little things that make your vacation better?

Anonymous
What little things do you make sure to include so that you enjoy your vacation more?
Anonymous
Plug in night lights. Sound machine or app.
Anonymous
If we have afternoon flights, wash the bedding and make the beds. Make sure laundry is 100% caught up. Schedule cleaning ladies to come while we’re gone. I love coming home to a clean house and fresh bed.
Anonymous
I know people who try to travel only with wifi, without purchasing any data. They have literally called me (when they were travelling and I was at home) to get me to look up directions for them and tell them over the phone when they got lost somewhere and couldn’t get wifi. This is absurd to me. I pay for data.
Anonymous
I take off the full day we fly even if it is in th le PM. I also take off the day after we come back to unpack and do laundry and ease back in.

I pre research restaurant options and - if it is a “doing” vacation - pre plan what we will do in each spot. Former helps avoid what I hate which is trying to Google something on the fly and find somewhere quickly. Latter helps ensure I actually account for how long things will take to get there and do as otherwise I tend to over estimate how much we can see.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I know people who try to travel only with wifi, without purchasing any data. They have literally called me (when they were travelling and I was at home) to get me to look up directions for them and tell them over the phone when they got lost somewhere and couldn’t get wifi. This is absurd to me. I pay for data.


The people in your life sound odd.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I know people who try to travel only with wifi, without purchasing any data. They have literally called me (when they were travelling and I was at home) to get me to look up directions for them and tell them over the phone when they got lost somewhere and couldn’t get wifi. This is absurd to me. I pay for data.


If they're calling you they obviously have some data access and could look up directions themselves.
Anonymous
If I’m flying a red eye to Europe I check in the day before arrival so I can go straight to the hotel and sleep.
Anonymous
I have a phone with unlimited data. Do I need to do anything before my trip overseas in order to call or search if needed?
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I know people who try to travel only with wifi, without purchasing any data. They have literally called me (when they were travelling and I was at home) to get me to look up directions for them and tell them over the phone when they got lost somewhere and couldn’t get wifi. This is absurd to me. I pay for data.


Who doesn't have unlimited data
Anonymous
I always bring my own slippers.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:I pre research restaurant options and - if it is a “doing” vacation - pre plan what we will do in each spot. Former helps avoid what I hate which is trying to Google something on the fly and find somewhere quickly. Latter helps ensure I actually account for how long things will take to get there and do as otherwise I tend to over estimate how much we can see.


Does anyone not do this? This seems like the most basic of travel planning. Or planning in general. Whether travelling or not.
Anonymous
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:I know people who try to travel only with wifi, without purchasing any data. They have literally called me (when they were travelling and I was at home) to get me to look up directions for them and tell them over the phone when they got lost somewhere and couldn’t get wifi. This is absurd to me. I pay for data.


Who doesn't have unlimited data


International use costs extra on most plans. I pay $10 a day ATT. My SO pays $20/day Verizon because they have a scam going where they end up charging you double. T-Mobile is free but who has T-Mobile?
Anonymous
I bring my dogs
Anonymous
red eye to Europe, most hotels don't offer check in until the afternoon. however, schedule a spa appointment the morning you arrive ("we know we need to wait until the afternoon for check-in") you either rest in the spa or often they will get a room ready for you while you're in the spa. (b/c you're now a guest, not just one of many asking for early, early check in)
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