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5 Tips to Prepare for an Upcoming Vacation

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 19 July 2018 | Views [140]

Travelling not only opens the door to new communities and cultures, but it could

Various studies have found vacations are beneficial for a person’s mental health

and wellbeing. Venturing to a new destination can make you feel a million miles

away from your chaotic life, as you can embrace your freedom and enjoy the

company of your loved ones or new-found friends.If you’ve finally decided to

treat yourself to an unforgettable break, you’ll want to ensure it’s as

stress-free as possible. That’s why you must read the below five tips on

how to prepare for an upcoming vacation.

Start Exercising

Feeling uncomfortable in a swimsuit or clothing could detract from your

experience. If you want to ooze confidence, start caring for your body

months before your scheduled vacation. It might be time to pick up some

weights, hit the treadmill, or embrace a little cardio, which will make you feel

happy in your own skin abroad.

If you’re preparing for a vacation that could end up being expensive, you

should look for the most affordable gym membership possible. The money

saved could allow you to enjoy a few extra activities during your trip, such as

water sports or tickets to a museum or zoo.

Set Realistic Expectations

No travel experience is usually smooth sailing. Your flight could be delayed,

a plane could be uncomfortable, or it might even rain on the day you arrive

at your destination. While these issues can be frustrating, you shouldn’t

allow them to ruin your trip.

Set realistic expectations to avoid disappointment. For example, download

movies onto your smartphone to help ease a delay, or take a neck pillow

with you to make your flight more comfortable.

Throw Away Perishable Items

Set some time aside a few hours before your scheduled flight to go through

your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets so that you can throw away perishable

items. The last thing you will want is to return to a foul-smelling home.

It might also be wise to limit your grocery shopping a week before your trip,

so you will not waste your hard-earned money on products you’ll need to

throw away.

Set-up an Out of Office Email

1 in 10 travelers stated they could not relax while on vacation, as they felt

a need to constantly check their email or voicemail. It is, however, crucial

to remember that you’re going on vacation to unwind, which is why you

must turn on an out-of-office email before you leave work for a trip with

friends or family. Simply direct a client, colleague or customer to another

member of staff on the email, and enjoy your much-needed break from

start to finish.

Buy Light Timers

It’s common for many homeowners to feel anxious about leaving their home

empty for many days or weeks. Don’t allow your fears to take over a vacation

by improving your home security; for example, buy timers for three or four

lights across the home.

You should also set the timers to turn on and off at different intervals, so your

home will look lived in while you’re overseas. If possible, arrange for a loved

one or gardener to mow your lawn if you’re traveling for a long period of time,

which could otherwise indicate that your house is unattended.

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