5 Tips for Your Summer Vacation

We’re at the time of year when travelers are flocking to their favorite destinations en masse. Peak Season can be a lot of fun, but it’s even better when you’re prepared for what’s to come.

Before you head out on your Global Discovery Vacations summer vacation, let these tips help get you ready for the most popular travel season.

Beat the Heat

Be wary of increasing temperatures during this time of year:

  • Pack a bottle and drink plenty water.
  • Pace your sightseeing and take a mid-afternoon break when the sun is at its warmest.
  • Apply sunscreen every couple hours.
  • Take a dip in a pool or on the beach.

Prepare for Crowds

Though Peak Season varies by destination, June and July are usually consistent across the board when it comes to high visitor volume. School is out and it’s the ideal time for families to find summer retreats anywhere across the globe.

Many cities thrive during Peak Season, so lines are going to be long and top attractions are going to be swarming with tourists. The good news is that summer events and seasonal attractions will most likely be in full swing, giving you more options to enjoy.

Find a Quiet Destination

If you’re just looking for a relaxing vacation, we suggest avoiding tourist hotbeds such as Orlando and Hawaii by seeking solace in calm retreats such as Michigan or Idaho. Whether you want mountains or beaches, there are always alternatives of which people don’t always think.

Pack for the Elements

Summer doesn’t always mean sun. If you’re headed to the beach, for example, it’s risky to rely on a wardrobe consisting of just board shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. Nature shows up at every destination, so check the forecast and pack accordingly, be that raincoat, jacket, gloves, etc.

Book Your Next Trip Now

If you loved your summer vacation enough to book another one for next year, now is the time to do so! Peak Season weeks fill up fast and you want to select from the best options, so pick a range of dates and go from there. Now is also a great time to plan and book your fall and winter trips!

These are just a few simple ways you can make your summer vacation cool, seamless and enjoyable. What other summer tips have you learned on your travels?

Corey is a writer from Overland Park, KS, and has been with Global Discovery Vacations since September 2013. Once a sportswriter, he traveled the country and became proficient in airport security line etiquette and leaving items in hotel rooms.