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Everyone loves going on a vacation, your time is all your own, you can get up when you want or plan to and you can mix up what you do making every day fun and enjoyable. Returning home from a great holiday can be hard and getting back to a normal routine is stressful, particularly if you are away for a while. However if you plan correctly you can not only enjoy your time away, you can also make coming back easier so it will be a welcome return to a clean comfortable home.
Whether you are planning on being away for a while or if it's just a short weekend break will determine how important it is to prepare as well as how much effort to put in. After all a weekend trip is easier to get back to normal from than a month long distant vacation .
Dealing with the return home should start before you leave, after all you have probably already got the return flights booked and if you don't it means you are likely to be away a while longer than normal so a little prep work is important. Here are a few tips that can not only help for when you get back but can leave you more relaxed while on holiday reducing the worry that you forgot to do something.
Of course there is one more thing that you can start doing upon your return that might help keep away the back to work blues, and that is to start planning for your next trip away !
Travel insurance should be there for your whole trip abroad so make sure if you have an annual trip that it covers the length of your longest trip. 31 days is relatively standard but it can be much lower and can go much higher with some policies allowing for 90 days or more on a trip. For a return home travel disruption cover is a useful addition as is airline failure as they will help cover you should you get stuck abroad for any reason.
Otherwise, baggage cover is a useful area to double check in case your bags go missing on the flight and the rest will be based on what sort of trip you are making and what you plan on doing while abroad, you may like to check out some of our other guides for help with those.
Hopefully you've read this guide before going on your trip and you are still planning it so it's worth noting that we at medical travel insurance can aid you in finding travel insurance for your trip just click here to go and get a quote. Don't forget to add the options you want such as cruise, winter sports, golf or travel disruption to get the cover you want. If you are reading this after getting back, well, we hope it went well, and maybe next time you will plan for your return home.
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