As a way of saving money, many Britons are opting to stay on home shores and go on a minibreak somewhere in the UK rather than heading abroad.
Although this should require less planning - you won't have to change money or organise passports for one thing - it is still a good idea to take some precautions to ensure your summer trip goes swimmingly.
This week, Britain is hotter than some parts of the Mediterranean and the Met Office has cautiously predicted a warmer than average June, so you might want to include a bag of summer essentials when you board ferries from Liverpool to Belfast
or other destinations.
Ajit Malhi, a pharmacist from All About Health, said in an article for Female First that you just need a few easy to obtain items to keep your family healthy and happy on home-based holidays.
"The majority of summer ailments can be nipped in the bud with a little forward planning and some help from your local pharmacist," he commented.
First, you'll need some insect repellent - and insect bite cream in case you miss a spot and the little blighters get through.
"Insects are attracted by smells, so avoid wearing perfumes and scented hand or body lotion," recommended Mr Malhi.
Another essential is sunscreen, even if it's not that hot. Make sure you pack one with a sun protection factor of at least 15 and use it liberally.
Plasters are vital for your bag of kit, as they will prevent grazed knees and elbows from spoiling days out, while antiseptic creams might help with minor cuts too.
Finally, it could be wise to pack some anti-travel sickness treatments if you have problems with motion on ferries or in cars - according to the NHS, three in ten Britons do, so you might want to pack plenty if there are a few of you.
"If you know you're likely to suffer then take preventative measures. Ask your pharmacist about the options available including acupressure bands and anti sickness medicines," Mr Malhi advised.