New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) If you are planning to go on a summer vacation, make sure you are well-equipped. If stylish hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion are a must have, avoid overloading bags and over-exerting yourself.
Hotels.com, the global hotel bookings expert, shares a few travel tips that will help plan your holidays better. Check it out:
Travel light: Carry stuff that you actually need. Don't overload your bag with unnecessary stuff. Talk to a stylist at a fashion store to help you plan your wardrobe for your summer holiday.
Summer essentials: Don't forget to carry stylish caps and hats to keep your head cool in the sun. Carry sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from sunburn. Use facial tissues to avoid stickiness on your face and hands while travelling. You can also carry hand fans especially on a hot day at the beach.
Eat and drink healthy: Take fluids, mineral water, coconut water, orange juice and squashes to avoid dehydration and sunstrokes. Eat cucumber, watermelon and oranges.
Arrive early at airport: Summer is a busy season for airports. You are bound to face long queues, delays in parking and so on. Hence, it is always safer to arrive little early and give yourself enough time to complete the formalities. Online check-ins are also recommended.
Take rest: The sun tends to make you feel weary and drained out. Try to take rest as much as you can the night before leaving for a holiday so that you make the most of your holiday.
Indulge in exciting activities: Early morning or evening is the best time to indulge in outdoor activities and expeditions as opposed to afternoons. If you want to stay inside, opt for a hotel that offers a host of indoor activities to keep you occupied. Avoid going out during afternoon.
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