There’s a whole world out there that you probably haven’t even tried to explore! Long haul holidays really are amazing, there’s just a few niggling little problems with them that stops people from doing them. When it’s so easy to just hop on a plane for no more than five hours and reach a beautiful beach destination, why would people want to go through the trouble of going further? Well, it’s simple. We’re lucky for this world to have so many beautiful spots dotted around the world, and some of the best are so far away from us, they might feel out of reach. But, we’ve come so far with the technology of flying, and all you need to do is make a stop or two, and you could easily be at one of the most luxurious destinations, and one of the most picturesque spots in the world. So, whatever your reason has been do far for not wanting to go long haul, we want to try and find a way to make it easier for you. We know a few ways that you can take the stress out of long haul, and get to your destination in what feels like a few hours.
Plan Well In Advance
So, one of the biggest stresses about a long haul holiday, is that people think they’re going to be so much more expensive than a normal holiday. Well, this is wrong. Take Asia as an example. It’s one of the most beautiful parts, and one of the most vast parts of the world. To get there from the UK takes anywhere between 12 and 20 hours, depending on how far you’re willing to go, and how many stops you have to make. You’d think that because you’re travelling so much, and potentially getting on a plane or two, that you would have to spend an absolute fortune. Well, you’re wrong. If you go at the right time of year, you can get holiday’s that are the exact same as if you were to go to a destination such as Greece during the summer. If we’re talking about Asia again, the spending money that you would have to take there is really minimal as well. Food and drinks are super cheap, so it might be work out to be one of the cheapest holidays you ever go on! Just make sure you plan in advance so that you know what time of year is the best time to go, and so that you can book enough time off work. We would definitely recommend booking two full weeks off, with a weekend left when you get back. Long haul flights do come with a lot of jet lag, so having the weekend off before you go back to work will really help you adjust back into the right time zone.
Packing Problems Busted
Packing problems are just a nightmare. But, we have to admit, you pretty much only have ourselves to blame. If you’re someone who leaves packing to the last few days, and you realize you hardly have any of the things that you needed to have, then you’ll be running round the shop in a mad frenzy, and quickly trying to order things on next day delivery, hoping to god that they fit! But, if you were to take plenty of time to make sure you’re packing a week or two in advance, you’ll have all the time in the world to make sure you’ve got everything. It might seem a bit extra to be packing two weeks before your holiday, but it’s actually one of the best things that you can do. Always make sure you’re writing a list as well. The last thing you want to do is forget anything, and having a list by your side is one of the best ways to make sure that you have absolutely everything. From a list saying how many outfits and pairs of underwear you need, to a list telling you what essentials you need. Plan, plan, plan, and your time preparing for a long haul holiday will be a breeze.
The Perfect Flight
So, now to talk about the part that everyone hates. The flight is actually part of the holiday, and you should use it to get yourself in the mood for what is to come. But, we know that the thought of being on a plane for pretty much an entire day can seem like a nightmare. So, our first tip is to try and upgrade. Whether you upgrade to extra legroom, or whether you have the funds to go business. The more room you have to stretch out, the better life is going to become for you. Keeping yourself refreshed is really important if you don’t want to start feeling like a walking, extremely angry zombie. So, first of all, read this guide to sleeping on a plane. Getting at least a few hours on a long haul flight is important, or your patience will start to wear thin, and you’ll really be hating the thought of the rest of your journey! You might find there are some rows free for you to go and have a sleep on if the plane is empty! Then, have a wash every few hours, and drink plenty. After your wash, hydrate your face to stop your skin drying out. Have a quick spray of deodorant and perfume, and a brush of the hair, and you’ll start to feel human again!
What To Do When You Land
When you land, all that is left to do is get through customs. There will be some form of customs with a long haul holiday, so just make sure you have all of the right travel documents to get through to the other side. The process is usually pretty simple however, so don’t panic about it being a nightmare! Then, just make sure you have a way of getting to your hotel, and you know the exact name of where you’re staying. Most of the airports will have plenty of taxi drivers there waiting to take people away!
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