Summer is finally here! It’s the perfect time for much-needed travel, especially for students on summer break or office employees on vacation leave. However, booking a flight, finding a hotel room, and packing can be overwhelming.
Don't worry about planning your summer travel because SM Stationery has you covered! Here are some useful tips and tricks you can follow:
Establish your budget
To avoid overspending on vacation, it's important to have a clear plan of where your money will go. Before leaving, create a detailed budget that includes expenses such as transportation, lodging, meals, souvenirs, and activities. If the cost seems high, consider cutting back on certain items to stay within your budget.
Consider taking your trip during the weekdays instead of on weekends. By traveling Monday through Thursday, you can avoid crowds and the high prices associated with weekend travel.
Create your itinerary
To make a travel itinerary for a summer vacation, start by researching your destination, prioritizing your activities, and leaving some room for flexibility. Be sure to include any events or attractions that require reservations, but also be open to unexpected detours or spending more time in one place. Remember that you're on vacation, so balance your schedule with relaxation time, and don't try to do too much.
Write everything you need for your trip in a travel planner book like our Stationery Spiral Undated Planner. It contains monthly and weekly planner spreads with a free sheet of sticky notes tab. Its double-wired spring binding makes it easy to use as a travel diary.
Use colored pens to distinguish the time, dates, and activities in your plan. Our Pilot Juice Gel Pens offer pastel color pigments, water-resistant ink, and a comfortable rubber grip for your doodles and travel journal. Take advantage of the 10% OFF discount on Pilot products available online from March 3 to 31.
Ready your things to bring in storage boxes
Staying organized for a vacation can be a challenge. To keep things tidy as you pack, ready your clothes, toiletries, and accessories in storage solutions first before you put them in your luggage. This way, you can avoid the stress of last-minute searching and packing.
Try the Stationery Organizer designed with three-tier storage shelves made of durable plastic trays and iron powder-coated poles that can hold up to 10kg per basket. Our Spaces Storage Box with Lid has a multi-functional design that allows for organizing and storing various items.
The Folding Stationery Box, on the other hand, is a lightweight and durable travel companion, perfect for organizing your items on the go. Its collapsible design makes for easy storage so you can bring it with you.
Bring tote bags to avoid using plastic bags
When you start packing, don't forget to bring a reusable canvas tote bag for your summer vacation. They are a great eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic bags and can be used for carrying groceries, souvenirs, and other items while exploring your destination.
Use our Eco Jute Bag made of eco-friendly jute and cotton polyester blended fabric. Its cushioned handle makes it convenient for use as a shoulder or handbag, and the waterproof inner coating protects your belongings. It's perfect for sustainable and stylish travel.
The Stationery Large Tote Bag is a simple yet functional travel companion. Its spacious design includes one pocket inside for additional organization, and it does not have a zipper for easy access to your belongings. Perfect for carrying your travel essentials on the go.
Pack a water bottle
Staying hydrated is essential during summer vacations, and bringing your tumbler is an eco-friendly way to do so. Having your tumbler ensures you always have a refreshing drink on hand while exploring your destination.
Our Explore Vacuum-Insulated Water Bottle is your handy tumbler for staying hydrated on the go. With a 420ml capacity and high-quality vacuum steel, this insulated tumbler is convenient, portable, and easy to use. Available in six colors, it is the perfect travel companion for your summer adventures. Buy two of these tumblers for P500 only from March 3 to 31!
Don’t forget your travel accessories for an entertaining long trip
Make sure to pack all the necessary travel accessories to ensure a comfortable journey. It will be easier to have a checklist of all the essential things to pack for traveling.
Bring a neck pillow to support your head and avoid stiffness. A portable charger can also be helpful in case your phone runs out of battery. Don't forget to pack a blanket or a jacket for warmth and a pair of wireless headphones to keep yourself entertained.
To wrap up these summer vacation tips, planning your summer vacation doesn't have to be stressful. With these useful tips, you can have a comfortable and enjoyable trip without breaking the bank.
Take advantage of SM Stationery's 20% OFF on fans from March 3 to 31. Plus, get a FREE GIFT for every minimum purchase of P500 from March 16 to 31. Start planning your summer trip now and make it a memorable one!
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