In a climate as volatile as a desert climate, it can be difficult to know what to pack. Hot days followed by cool nights can have even the most adept traveler struggling with fitting everything into an easy-to-carry day pack. But if a trip to this dry climate is in your future, don’t forget these necessities.
Deserts are dry, but you won’t realize how dry until your hair begins to feel like straw. Be sure to pack moisturizing hair balm, lip balm, hand lotion, face wash and day cream to preserve moisture in your hair and skin.
Hot temperatures lead to hot body temperatures, which lead to sweat. Quick-drying materials mean your clothes will dry properly before the major drop in temperature.
Lots of Water
This should be a no-brainer, but bring as much water as you can comfortably carry. In fact, think about the amount you think you’ll need, and then add about 25 to 30 percent. Also if you’re visiting with a car or van, toss in a gallon or two extra.
This goes beyond sunscreen. Protect yourself with a hat that shades your face, sunglasses and even a scarf to wrap around your face if desert sands start to blow.
Heat during the day and cold temps at night are common in the desert, so make sure you pack clothes for both types of weather.
How much time do you spend on social media, and do you really unplug when you’re on vacation? Surveys show people spend an average of two hours and 22 minutes per day on social networking and messaging platforms. And that figure doesn’t account for additional screen time on email, videos and working while on vacation. Instead of letting precious travel time slip by, commit to unplug from social media on your next vacation, and savor the moment. Here are some ideas to get a handle on your social media consumption and still have a pleasant trip without white knuckling it through screen time withdraw.
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For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.