Vacations are a time to unwind, recharge and leave all your headaches behind, right? Is it possible to have a stress-free vacation? We think so. Here’s how:
Tips to a stress-free beach trip:
Pack your swimsuit and towel in a separate bag. That way if your luggage is lost or delayed, you have all you need to enjoy the beach right away! You’ll have to buy sunscreen at your resort, which is easy enough to do.
Can you travel home with all of the shells you painstakingly collected? Some Caribbean islands do limit the number and type of shells you may take with you. You’ll be held up at the airport and this delay may affect your travel plans. Ask at your resort before you spend time collecting.
Baby powder, who knew? Sprinkle the powder on your feet and all that sticky sand will fall right off. It’s magic!
Pack a cold washcloth to wash away saltwater. Bring a ziplock bag and store the dampened washcloth in your cooler at the beach to keep it sand-free. You never know when you’ll need to wipe the ocean saltwater sting from your child’s eyes, wipe away sand off the face of your industrious sandcastle builder to reapply sunscreen, or simply provide an immediate refresher when the temperatures rise.
Bring colorful or patterned towels to the beach or pool to lay over your chairs. They will stand out in a sea of the white resort-provided towels so you can find your spot after taking a dip in the water. Use the resort ones to dry off though.
Worried about your stroller being stolen or accidentally taken? Worry no more. Tie a balloon to the bar (or, a filled plastic bag to give the illusion of a dirty diaper). Definite deterrent.
Pack the antibacterial wipes — you never know when someone might scrape a leg on coral or need a quick cleanup from the sand or sunscreen. Wipes come in handy in a variety of cases.
How to ease your way into a wetsuit? Easy! Slip a Ziplock bag over your hands and feet and you’ll slide right in.
Gearing up for summer? Planning your next getaway extravaganza? One thing’s for certain—summer time means beach time! The beach offers something for everyone, at any age, so now is the time to start planning your next bash in the sand.
As you know, the shorter, colder days of winter translate into a higher energy usage. But did you know, by reducing your thermostat by only 10 degrees for eight hours, you can lower your heating bill by 15% in a year?
This winter, conserve energy during your next vacation by following a few easy steps:
You’re on vacation; let your water heater have a break, too! Did you know most of the energy used by your water heater goes into keeping your water hot in the tank? When you’re on vacation, your water heater doesn’t have to work so hard. Set it to vacation mode.
While you bundle up in winter scarves, hats, and bulky coats, why not start planning your beach vacation winter getaway? Winter is one of the best times to come to Negril. You may tend to associate beach vacations with summertime, but this time of year can be ideal. Why?
Can you hear the ocean calling? The glistening blue seas at your Jamaican resort are calling your name. Whether you like to surf, and want to time your outing with the tides, or you are more of a beach bum who wants to figure out where to set up your umbrella and chair without having to move later, we’ve got it covered.
What are tides?
The level of the sea alternately rises and falls based on the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. These gravitational forces create what we call “high tide” and “low tide.”
Part of the fun in traveling to new places is to live like the natives do, and this involves sampling their local dishes. If you agree, don’t let your next trip to a Negril resort pass without trying a really authentic Jamaican meal that involves a simple fruit. Breadfruit.
What is breadfruit?
Breadfruit dates back to 1789, when Captain William Bligh brought the fruit to the island during his second voyage here. Breadfruit is rich in vitamins A, B, C and also carbohydrates. In fact, this high energy fruit dates back to the days when it was used for British slaves in the Caribbean.
Have you had a rough year at work? Does it have you pondering making an escape for some much needed rest and relaxation? Perhaps the thoughts of cool breezes, clear blue waters, and a bright shining sun are preoccupying your mind. If so, then it is time to start planning a trip to the wonderful beaches of Negril Jamaica.
Situated between Haiti and Cuba the Jamaica Island has plenty to offer. From the Blue Mountains, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, and exquisite waterfalls there is never a dull moment. Boasting some of the freshest seafood, the local cuisine is a true experience with tropical fruits, island spices, vegetables and the famous jerk chicken.