A break is what all of us need at different points in the year. A long or a short one, we are all entitled to one at different seasons. As winter wraps up and spring blows the bugle for summer, it is time for you to put in your thoughts on where you would like to head for a summer vacation this year. The mountains or sea, a hike or a hotel stay, whatever may be your pick there are some basics to keep in mind when you plan your summer travel. As you put your head to the task, here are a few things to keep in mind when you make the blueprint for your sunny vacation.
- Carry lots of fluids
Summers make the sun a menacing item in the sky. It drains, weakens you and makes you want to stop altogether. The only way to stop it from spoiling your vacation is by combating it with appropriate fluids. When you pack for your trip, fluids in the form of juices, energy drinks and water should be your top priority.
- Sunscreen is a must
While traveling, skin care regimes usually go for a toss but one important practice you cannot let go off during summer travels is sunscreen. This crucial tube in your toiletry should be applied with absolute dedication on every exposed part of your skin. If you think the sweat, often induced by sunscreen will be a deterrent then opt for gel-based sunscreens over cream based ones. Forget your sunscreen during your summer travel and you will end up looking more like a toast than tanned at the end of your travel.
- Have local cooling drinks
Over the years every culture and community has mastered the skill of beating summer. If you are traveling somewhere exotic, you can trust the local community to serve you the best coolants. Be sure to try their special drinks made from local items to cool you down. At first, the taste may not feel that great but once you acquire a taste for it, you will give your bottled orange juices a break.
While drinking the right fluids is crucial, it is also important that you clothe properly so as to not let the sun get to you. Give your black tees, shirts, and shorts a break during your summer travels, instead bring out all the light colors. Make cotton your best friend while remembering to put in sweat-free shirts in case you plan on hikes.
- Avoid road trips
Road trips may look fancy on films but they are best avoided during summer, especially in the Indian climate. Instead choose to travel the more comfortable way via trains, flights or buses as the extreme sun may get to you under the tin roof a car. Unless you plan to blast the air conditioner at its extreme inside your car, a road trip during summer is best avoided.
Winter’s cool breeze and steely sights make it for a more preferable time to travel but summer to has its own charm. So this year step out in the sun but be sure to do it using the above-mentioned precautions.