reunite the extended family on vacation

reunite the extended family on vacation

5 Items You Don't Want To Forget For Your Beach Vacation

by Katie Hart

When you go on a beach vacation, you will most likely bring your beach necessities such as a bathing suit, snacks, flip flops, sun screen, and sunglasses. There are several extra items you don't want to forget to bring with you or rent while you are at the beach resort so you can get the most enjoyment out of your beach vacation. Here are five things you don't want to forget for your trip to help you get the most out of your beach time. 

Waterproof Case for Your Smartphone

While you are on vacation at a beach resort, you want to be able to take photos with your smartphone and not worry about ruining your phone in the water. A waterproof smartphone case protects your smartphone so that it can be submerged in over six feet of water for an hour and not be ruined. This will also allow you to take underwater photos of your family or friends traveling with you.

A waterproof case for your smartphone will also protect your phone from any beach sand getting into the nooks and crannies of its exterior. Additionally, it will protect your phone if it is accidentally dropped during your vacation.

Speakers For Your Smartphone

While you are relaxing on the beach, you might want to listen to some music stored on your smartphone or with internet radio. The tiny speaker built into your smartphone is too small to play your music loud enough to hear during your beach activities. But, portable speakers will play your music much louder.

Portable speakers don't take up much room in your suitcase, so you can bring them with you on your vacation. Music is a good way to make your beach festivities more enjoyable.

Bocce Ball Set

Bocce is a sport that you can play on the soft beach sand of your vacation destination with your friends or family. Even Egyptians played this sport as far back as 5000 B.C. with polished stones. Many beach resorts today rent Bocce ball sets for you to use on the beach while you are a guest there. And, the rules are quite simple.

Today's game of Bocce uses eight large balls and one smaller ball as the target. Two teams divide the eight larger balls equally. Each team takes a turn throwing their balls, trying to land them closest to the target ball. 

Sand Buckets And Shovel

For small children, sand toys can provide hours of playtime in the giant sandbox of the resort beach. With a full beach of sand and water, they will be able to build, dig, and mix sand with shells, rocks, and other items on the beach for hours. 

Most beach resorts provide weekly rentals for sand toys, or a nearby store will usually have them available for you to buy.

Inflatable Water Floats

Any type of inflatable tube, water raft, or giant-sized fish can make playing in the ocean or resort pool much more enjoyable, especially for young children. Even if you have room for these items in your luggage, there are usually shops and rental offices that have these types of inflatable water toys for you to use. 

Any beach rental shop that provides inflatable water toys will provide high quality items that are durable and work well. So, it may be worth it to forgo the effort of packing inflatables in your suitcase and rent them when you arrive. Weekly rentals are usually available, or you can rent them by the day.

When planning for your beach vacation, be sure to bring these extra items that will fit in your luggage, then rent any other items when you arrive at the resort. For more information about what to bring, contact the resort you will be staying at.


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reunite the extended family on vacation

When was the last time your entire family was together. If your family is anything like mine, you have siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles spread across the United States. Having so many people scattered across such a distance can make family gatherings nearly impossible. Have you considered having an extended family vacation? This is one way to get everyone together and and you can actually save money on some of your travel needs. My site is loaded with information about how to get group rate discounts at hotels, restaurants and events in different areas. These discounts may make what seems impossible, a possibility.