The main holiday season will soon be here and you’ll soon be packing your things for the seaside holiday. For many people the few days before summer vacation are very stressful. Especially if you have small children there is greater concern. You cannot afford to forget any of the important things at home and ruin your holiday.
I recommend you to constantly write down the things you need for vacation a couple of day before you go on holidays. Before leaving check everything on the list twice. Such system works at my home.
Below I give you 8 things that you can by no means leave at home.
1. Identity documents
One of the most important things you have to bring with you is identity documents. If you are traveling to Croatia, an identity card is enough to cross the border. But do not forget to arrange insurance for abroad. If you are traveling with a partner, make sure you both have your driving licenses with you. Although you don’t intend to drive, it can happen for various reasons that you will be forced to sit behind the wheel.
2. Camera and (or) video camera
I can tell you from my own experience, that holidays without a camera can be a little nightmare. Especially if you are a type of person who wants to eternalize the best moments of the year and watch this photos in the wintertime to remember the beautiful summer days at the seaside. Today smart phones are very helpful with shooting photos, which we less likely forget, but usually the quality of the photos and videos is not at the same level. When you are packing your camera and video camera, you have to include the charger for the battery and SD card and maybe any other additional equipment. Don’t forget your phone charger! Although we want peace while on vacation, we also want to have a working phone close at hand. So, you have to add a camera and (or) video camera on the list of things for seaside holidays. You can do that now. 🙂
It will not be a disaster if you don’t take your sunscreen with you on vacation, because you can buy it almost anywhere. The problem may arise if you or your family uses a specific brand of sunscreen for the first time. We had a bad experience, because two family members had an allergic reaction to the cream we used for the first time and we were quite angry about this. Therefore it is better to buy a tested sunscreen at home and take it with you.
4. Drinks and snacks for the road
Whenever you are traveling to the seaside by car and have small children, it will be a lot less stressful for you if you have a variety of drinks and snacks on hand. It is best to prepare them at home or buy them in your favorite stores. When driving to the seaside you mostly stop at gas stations, where they have very high prices and the quality of food is worse. Consider the triangle (and other) sandwiches, which were made two days ago and have a shelf life of several days. Surely your sandwich will be a lot richer and healthier, with it you can eat a lot of fresh seasonal vegetables, that will give you renewed energy for the road ahead.
No one wants to drink warm drinks in the hot summer days. Especially if you are adventurous and will not only be soaking in the hotels pool, but rather explore the nature and different attractions of the land where you are on holiday. Today you can buy different coolers, even those that are appropriate for trips. You can also connect the cooler to the car, which is very convenient. Just consider driving with the car to a beautiful beach and you always have various cold drinks on hand.
6. First aid and medicine without prescription
Isn’t it a pity that due to a small scratch on your foot you have to open the cars’ first aid kit? You know that then it is no longer valid and you need a new one. It is best to buy basic first aid supplies separately and keep them with the medicine. If you have small children, you have to bring something against fever (suppositories, syrup Calpol) and other medication you might be using (aspirin, lekadol, linex, anti-allergy medicine etc.). No one wants their child to get fever and not having medicine to get rid of it. Especially if you are on a remote island with no pharmacy!
7. Sunglasses and headwear (hats)
Many people go to the seaside early in the morning and then you can easily forget about the sunglasses and headwear against the sun. Make sure this does not happen to you, otherwise you will spend unnecessary money at your destination and the glasses or headwear quality will be significantly worse, but the price will probably be the same.
8. Rain gear
Although the forecast for the next few days is great, don’t forget bad weather can surprise you at sea – that is rain. Especially if you stay at the seaside for more than a week it is difficult to rely on the weather forecast. If you have children, jumping in the puddles will be a special experience. Make sure you have umbrellas in your car, bring rubber boots and raincoats for the children. Don’t let a light rain ruin your outdoor activities.
What to take with you to the seaside depends mainly on your lifestyle.
If you like to run on the seaside, you definitely don’t want to forget your running equipment. Similarly, if you like snorkeling, just think how you would feel if you would forget your favorite flippers and diving mask.
Above we have listed only some important things that you have to take with you to the sea. In any case, we advise you to start writing a ‘’list for the seaside’’ a few days before the trip. If you want you can start to write now. 🙂