Summer is here!

Which means it’s time for a well-deserved month-long vacation! We’ve created the ultimate guide, packed with tips and tricks for a month-long getaway that doesn’t compromise on comfort or fun, while still being budget-friendly!

Start Planning ASAP
Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don't think that planning a month-long vacation will take only a few hours. The first thing you need to do is create a list of must-visit places, then research the travel routes, and finally, book the tickets!
Try and plan the trip a minimum of six months in advance to get good deals on airfare and accommodation. Keep browsing travel websites and hotel aggregator sites for the best deals, and keep an eye out for any bargains or promotions.

Create a Budget and Save Up
Planning a month long vacation can hurt your bank account if you’re not careful. So, budgeting is critical. While creating your budget, allocate funds for travel, accommodation, food, experiences and souvenirs. Once you have created your budget, set up a separate savings account and start saving up for your trip.
Your budget should include emergency funds as well, just in case you lose your passport or find yourself in need of medical assistance on the go.

Let People Know
You don't want to get back from your long vacation and end up with piles of work waiting for you when you can't even remember where your desk is. Inform your boss and co-workers that you're heading out for an extended holiday and just like a band-aid, get it all out at once. If possible, provide a colleague with an overview of your work that may arise in your absence.
Inform your bank about your long vacation plans, so they don't block your credit card or debit card transactions due to suspicious account activity on the go.

Packing Made Easy
Before hitting the roads, make a list of things to carry in your luggage. Divide the list into categories like clothes, makeup, travel gear, and other essentials.
Ensure you have one outfit per day, and separate the casual and formal attire. Also, pack medicines for allergies, indigestion, and a general first aid kit. Last but not least, pack your travel papers in a waterproof carrier or bag, including your passport, visas and the copy of your travel itinerary.

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Secure your Property
You don’t want to come back from your trip to discover your property has been robbed. Take adequate measures to secure your home, like locking all doors and windows, unplugging non-essential electronics, turning off the main water supply, and even get extra locks.
If you have pets, ensure they're accommodated before you leave for your long vacation. Arrange for a trusted pet sitter to look after your furry friend, leaving you at peace while you're enjoying your vacation.

Preparing for a month-long vacation might seem like a daunting task, but with careful planning and preparation, it can turn out to be a smooth and fun experience. Remember to take your time planning, and make sure you pack everything necessary. You don't want to find yourself stranded without any essentials when you're hundreds of miles away from home. Happy Travelling!

April 09, 2023

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