Smooth Sailing No Matter Where You Go: 5 Summer Vacation Tips

August 12, 2020 / Backpacking/Tips/Travel

With COVID-19 lockdown restrictions beginning to ease around the world, it should come as no surprise that many of us are thinking about going away and catching some summer sun. However, vacations can be stressful, and since this may be your first going away in a long time, especially if you’ve been stuck at home for months, you’re going to want the best experience possible.

With this in mind, today we’re going to share our top five summer vacation tips to help you have the perfect holiday. Forget stress. Forget everyday life. Embrace the magic this world has to offer.

1. Book as Early as Possible

First things first. The earlier you book your summer vacation, the better. You get better deals, better rates, and more opportunities to book the places you want to go because nowhere is going to be full or prebooked. This includes prices for everything, including flights, hotels, and package deals. 

This means you get to pick the times and the dates you want, and you have plenty of time to organize everything and get ahead, rather than rushing to organize everything at the last minute and ultimately getting stressed out to the max.

2. Stay Healthy

While going on vacation usually means letting a few habits slip, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking after yourself, your wellbeing, and your health. This means staying hydrated and making sure you’re eating proper food. That’s not to say you can’t overeat and binge for a bit, but also make sure you’re not malnourished yourself.

Also, make sure you’re wearing sunscreen and protecting yourself during the hottest and brightest times of the day. It’s all well and good letting everything go on vacation, but it’s not worth it if you’re destroying yourself and your body over the long term.

3. Make Memories as You Go

When you’re looking back on your life, you’re far more likely to pay attention to the little things, like the face of your child getting on the flight, or seeing your husband asleep in the hotel after a busy day. While some of the most enjoyable moments happen around big events, it’s the small things that make us humans happiest. Keep your eyes open for them.

4. Choose the Right Destination

While you may have plenty of destinations you want to visit on your bucket list, it’s important to think about choosing a destination that will suit who you’re traveling with. There will be plenty of opportunities to go abroad and visit the places you want, but if you’re traveling with kids or older generations, for example, you’ll want to choose a place that can cater for all.

5. Make a List

The best way to stay on top of everything you have to do, whether that’s organizing your trip, packing what you’re taking, or how you’re going to leave the house is by making holiday lists. The more organized and on top of things you can be, the less stress you’ll have!


By following these tips, you can ensure you make the most of your vacation and have the best time. After all, whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, or with your family, you deserve the opportunity to create an amazing escape you’ll never forget.