Essential Beach Vacation Packing Tips for the Beach Goer.
Here are a few things we've learned that make our beach trips more fun, safer and extra memorable.
For advice on what to pack for a beach vacation go to this page.
Shopping for summer beach clothes and accessories can be a challenge if you wait until winter.
Take advantage of end-of-summer sales for sandals, swimwear, hats, sunglasses and clothes if you know you'll be traveling to a beach location over the winter.
Fall fashions start to make an appearance in early August and that's when summer stock gets cleared out.
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Electronics such as digital cameras and notepads don't like humid environments very much.
Save the silica gel packets from vitamin and medication bottles (the little things you're not supposed to eat) and tuck them in the camera or computer case. Keep the camera in the case or plastic bag with the gel packs when you're not using it.
Pack a disposable waterproof camera to take along on beach days.
There's more than one way for creative travelers to find free accommodations.
House Swapping is a great resource for vacationers and can accommodate either short or long term stays. There are tens of thousands of people who want to travel but they also want to keep their house. Trading places with like-minded individuals and families is the perfect solution. All that's needed is a huge database of places around the world that are available.
That's where HomeExchange comes in. It's a networking community that introduces you to to over 65,000 people all around the globe, who are ready to swap residences with you.
Another way to find free accommodations is House Sitting or Pet Sitting.
Again it's travelers that are driving this trend on both ends. The house sitter has the freedom to travel to a home and stay there, looking after the house and possibly plants & pets for the owner while they're away. The owner needs someone to be at their place while they travel for pleasure or work.