Preparing for Your Trip
Do you feel nervous about balancing life and also planning your luxury vacation? If the answer is yes, don’t worry. It is totally normal to feel this way before a big trip. It is not a secret that luxury vacations take a lot of planning and research, particularly when you’re planning on being away for a prolonged period of time. It means you have to schedule flights, look at your private jet cost if you are traveling that way, book somewhere to stay, and plan your itinerary.
Before you set off on your long-awaited trip, be sure to make a checklist of everything you’ll need, what needs to be done around your home, and any work projects that you have to finish. We’ve made a list of some must-do things before your vacation.
1. Organize A House Sitter
Whether you are preparing and packing to relax at a luxury hotel in Rome or a resort in Mexico, you might want to consider finding someone to keep an eye on your home while you are gone. The role of the house sitter is to ensure your house is secure and kept safe while you’re away, especially if it is for a long period of time.
Having a house sitter can help put your mind at ease so you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about anything going wrong at home. Another pro for having a house sitter is that they can take care of any pets you might have, get your mail and also water your plants. They will also be able to keep up with housework and take the trash out, so you come home to a clean house.
2. Make A Checklist
Making a checklist means that you won’t forget anything before you go on your trip. Depending on where you are traveling, you’ll need to bring along specific items. Make sure that you pack appropriate passports and IDs and proper attire and shoes for weather conditions.
Also, ensure you have all of your flight and hotel information saved on your cell phone for ease. If you are going to a resort, you might not need to worry about looking up places to eat or grocery stores. If you have a house sitter, it is also useful to create a home checklist for them. You can leave them information about your home, explain where things are kept, when the trash needs to be taken out, and other household tasks that might need to be taken care of.
3. Organize Your Currency
If you are traveling abroad, it is likely you are going to need some foreign currency. Even if you have a pre-loaded travel credit card or plan on using your own card, it is always best to have some cash with you, just in case. By having this on you, it means you can easily get a taxi, buy a coffee or get a snack while you’re on the go. It is also important to do your research on the cards you’re planning on taking with you to make sure they are valid and reliable in the country you’re staying in.
In some cases, it is also a good idea to let your bank know that you’ll be away should you be going for a long period of time. This is to ensure they won’t block your card if you are using it to buy things in a different country. This can sometimes happen if your bank detects these payments and believes it to be a case of fraud – it might sound like a lot, but this happens more often than people think! It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
4. Check The Weather
An easy and useful thing to do before you head to your destination. Even if you are traveling to somewhere like Spain, a country that is particularly known for its hot days and constant sunshine – it doesn’t mean there mightn’t be a summer rain shower scheduled.
By doing this, you will know what extra items you’ll need to take with you to make sure you’re prepared for any kind of weather outburst. Plus, looking up the weather also adds to the excitement of the trip, envisioning yourself in a gorgeous, sunny getaway haven of relaxation!
5. Bring Medical Supplies
The last thing you want is to be on a long-haul flight and end up getting a headache, only to find that you didn’t bring any pain medication. Or if you are going on a trip that requires a lot of walking and didn’t break in your new sandals before traveling, you’re going to need band-aids to protect your feet from blisters. Go to your local pharmacy and stock up before you go, so you won’t look back and think a small medical pain ruined your trip.
Get painkillers, indigestion relief (in case local food really doesn’t agree with you), and anything else health-specific that might apply to you. If you are going somewhere particularly exotic, contact your doctor before you leave to check whether you need any kind of vaccination before you go.