5 Things to Keep in Mind When You Want to Get Away from Home

May 8, 2023, 13:45 PM
Discover the top 5 things to keep in mind when you’re planning to get away from home. From budgeting to packing, these tips will help ensure a stress-free and enjoyable trip. Read more!

Everyone deserves some downtime without the "travel stress". The best way to have a stress-free getaway from your busy schedules — be it work or school — is to plan ahead. You may be wondering what you need to do before travelling. It is all about finding the perfect location and accommodation for your trip, laying out the details and more. Here, we have some ideas of things to do and prepare before travelling.


Before carrying out your vacation plans, it is important to establish a realistic budget. Determine how much you are willing to spend on your trip, including spending on things such as transportation, accommodation, meals, activities as well as any other unexpected costs. You should carry out research and compare prices for transportation, accommodations, and attractions in order to get the best value for your money. Creating a detailed budget will help you make informed decisions while keeping your finances in check throughout your journey and stay at your holiday destination. You can even search for offers and deals that your desired location offers!


Safety is most definitely the most important thing to consider. Whilst your safety and the safety of your loved ones is what matters most, you also have to consider the safety of your belongings as well as your home while you’re away. This is why having a staycation in a location that is not too far from your home can greatly benefit you. In case of any emergencies, you can return home to handle the situation. 

Research your destination and familiarise yourself with any potential risks or concerns. Besides that, you also need to take necessary steps by purchasing travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, theft, or trip cancellations. You could even inform your trusted friends or family members about your travel plans.


Finding the perfect staycation or holiday location is incredibly important for a comfortable stay away from home. Consider your preferences, such as hotels, resorts and more based on your budget and the type of experience you desire. It is always a great idea to go for a weekend getaway that is family friendly.

Read reviews from reliable sources to assess the quality, location and amenities provided. Perhaps you’re looking for a weekend getaway with a nature feel by the beach or near a park, or something fun and family friendly like a water park or even a resort that gives you access to do some shopping! By carefully choosing your accommodation, you can enhance your overall travel experience.


Research various options of transportation such as trains, buses, or car rentals, depending on your distance and convenience. Compare prices, travel times, and the flexibility of each option. If you plan to use public transportation at your destination, familiarise yourself with local routes and schedules beforehand. If your destination is close to a train station or bus stand, that could be a huge plus point as you save more when you use public transportation.


Packing efficiently can greatly enhance your travel experience as well as make your stay a stress-free, organised one. Create a travel preparation checklist of things to prepare before travelling such as clothing appropriate for the weather as well as activities you have planned such as roller skating, kayaking and more, toiletries, electronic devices and any medications. Remember to leave some room in your luggage for souvenirs you might collect along the way.

With D'Resort, rest assured that you'll enjoy a stress-free getaway whether on your own, with friends or family! Fret not about your luggage weight or if you packed enough or whether you have properly ticked everything on your travel preparation checklist, staycations are meant to be within close proximity of your home. Our many facilities will leave you spoiled for choice as well as keep you occupied during your entire stay!