How to Have the Perfect Vacation

When you plan your vacation, the last thing that you want to think about is the possibility of things going wrong. It can happen, and having a problem on vacation can ruin your entire trip. The good news is that there are ways that you can reduce the chances of bad experiences, and all it takes is a little bit of very basic planning and preparation. By doing so, you’re far more likely to enjoy an absolutely flawless vacation that might just end up being the best travel experience of your life. For those just starting to plan their dream vacation, here’s what to look for and what to avoid so you will know how to have the perfect vacation.

How to Have the Perfect Vacation


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Minimize your connections


When it comes to travel, your connections are all important, but they are also the first thing that can cause problems. The more connections that you have to make, be they flights, trains or coaches, the more opportunity there is for problems to arise. A single delay can have a domino effect on the rest of your travel, so it’s wise to reduce the risks from the outset and keep your connections to the absolute minimum. However, even the most prepared traveler can be affected by flight delays, but if that does happen, remember to check for compensation possibilities from, and you might find that compensated food, drink and accommodation can make any delays you’re experiencing more tolerable.


Separate your belongings


Bags can get lost, luggage can get stolen, and pockets can be picked. Obviously, you’re going to want to keep as close an eye on your stuff as possible, but these things do happen. If you have multiple luggage items, split your possessions between them, so that even if one suitcase goes astray, you still have some basics to keep you going until you can replace what’s been lost. With cash and important documents, those too should be kept separate, so that should the worst happen, you at least have some of the more important things still close to hand. When it comes to money, it’s a good idea to have a digital currency backup like PayPal or Android/Apple Pay, so that if you do fall foul of criminals or incompetence, you are not left stranded on vacation without spending money. The old adage of not keeping all of your eggs in one basket is worth keeping in mind when it comes to traveling.


Remember to rest


If you want the ultimate in flawless vacations, then you need to remember to relax. Very rarely will you be able to see and do everything, and if you try to do too much, you will inevitably burn out and exhaust yourself. Remember to make consideration for jumping between time zones and the subsequent jet lag, because taking the time to rest will mean that you’ll be able to hit the ground running on the following day! Bear in mind any temperature changes and make sure that you take adequate precautions for extreme weather conditions that you’re not used to.

The most important thing that you can do when planning the ultimate vacation is to remember that they are supposed to be good fun. Remember to enjoy yourself and don’t let small obstacles become the only thing that you remember about your flawless travel experience.


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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