Dreaming of your next holiday?

Whether it’s to somewhere nice and tropical or you’re heading off to embrace the winter sun in a picturesque destination, if you’re like me, get ready for the same old predictable roller coaster of stages. Every time I book a holiday and travel, I go through the same darn emotions! They aren’t always enjoyable, may I add, but weirdly unavoidable. Here are my five stages!

32327659 - young woman dreaming about tropical holidays while sitting with the feet over the desk and wearing a santa hatStage One: I wanna go on holiday…. So this is my cue to research for absolutely ages, spend hours on travel sites, read awful trip advisor reviews, which steer me away from even more awful places that look okay but are seriously BAD! Find things to do, tick, check weather (is it warmer than England? Check!), Decision made.

Stage Two: Yessss, I’m going on Holiday! My annual leave is booked! I’ve paid up! There is almost a sense of achievement, why? I don’t know! I’ve checked over all my documents in case I’ve made a made a mistake, three times! This is where I sit back and relax, kind of proud of myself.

Stage Three: Shiteeee…I’m going on holiday next week! This is the ‘what do I pack stage’! You aimlessly look on Google and Instagram at pictures of people in a region to get an idea of what to wear (no? just me then). You then half-heartedly open your case, pull out all your summer wear and just look from the pile to the empty suitcase and back again repeatedly, until you’ve tired yourself out and end up doing something else!

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Stage Four: I’m on holiday! Yassss! You check-in and heave a sigh of relief, and immediately relax (where’s the wi – fi code though?!) You post those thousands of photos of the beach or a palm tree or a sunset or the sausage legs by the swimming pool… (you know the ones…).

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Stage Five, The Final Stage: I’m home – You’re sort of happy to be home, but then there’s the suitcase to unpack, so you look at it, sometimes for a week, sometimes for months, until you realise you DO actually need to empty it, normally in time to pack for the next holiday! You return to work and then, it sets in… the Holiday Blues – where you hate life. But everything was okay a week ago, on that beach with that cocktail. So what do you do?.. Start looking for your next holiday of course….

Repeat Steps One to Five…

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