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Travel Hacks for your Beach Vacay

January 15, 2020 0 Comments

Traveling out of the country can be exciting, but it’s easy to let the thrill of getting to the beach allow you to forget important things. Here’s a list of travel hacks to remember before travel and while you’re on vacay!

Before travel:

  • Bring a pen for customs forms.
  • Bring small bills for tipping.
  • Notify your credit card company/bank that you are traveling out of the country.
  • Add international plan to cell phone.
  • Download movies, shows or music before leaving home.
  • Bring headphones.
  • Fully charge electronic devices before departing.
  • Bring large ziplock bag for wet bathing suits (if you forget, use a trash can liner from room).
  • Set a backup alarm, so you don’t miss your flight.
  • Don’t forget to pack some ibuprofen to avoid overpaying in the gift shops.
  • Add a floaty to your keys, so they don’t float away into the waves.
  • Keep beach essentials in your carry-on for easy access when you arrive.
  • Know conversion rates before you go.
  • Bring a basic first aid kit and tuck it in your beach bag.
  • Bring a yoga mat for under your beach towel because it makes a great waterproof sand cushion.
  • Bring a waterproof sleeve to store your phone.
  • Consider bringing swim trunks with pockets.
  • Pack a jacket for those long walks under the moon.
  • Pack your own colorful beach towel.
  • If you’re planning to bring your own golf balls, pack them in your checked bag.

On vacay:

  • Before leaving hotel, if you have free room service and you will be at airport during meal time, order and take with you (bring ziplocks to pack food in).
  • Leave the sand on the beach, or risk bringing home Carribe-bugs.
  • Bring a sand-free bag to the beach.
  • Remember ride-sharing apps aren’t common in the Caribbean.
  • Learn a little of the country’s native tongue.
  • Build a collaborative playlist of beach tunes with your friends.
  • Change your lock screen to show your contact info in case you misplace your phone.
  • Take screenshots of your travel documents.
  • Stay hydrated! Drink water between alcoholic beverages.
  • Whenever you go swimming, go with a friend.
  • If you go scuba diving, don’t touch the reefs!
  • Buy local gifts to add that special personal touch.
  • Remember paradise even has a last call.
  • If you’re planning a beachfront engagement, keep your engagement ring safe, but not in the room safe.
  • Buddy up and reapply sunscreen every two hours. Real friends don’t let friends get sunburns.

Hopefully these tips will make your escape that much sweeter. Now get to packing!

A True Beach Lover