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The Hot-Day Guide

On a hot day it feels like the sun has a personal vendetta against you. Those days are torturous. You’d love to be outdoors, but the heat locks you in. 

 

It doesn’t matter if you reside in a tropic or temperate region. Sometimes, the climate is hotter than you are used to, increasing irritability and sweating; it generally puts you in an uncomfortable mood. It’s worse when it falls on the weekend or a vacation period when you ought to have time to spoil yourself outdoors.

 

But, like all seasons, there is a hack to make the most of a sweltering day. It starts with breaking out your bright coloured shirts and short shorts. It is also the time to grab a pair of sunglasses and a face cap while strutting through this hot-day guide.

Water Sports are IT

There are no better days for water sports than hot days. Large bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, and seas heat up and cool off slower than land, which makes it cooler on hot days.

 

Kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, and paddle boarding are some water sports to try out. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a veteran. It is exciting to take lessons if these facilities are close to you. That’s learning while cooling off.

 

Beach Days are LIT

Picture yourself lounging under a cabana with a chilled drink in your hand, while the cool salt air washes over your skin. That’s a definition of a cool time on a hot day.

The beach is one perfect place to be on a humid day. The variety of activities like horseback riding, go-cart riding, Ferris wheels, and beach volleyball, amongst others are good enough to keep you occupied. And when things get too hectic, you can recline and munch on delicacies or take a dive to cool off.

 

Swimming Pools are RAD

Instructor and little girl in the pool on a hot day. Phot Cred: NY Times


A fact about swimming pool centers is some offer lessons. If you aren’t a swimmer and would love to learn, the hot days are the best time to consider it. It’s like a buy one, get one free deal. You enjoy the coolness of the water while practicing swimming techniques.

Some hotels have amazing pools. Spending the weekend in a hotel gives you the luxury to read a book while kicking your feet in the pool or sunbathing next to the pool’s coolness. 

 

The options are extensive. Whatever you choose, know that you can always jump in and cool off.

 

Getting Naked is IDEAL

Sitcom FRIENDS playing Strip Poker


Playing a round of strip poker with the air conditioner blasting is not a bad idea. Of course, you wouldn’t want to try this with people you aren’t comfortable with. Raise the stakes by adding optional dares.

 

It is a fun activity to try out with your close friends while sipping on homemade margaritas.

 

Ice Cream’s real PURPOSE

Ice cream cone, essential for a hot day

Whatever you do during the sweltering days, you must have ice cream. The rush of relief you feel when it heats your tongue cannot be exaggerated.

If you do not feel like going out to get some; you can order in while watching your favourite TV shows.

 

You need a Workation

There was once a world where people had to go to work every single day. In this world, you spend your regular 9-5 work hours in a building staring at monochrome walls, laptops, and sipping coffee off mugs dedicated to working hours.

Imagine telling your kids this post COVID, and all it has turned the work system into. They probably won’t be able to picture it. You probably would have a hard time recalling it too.

The COVID outbreak showed that many office tasks could be carried out outside the workstation. This also brought to the awareness that a lot of operational costs could be shaved off by having your staff work from home. On one end, it is brilliant. The company saves more and the staff gets the option of avoiding tedious traffic systems by doing what they would have otherwise done in the office from home. Many organizations stuck to this routine, while some revived a hybrid structure where some days are spent working from the office, and other days from home.

The flipside, however, is in the peak of the outbreak, working from home became suffocating. It is different when your hours are spent amidst colleagues with a collection of daily tales and trends, but at home, it is you and yourself for company. That got old really fast.

Being that productivity is largely connected to mental wellness, one of the best ways to revamp your mental state of mind even while working is by going on workations. Office workers bought into the idea rapidly. 

Workations are a merge of work and vacations. It is carrying out tasks you would have done from the office in places of leisure. 

This takes a considerable amount of planning, and hotels, cafes, and resorts also put structures in place to aid the idea. For instance, some hotels offer check-ins as early as 8 am and check-outs as late as 6 pm; the work hours duration. 

Some resorts have workation packages at affordable costs. You can take spa breaks, or take a walk on lush grounds to stretch your legs, and get your creative juices flowing before going back to work.

Some cafes have isolated booths that allow seamless working in a quiet and cozy ambiance. 

Some travel organizations curate workation packages that allow you to network, have fun and get work done with all the necessary work facilities needed outside of the work environment. You can speak to us to TBAH to organize one for you .

All these packages and provisions ensure that one can avoid the monotony that comes with working from home, and also make work a pleasurable activity. And as a person, you only need to pack lightly, plan ahead to revel in all the wonders the experience of a workation provides.

Hotels VS Airbnbs

Last week, a couple of my friends wanted to visit. They were coming from out of town and my current accommodations could not contain them all. The debate began; will they rent a hotel for the duration of their stay, or an Airbnb?

The confidence one has in Motels, Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Airbnb and other forms of accommodations lie in the comfort it brings. You have the assurance your belongings are safe, and you can get a good night’s rest in a conducive environment with modern facilities. 

The question, sometimes, is which type o accommodation best suits your needs. For situations like this, what aids your final decision is the duration and purpose of your stay.

 

What is the purpose of your visit?

My friends were visiting for leisure purposes which meant they didn’t really need to be confined to a specific area. Although it would be nice for me to easily access them, it wouldn’t have made a difference if I couldn’t.

For scenarios where you travel for work purposes, it is wise to pick accommodations close to locations your meeting is scheduled for, and most times that means a hotel. 

Hotels are easier to find than Airbnbs, and you have the option to pick from the numerous selection for one that has facilities and services that best suit your need. This service can include laundry which gives the avenue to launder your work outfits without having to leave your hotel; turndown services, etc.

 

What is the duration of your visit?

My friends intended to stay for about three weeks. When putting this into factor alongside their number -it was a situation that looked like my entire village was coming to visit- it was prudent to go for an Airbnb.

Airbnb gives the impression of being in your own home. They are fully furnished apartments you can rent for a period. Unlike Bed & Breakfasts, you can go the duration of your stay at an Airbnb without seeing the manager or any interference. This means you have to get groceries yourself.

Also, most Airbnbs do not have limitations on the number of people that can reside in them per time, unlike a hotel.

My friends went with the option of renting an Airbnb. Having considered the purpose of their visit and its duration, it was a smarter decision for each of them to pool funds they would have spent in a hotel to rent an Airbnb which they would share together. After all, the more the merrier.