We are working for the whole year and even more, then we return home exhausted and we can see sandy beaches with azure water and seagulls crying only in our dreams. But our vacation time comes nearer, and here it is, the long-expected moment which is nearer and nearer and soon this dream will turn true! The “suitcase mood” becomes stronger, and we feel a pleasant languish somewhere inside!
BUT! We should not lose our mind, we should prepare long in advance, not to turn a long-expected rest into a torture. We have made several tips or if you want – RULES what you should put into your suitcase and if you follow them, your vacation will be safe and lacking unpleasant “surprises”.
Documents — by all means, prepare passports, birth certificates, driving licenses in advance, check validity – if you have all photos in your passports in time and other nuances to avoid all issues and hustle just before the departure. Put all train and flight tickets, vouchers for transfer and staying at the hotel, excursion tickets and so on.
First aid kit - think over in advance, what exactly you may need during your recreation in case of health issues, in particular: activated charcoal, painkillers, and antipyretics, antiseptics (it can be hydrogen peroxide), plasters, repellents, wound-healing cream.
Sunscreen cream will be important - try even not to leave your room without it, pay attention to its SPF filter marking by all means – the higher the marking is the stronger is the sun protection and of course for extremely sensitive skin and for kids you should take remedies with the highest degree of protection.
Swimming suits and trunks – perhaps, they go to the suitcase right after your documents! Of course, it may happen so that you may forget this summer recreation accessory and buy it right after your arrival but please agree – it is better to think it over in advance how to match your swimming suit with pareo.
Have a set of headwear for every family member, it will protect you from the heat strike, and delicate feminine skin – from dangerous ultraviolet which causes premature aging.
Sunglasses will not only enhance your image but will protect your eyes from bright summer sunrays, make sure you choose glasses with lenses protecting from ultraviolet.
Clothes – take clothes mostly from natural threads, cotton, viscose (they are not wrinkled in the suitcase, don’t become dirty quickly, are easy to wash and dry fast).
Several T-shirts, pairs of socks (for men) and underwear, 2-3 thin sun-dresses or dresses, skirts and tops from natural linen, cotton fabrics (you will cope with the heat in them better). Summer trousers and shorts – for any life case, to go to the beach or to the restaurant. If your vacations are at the end of summer, a light sweater, jumper, pullover or cardigan may be needed as well.
Footwear – light, open, either sandals or netty shoes, beach slippers, a necessary accessory – a beach bag, it should be spacious enough to include a towel, a rug, water, keys, a telephone and a purse.
A book, a magazine, a player – take them with you, it will be wonderful if you won’t need them but you never know what the weather will be like and in case it is nasty, you will always know how to spend your pastime.
Perhaps, that’s all?
Oh, by the way, don’t forget to bring a cheerful mood and a positive attitude! No matter what trifles might expect you, may nothing spoil your earned relaxation!
27 June, 2018