Tips For Comfortable Summer Traveling

By the river in hot summer sun.
By the river in hot summer sun.

We love summertime but we also know that summer sun can be mean especially when the temperatures reach three digits high.  Summer is the season when we enjoy road travels and the outdoor activities.  But the hot summer sun sometimes get into our nerves and makes us feel uncomfortable.  The most affected area of our bodies is the skin.  Next is the eyes.  But we can beat the discomfort with these quick helpful tips.

Sunscreen spray is more convenient and easy to use.
Sunscreen spray is more convenient and easy to use.

Helpful Tips 

  • Travel light.  Don’t bring too much c**p that you won’t even wear or don’t even need.
  • Wear shorts, capris, and light-colored shirts and tops.
  • Bring sunscreen, facial moisturizer, and lip balm.  These are must-haves to prevent our skin from sunburn and skin irritations.
  • Wear good sunglasses.  Especially those of you who have glare problems and vision problems.
  • Wear summer sandals.  There is nothing more comfortable than wearing our favorite comfortable summer sandals in the summer.
Red sandals
My favorite red sandals.
  • Carry a medium-sized tote handbag to store and carry your personal things and important stuff around.  This way, all you have to do is grab-and-go.

So I hope everyone is having a wonderful and memorable summer so far.  I bet some of you already have enough and cannot wait for cool weather to come.  🙂

Fun Thrill Rides And Attractions At SeaWorld

My family and I had a great time at Sea World.  Since it’s been five years, some of the attractions were gone and Sea World put new ones.  Parking areas are huge but it’s very difficult to find a spot close to the theme park gates. (Tip: As soon as you enter the parking area at Sea World, pick a parking spot immediately.  Do not drive around for a long time. Chances are you will wind up at the very end of the parking area.)

You can actually purchase tickets for Sea World online and in discounted prices, too.  It is very helpful to buy tickets online than at the gates because you will be in a super long lines.  My husband is stubborn sometimes.  I planned to buy tickets the night before so we can get them cheaper but he insisted to buy the tickets at the theme park.  So when we got there at around 1:00 P.M., the line was very long already.  Good thing it was not too sunny that Saturday.  The weather was just perfect for our Sea World adventure.

Huge splash from Journey to Atlantis ride.
Huge splash from Journey to Atlantis ride.

We enjoyed the thrill rides, attractions, and shows at Sea World.  Few of DD’s favorites were the Journey to Atlantis and the Shamu Kids Rollercoaster.  She loved the Shamu Show and the Sea Lion High Show.  Shows are in timely manner so you have to decide which ones you want to watch next.

My dear husband and I were at Sea World five years ago and we tried riding the Steel Eel and the Great White.  I told my DH I don’t want to ride the Steel Eel again.  He didn’t want to either.  I thought I was going to pass out after the ride.  I lost my voice up there.  I ran out of screams. 😀

My daughter enjoyed the Shamu Roller Coaster.  She wanted to go again and again. We rode a couple of times and that was it.  We wanted to try the Journey To Atlantis.  It was the very first time my DD tried a thrill ride like that high.  When she was told that she met the height requirements to ride, she remarked “Yes!”.  I think I screamed the loudest up there.

Shamu  Show at Sea World San Antonio
Shamu Show at Sea World San Antonio

 

Road Travel With A Pet Fish

Betta Fish in tank.
Betta Fish in tank.

Okay so everybody’s on vacation in San Antonio including our little Betta fish.  Yes, you read it right.  We brought our pet with us in San Antonio.  Why? Because we were away for eight days.  Nobody was able to watch our little Lavlee (lovely-that’s what my darling daughter calls it.)  My cousin and her two girls just came back from the Philippines the day we left for San Antonio.  So she was still on a jet lag.  My other girl friend who lives close by went on a road trip with her family.  And my parents-in-law live 93 miles away from us and it would be very inconvenient for them if they will just come over to watch the fish.  So, we came to a decision to just bring it with us.  We put the fish in a big jar with half full conditioned water and hubby poked a few small holes on the lid.  We situated the jar with the fish in it in between our bags and luggage in the car so it won’t spill while we’re driving.

Oh how fun for the little fish.  It had a great adventure with us on our summer vacation.