3 Stress Free Tips For Going on Vacation

The tickets and hotel resort are booked and it’s just a matter of waiting for the big day. To ensure it is as stress free as possible there are a few things you can do to make your holiday vacation a more enjoyable and memorable one.


You would be surprised how many people forget to renew their passport before they go on holiday. Your passport needs to be at least 6 months away from the expiry date before you go on vacation. Once you have decided to go on holiday check the expiry date of everyone’s passport. Ensure if they are up to date or if any passport needs to be renewed. Check if you need any visas for the countries you are travelling. Check with the countries Consulate office for advice. Always take photocopies of everyone’s passports in case they get lost. Make photocopies of other important documents such as travel and medical insurance and visas. Store these photocopies in a separate place before travelling. It is a good idea to take a few extra passport size photos with you. There are now online sites where you can store your photos and access them anywhere in the world.

Sickness Prevention

When travelling abroad to a foreign country it is important that you take the necessary precautions so you and your family do not fall ill. These precautions should include washing your hands with anti-bacterial soap on a regular basis especially, before you eat food. Avoid drinking tap water and ordering drinks that contain ice. Take plenty of supplies of bottled water or buy it where you can. Avoid salads if they have been washed with tap water. Ensure that the food you eat is thoroughly washed and cooked through thoroughly. Avoid food that has been lying out in the open for a while such as buffets.

Unexpected Wet Weather

Even in hot dry countries it can rain. Therefore, it is a good idea to be prepared. There is nothing like putting a dampener on any vacation than being stuck in your tent, apartment or hotel room with a storm outside and nothing to do. Make sure when you pack that you take along a few travelling games to keep the boredom away. This can include a pack of playing cards, travel board games and plenty of crossword puzzles. These are especially good for keeping the kids distracted. For the mum and dad a good novel or suspense story is always good to take along for those unexpected rainy days.