Struggling to plan your next vacation? This post looks at five different suggestions that will help you enjoy your time away from work.

1. Be Flexible

Meticulous planning is a great attribute at work, but it makes your vacation miserable. Part of creating an enjoyable vacation experience is being flexible and going with the flow. Not everything is going to go your way your first time in a new city or country. Staying calm and patient is essential to dealing with travel mishaps.

A lot of the best moments from your vacation are unplanned. Consider taking a day to just explore the area on foot. Don’t make any plans or go to any of the tourist attractions. Just get lost in the destination and see what you can find. Going with the flow is the best way to set the tone for a calming vacation.

2. Make Copies Of Your Important Documents

You never know what’s going to happen when you go on a trip, so it’s critical to stay prepared. Do yourself a favor and make copies of your passport, drivers license, and other vital documents. Try and use the photocopied version where possible to protect your real documents. If you lose your passport, you may not be allowed to fly, but with extra passport photos and a copy of your documents, you can avoid emergency situations.

Continuing with the idea of making extra copies, it’s always a good idea to pack additional essential supplies. Toothbrushes, underwear, socks and charging cables can be challenging to find in a new city. Bring some extra gear with you in your carry on in case you run into difficulty.

3. Consider Paying Thailand A Visit

If you’re struggling to decide where to go for your next trip, Thailand needs to be high on your list. Thailand is a beautiful, safe place with an exciting culture to experience. If you love Thai food, you’ll be in heaven. The food markets and Thailand tours surrounding food will make your time in the country bliss.

Thailand also boasts a world-class infrastructure. The public transit system makes it easy to get around safely with minimal effort. Thailand also has many international airports and is near other great destinations such as Cambodia and Vietnam. If you want to experience the east, consider starting with some guided Thailand tours.

4. Stay Hydrated While Traveling

Protecting your health is an essential part of enjoying your vacation. No one wants to spend time recovering from the flu or easily preventable dehydration. If you’re traveling to a place like Thailand, it’s important to stay hydrated on the flight. Having a few drinks on the flight is always fun but being hungover makes you more jetlagged instead of ready to explore your destination. If you decide to drink alcohol make sure you increase your water intake.

5. Don’t Access Sensitive Information From Public WiFi

Do yourself a favor and stick to using public WiFi for basic tasks. If you need to check your bank account, credit card or airline details, you’re much better off using your data. It’s also safer to use your hotel WiFi providing it has a password. Be careful of transmitting sensitive information over connections you don’t know about.

Before you leave, it’s also a good idea to get in contact with your bank and let them know about your travel plans. Your card may be canceled if a bunch of transactions from a new country starts to appear. Let your bank and credit card company know where you’ll be so they can put protective measures in place.