Getting back from an action packed vacation is a great feeling. Reminiscing on all the fun activities, great food and beautiful sites you traveled is all part of the vacation experience. While catching up some rest to help transition back in to your routine is important, there are a few other things that you should take care of within the first few days of arriving home. Make sure you check each of these activities off after you get back from your trip.
Check Bank Accounts
Going over bank statements is very important and can be done easily by going online on your phone or on a computer. Check all recent transactions to see if any looks unfamiliar or suspicious. Any charges you didn’t authorize report to your bank or credit card company immediately.
Sort Through Mail
The longer you wait to deal with it, the more it will pile up. Take a few minutes to scan for the most important things like bills and reminders, and then you can go through your magazines and newsletters. If you had a friend or a neighbor picking up your mail, it might be nice to bring over a little thank you treat. If you didn’t have access to your email while on vacation, be sure to check that too.
One of the most important things to do right when you get back to your house is to put all your travel documents away for safe storage. Since they can be misplaced easily, passports and travel gear should go back first, so you know exactly where to find them for your next travels. Sorting through your suitcase and getting the dirty clothes out is next on the list. Even if you don’t do your laundry right away, unpacking all your clothes right away will be one less thing for you to worry about.
Share Your Experiences
Not only do friends and family want to hear about your trip, but so do other travelers! Now that your’e back from your trip, it is the best time to leave reviews of the hotels, travel agent companies and travel providers. Uploading pictures of your vacation and hearing your vacation feedback will help other travelers decide. For best results, leave reviews within a week of getting home so you can remember specifics.
Start Thinking About Your Next Trip
After you get back from a vacation, you’ll have a clear picture of what you enjoyed on the trip and what you want to see more of. Did you like the wine sampling under the sun or did you prefer the historic tour of downtown? Start thinking about your next destination and what activities you’d like to do while your vacation is still fresh on your mind.
What do you do when you get back from your trip? Comment below of write us a note on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you!