Summer Is Upon Us: 5 Things To Remember As You’re Getting Ready For Your Beach Vacation

Whether it is the sunny beaches of San Diego, South Beach or maybe the inland beaches of Lake Powell in Utah, there is a few things you’ll want to remember as you’re getting ready for sun in the sun.

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Wear Sunscreen

By now, we all know about the dangers of too much sun exposure. In the short term, a sunburn can be painful and embarrassing. (Even worse than the skin tenderness is people saying to you, “Man, you’re really sunburned!”) In the long term, sun exposure can cause basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma, all of which are dangerous types of skin cancers, not to mention increased pigmentation and wrinkles. To be safe, apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher thirty minutes before you will be in the sun. Reapply throughout the day. Throw on a shirt and a hat, even if it slightly less glamorous than just a string bikini, and limit sun exposure if possible. Continue reading “Summer Is Upon Us: 5 Things To Remember As You’re Getting Ready For Your Beach Vacation”

Unique Activities to Try on Your Beach Vacation This Year

There’s a lot more to beach destinations than warm rays and sand. Below the sunny surface, you can often find hidden treasures that you had no idea existed. Out-the-way waterfalls, quaint rentals, unique water sports and unusual foods are just a few examples of the attractions you might be missing on your beach getaways. If you’re planning to spend a few days in paradise this year, try some of the one-of-a-kind ideas below to give your next beach vacation a little bit of an edge.

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Go Snorkeling

Snorkeling is the perfect water activity for the whole family. Not only is it safe and easy to learn, but it’s also a great opportunity to get up close and personal with marine life and teach young kids to be respectful to the environment. Most beach destinations have equipment rental stands in areas where snorkeling is popular, but you should head to an off-site location if you want to save money or get a weekly rental. Continue reading “Unique Activities to Try on Your Beach Vacation This Year”