Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

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Before you know it Spring break will be upon us. I am super excited that my children get two weeks of for March break. I think we will be doing a few road trip adventures and having lots of family time. I am hoping to have company visit during this time as well. Great thing about where we are is the weather can be great for a walk or hike and still we can take a quick drive and go tubing in the snow. Never a shortage of things to do. Many love to travel a bit farther during this time. It is the best time to travel as weather is usually favorable and having a solid week or two off allows for a relaxing time away.

A well-deserved break from school for the kiddos is the perfect time for a family vacation, but make sure you’re prepared before you rush out the door this March break. Don’t waste a minute of your precious family time on common (and avoidable!) vacation fails. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or a water slide, make the most of your time off with these simple tips.

Don’t underestimate the sun.

UV rays reach the Earth year-round and surfaces like snow can reflect 85 per cent of the sun’s rays back at you! To protect your face and avoid the dreaded ski goggle sunburn, try using Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion for Face. Its sheer, non-greasy formula will help protect your skin from the sun without weighing you down.

If your family has chosen to step out of hibernation and head down South, you and the kids will likely be spending a lot of your time by the water. If your kids love water, but hate standing still for sunscreen, try Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray. The easy, full coverage application will keep your children protected from harmful UV rays while making sunscreen time fun!

Tag that bag.

There’s nothing worse than arriving to your destination in one piece only to find out your bags have not. You can’t prevent luggage from getting lost, but you can make the return process much easier. Make sure you purchase luggage tags with a durable covering to protect your information. Look for a strong clasp that can withstand being tossed around from plane to carousel. Pro tip: take a pair of sandals and a bathing suit in your carry-on so at least you can sit poolside while you wait for your lost luggage to arrive.

Restore your body’s rhythm.

One of the best parts of vacationing is indulging in delicious foods, but travel might have your digestive tract feeling no bueno! Almost 40 per cent of people experience vacation constipation as gut bacteria reacts and adjusts to the change in setting[i]. Bathroom trouble can put a damper on your otherwise relaxing time off.

Be prepared and bring along some pre-measured, single dose RestoraLAX NeatPAX for convenient occasional constipation relief.  RestoraLAX dissolves easily in any beverage with no taste and no grit.  It helps restore your body’s natural rhythm by working with water to hydrate and soften stools.

This year when your family returns from your vacation, you will be able to transition back into your normal routine without having a recovery period if you are prepared and take care of yourself while away.

What are some of your vacation preparation tricks that ensure your family getaway its nothing short of amazing?

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  1. I always bring everything I could possibly need with me when we travel. You just never know and it’s better to be prepared.

  2. I really do have to remember this advice. The sun can do a number on my skin in a fairly short amount of time!

  3. I always make sure to tag my bags/luggage. I also add a ribbon or scarf for a pop of color to ensure that it’s mine and to have it stand out!

  4. Jenna Wood says

    Taking care of yourself is essential to making any season a success. I, personally, always forget to keep up with my water intake when I’m out and about.

  5. My kids only get a week off! How fun to have two! I think we will be hitting the road too. Hopefully it will be warmer then, than it is right now.

  6. You are SO lucky that your kids get 2 weeks off. Now that would be perfect vacation time!!
    These are great tips. I’m super paranoid about the sun but know so many people that forget how easily you can burn on vacation.

  7. I once underestimated the sun during a March break spent down south. Boy, was I burnt from head to toe! Definitely learned my lesson from that point forward.

  8. I think it’s so important to remember these things about the sun. These are all such really good tips. I’ve never tried this product, but I’ll pick some up now.

  9. I make lists. I write down all the things I think I need and then I go through it again to make sure I didn’t forget something. When I am packing, I check things off my list.

  10. Good advice! Wow I can’t believe spring break is almost here already! Seems just yesterday we had the holidays. It’s important to take care of ourselves.

  11. I’ve had my luggage bag show up a day after me at one of my locations! It was a little nerve wrecking. At least I had an extra set of clothes in my carryon

  12. Great tips, thanks. I can’t wait for spring break.

  13. Cheers of spring break! I seriously can’t believe its almost that time again. Definitely time to get ready and your tips are great. thanks!

  14. These are all awesome tips! I’m looking forward to our spring break trip!

  15. I love these tips! Makes me so excited for Spring break!

  16. There’s nothing worse than not feeling well when you’re on a vacation. Got to pack for the Just-in-case scenarios.

  17. My biggest fear is feeling yucky on vacation!! I always prepare for it!!

  18. These are such great tips!! I would say to always pack extra snacks for kids. I rather forget to bring some clothes and overpack snacks

  19. These are some awesome tips, the sunscreen on is a definite must remember. It is one thing I have to admit I am awful for forgetting but really shouldn’t be.

  20. When on vacations we often try different foods, as well as tend to not eat on a routine basis like at home. This often leads to constipation, so we always pack some restoraLAX! No one wants to go through bowel issues while on a holiday.

  21. Forgetting to pack something important is the worst! I always manage to forget the sunscreen in particular.

  22. Great post! I’m with you on the luggage tags. It never hurts to be prepared.

  23. Lisa Bristol says

    I try to be as prepared as I can when we travel. I will have to pick up some RestoraLAX NeatPAX for my next trip. I always get a little backed up on trips.

  24. Anne Taylor says

    We are taking it easy this spring break. That being said there were some great tips and advice for all of us! Thanks

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