Have you ever had one of those vacations? The kind where you need a vacation from your vacation. These types of getaways are real bummers. Avoid vacation disaster and prolonged recovery with these 5 Easy and Helpful Successful Vacation Tips.
1. Set A Budget And Stick To It
Before you make the first reservation, develop your vacation budget. Share the financial facts with all decision makers.
With numbers nailed down, you can plan your vacation accordingly. Lodging, travel costs, entertainment, and dining can all be mapped out based on the amount of money that you have to spend. Making choices becomes much easier when you know the financial pool that you have to work with.
2. Avoid Overscheduling
Trying to cram too many activities into your vacation ranks as the number one reason that people return home frazzled. Visits to resorts such as Disney World® are prime examples. I have been fortunate to visit the parks in Orlando a number of times over the years and have seen the casualties of overscheduling first hand.
Taking on the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, or any of the other park in Disney World from sun up to sun down without breaks equals a recipe for major meltdown. Tempers flare, grown adults throw award winning toddler worthy hissy fits, and the whole family ends up at each others throats. Not pretty at all!
By intentionally including some down time in your vacation schedule, you can keep people’s moods much more even keel. Amazing what a cat nap or a little time lounging pool side can do for the mind and body.
3. Confirm Reservations Before You Go
Never assume! A reservation made six months ago may have put you ahead of the crowd at the time. But make sure before you go that your reservation is still on record. You do not want to arrive to find the unwelcome surprise of someone laying claim to your place.
4. Be Flexible To Keep From Needing Vacation From Your Vacation
Murphy’s Law reins when it comes to vacations. At least once on the majority of getaways “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. Whether you get a flat tire, an attraction closed for maintenance, etc…, etc… Being flexible enough to develop a Plan B and go with it without major teeth nashing is key.
Flexibility is especially important when vacationing at a popular destination. The more people, the more pressure on dining and entertainment establishments. Your first choice may mean a two hour wait. And with older or younger people in the mix, a wait like this just won’t work. The better you can quickly adapt and move on to other options, the better off you will be.
5. Keep Health And Safety Considerations In Mind
How many times on a vacation, have you seen or been “that person” who gets sunburned to a crisp on your first day? Or who walks so much that huge, painful blisters develop on your feet, making you miserable the rest of the trip?
Or the one,in the excitement of exploring new things, forgets to be situationally aware? You leave your purse unattended in plain view. You wander down a street after dusk in a deserted, unfamiliar area. Etc, etc.. .
Just because you are removed from your daily routine, do not forget common sense safety and self-care practices.
By keeping in mind these 5 simple tips above, you can definitely come home NOT needing a vacation from your vacation.
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