It’s that time of the year again, Spring Break! Time to take that long awaited vacation, lie on a pristine beach beneath a clear blue sky, and take one week of relaxation away from school and work. But even when everything is beautiful, the smallest imperfection can make one yearn for home and normality. To make your trip more enjoyable, as well as functional, here are some simple tricks:
Bring your own products. Often times a nice hotel or resort will provide the essentials: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, lotion, etc; however, these freebies can produce a less than desirable effect than your personal product. Packing your favorite brand in smaller plastic or glass bottles will keep you looking and feeling your best, as well as save space in your luggage by not including the super saver bottle! You can easily label each bottle for organization, as well as decorate a set as an inexpensive gift for a travel partner.
. Let’s face it, unless you are staying at an all-inclusive resort, drinks can run a high bill on any vacationer’s tab. Even water can be very expensive and while out in the sun, you run a higher risk of dehydration. By drinking plenty of water, you not only combat dehydration, but keep your skin healthy and nourished as well.
If you prefer a cocktail while relaxing, why not try making your own drink. By bringing along personalized glass or plastic bottles (which can be filled with other amenities for travel purposes) and making a quick stop at the airport duty free, you will be guaranteed that there will not be drink mix-ups and your beverage will be made to your exact specifications.
. Perhaps this is not the best time to take a week-long time out from your hectic life. Instead, why not throw a beach themed event. You can send invitations as a personalized “message in a bottle” for each invitee or simply listen to the sounds of the ocean over a delicate arrangement of candles.
Whether it’s a week away from it all or one special night of leisure and relaxation, sometimes that’s all it takes to make the coming week easier.