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Planning A Bit Longer Holiday? Pay Attention To These Important Things

No matter how long you have been working, taking a holiday can be a great way to rejuvenate yourself and come back feeling refreshed. If you are planning on taking a longer holiday, there are some important things to keep in mind to make sure everything goes smoothly. Check out these tips below!

Where are you going to leave your car?

If you’re planning a long holiday, it’s important to make sure you know where your car will stay during its extended absence. You can look into long term parking near the airport or train station that is best suited for your needs. Make sure to read reviews and compare prices, as long-term parking can vary in cost – sometimes by quite a bit. Be sure to plan ahead and book far in advance so that you can secure a spot and avoid stress before your holiday begins.


Do you have a pet?

Do you have a pet? If the answer is yes, when planning a longer holiday you may want to give additional consideration to your furry family member. Do you own a dog or cat that needs extra care or an enclosed environment while you’re away? Do they have recurring medical needs or require special attention while your schedule won’t accommodate it? That can be challenging to manage from afar, and if not done carefully, can seriously put a wrench in the plans for your journey. It could be as complex as arranging for a pet-sitting service or boarding facility for the duration of your trip, or as simple as making sure to add extra food supplies and medications in the suitcase! With proper planning, however, any animal parent will find much peace of mind before heading out on their long-awaited getaway.

Think about your plants as well

We’ve all had the mad dash to catch a flight, but if you’re planning a bit longer holiday, make sure that you don’t neglect your houseplants. When you plan on being away from home for an extended period of time, it’s important to think about how much water your plants need, especially during the summer. It might be helpful to research the needs of each individual plant and arrange for a neighbor or family member to come in and water them while you are away. For larger plants that can’t be moved easily, try using self-watering systems so they stay hydrated throughout the duration of your trip. You’ll have no worries knowing that your beloved plants are taken care of in your absence and will happily greet you when you return!


Purchase an insurance policy

Purchasing an insurance policy is a must for anyone planning a bit longer holiday. It’s not just about getting the right coverage for medical expenses and trip interruptions — it’s also about getting the peace of mind of knowing that if something unexpected happens, you won’t be facing extreme financial hardship. Before you hit the road, take the time to research different insurance policies so you know exactly how they function and how they’ll be able to help you if something goes wrong while you’re away. Make sure these important details are all properly taken care of before your trip so you don’t end up regretting not being more prepared when it comes to protecting your finances on travel days.


Watch out for your home

If you’re planning a longer holiday, one of the most important things you should make sure of is that your home is secure. If you own a surveillance system with cameras installed throughout, don’t forget to check it before leaving. Ensure that everything is in order and make sure the cameras are recording properly so that when you come back, your home stays safe and there are no surprises waiting for you. If you don’t have any kind of surveillance system in place yet, consider investing in one – no matter how long or short your trip will be. Taking simple steps can help guarantee peace of mind while you’re away; even if it’s just a “staycation,” making sure your home is secure is always a must.


Holiday planning should include taking the time to think through all of the details and possibilities, from booking flights far in advance for great deals to making sure that your pet or plants are taken care of while you’re away. It also means investing in an insurance policy so that if anything unexpected happens on your trip, you won’t be facing extreme financial hardship. Lastly, make sure you have a way to keep track of what’s happening at home when you’re gone by setting up surveillance systems with cameras installed throughout. Taking these proactive steps will help guarantee peace of mind before beginning any journey; whether it is long or short!

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