most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner. This is the time
when we forget, at least for a few weeks, about our daily routines and recharge
our energy levels and ready ourselves to face new challenges.
Below, read ten
tips for a care-free vacation.
1. Leave your problems at home
the objective of a holiday is to replenish energy levels for the coming season,
leave your troubles at home. Switch off your cell phone and concentrate only on
yourself and your company.
company is vital for a good holiday. But since humans are individualists by
nature, the rules of the game should be set already before departure. Mornings
and talk about daily endeavours during holidays can often give rise to quarrels.
Learn to state out loud what's bothering you and attempt to resolve issues
before they actually develop into something more serious. However, if conflict
does occur, don't forget: this is your summer holiday, and it only comes once a
ever happened to you that you hardly touched your luggage, particularly
clothing, that you brought along on your holiday? Before departure, prepare a
list of vital items and leave the rest at home.
carefree holiday can quickly turn into a nightmare in case of injury or if you
fall ill. Arrange insurance for the entire family –annual fees should be affordable
enough. Make certain to also bring along medication and medical products. More
often than not, it only takes a single band-aid before a child forgets about a
you ever reached a remote national border crossing just to find out that you
left your personal identification at home? Don't forget about your
identification and health insurance cards, international health insurance certificates,
vehicle documentation and, when travelling to unknown and remote locations,
contact information of the nearest Slovenian embassy. Of course, when bringing along
pets, don't forget about their documents, either!
6. Condition of the vehicle
of a road assistance club can head over to one of the official road assistance
service centres (AMZS) and have their vehicles examined free of charge.
Alternatively, head over to the nearest garage and have your car's breaks and
fluid levels checked.
7. Navigation systems aren't omnipotent
often rely blindly on navigation system instead of enjoying the passing
landscape. Our tempers flare when the small device finally surrenders
unconditionally and attempts to resolve the situation by calculating a new
route and making a U-turn. We recommend that, before departure, you learn about
the possible peculiarities on your trip, open up a map and stick to the drawn
route. Plan your trip in such a way that you will actually relax instead of
mindlessly race from one destination to another; this is a recipe for a holiday
from hell both for the driver and passengers. Not visiting every destination
planned for your vacation is really not a bad thing.
a time to let go of your worries. In turn, this often means forgetting about
safety. But because opportunity makes a thief, think about safety even before
departure. The police recommend not to carry large quantities of cash, or pay
in cash, and also to mind your debit and credit cards.
Carry your personal
items close to your body and be mindful of passing-by motorcycles and bicycles.
handbags closed and in sight. Carry your wallet and identification close to
your body and do not keep them in handbags, especially external pockets.
if at all possible. Thieves will rely on the element of surprise and speed,
taking advantage of the victim's lack of attention. Always park your vehicle in
a safe location and try not to draw attention to yourself with your behaviour!
9. Calls and data transmission
Do you use
your cell phone or tab during vacation? Before leaving your country,
investigate call and data transmission prices and possible cheaper alternatives
with your mobile network operator. In the European Union, moderate use of your
cell won't really make a dent in your wallet. Though when travelling outside
the European Union, we still recommend using your phone only when really
10. There will be other holidays
the first half of the holiday, people often succumb to melancholy since it is
slowly coming to an end. Don't! During your vacation, seize the opportunity and
power down your brain, forget about your job and take in the beauties offered
by the destination of your choice. Put down your tablets, phones and computers. Your holiday should be about
spending time and having fun with the people you care most about.
Tip: Soon after your return, the week will end
with the weekend, giving opportunity for another escape into the unknown!