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4 Must Haves for Summer Travel and Activities
Now that summer is here, the kids are home and likely getting restless. Family travel and summer activities are at the top of many parents’ lists. To make these things run as smoothly as possible, it’s important that you have the right “must haves”.
Below are four things you need to have when planning a trip or day of fun for your family!
1. A Plan – even if it’s a loose one.
It’s important to prepare for your family time so that it is enjoyed rather than spoiled. With kids, it is always a good idea to have at least an idea of how you want to spend your days. For family travel, it’s vital to figure in fun stops as well as restroom breaks. When at home, plan a mixture of low-key activities as well as exciting outings!
2. Lots of Snacks
Everyone gets hungry, and it seems that many kids have bottomless tummies! Be sure to have a bag of snacks on hand when you are heading out on any adventure – be it a vacation or day trip to the park. Include mess-free snacks that will survive the sun…chocolate is probably not a good idea for an on the go summer snack! Granola bars, dried cereal and fruit, or graham crackers are better options.
3. Loads of Entertainment
You don’t want anyone being bored during their summer vacation, right? Don’t feel that you have to entertain the kids every day of the season, but be sure to plan some fun activities to enjoy the warm weather and break from school. Along with family travel, you can have fun at home with water slides, ice cream night, or a fun evening of reading.
4. Plenty of Sunscreen
With your family likely being out and about during the summer, sunscreen is a must for everyone! Don’t just put it on when heading to the swimming pool. Anyone, especially children, that will be out in the sun more than a few minutes needs to be protected!
Get Affordable Sun Protection Products at CVS!
CVS offers a selection of sunscreen brands and varieties to keep your family from looking like a lobster and feeling the misery of a sunburn. The store typically offers good deals throughout the season, especially on the CVS brand of lotion. Also, check the weekly ads for coupons to use with these sale prices!
Stock up toward the end of summer (late-August) when their suntan lotions and other summer items – umbrellas, flip flops, etc – will be marked down to 75-90% off the regular price!
What are your must haves for family travel and summer activities?