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In order to have a great, productive summer vacation the first thing you need to do is prepare for it. Summer is one of the most favorite seasons as it allows for many getaways, great weather, and time to get together with the family. Vacation is a time to get away, clear your mind, relax, have fun, and spend time with people you love, and that’s all you should be focusing on. Let’s get down to the basics that you need to make summer vacation easy breezy. A few things to know:

  1. Purchase things that are necessary. Take time to purchase things that are needed like bathing suits, sunscreen, sunglasses, and nice sundresses that are in season. If you are on a tight budget then pack comfortable clothing.
  2. Keep it simple. It is the summer; keep it simple by wearing your waterproof mascara, lip-gloss and sunscreen. Summer is a time to relax but still we want to look presentable.
  3. Have a camera ready. All the memories you will be making you want to make sure you have a camera handy or a nice smartphone with a nice camera. This will come in handy with making photo albums from your vacation.
  4. Don’t make yourself too available or reachable. When making your summer plans it’s ok to let others know you will check in from time to time so they won’t worry. You are on vacation so give yourself a break from social media, emails, and calls. This is the time to relax and recharge.
  5. Always be flexible for change. In life you have to be flexible for change and unexpected events. Your flight can be delayed, a thunderstorm may roll in, or someone may get sick. It is best to be open and plan for these slight delays. This can give you time to read a book or magazine, take in the scenery, or play some music from your playlist. Just enjoy the moment for what it is.
  6. Plan and schedule activities. Having less to do can seem different so you can plan different activities to keep busy. Keep it loose enough and flexible that it is enjoyable for everyone. Sightseeing one day, or jet skiing and beach the next day is acceptable and flexible to all involved.

Have fun; it’s your summer, so enjoy it.

Written by: Joyrina Hunter, Associate Editor, Modern Domestic


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