possibilities, and they happen more often than we’d like to accept. Travel insurance can help protect your trip from such incidences at a very nominal price.
We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t want to toil in the searing heat for lost baggage!
That is why it is always a good idea to be well prepared beforehand, so make it a mandate to buy travel insurance every time you travel.
While summer is, without a shout of a doubt, one of the best times to head out on a vacation, what it all boils down to is your travel planning which can help make the trip a memorable, fun, and hassle-free affair.
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