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June 2, 2017 admin

Many things can take the fun out of your vacation, like a delayed flight, inclement weather, or catching a cold. While you can’t do much to stop some things from ruining your vacation fun, you can take steps to keep a sunburn from destroying your summer plans.

First and foremost, always be prepared to protect you and your family from the sun. Pack plenty of sun protection, including things like hats, sunglasses, and your preferred sunscreen. Make sure you include sunscreen that is waterproof, even if you’re not planning any water-related activities. This ensures you’re ready for last minute changes in your plans or an unexpected rainstorm.

Next, make sure that you plan ahead for shade if you have outdoor activities on the itinerary. This might mean bringing an umbrella or two in case there are no natural shade options around. You’ll also need to make sure that the little ones take frequent “shade breaks.” This will help them cool down, and gives you a chance to reapply sunscreen and watch for signs of sunburn.

Finally, don’t underestimate the sun. You can get sunburned on a cloudy day, on a rainy day, or even on cool days. This can be especially problematic since people often spend more time outside on days like this, all without sunscreen. Basically, however, any time you’re outside you face potential over-exposure. This means that no matter your destination or your plans, you should use have sun protection available.


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June 2, 2017 admin

Planning a vacation can be fun, but more often than not it is a stressful and frustrating experience. If you’re planning a vacation for your family, this can be compounded by trying to create a vacation that will please everyone.

While there is no secret to making everyone happy, there are some steps you can take as you plan to make the entire process easier. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Pre-Planning

Ask everyone for not only their ideal vacation, but a few alternatives that would make them happy as well. This gives you a Plan B should you need some flexibility while planning. Having a fallback position for everyone will also help you gauge where their priorities really are.

As you plan

Before you book anything, come up with an itinerary of your trip. Include any activities you’re planning along the way, and let everyone take a look. Seeing everything laid out makes it easier to imagine what the trip will really be like. This also gives everyone a second chance to weigh in on plans before you’ve made any commitments.

Consider free time

Sometimes family members have diverse interests that can’t really be addressed in a single outing. If this seems like your family, consider scheduling some free time for individuals to explore. For instance, if your spouse likes golf but you and the kids want to spend time at a water park, split up for part of the day and enjoy. There’s no rule that says you have to do everything together.


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