Being properly packed and prepared for time at the beach is a must! So we have rounded up the 15 ultimate family beach bag essentials…especially if you have little people in tow! Read on to learn one of our most requested family travel tips: family beach bag essentials!
First, the bag. Always purchase a cute and FUNCTIONAL beach bag. This means it must be large enough to hold everything that we need to pack, isn’t bulky, but folds up flat and compactly and doesn’t take up too much room at the bottom of my luggage. Make sure it has zippered pockets where you can safely store keys, money, identification, phone and other small loose items you don’t want to end up getting buried in the sand. A good beach bag is key!
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March 20th, 2019
Whether or not you realize it, color is a huge part of your psychological makeup. As humans, we have emotional reactions to the crackling oranges and reds of a roaring fire on a ski trip, or to the still blues of the sea—color can make us feel calmer, angrier, or more energized. It also provides important cues about our surroundings: Even in a new city, the red of a stop sign tells us to stop; the pigment of a fruit can inform us as to whether or not it’s ripe. Continue reading How Color Affects You When You Travel
March 15th, 2019🏝
Singer Island is actually a barrier island on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. If you are looking for a Florida destination away from the tourist hotspots, such as Orlando and Miami, then Singer Island is a location that is definitely worth considering as this amazing place has plenty of things that make a visit worthwhile. Here are just ten of the reasons why you should visit Singer Island.
One of the best features of Singer Island is that it is lined on both sides by amazing beaches. In fact, there are seven miles of beaches for you to enjoy during your stay. These range from secluded quiet beaches to beaches aimed at tourists that include a variety of attractions to enjoy while you are at the beach.
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March 8th, 2019
As fewer people apply for driver’s licenses and more take ride-sharing services, the team behind Virgin Trains USA believes this is the perfect time to make train travel a new American habit.
Entering the newest train station in Miami, Florida is a bit like walking into another world. With natural light streaming through floor-to-ceiling windows, the modern building is bright, sleek and full of thoughtful amenities. Outlets and USB ports are at every seat, free Wi-Fi is available at the entranceway, and the entire structure smells lovely, thanks to a signature scent wafting through the corridors (grapefruit, orange and lemongrass with a touch of vanilla).
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February 24th, 2019 ✈️
If you ended 2018 without using all your vacation days, you’re not alone.
According to AAA, more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, leaving a total of 705 million unused days in 2017. You could go on a lot of vacations in 705 million days.
That’s why the U.S. Travel Association is encouraging you to plan for vacation on National Plan for Vacation Day, typically acknowledged on the last Tuesday of January. So let’s go ahead and pledge together that we’ll plan the rest of our vacation days this week.
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February 22nd, 2019 🌴
You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.
Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact your travels could have on the environment. No one wants to feel guilty on vacation.
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February 20, 2019 ☀️🌴⠀
A number of studies have shown that people who take vacations have lower stress levels, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. Here’s some of the additional benefits to taking some time off of work:
- Improved physical health: Stress can contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. For both men and women, the New York Times reported, taking a vacation every two years compared to every six will lessen the risk of coronary heart disease or heart attacks.
- Improved mental health: Neuroscientists have found that brain structure is altered by chronic exposure to the stress hormone cortisol, which can be a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression. Feelings of calm arise from time away from work and relieve stress, which allows the body and mind to heal in ways that it couldn’t if it were still under pressure.
- Greater well-being: According to a Gallup study, people who “always make time for regular trips” had a 68.4 score on the Gallup-Heathway’s Well-Being Index, in comparison to a 51.4 Well-Being score for less frequent travelers. One study found that three days after vacation, subjects’ physical complaints, quality of sleep, and mood had improved as compared to before vacation. These gains were still present five weeks later, especially in those who had more personal time and overall satisfaction during their vacation.