Vacations are an integral part of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. However, to recharge, you need time away from the office and the stresses that come with it.
That’s why vacations are so important! However, vacationing can be stressful in its own right if not planned properly.
That’s why we have come up with this list of 10 must-dos for a perfect vacation.
Booking the trip before you announce it so that everyone can share in your excitement and take care of themselves accordingly. This prevents last-minute scrambling when someone needs time off, or there are unforeseen circumstances.
Book travel/accommodations at least two weeks in advance if possible. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page and can plan for their time away.
Getting travel insurance if you want peace of mind about any potential injuries or accidents while traveling outside your country’s borders (or even within them).
Insurance will cover medical bills, hospital stays, lost luggage, full coverage baggage replacement cost…etc…You get the picture. You never know what might happen on vacation!
Packing light. You’re not moving your entire house, so only bring what you need to survive the trip (Excluding a souvenir for yourself, in which case pack like crazy). The lighter the load, the better.
Packing light also helps you stay organized and keep your sanity (no one needs to deal with a lost passport on top of everything else).
Have emergency contact information readily available at all times. You never know when you’ll need it! Printed copies, pre-loaded in your phone, or both are recommended for the best protection from any potential emergencies that may arise.
Your travel insurance company might be able to help with this if they offer individual assistance while abroad. Ask them what their policy is before going out on vacation, so you’re not caught off guard by anything unexpected.
Researching destinations ahead of time is essential to having an enjoyable experience while away from home. The internet can provide tons of helpful information like reviews, maps, and information on attractions.
You’ll also be able to find out what the weather will be like for your trip so you can plan accordingly or stay safe from any potential dangers that might occur when it’s cold outside (like blizzards).
Bring a power adapter with you! You never know if there will be enough electricity in foreign countries to charge all of your devices at once. So bringing an outlet converter or extra battery pack could come in handy as well.
Learning about cultural norms before traveling abroad is crucial for having a positive experience during your vacation while away from home. Knowing common courtesies such as tipping customs, appropriate dress codes, and how to greet people
Making sure that everything is taken care of with pets and plants at home before leaving because it’s impossible to take them on vacation with you (unless they are an integral part of your family…in which case we wish you luck!). Life will go back to normal when you return from vacation if all goes well while taking care of those responsibilities beforehand.
Staying away from heavy meals before your trip, especially flying early in the morning. This will help avoid feelings of nausea that can happen while on vacation due to changes in altitude and pressure, where is more likely with flights than buses or trains.
Putting your needs first. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of a trip and forget about what you need for yourself day-to-day. Still, it would be best if you took care of yourself before anything else when traveling abroad, making sure to budget time for self-care (exercise, meditation, exploring).
Bonus: Number 11: Returning home refreshed and recharged so that life can go back to normal after being away from family and friends for too long—and ready for what comes next!
These must-dos should help make vacation much easier for everyone involved! For those who always find themselves forgetting important things when packing their suitcases, this list can serve as a checklist for what they may be forgetting each time they travel. They will know where everything is located during their trip.
Follow this 10 must-dos for a perfect vacation to make sure your next break is everything you want it to be and more!