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I cherish our annual winter break. I get that most people get a March Break, but my family’s school and work calendars align for a February break each year. And I love it.
We take turns picking the destination. Zacharie chose a Florida escape for us one year, Charlie wanted a visit to San Jose last year, and I picked Palm Springs for some golf during this year’s break. Next year it’s my wife’s turn and we’re already saving for Hawaii.
No matter what kind of escape you plan for, make sure you’re prepared before you rush out the door this March break. Don’t waste a minute of your precious family time on common (and avoidable!) vacation fails. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or a water slide, make the most of your time off with these simple tips.
Don’t underestimate the sun.
UV rays reach the Earth year-round and surfaces like snow can reflect 85 per cent of the sun’s rays back at you! To protect your face and avoid the dreaded ski goggle sunburn, try using Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion for Face. Its sheer, non-greasy formula will help protect your skin from the sun without weighing you down.
If your family has chosen to step out of hibernation and head down South, you and the kids will likely be spending a lot of your time by the water. If your kids love water, but hate standing still for sunscreen, try Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray. The easy, full coverage application will keep your children protected from harmful UV rays while making sunscreen time fun!
Tag that bag.
There’s nothing worse than arriving to your destination in one piece only to find out your bags have not. You can’t prevent luggage from getting lost, but you can make the return process much easier. Make sure you purchase luggage tags with a durable covering to protect your information. Look for a strong clasp that can withstand being tossed around from plane to carousel.
We picked up some brightly covered tags at the airport for this last trip. I also love the matching tag and bag my friend Erin at Continental Drifters uses.
Restore your body’s rhythm.
One of the best parts of vacationing is indulging in delicious foods, but travel might have your digestive tract feeling no bueno! Almost 40 per cent of people experience vacation constipation as gut bacteria reacts and adjusts to the change in setting 1 . Bathroom trouble can put a damper on your otherwise relaxing time off.
My wife always packs a jar of peanut butter in her suitcase so that if something goes sideways, or if the food is too exotic, she’ll always have something to snack on. You can also be prepared by bringing along some pre-measured, single dose RestoraLAX NeatPAX for convenient occasional constipation relief. RestoraLAX dissolves easily in any beverage with no taste and no grit. It helps restore your body’s natural rhythm by working with water to hydrate and soften stools.
What are some of your vacation preparation tricks that ensure your family getaway its nothing short of amazing?