5 Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break

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March Break is rapidly approaching. A time for a welcome change from the wintertime routine and hopefully an escape for some much needed rest and relaxation. Whether your idea of a vacation is relaxing at home, spending some quality time with family in a warm location or a deluxe trip to Vail for some skiing; we all want our vacation to be mishap-free.


A well-deserved rest from school for the kiddos is the perfect time for a family vacation, but make sure you’re prepared before you rush out the door this March break. Don’t waste a minute of your precious family time on common (and avoidable!) vacation fails. Whether you’re hitting the slopes or a water slide, make the most of your time off with these simple tips.

5 Tips for a Mishap-Free March Break


1. Travel early –

It pays to be a morning person. Early flights are less like to face delays — especially if you’re travelling via an airport in a bad weather zone. If you do run into trouble, there’s more opportunity to hop on a later flight rather than waiting until the next day.

2. Don’t underestimate the sun –

UV rays reach the Earth year-round and surfaces like snow can reflect 85 per cent of the sun’s rays back at you! To protect your face and avoid the dreaded ski goggle sunburn, try using Coppertone ClearlySheer Lotion for Face. Its sheer, non-greasy formula will help protect your skin from the sun without weighing you down.
If your family has chosen to step out of hibernation and head down South, you and the kids will likely be spending a lot of your time by the water. If your kids love water, but hate standing still for sunscreen, try Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Continuous Spray. The easy, full coverage application will keep your children protected from harmful UV rays while making sunscreen time fun!

3. Tag that bag –

There’s nothing worse than arriving to your destination in one piece only to find out your bags have not. You can’t prevent luggage from getting lost, but you can make the return process much easier. Make sure you purchase luggage tags with a durable covering to protect your information. Look for a strong clasp that can withstand being tossed around from plane to carousel. Pro tip: take a pair of sandals and a bathing suit in your carry-on so at least you can sit poolside while you wait for your lost luggage to arrive.


4. Restore your body’s rhythm – 

One of the best parts of vacationing is indulging in delicious foods, but travel might have your digestive tract feeling no bueno! Almost 40 per cent of people experience vacation constipation as gut bacteria reacts and adjusts to the change in setting. Bathroom trouble can put a damper on your otherwise relaxing time off.
Be prepared and bring along some pre-measured, single dose RestoraLAX NeatPAX for convenient occasional constipation relief. RestoraLAX dissolves easily in any beverage with no taste and no grit. It helps restore your body’s natural rhythm by working with water to hydrate and soften stools.

5. Take extra safety precautions –

March Break is always a busy travel time and unfortunately, it is also a busy time for crooks. Take extra precautions with your luggage, cash and important documents. Be especially careful at transportation hubs, on public transit and in places where large numbers of people gather.


What are some of your vacation preparation tricks that ensure your family getaway its nothing short of amazing?

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  1. We always travel with the Neatpax. Every single time. They are a lifesaver for some of the family members and of course Coppertone is necessary too.

  2. Thanks for the March Break travel tips! After being out of the sun, you are correct to state not to underestimate the sun.

  3. Thanks so much for tip #4! We’re going to do a road trip, and the possibility of a grumpy stomach is stressing me out already, lol.

    Will have to give RestoraLAX a try, ’cause the last thing I want is to be caught in traffic on the 401 with nowhere to go, eek!

    My travel trick is your #1 essentially. I’m always eager to get well underway for a trip as soon as possible, partially ’cause I can’t wait to get to my destination, but also because the earlier you set out, the less chance of being held up by other travelers. :)

  4. Great tips! I’m definitely with you on the travel early tip. I always try to leave early, for exactly the reasons you state. I like getting to my destination as early as possible in the delay so that I can take care of unpacking (etc) and still have time to have a nice dinner or hit the beach before the end of the day. My tip? Travel with only carry-on luggage as often as possible. Many of us bring more than we need to on trips. Having only carry-on means you don’t have to worry about lost luggage. If necessary, on the way home I will purchase a bag to carry items that I purchased while away on vacation and I will check that bag.

  5. Yup!! Great tips for sure. We’re going on a ski vacation this March break but your points are just as relevant. Thanks!

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