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Vacation Tips

Updated on April 23, 2014
After securing everything is on place go out and have fun!
After securing everything is on place go out and have fun! | Source

Vacation is one of the most favorite times for every family to spend because it is when swimming all day and party all night happen specifically during summer (even some parents join the party). During vacation, it is when all fun moment can be felt anywhere or anyone you spend it. There are beach, cold and hot springs, mountain climbing, cultural exhibitions, festivals, and other natural treasures that my Country offers. Same goes with other countries with vacation spots. Vacation is truly something that can pay off all those hard days at school, work, and places that cause stress and problem. So, the question is how can you spend a vacation without worries? Or let say, how could you spend it worthy and wisely? So, here are some tips on ensuring a grand vacation, as well as, how to save money during vacation:

If your planning on hitting the beach grab one of these now!

If you decide to take the car for your vacation trip remember these check list. (For families planning to have one)

1. Check your car's tire

It is important to check your car’s tire whether its capacity can still hold for long distance trips and heavy loading to ensure safe and money saving outings. Definitely, nobody would ever wanted to take a break then spend the whole time in vulcanizing shop to change your tire instead of jumping in pools or cliffs.

2. Check on your car’s break

Also, before leaving, check your car’s break to avoid accidents. Since, cars with malfunctioned breaks are common reasons for such tragic. And nobody would ever want to happen to someone and guarantee your family’s safety as well as money saver as If no additional charges, specifically hospital bill.

3. Check your car’s fuel

Make sure that before you hit the road, check on your fuel whether it is sufficient enough for the trip or it needs to be refilled. I think, you should always secure a car with full tanked fuel because precious times in such a short vacation deserve no space for any wasted time in stopping in fuel stations and other unwanted scenario regarding its fuel.

4. Check on the car’s oil

Moreover, ensure that your car is functioning well by checking its engine sound and oils. It’s better if you change your old oil to a new one to assure a safe ride. However, it would cost you a little, but it’s still worthy because it grants the safety of your travel.

5. Check on your car’s documents

Well, this is just an optional tip but better to follow. Make sure you bring with you all documents that would certify the legality of your driving and the car.

List all things you need to bring while your on trip.
List all things you need to bring while your on trip. | Source
Check all your baggage if all things are properly packed.
Check all your baggage if all things are properly packed. | Source
Unplug all electrical plugs to avoid overheating appliances and other electric operated gadgets.
Unplug all electrical plugs to avoid overheating appliances and other electric operated gadgets. | Source
Check on your fire system if it works properly for fire detection while your away.
Check on your fire system if it works properly for fire detection while your away. | Source
Make sure all water source in your house are properly tightly closed.
Make sure all water source in your house are properly tightly closed. | Source
Ensure your security system is function well.
Ensure your security system is function well. | Source

Before leaving take note of these:

1. Make a list of all the things you need to bring. "What to bring List"

Making a list secures you and your family all the things you need. And to avoid further worries that would cause disturbance in your relaxation and fun. Similarly, forgetting something while you’re in the middle of your vacation would cost you more since you’ll have to buy a new one. Another thing which is very necessity these days is to never forgets to bring your magic cards (Debit or Credit cards) and extra cash for pocket money and allowances.

2. Check all the things you listed in your what to bring list if all are properly packed.

After listing all the things you need to bring. Check them all if you have successfully packed them in proper condition to prevent spoilage if it is food, and damage if it is a thing. Securing your needs would save you money. Since no further spending would incur in relation to your needs that you can bring.

3. Make sure all electricity plugs are unplugged or turned off.

It is very important to do this every time you leave. Not only at times you’re taking a vacation but every time you’re not around. Because turning off all things that requires electricity to operate would ensure safety to you and your property. Since leaving it on, appliances would over heat and can cause fire. And fire can cause financial and property damage on you. So if you don’t want to see on the news the headline saying “A house owned by Paolo was burned due to unplugged Appliances” make sure you unplug and turn them all off. Of course you should follow proper instructions on how to properly secure appliances stated by its manufacturer. Also, securing it would also save you more money since electric bill would be less.

4. Check your fire security system (if you own one)

Modern houses own amazing fire security system that detects smoke that can lead to fire. So for instance you should also check whether the system is operating or functioning well for it to detect fire. While for those with none like me, we should inform our neighbors that we are taking a vacation trip for them to look after. (Literally look after in the sense of just for any emergency situation)

5. Check if all water source are properly secured for leakage

Furthermore, you must secure all faucets or other water source in your house to avoid leakage and worse minor floods. Once you forget to close all water sources and leakage starts to leak, your property might get wet and broke. Such as sofa, electrical wiring appliances and other staff that is prone to water destruction. So securing it prevents additional cost for property repair or re-acquisition.

6. Secure your security system

After securing your house against fire you should also ensure its safety against burglar. Though you have a high tech fire security system to avoid property loss from it. Without a well-designed security system, it would cause you property loss in the means of stealing. If you can, installing security camera would also help for you to guard your own property even your away. But I guess firstly assure a good relationship to your neighbors for them to watch over temporarily.

My personal photos while enjoying my vacation break

Splash with biggest smile!
Splash with biggest smile! | Source
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Vacation accompanied with your friends always rock your time.
Vacation accompanied with your friends always rock your time. | Source
The scene itself gives relaxation from within
The scene itself gives relaxation from within | Source
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Life is fun!
Life is fun! | Source
Photos with special meaning by Friendship
Photos with special meaning by Friendship | Source
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hot spring in the Philippines!
hot spring in the Philippines! | Source
Its more fun with all your friends!
Its more fun with all your friends! | Source

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There are a lot ways how to enjoy vacation. But anything, anywhere, or whatever day it is, you can always afford to stop for a while, take a break and relax. So, grab your bag, take your keys, and drive as far as you can where you can relax outside and inside plus saving money. Once again, there are only 11 steps and checklist to ensure a safety and worry no more vacation trip.

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      oh thanks for reading and commenting. You should go and take a break for a while and have fun! Anyway, you misspelled my name :-)

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      Mae 4 years ago

      This is such a great planning tip! nice hub!

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      mrs grey 4 years ago

      I saw her ;)

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Who? @ mrs grey

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      AJ 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      PaoloJpm nice Hub! Glad to see you are making use or morguefiles--I use them all the time! You can click on the photos to see where others are getting theirs. Hey, how's come you are vacationing with only girls? Nice vacation! I'm sharing this Hub with my followers!

      :o)

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Of course, after your comment from my other hub, I read on how to use images on hubs. Also, all photos above where all in different times, the other photo when I was with all my girl friends , there are only two boys me and the camera man. hahaha plus they are my love's bestfriends. Anyway, I dont care who I am with as long as the word "FUN" is involve im in! you should too. Thanks for reading, commenting and sharing ajwrites! : - D

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Great tips for enjoyment and safety during vacation trips. The images are gorgeous and personal touch to the Hub is visible. Thanks for sharing. Thumbed up.

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC

      Paolo,

      Very useful information and lovely pictures. Think I'll plan my next vacation where you and your friends hang out.

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      @srsddn, glad you liked it. I am truly honored to share to the world how wonderful life is. So, take a break for a while have fun! and remember, those tips, enjoy without worries. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      and @ladyeonne, thank you for reading and commenting too. You should grab your travel bag with your friends and enjoy! Life always been the best specially with great company you were spending with. I suggest, swimming, joy ride, and other outdoor staff would definitely bring out the fun. In fact two weeks from now, we're be having our swimming again :-)

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      Rone 4 years ago

      nice Hub. haha :)

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Thanks Rone, glad you like it.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great tips! I love vacations...and I can't wait for the next one I will take with my husband to dicover a new corner of the world!

      I like also your choice of pictures. It's true that when you are with friends ...those are special times as well!

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 4 years ago from Philippine

      Kidscraft

      Thanks for the read up and comment! that would be fun! Enjoy as you and your husband explore new places. I am sure it will be a new experience to be shared with smiles in your faces.

      And yes friends are the most craziest company to be with. But, with our husband, its more romantic and sweet moments you guys should do!

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