AxlsCloset has been doing the snow dance all winter, but now that the sun is shining and the temperatures are getting warmer we’ve got Spring Break on our minds! As we’re finalizing our plans for vacations at the beach and warm weather skiing at the mountains we want to know what you and your family have planned. Are you heading to the beach, the mountains, taking a road trip or just staying home? Regardless of your plans this spring break we know it will be an adventure so here are a few reminders and tips to make those days off translate into happy memories.
The Mountains. If you are in search of snow, we have to stress the mega importance of sun protection! Yep, it’s cold out there, and so it’s easy to forget that the UV rays are at an all time high in the Spring. Not only that, but the reflection from the snow, if unprotected, can attack the face and fry it to a crisp in no time, leaving your kids inside the hotel room and off the slopes! So, don’t space out the sunscreen, goggles, and beanies as its super easy to do, and have a blast in the snow!
The Beach. Ahhh….the thought of lying on the warm beach, sun on the skin, toes in the sand! That image is dreamy but the reality of the beach is that the weather can be unpredictable and leave us scrambling to be prepared. As you begin to pack be sure to include rashguards, boardshorts, and swimsuit with UV protection. Most kids swimsuits these days come with the added benefits of UV protection and quick drying fabrics keeping your kids protected and on the go all day long.
For those rainy coast days be sure to pack a rain jacket, better safe than sorry. We recommend the boys and girls North Face Resolve, the Patagonia Torrentshell for boys and girls, or the boys and girls Marmot Precip as the best protection for keeping kids dry on those wet soggy days!
Don’t forget to drink tons of water; we suggest freezing water bottles in advance so they stay cold on those hot days.
Lastly, don’t forget to pack sunglasses as protecting children’s eye from harmful UV rays is more important than ever. We strongly recommend Julbo when it comes to kids sunglasses as they are a leader in eye protection for children of all ages.
On The Road. Are we there yet? I’m hungry! I have to go to the bathroom! The inevitable question, and demands that we are all too familiar with! The key to a successful road trip is to keep kids well fed, busy, and entertained. So, pack some munchies, pack some games, and always have water on hand! Yes, there will be stops, but why not try to avoid some of them. You’ll keep them occupied and there will be no need for whining or complaining.
Stayin’ Home. Sometimes this is the best break ever! Hangin’ at the house and just relaxing! That works for a day or two, before the little ones start to get antsy. Go exploring! Get outside! If you haven’t heard of geocashing we highly recommend you check it out as there are likely treasures hidden in your town or even your neighborhood. If geocashing and hiking aren’t your thing take time do things in your own town you wouldn’t normally have the time to do. You’re kids will have just as much fun on their own turf as their friends taking trips out of town!