This is my first blog, and I am sharing a few things which everyone should ensure to make the most of your weekend getaway.
1. Plan your trip:
This is one of the most significant and critical undertakings to take care of which everyone ought to do before going on a vacation. Regardless of whether you are going on a short or a long trip, you should always plan ahead before leaving for any destination. Finalize your destination and get all the whereabouts of that particular destination where you will invest your quality time with your family or friends and have some fun. Once in a while, a weekend getaway is all you need to have a fun, memorable, and rejuvenating experience.
2. Check the weather at your destination:
It is essential to get prepared for the weather conditions at your destination where you are travelling. Do not make assumptions on your own that it will be hot and sunny because you are going to a beach destination or it will be cold as you are going to a hilly destination. Always check the weather before you arrive so you can pack any necessary items, like an umbrella or raincoat.
3. Double-check the dates for your reservations:
Before leaving for your vacation or weekend getaway, you must double-check that all the reservations made by you are correct and verify all the details. Else, you would end up in trouble and in a messy situation.
4. Plan your budget:
A getaway with your family or friends is a great idea and an excellent opportunity to relax, chill and have some serious fun. But, before leaving for the trip, discuss with everyone regarding the money budget. Be upfront before you head out and remind everyone that you are on a budget. Always remember, from the early planning stages to your last minute’s adventure and activities, it is essential to mind your money matters. This way everyone, including you, can enjoy the trip and have some serious fun.
5. Collect Important Travel Documents, Cash, and Credit Card:
You must gather all your documents before leaving, like transportation tickets, hotel booking printouts, passport, visa, travel itinerary, guide books and maps, Personal ID’s, cash and credit cards for payment. You should always carry cash or local currency with you in case you go to a restaurant or a shop that does not accept credit cards, as it might be a difficult situation for you to pay the bill.
6. Prepare your home:
If you are going for an extended vacation, it is essential to get your house in order before you go. Here are some tasks which you need to think about before you head for your trip. Like- pre-pay your bills, unplug all the electronic appliances, stop newspaper delivery, lock all the doors and windows, leave your house keys and travel itinerary with your relative or trusted friend.
7. Organize your Travel Essentials:
If you are planning to do different types of activities on your vacation or your weekend getaway, then you must organize all your essential and necessary stuff accurately. Keeping everything organized can be a challenging task for you, but you need to take care of these things. Travel essentials include things like:
Electronic Gadgets: power adapters and cables, cellphone and charger, travel speakers, extra batteries, earplugs or headphones, camera etc.
Clothing List: Lightweight clothes, Comfortable walking shoes, Sleepwear, Belt, Scarfs, Cap, Sunglasses, Socks, Raincoat, Umbrella, Sweater or fleece jacket etc.
Toiletry Bag: Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, Hairbrush, Perfume/Deodorant, Sunscreen and Face Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner, Facewash, Shaving Kit, Travel Towel, Facial Tissues and other Personal hygiene items etc.
Travel Health Kit: First aid kit (bandages, adhesives etc.), pain and fever relievers, thermometer, cold and throat medicine, multivitamins, sunburn relief, allergy medicine, eye drop, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, other medication and vaccinations specific to the region.
8. Prepare or Keep your valuables in your carry-on bag:
The next thing you have to do is to prepare your carry-on bag, keeping all the valuable items into it which you might require during travelling. It is just always a good idea to make sure you have an extra outfit and a few essentials in your bag just in case your luggage goes missing or lost.
It is always nice to have a small bag with you, as that is easy to access, so you do not have to get into your luggage each time for little things. As you will be travelling around multiple destinations, make sure you keep your bag light and have items to keep you cosy on any car, train or bus rides.
Here are some good things to include in your carry-on bag: Mobile charger, power bank, camera, earplugs, travel pillow, travel journal, novel or magazines, snacks, first aid kit and medicines, water bottle, tissues etc.
PS: Stay safe, spend quality time and make your trip a memorable one with your loved ones. As they say, a journey begins with a single step, make every step count. And do not forget to capture all the beautiful moments spent and come back with lots and lots of memories which can be cherished forever. Weekend getaway.
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