Tips for traveling to the beach

There are few things you need to pack when traveling to the beach, but those few things are really very important. In addition to a bathing suit, be certain to pack the sunscreen -- NOT the baby oil, as my teenagers used to think was appropriate. A towel, sunglasses, plenty to drink, and a good book are always recommended. In Florida there are also many types of accommodations from which to choose. Just be certain to call ahead so you aren't surprised by "Spring Breakers" when you were counting on a quiet weekend at the beach.