Spring is already here, and many people (including myself) have an exciting tropical vacation planned in the next few months.
I decided to put together a short list of tips that one can use prior to and during their fun vacation —
It’s important to always have cash with you at all times, just in case. You never know when you might run into a place that only takes cash. It’s also convenient should you lose or misplace your wallet.
Take lots of pictures.
I think this one is pretty much a given. Take as many as possible–worry about deleting and editing once you get home.
Be nice to locals.
Locals are your best source of knowledge when it comes to the best restaurants, beaches, shopping, and those wonderful secret spots that only “the locals know about”. Obviously, remain cautious, but don’t be afraid to start a conversation or two to learn more about the area.
Splurge on the good stuff.
My favorite two to splurge on are food and activities. I keep the souvenir shopping to a minimum.
Try the local cuisine.
Speaking of food, I think it’s always important to try the local cuisine. When in Rome right? You never know what might become your new favorite.
Leave a day or two to just RELAX.
Whether it is the first or last day, depending on how long your vacation is, leave a day or two with no plans. Just seize the day and maybe enjoy a spa day or a massage.
Don’t forget the sunscreen.
And also the bug repellent lotion. I found a product that I absolutely live by from Avon that is both a bug repellent lotion and sunscreen in one. It worked wonders during my last trip to Puerto Rico. You can purchase it here.
Most importantly– have fun, live in the moment and create the best memories possible. Even when things don’t go as planned, just go with it.