Summer travel checklist

Summer holiday travel checklist

Its summer again! Time to head out to some beaches and have some Vitamin D. Summer is the best time to enjoy the myraid activities such as surfing, snorkelling (refer to this post to plan your snorkel trip), other marine life activities (swim with dolphins, feeding dolphins, release tortoise) and hiking. You can refer to this post to decide your next to “sea” destination.

Here are some of the tips to ensure you have a perfect summer holiday.

1) Be sure to bring along the following travel essentials

(i) Sunblock

To protect yourself from the harsh sun rays, sunblock is important. The harmful sun rays not only cause freckles and age your skin, overexposure may potentially cause skin cancer.

Personal recommendation/favourite:

1) For easiness on skin: Biore Kao Japan Aqua Rich SPF50+ Sunscreen

Review: This sunscreen gives me the best impression. It is non sticky at all. It has a watery texture and absorbs into skin instantly. Gives a very light feel. Despite so, it does its job well, giving good coverage against sun.

2) For best protection (waterproof): La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen for Face and Body, Water Resistant with SPF 60

Review: This sunscreen offers the highest protection with its SPF 60 properties. One of the best-selling in the world. I have high confidence in this product.

3) For flawless appearance: Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening SPF50 Plus, 2015, No.23 Medium Beige, 4.47 Ounce

Review: This is my favourite bb Cushion. It gives my skin a healthy dewy glow and makes my skin looks almost flawless. It is light and looks natural.

4) Safe sunblock for kids: Nature’s Gate, Kids, Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen, Lotion, Fragrance-Free, 4 fl oz (118 ml)


If you would like to get some tan to show off, you can opt for a Suntan lotion instead.

You can get affordable Suntan lotion and any skincare products from Use discount code “KOH805″ to get $5-$10 usd discount for your first purchase.

(ii) Moisturiser

1) Most safe and multi-purpose (for sunburn etc): Pure aloe vera.

Use discount code “KOH805″ to enjoy $5-%10 discount for first purchase

Review: It is made up of 98% organic ingredients. That’s what I like about this product. It is certainly safe to use. Doesnt contain harmful chemicals unlike the commercial products. Nature always has the best answer for our problems. It is multi-purpose too. Can be used for sunburn or as a gentle moisturiser for body.

2) For alluring scent and multi-purpose use: NUXE Huile Prodigieuse OR Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, 1.6 fl. oz

Review: Love the smell! And, love how nourishing it is. It contains 6 precious plant oils. No wonder my skin gets so smooth after applying it. It can be used for hair, body, anywhere you prefer. And, it has the shimmers to illuminate your skin. So interesting.

(iii) Flip flop

Never forget to bring along your flip flops for your holiday, especially a summer holiday! It is definitely useful especially if you are heading to rocky beach.

When you are at your accommodation, you definitely prefer to wear your flip flop instead of your shoe for comfort.

If you are going for canoeing, you would want to consider getting beach sock/shoe so that your feet wont hurt/injure from the rocks.

(iv) Trekking shoe if you are hiking

It is better to be prepared than to be under-prepared if you are going for mountain hiking. Trekking shoes make you more sturdy. It is important to wear them if the routes you are hiking on are rocky or slippery/muddy.

(v) Sunglasses

Do protect your eyes against the sun rays. Need not in an expensive one unless you want to look stylish. Just get a sunglasses that protect your eyes. :)

(vi) Antiseptic Wipes

In case of emergency/accident, this Antiseptic Wipes comes in handy. It can prevent infection in minor cuts etc. Good to be safe.

It can also be used as a wet wipe for your face and body if you can’t find bathroom to clean yourself before your snacks.


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