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Hot Weather And Fun In The Sun

Oct 28, 2007
Who doesn't crave a vacation in a sunny climate? Sunny holidays are the perfect thing to beat the winter blues, or just experience a change of scene. When planning your next journey towards the equator, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Take the time a few months before your trip to figure out your travel arrangements. You can often get great discounts on hotel rooms or other accommodations if you book early. Talk to a travel agent or go online to a travel booking website to find the best deals. You might even find a package where you get your flight and your hotel for one low price.

It is important to keep your money safe when you travel. Many tourists opt for traveler's checks, which can be converted quickly into cash. These days, it is very easy to travel solely with plastic; you'll be hard-pressed to find a city where the shops and restaurants don't take major credit cards. ATMs are everywhere at your disposal when you need to withdraw money. Additionally, if you misplace your plastic or, in the worst case scenario, it gets stolen, you can easily call your credit card company to cancel the card or dispute any charges. Just make sure to keep the crucial phone numbers in a place separate from your wallet, just in case that goes missing too.

If you are traveling with children, make sure that they are going to have enough recreational activities to keep them busy and out of your hair. Nothing puts a damper on your sunny, dream vacation faster than whining, bored children. Check into a hotel that has play areas or supervised pools for their entertainment. Many hotels offer childcare services as well and safe, child-centered activities. This way you can leave the kids in good hands and go off to explore the grown-up scene, which brings us to our next holiday element...

Nightclubs! If you and your significant other are the partying types, be sure to investigate the nightlife of your destination in advance of your trip. What are the bars and clubs like? Are there safe places to go drinking or dancing where you'll encounter other tourists? You'll have your best luck in places with a reputation for late night partying. Try Las Vegas or Key West. These are sunny destinations that stay just as fun when the sun goes down.

There are so many activities to choose from in sunny climates. You can swim or lounge by the pool, drinking boat drinks. You can fish or snorkel. You can go jet-skiing or scuba diving. You can also explore aquariums and maritime museums if you are married to the luxury of air-conditioning. Make sure to pack lots of sunscreen and floppy hats to shield your winter skin from the equatorial climate. Try not to stay in the sun too long. Nothing ruins a beach vacation faster than a first degree sunburn. Dress appropriately for the hot weather. Bathing suits and minimal clothing are your best choice in sunny locations.
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