5 Tips to Avoid Mishaps During Your March Break

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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.

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. Let’s check them out!

Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

1. 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.

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.

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!

2.  Invest in travel insurance

Even the best-laid vacation plans can hit a few bumps in the road. Whether it’s the flu causing last-minute cancellations or an accident on the beach, travel insurance helps you cover the unexpected costs of vacationing. Typically, it costs between 5-10% of your non-refundable total travel expenses. On a $5,000 trip, that’s about $250 to $500. Yes, it’s an extra expense, but the sense of security that it gives you is priceless.

3. 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. 

4. 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.

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.

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.

5.  Have fun!!

The most important tip? Have fun! Don’t worry if you haven’t managed to fill every last minute with some sort of sightseeing activity. Give yourself (and your family) permission to have at least one day of spontaneous exploration. No map, no schedule, just walk out your hotel door and see where the day takes you. Or, better yet, spend the day doing absolutely nothing! Lounge by the pool or on the beach reading, napping, and chatting with your loved ones. Over-scheduling makes everyone tired and cranky, and that’s the fastest way to ruin a fun vacation.

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

This post is sponsored by Bayer®. To make sure Bayer® products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

34 thoughts on “5 Tips to Avoid Mishaps During Your March Break”

  1. Jonalyn Macandili-Mendoza

    Definitely a lesson learned the hard way is that tag that bag. Experienced loosing my luggage and rerouted to another flight, and one time, someone claimed my own luggage who looks the same as hers. -Anosa Malanga

  2. Marceline Dementori

    No doubt that these are awesome tips for anyone who’s planning to travel this March. I think sunscreen is a must all the time!

  3. These are a brilliant tips. Having fun is the most important above all. I am so excited for the Spring break. Can’t wait to travel with my Family.

  4. These are awesome tips! We aren’t traveling this Spring BReak, but we definitely are this summer and these will come in handy for sure!

  5. I think disconnecting and having fun is something I should focus on. I am always so concerned about my kids and husband that I forget to have a good time.

  6. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com

    Great tips! I’m really looking forward to March Break this year with the kiddos. Sunscreen is something I wouldn’t even think about in march! Great reminder!

  7. Travel insurance is super important if you’re going to be far from home. We get it every time. We have only needed it once, but it paid for itself.

  8. These are great tips for the early spring vacations. The sunscreen is so important and taking time to enjoy the free time is a very good idea.

  9. These are great tips! You have to have all of your ducks in a row when you take a trip, that includes your health. Trips are no fun when you don’t feel well.

  10. These are all great tips! I would have to include scheduling a few days post-vacation to recover from your vacation. Jet lag is the worst and I always need at least a day to recover from a trip.

  11. We don’t usually go on a big trip during spring break. It’s always full of scheduled appointments so the kids don’t miss too school for things like the dentist. But these are definitely great tips.

  12. Marceline Dementori

    Very good reminder for people who are traveling this Spring/Summer. A lot of people don’t get travel insurance, but it’s important for you to consider especially if you’re going to a different country.

  13. Travel insurance is a must have when you’re going somewhere far from home. We have only had to use it once but it was worth it.

  14. I definitely try to plan ahead and seek out something else to do just in case our plans for that day fall through. We’ve found some interesting off the beaten path attractions by searching online.

  15. I wish we were going somewhere during Spring Break but we’re just staying put. But we will be using sunscreen since we’re in Texas and it’s usually hot by then.

  16. The “don’t underestimate the sun” was perfect advice. It plays havoc with me each and every year. I am up to SPF 100 and I apply it every 30 minutes and I still got burned. Boo.

  17. Not going anywhere for March break. Work and more work. For those who are that sunscreen is very important even if the clouds are out.

  18. I never leave home without lots of sunscreen and Coppertone is my favorite! Love that wonderful smell! I always pack an outfit (including swimsuit) in my carry-on bag and pray my checked luggage makes it to my destination.

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