They say: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” and they’re right.
Vacations are good for the soul. They can return you to your life, and your work feeling refreshed and bursting with energy. But vacations can also go horribly wrong and leave you more drained than recharged.
Philadelphia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the US receiving millions of foreign and domestic tourists annually. These great numbers can lead to numerous inconveniences for you on your vacation. Think accommodation and transportation.
This is exactly why you need a strategy when planning a vacation in the City of Brotherly Love.
A vacation that is anything short of relaxing is not worth having. With the pressures of everyday life, it should be illegal for your vacation to be another reason to be stressed. So here’s a checklist to guarantee that your vacation is as smooth and stress-free as can be:
Put Work on Hold
That’s the whole point of taking a vacation, isn’t it? How are you supposed to relax if you left your mind in the office?
But I understand the temptation to check your email even on vacation. To avoid being sucked back into work, schedule your vacation months in advance and mark those days on your calendar as ‘unavailable’ to ensure that work-related activities don’t conflict with your happy time. However, if you absolutely have to, limit checking your email to only once a day, preferably at night.
Tip: Avoid feeling anxious about resuming work by getting organized before you leave. Leave your house and office arranged, have laundry already done, have your first task ready, etc. This way you are aware that you’ll hit the ground running and there’s no reason to feel edgy while you’re out there.
Get everyone on the Same Page if you’re traveling in a Group
Traveling with friends can be epic but it can also drive you up the wall especially when you don’t agree. This is especially worse for vacations because in all likelihood you’re stuck with them until the end of the trip. Protect your peace of mind by making sure that everyone is on the same page on the most important aspects of the vacation.
For example, accommodation, main sites to visit, means of transportation, and the returns date.
Study your Destination
The internet has guaranteed that you can almost always navigate your way through even the most complex cities in the world but this does not mean you won’t lose your way every once in a while. Before you go on vacation, it’s a good idea for you to do as much research as possible on your destination. Download online maps, buy an easy-to-carry guide book, memorize the most convenient routes to sights you are interested in. Look into everything from restaurants, cab services, car hires, hotels, public transportation, etc. The more you know about your vacation destination the more stress-free your vacation will be.
Too much luggage makes the hustle of traveling that much more difficult. If you want to feel free on your vacation and avoid dragging around heavy bags and suitcases, pack light.
Keep your clothing options simple and at a necessary minimum. Only carry one or two pairs of sandals, leave those heels at home. Leave that Lord of the Rings novel at home; you can always catch up on your reading when you’re back. Trust me; it’s better to be under-packed and comfortable than to be over-packed, tired, and irritable. When you’re packing for your vacation, less is more.
Explore Chauffeured Transportation
What better way to guarantee that your vacation is stress-free than to treat yourself to chauffeured transportation? This will not only get you to any destination of your choosing but will also get you there in class and save you the trouble of having to navigate the city yourself.
Our Philadelphia limo service aims to surpass your expectations by first seeking to understand your needs and expectations intimately. Our chauffeurs are trustworthy, punctual, courteous, knowledgeable, and always professional. Our goal is not just to get you from one point to another. We want to give you a luxurious experience, we want you to feel safe and relaxed and to do so, we are prepared to meet your every desire to make your journey worry-free.
Evidently, planning the perfect stress-free vacation is something we all can do. All you need to do is follow these simple pointers for preparedness and to make your vacation as comfortable, safe, luxurious, relaxing, and refreshing as it should be.