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Gear up for summer

Written on March 10th, 2011 by sassymomno shouts

PalawanSummer is here once again. The kids are so excited with all the activities especially their favorite … going to the beach.

Although I have admitted more than once that I am not a summer person, however when my kids get excited, I too becomes so eager to go. I know Moms would agree withe me that whenever you go on a trip, be it land trip or by plane, when you happen to bring your children it becomes a “big production” number. Oh, believe me my husband can scratch his head in dismay but he can’t do anything about it.

No matter how I try, I cannot be a light traveler when my children are with me even now that they are big enough to tend for themselves. Call it OC or what? But for me, it’s better to gear up than be sorry.

Here are some of my travel essentials for our out of town trips:

  • summer clothes (how many will depend on how many days will be out)
  • beach wear, if needed
  • sunblock, a must even if you’re not going to the beach
  • wet tissues
  • tissue
  • mosquito repellant
  • first-aid kit (includes band-aid, betadine, alcohol, paracetamol, etc.)
  • toiletries
  • Footwear – slip resistant or non skid, for trekking or hiking; slippers for the beach.
  • Pastime for kids – board games, sketch pads, books or other reading materials

Alright, so those are just the essentials. What else to pack will ready depend on where we are going and what amenities are available. Good thing my kids are almost grown up or else the list would be longer.

It is always bring the right stuff when traveling with children. You need to make them comfortable if you want a relaxed atmosphere during your trip and for sanity’s sake.