on the beach for fun in the sun with safety
Everyone loves beach holidays! The little ones can dig in the sand and splash in
the lapping waves. The older ones can swim, get a tan, or just relax. The inquisitive types can explore for sea
life, tide pools, and drift wood. The warm breezes and natural beauty are invigorating and restorative. Any trip,
however, can cause discomfort if you do not plan well. Here are things you can do to make your beach holidays
easier, safer, and more meaningful.
In many parts of the world, people head for their beach holidays in the family
car. When planning a trip, it's always a good idea to give the car a good cleaning out first. This will give you
more room for your luggage. Stock you glovebox, too, with a few first aid and comfort items, such as sunblock,
acetominiphen for headaches, a roll of antacids, a few cough drops, and a few bandaids.
|Family beach holidays provide numerous opportunities
family togetherness in some of the most beautiful and exotic places.
Don't forget a couple of scrunchies or pony-tailers for long hair. Get the tires
checked and replace any that are likely to go flat. Get an oil change if it's getting close. Road trips are not
much fun when they include breakdowns. And whatever you do, make sure you have a map and a place to keep it
Travelling with kids is always a challenge. They may be particularly excited and
impatient when they know they are going on beach holidays. Make sure they have cool water bottles and healthy
snacks to munch. Try a simple car game to make the time pass. Many kids like looking for letters of the alphabet on
signs. If several people get involved it can be quite fun.
|If you travel to Australia for your holiday, you will
find some of the most
fantastic beaches lining the country/continent's magnificent
Holidays safety on the
With beach holidays particularly, there is always a need to provide for skin
safety. Be particularly careful about being in the sun for long stretches of time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Use a sunblock with a high SPF (sun protection factor) rating and replace it after getting wet or drying off with
your towel. However, don't overdo it. It's a proven fact that too much sunblock can make your skin more vulnerable
to sunburn (and other potential problems), than if you leave it exposed to sun for short periods from time to
|When you're on a beach holiday, it's important to
against the sun with sunblock, sunglasses, and use a beach towel.
Make sure you also bring fresh water.
The towel you choose can make a difference too. Thick towels get heavy and tend to
trap a lot of sand. You may find you like thin towels at the beach. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and some
sort of foot protection to keep your feet from being burned on the hot sand.
With a little preparation your beach holidays
can be enjoyable and problem-free. When you arrive home you will be relaxed, refreshed, and ready for work.
Take a minute to unpack and get your laundry going. It won't belong until the kids will be shouting, "When can
we go on beach holidays again?"