Planning An Extended Holiday In 2022: Our Tips To Make The Most Of Your Break

Going on holiday is exciting, as well as stressful, but if you’re planning on travelling for an extended period of time, there is lots more to consider. Never has this been more apparent than in 2022, when travel restrictions have eased but we’re still dealing with the global pandemic. We’ve provided some tips for you to make the most of your extended holiday in 2022.

Plan ahead

Every holiday requires some amount of planning, but none more so than an extended trip. Make necessary arrangements to keep your home life in order while you’re away. For instance, you might have a trusted friend or relative pop into your home regularly to check for mail and water any plants. Also make sure that all bills are covered while you’re away.

Depending on where you normally reside, you might have to notify certain authorities that you’ll be out of the country or state for an extended period of time. Make sure your passport is up to date and that there is adequate time left on it. This is extremely important because some countries require you to have a certain amount of time left on your passport, so even if it’s still within date, you might not be able to travel to that particular destination without renewing your passport entirely. Also check whether or not you need a visa or permit for the country you’re visiting and make sure you apply in plenty of time.

Research the covid regulations for your destination and for your travel company – rules vary between countries, states, and airlines and can change at any time, so be mindful of that. Also, don’t forget your face covering as you will need it during your journey.

Be prepared

You want to plan for all eventualities, especially if you’re going to be away for a long time. A change in diet, climate, and even the water, can all have an impact on your gut health and it’s not uncommon for travellers to suffer from stomach upsets unfortunately.

Bring a first aid kit with you to be prepared and make sure you have enough over-the counter tablets, such as painkillers and diarrhoea relief. You need to make sure you have insurance for holidays abroad, just in case you need medical care or you end up the victim of crime, property damage or loss.


It’s essential that you do as much research as you can into the places you’re staying during your extended holiday. If you’re staying in the same destination for an extended period of time, for instance, then a more in-depth knowledge of the local culture and language will set you off to a good start.

Make sure you’re familiar with the local travel routes, the best places to buy groceries, and find out the details of the nearest emergency services and your nearest consulate.  Before you head off, shop around for the best currency exchange rates and devise a budget for yourself to avoid overspending.

Pack long-term

It’s simple to pack for a short break, but when packing for an extended stay, your needs will completely change. You need to consider the longer term and pack accordingly. This will likely mean packing less than you would for a shorter trip.

For instance, when packing for a week-long holiday, you’ll bring a week supply of underwear. For an extended trip, however, this isn’t practical, so you’ll have to consider doing your own laundry at your destination. Depending on where you’re going, you might be able to use local laundrettes or your accommodation might offer laundry services. You might have to handwash your clothing, however, especially if you’re looking to spend time in the wilderness, so make sure you’ve got adequate washing solution with you.


There is a lot to consider when planning for an extended holiday. If you follow our top tips, it should be smooth and hassle-free.

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