A very important part of planning a holiday trip is knowing how to manage personal stuff while remembering to actually enjoy the trip. It so happens, that a lot of times we forget that we are supposed to relax and enjoy the holiday, instead of stressing about packing, checking in and out of hotels and counting heads. Here we bring you some common problems and tips to simplify them, so that you get to let your hair down during this holiday without any worries.
1. Plan your drives beforehand.
Calling a cab at the last moment is always a big hassle. There might be traffic, a long line near the airport entrance, even low availability of cabs. Instead of leaving this detail to the last moment, order a cab one day in advance. This will give you the upper hand on traffic as well as the other common problems when it comes to leaving for vacation.
2. Pack Light.
We all have a tendency to carry tons of luggage, even when it is just going to be a two-day trip. Instead of packing in seven different towels for everybody, count in the towels provided by the hotels you will be staying at and cut down on the number of clothes you pack. You can buy snacks at the various stops you will be taking along the way, instead of packing in a host of Tupperware that you will inevitably have to wash out during the travelling.
3. Delegate duties.
Instead of taking the burden of planning each step of the holiday and stressing yourself out even before it has started, delegate duties to everybody in the group and trust that they will carry them out to the best of their abilities. A single person worrying about which hotels to stay at, how much money to spend on drivers and how many bags to pack will never be conducive to an enjoyable trip, rather an exhausting one. Instead, let one person worry about the hotels, someone else the snacks and a third the car rentals. This way everybody gets to be a part of the planning as well as enjoy the trip.
4. Go with the flow.
The most important tip of all is to learn to let go. Even after you have carefully followed all of the above tips, if you continue to worry about the little things that went wrong, you will never be able to enjoy the trip. The trick is in letting the little things go, and remembering that you are supposed to have fun when you are on holiday.