My word for today is water. And my advice about water has to do with packing and itinerary planning. When you’re traveling, plan for water.
Forms of water to prepare for
- From the sky (aka rain or snow): Make sure you pack for wet seasons (good time to get rain boots!) and make alternate plans for days with lots of outdoor activities – just in case.
- As amusement: Pack a bathing suit and a change a clothes for everyone. You will likely know that your hotel does or doesn’t have a pool. What you might not be prepared for are the fountains your kids will want to jump into when all the other kids are doing it, or a very alluring water park on a very warm Summer day.
- Coming into your body: Hydrate! Before your trip, find out what the water safety is like where you’re traveling to. Purchase water or filters as needed. Get something refillable because it’s better for the environment, but if you can’t that’s ok, too. Bring water with you wherever you go. I swear there have been popular tourist destinations I’ve travelled to with absolutely no water for drinking within miles (and no restaurants or shops). If you’re traveling to Europe and don’t like your drinking water carbonated, learn how to say “bubble-free” in the local language.
- Leaving your body (sorry!): When traveling in Europe, make sure to have some change on hand for public bathrooms. The good news is – at least their clean in most cases! In Asian countries, make sure to have some toilet paper on hand for public bathrooms (not everywhere, but many places don’t provide toilet paper). And wherever you go – bring some sanitizer. I’m not usually a germ freak, but talking about public bathrooms just makes me feel gross.
Since it’s getting warmer here in Germany, I’m going to head out with my kids and a few bottles of water. Have a great Saturday!
And today’s A-Z Challenge Travel Blogger Spotlight is Amy and the Great World. Please send some love her way this weekend.