If you’ve read my blog before, then you might know I’ve booked a summer holiday the past few years with my friends. Last year we went to Malia, this year we’re going to Zante. I love going away for a week in the sun and having laugh with them – even if I do come home a little worse for wear. We do all kinds of things on holiday, from boat parties to gigs and waterparks. I have come across many a trial and tribulation on holiday, so read on to learn how I overcame them and what I’ll be taking this year as a result:
I don’t know about you, but I get horribly seasick. I didn’t even know it was that bad until I tried to enjoy a boat part in Ibiza, and within a few minutes I could barely stand on my feet. I had to lie below deck with a load of other seasick people. There were quite a few, so I didn’t feel too embarrassed. I took tablets to Malia and felt fine on that boat party!
I always get bitten to DEATH – my blood is like crack cocaine for mosquitos. Without mosquito spray and a few of those special bracelet thingys, I’d be so uncomfortable.
A High Factor Sunscreen
I’m naturally pale, so I always need a high factor sunscreen to protect my skin. I burn really easily, and buy a special cream for my face as well as one for my body. Everyone, whether pale or not should use a high factor…you shouldn’t take chances with your skin!
This magical invention allows you to take your phone with you scuba diving, white water rafting, and anywhere else it might get a little wet. You can take loads of amazing pictures this way without worrying about water, so I’m definitely taking a Dri-Dock this year!
As I’m so pale, my scalp burns too. Poor me! I ended up buying a snapback hat in Ibiza a few years back and looked like a bit of a chav, but I’d rather that than a burnt head. This year I’ll take a nice summer hat of some kind to protect my little head.
I don’t know if this happens to any of you, but when I’m in a foreign hot country, my feet swell up. It’s gross. I don’t know why it happens, but wearing sandals or nice shoes of any kind becomes impossible. I can only take trainers and pumps on holiday because of this, and even then it can get painful. Yet I still go on because I’m a trooper!
I haven’t had to think about insurance too much in the past, because I can get it free with my bank. However, I always double check that I still have it, because you never know what might happen on this kind of holiday. I’ve seen first hand how dangerous some things can be, and you never know when you might need it. Don’t take your chances – I’m not going to!
Cash in Reserve
You nearly always need more money than you thought you’d need. Try to stick to your budget, but have cash in reserve just incase.
I wouldn’t be able to enjoy myself properly if I didn’t have the 8 things listed here! Are you going on holiday? What will you be taking?