Vacationing in the Heat

Most people take their vacations in the summer time. Vacationing in the heat can be a difficult experience or it can be very relaxing. Here are some tips on how to make your summer vacation a good time.

You know how annoying it can be to have the summer sun pounding down on your head and sweat running into your eyes. When vacationing in the heat, you can beat these annoyances by wearing a hat, bandanna, or buff. These items can also keep you from the unpleasant experience of sunburn on your face and neck.

A bandanna or buff can also serve to keep sweat off your face and your hair under at least some control and out of your face.

If you’re vacationing in the heat in very high temperatures, you can soak a bandanna or buff in cold water and get a quick cool down by wrapping them around your neck and washing your face.

There are a number of moisture wicking performance fabrics available now. These serve to pull sweat away from your body when you’re vacationing in the heat. The only issue with them is: they tend to smell bad with the sweat build-up. But they’re very washable and can be washed one evening and worn the next day.

Linen, seersucker, or some chambray clothing will also help you keep cool vacationing in the heat. The added benefit of this kind of clothing is it is stylish. You can usually find this clothing in nearly any store that carries clothing.

Sunglasses can be a necessity also, especially if you’re vacationing in the heat in an area with a lot of reflected glare from the sun. Usually, it’s better to keep the cost of sunglasses down as much as possible in case of loss or breakage.

Footwear when vacationing in the heat is also important. Sneakers are comfortable, but keep your feet wet with sweat.

Consider flip-flops. Nearly anywhere you go, people wear these comfortable shoes in the summer. You won’t stand out if you wear them.

Sandals and boat shoes are also good if you want more foot coverage than flip-flops provide.

When vacationing in the heat remember to stay hydrated. Drink water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Excessive heat is the number one weather related killer today. Beat the heat by drinking lots of water.

You can also beat the heat by staying in an area bed and breakfast. And the ideal bed and breakfast in the Sunapee/Dartmouth region is Follansbee Inn. Call 603-027-4221. Or visit www.follansbeeinn.com. Come see us along the shores of Kezar Lake for an enjoyable and relaxing time.