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A high-end holiday is what everyone deserves every once in a while. With daily responsibilities becoming more and more demanding as time goes on, you should work hard – but play harder. A high-end holiday could help you motivate yourself against your daily hassles, so here are a few tips to consider when booking your high-end holiday.

Listen to Your Passions

Not all holidaying spots are identical. Whether you jet off to Sydney or Monaco, each place has its own individual charm. Define what a high-end holiday means to you – is it fun? Or is it historical? Irrespective of what your definition is, stick by it – and you’ll find your perfect holiday destination.

While you can book your holiday through a standard travel agency, there are various bespoke travel services that allow you to create your own custom holiday, from the moment you depart at the airport to the second you come back.

Whatever you choose, though, it is important to go somewhere you are passionate about, somewhere you’d enjoy spending time, not because of stores and other such amenities, but because it’s there. Mindfulness, in this case, is essential.

Chill Out

Day-to-day life is hectic, particularly in this day and age – and especially when you play to win. But even the best people know the “honorable stop”, as Shakespeare’s Othello put it. That is to say, you have to know when to stop letting your work life interfere with your personal life, and when you’re on holiday is the perfect time to do this. Turn off that ringer, mute those e-mails for a while, and just take in the view by yourself or with a significant other – enjoy the moment, live in the moment, and then resume your responsibilities at a later date.


Check Your Hotel

The amenities available in a hotel, while rarely making or breaking a holiday, are ultimately still important in terms of enhancing your holidaying experience. You could be checking into the most amazing holiday resort, but if it lacks some sort of service you hold dear to you, then you may well end up feeling disappointed. If, for example, you really want to have a day spa in your hotel, then make sure your hotel has it – or, if that’s not possible, ensure there is one nearby. Various websites can help with comparing hotels, so having a look at a few before you book your trip is always a worthwhile time investment. This way, you won’t end up feeling disappointed and you would have made the best of your hard-earned cash.

Check Your Foodstuffs

Fine dining is in the repertoire of any high-end holiday, so make sure that your destination has restaurants providing top-notch culinary offerings. Make sure that the menu is up to your taste and, if you have any allergies, it is best to check with the restaurant and make sure that they can accommodate for that. Knowing exactly what is available and what isn’t helps to ground your expectations in reality and allows you to prepare for any occasion or, indeed, change of plans.

Papers Please

Before embarking on your luxurious escapade, make sure that you have all the necessary documents to do so. Without an up-to-date passport, you’re not likely to get very far at all, and it would be a shame to get turned back at the airport gates. Ensure that your passport is within date, and that it allows you to travel to your chosen destination. Applying for an up-to-date passport can take a few weeks, and it’s well worth it doing it way in advance – waiting for the postman to bring you your passport a few days before you’re due to leave is no fun.

Your House, Your Castle

There’s nothing worse than coming back from your holiday and finding out that there has been a break-in. Before you go on vacation, make sure that all your doors and windows are locked – try the locks, too, to see if they actually hold. If not, you may want to look into getting them replaced. As an extra precaution, it’s also well worth thinking about getting a home alarm system. Home alarm systems can act as a deterrent as well as alerting the security company should the alarm be tripped.



No matter where you choose to go, make sure that it is where your passion drives you to. Take care of a bit of preparatory paperwork and you’ll be well on your way to jetting off to a stress-free holiday, ready to come back with fresh spirits and a renewed perspective!

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