Tomjachu Bush Retreat – Tips for planning a summer holiday to remember
After a long year of working hard and trying to achieve at least some, if not all of your New Year’s resolutions, it is important to reward yourself. Take some time to kick back and reflect, spend some quality time with your family and friends and enjoy a well-deserved holiday to remember. Our tips for a memorable summer holiday include:
When looking for holiday accommodation for the family, try and find a place that will be comfortable and meet the needs of the family; children and adults alike. This is the foundation for a comfortable stay, especially if it’s more than a few days.2. Research
Once you’ve identified the “perfect” destination, be sure to research, research, research some more. A good place to start is by having a look at visitor reviews as these will give you a general outlook on what previous guests thought of the location, food and service.3. Contact Directly
It is always advisable to contact establishments directly via email or phone to find out about their various offerings or to make a reservation. Often you will find out more than what you see on a website, and you can get a sense of the service quality by the speed of response and information provided.
4. Advice on itinerary
Direct contact with your holiday provider also allows you to confirm if the activities mentioned on the website are available and to ask if the activities you plan to do are feasible in the time you have, and suitable for you and your party. This will ensure that you do not bite off more than you can chew and that there’s a seamless flow as you move from one activity to the next, with time in-between to enjoy your surroundings and the company of family and friends.
5. Create an “Out of the Office” auto-reply and disconnect!
With travel dates confirmed and the entire family ready for the ultimate getaway, the last thing you need is to be glued to your laptop, tablet or phone, swamped by emails. To avoid this, remember to set your ‘out of office’ notification with your departure and return date, and assign an alternative contact person for urgent matters. If you do have to connect, try to allocate an hour or so a day for work related activities, and then switch off completely for the rest of the time.
6. Have FUN!!
Allow yourself to completely escape from your daily hustle and bustle and simply enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones. Immerse yourself in the pure and utter beauty of your surroundings.