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How to Prepare for a Beach Trip

A beach trip can be a ton of fun and very relaxing. A poorly planned trip, though, can turn into a pain—literally, if you forget to pack sunscreen. As fun as going to the beach can be, it does take some planning ahead in order to have the best trip possible, so take a few days to plan for your next beach trip.

Packing for the Trip: 

1. Pack the right clothes. Pack the swimsuit you’ve picked out and an extra change of clothes. The extra change of clothes is for the ride home, so you won’t be all wet and sandy.

  • Also, make sure your comfortable enough to spend all day in the clothes you wear down.
  • Having a changes of clothes means you can head somewhere else after the beach.
  • Don’t forget to include good footwear. Take sandals for the beach and water shoes for the ocean so you’re ready for anything.
2. Take protection from the sun. You don’t want to ruin your beach trip with a bad sunburn. Plus, protecting yourself from the sun will keep your skin looking younger as you age and guard against skin cancer.
  • Start with a sunscreen of at least 15 SPF. Check to make sure it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Don’t forget to add a lip balm with sunscreen to protect your lips. Make sure to reapply it frequently, especially after sweating or jumping in the water.
  • Use clothing for protection. Hats and sunglasses offer much needed protection for your face and eyes, but wearing a coverup with long sleeves can also offer protection. If cover ups aren’t your thing, take a beach umbrella or tent/gazebo instead.
3. Bring something to sit on. A beach chair or a towel is appropriate, but if you choose a towel, it should be separate from the one you’ll be using to dry off with. If you choose a plastic chair, you may still want to bring the extra towel to keep your chair from getting too hot while you are away. You could also bring an old blanket you don’t mind getting sandy.
  • Another option is an old fitted king-size sheet. You can put things like bags and coolers in the corners, so that the sheet makes a cozy little playpen for you and your family.
4. Take a first aid kit. Of course, you hope no one will get injured, but taking a basic first aid kit will offer you some relief if someone gets hurt. You can buy a first aid kit ready-made or make your own.
  • Make sure you have things like bandages, antibiotic ointment, pain relief pills, and a thermometer, as well as anti-diarrhea medicine. You may also want antihistamines.
  • Make sure you have an assortment of bandages, including small adhesive ones as well as roller bandages, gauze pads, and medical tape. You should also have things like antiseptic packets, hydro cortisone packets, non-latex gloves, and compress dressings.
  • Also, make sure you pack any common over-the-counter medications you use frequently.
5. Bring a waterproof or water resistant bag. You’ll need a place to stash your valuables away from the water and the sand. Pick a bag that’s fairly water resistant or waterproof so that you can stash your phone and wallet away. Leave anything irreplaceable behind that you can so you don’t lose or damage it on the beach.
  • Another trick to protect your valuables is to clean out an old sunscreen bottle. Use it to hide valuables you don’t want anyone to steal, and as a bonus, it keeps them dry.
  • You can also stash electronics in zip-top bags for protection.
  • For beach toys, find a net bag so sand can be left on the beach. Pack all the food in a cooler with ice.

Planning Activities:

1. Bring activities to share. If you’re traveling in a group, bring something you can all do. For instance, a deck of waterproof cards is great for the beach, as long as it’s not too windy. You could also bring a board game that doesn’t have too many parts. A game like Twister, for instance, would be great for the beach.
  • Remember to include fun for the kids in your group. On the beach, all you need are some simple toys, such as buckets, shovels, and other cheap toys. Your kids will have a blast in the sand and water.
2. Don’t forget some music. Music is a great way to keep people entertained. For a simple solution, you could bring along a waterproof, battery-powered radio, like a shower radio. However, you can also use waterproof Bluetooth speakers so you can play music from your phone.

3. Take some solo activities. You’ll enjoy just lounging for a bit, but you might also want something to enjoy all on your own. For instance, take a light book you’ve been meaning to dive into. The beach is the perfect time to do it.

  • If you take an e-reader, make sure it’s okay in the glare of the sun, and that you have a portable charger for it if you need it. You may also want a portable charger for you phone. Slip the e-reader into a zip-top bag to protect it.
  • You could also take activity books such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku books.
4. Take some snacks. If you’re planning to stay at the beach for a few hours, you’re going to want some snacks and drinks to get you through. Keep it fairly simple. If you choose anything too complicated that requires assembly, you’ll likely end up with sand in your food.
  • Some good snacks to take include fruit, granola bars, vegetable sticks, and bottles of water. Skip the sodas as those don’t hydrate as well.
  • In fact, if you’re planning on staying all day, consider just packing lunch. Though you can take a cooler for drinks, you might want to pick something that won’t spoil easily, such as a peanut butter and jelly.
  • Bring a small bag for any trash you may accumulate. It may be difficult to find a trashcan at the beach.
  • Bring moist towelettes with your food. You can use them to clean up hands before and after your eat.

5. Stake out your spot. When you get to the beach, you need to stake out a claim. It’s good to go early in the day, when it’s less crowded. That way, you’ll have more opportunity to find a good spot.

  • Pick a spot near the water but not so near you’ll be overrun if the tide comes in.
  • If the beach has chairs or umbrellas for rent, consider renting one to make life easier.
  • Stick with like-minded beach goers. That is, if you’re there to party and have fun with your friends, pick an area where people are being louder and playing music. If you prefer a quiet place to read, try to find a more secluded spot. If you’re there with your family, look for other families to be near, so your kids can play together.

 

How to Prepare for a Sagada Trip

Since Sagada is all about exploration, the most important thing would be sensible walking shoes like comfortable rubber shoes or sturdy sandals. We will match these with walking shorts, a light shirt and a light jacket.
 
Footwear — Rubber shoes, hiking shoes, sandals or slippers  If you have water shoes like Aqua Socks, it’ll be good to bring them along, too, especially for the wet & slippery parts of Sumaging Cave..
 
Light clothing — There are lots of places to explore and although you can dictate your own pace, sightseeing on foot alone can be physically very strenuous for urbanites especially, so one does not want to be weighed down by heavy bulky clothing.
 
Light Jacket — But it can get chilly, you say, ergo the light jacket that should keep you relatively warm during the day and can protect you from the harshness of the bright sunlight. It is also easy to take off and wrap around the waste without affecting your ability to move freely.
 
Small Backpack – A small knapsack for supplies, spare clothing and personal belongings will be good to carry around while exploring Sagada. For example, a trek to the Big Falls will take a few hours and you will probably get thirsty or a bit hungry along the way. It would be good to pack therein a water bottle, spare shorts and a shirt every time for a change of clothing, if necessary. Make sure it is not laden with supplies so it does not weigh you down.
 
Your back pack will also be a good place to keep your cellphone in a water proof container — make sure you have a little plastic bag to store it in, at least — so that it does not get wet by accident when exploring Sumaging Cave or going the falls. It’s better to move around with a backpack than a shoulder bag so your limbs can have free movement for any climb or descent.
 
Swimwear — Since there are underground rivers and pools, big and small falls, you may want to pack swimwear, of course.
 
Sun protection stuff — Lots of sunlight when touring and hiking (not down in the caves, of course) so bring sunglasses, a cap or a hat, sun block.
 
Personal stuff — A towel, toiletry items, medicines, etc. Depending on your choice of lodging, Sagada hotels & inns do not always provide guests with towels, so play safe and bring one. Plus you may need to towel off anyway when you go swimming in the caves or at the falls.
 
Toiletry items available in stores are pretty ordinary stuff, like toothpaste, soap and shampoo, with only the most common and ordinary brands and products.
 
Sagada is a small remote town and not at all sophisticated (except when it comes to food) so if you require a special brand or product that may be available in Philippine cities, be sure to bring them on your vacation as, again, it will most likely not be available for sale in stores.
 
Bring your own medicines, although there is a pharmacy in town, and make sure someone in your group will be carrying a handy first aid kit because, although the guides are professional and will not put you in harm’s way at any point, there’s a lot of physical exertion involved in the enjoyment of the great outdoors.
 

How to Prepare for a Mt.Pulag Trip

What to wear:

Clothes that will make you warm but not bulky

  • Dry fit long-sleeves
  • Jackets / Sweater / Hoodie
  • Fleece
  • Windbreaker
  • Leggings / Jogging pants / Compression Pants
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Thick Dry fit Socks

What to Bring:

  • 4L Water  (You can drink the running water along the trail.)
  • Snacks
  • Headlight
  • Poncho or Rain Coat

headlight

Tip: It’s better to put it around your neck than on your head.

If staying at the campsite:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Portable Camping Stove

Credits to : http://advientures.com/2015/11/04/mount-pulag-hike/

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