Great Ways To Prepare for an Extended Vacation

Plan your vacation departure right. Protect your home and prepare employees for your upcoming plans. Discover several great ways to prepare for an extended vacation and use these strategies before your next trip.

Let Someone Know About the Trip

Let a family member, friend, or neighbor know about your upcoming trip so that they can keep an eye on your home and know how to contact you in case of an emergency. Tell people about the trip dates and special details. For example, if you will have limited cellular service while on a cruise vacation, you should alert people about limited communication and create plans for backup methods of communication contact.

You can also give trusted neighbors or family members a key to your house or garage in case they need to enter your space.

Secure Your Home

Secure your home before long-term trips by locking external doors and windows, closing blinds, and activating motion-sensor outdoor lights. This deters thieves from entering your home. Ensure your security system works properly and notify your service provider about the trip. Typically, security companies will keep a watchful eye on unoccupied homes.

Notify Employees About Travel

Business owners know that their companies require continuous attention. However, everyone needs a break and time to themselves. That said, you should prepare for an extended vacation by notifying employees about your upcoming travels.

Let them know at least one month before the trip. During that time, you can outline expectations and implement temporary role changes. For example, a trusted employee may take on a managerial position during your time away from the office.

Pack Smart

Packing for a long trip is challenging. Realistically, you can’t bring every piece of clothing you own, so it’s necessary to consolidate apparel. Pack smart and bring a mix of casual and upscale clothes. Of course, your destination will influence your outfit choices, so pay attention to weather forecasts as well.

Pro tip: Purchase toiletries at your destination to save room in your suitcase.

Don’t Forget About Pre-Travel Beauty

Everyone wants to look their best on vacation. Before heading out, don’t forget to schedule some pre-travel beauty treatments. Visit the hair salon for a blowout, go to the tanning spa for a tan, or receive a wax treatment from an esthetician. This is also a good opportunity to get a manicure! Since this is an extended trip, try to get a nail color that works with every outfit. You’ll look amazing during the entire vacation!

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