What to do when you come back home from holiday


Travel is great but at some point, it needs to end and when it does there are of course things to do to get yourself back into your normal rhythm. Here are some of the things I like to do after a nice long trip.

Go to sleep

Travel is a stressful experience for the body and especially if you are changing time zones, coming off a long flight or were just doing a lot in a short space of time. Sleeping is a great way to recover after a long trip. I try and get myself back into normal sleeping patterns from day one and it will help you to get over tiredness, jet lag and the time difference.

Make insurance claims

If something did go wrong on your trip there is a good chance that you will need to make a travel insurance claim. Hopefully, nothing had occurred, but in the event that it does it is best to claim whilst you have everything fresh in your mind. Doing a claim a month after your trip is just no fun, so it’s best just to nip it in the bud.

Claim for a delayed flight

Delayed flights are always a hassle and can affect any great travel adventure. It is good to know however that it may be possible to claim compensation for your flight due to a plane being delayed for a very long time or even cancelled. Plane delay compensation is one of those things that you need to look into and go after, in order to get the best results. So it’s a great idea to tackle it head on after your trip. The compensation is also a great way to cover the costs of delays, which can be quite high (especially if you miss a connecting flight as a result of a delay).

Check your bank account

This is always a hard one to do, but it is always worth logging in to your internet banking after your trip. Sometimes there may be charges that you will need to clarify with your bank, so it’s always good to check. There may also be transactions that may not be from you! Fraud can be a huge thing in some foreign countries, so it’s always good to check and make sure that things are in order.

Write down your favourite moments and review your photos

I love to get back and have a look at all the things I did on my trip and also to think about my favourite moments. Reflecting on a trip should always be a priority after you travel because you learn so much along the way. I like to write a top 5 lists and look through the photos and generally, I find something (usually small) that I have forgotten and that makes me smile.