Whatever is the motive for your summer travel, the essence is that bonding between the family members. So let them be part of the decision making and enjoy the fun that comes with it! You will be out traveling to your selected destination. To keep up with the joy, you should take a few precautions.
o Your house: Let your neighbours know about your trip dates. From the passing they’d notice if there are suspicious goings-on. If you live in an independent bungalow, you can hire security services from a reputable company.
o Get familiar with your destination: Reserve your tickets and your hotel well in advance to allow you to get the resort of your choice. It’d be excellent to go through customer reviews of its area and the hotel. If you’re driving to your destination, ensure the vehicle is considered “roadworthy” by your garage. Ensure the gas tank is full. Familiarize with the maps and tour books of this area.
o Fundamental medications: It is very important to take a first aid kit with all the medications connected with summer journey – potential diarrhoea, sore throats, allergies, cuts, scrapes and summer boils. Do not forget the medicines that form part of your family’s daily dose. In case you’ve got an history of any disease, take the medical reports with you. Enlist your doctor’s number, and any other numbers that you need to notify in an emergency, under one caption.
Health tips: Do not drink water from public areas. Consistently drink safe water. Pre-cut fruits host bacteria so go for those you can clean with safe water. Drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration in your summer journey. Coconut water is an healthful option. Never venture into the sun immediately following a bath. This may result in a heat stroke.
o Clothes and accessories : Pack cool cottons and lightweight clothing. Stay away from synthetics. Choose sensible footwear. Ensure that you include sneakers and hats. The idea of warm clothing and summer journey do not connect. But if you are travelling from a hot place to a cooler one, then pack several woollens, and socks. Casual clothes are relaxing. Anyway, you could always dress up for dinner, if the event requires it. Never wear expensive jewellery.
o Yourself: When you embark on a summer travel leave your identity behind. Allow it to only rest on your PAN card, ID evidence or driver’s permit, which should be found on your person. Otherwise be carefree and an adventurous wanderer. Do what you might never find time to – go for long walks, be close to nature. Doing things with the whole family is very cathartic. Avoid too much T. V play games and silly games with your dear ones. Remember to smile at people. An answering smile is energising. Do not forget to tip staff that cared for you. Rediscover yourself and your family.
Make summertime travel a special one with good memories. Enjoy everything you are doing and be thankful you have your family.