A holiday is a great time to relax, unwind, and leave the constant cycle of hassle and random catastrophes that is your everyday life behind, for a completely new cycle of hassle and random catastrophes. These guys probably found their holiday to by as exhausting as their worst week at work…
First you have to remember you’re on holiday
— Nadia Landman (@nadia_landman) June 15, 2015
The force of habit is a strong one. Maybe stick some post-its by the bed that say “Don’t get up yet”?
Then there’s the packing
How you pack can make or break your holiday. Packing well will ensure a delightful trip with everything you need on-hand, and as we’ve said before, it’s not that hard. But still, even with the very best of intentions, sometimes you can forget the essentials.
And by essentials, we mean essentials.
I’m packing for my holiday tomorrow and I have 5 bikini tops AND NO BOTTOMS, this is a disaster
— robyn davis (@_robyndavis) February 14, 2015
But of course, sometimes, not packing enough isn’t the problem…
Other major problems include: doors
Once you’ve remembered you’re on holiday, and packed appropriately, and caught your flight, that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Sometimes something as simple as getting into the place you’re trying to spend your holiday can become a real challenge.
Entering the 4th hour of being locked out of our holiday cottage. The ‘manager’ is a keyless cleaner, the owner is in London. #epicfail
— Stefen von Lewisburg (@MagicSpecs) November 16, 2014
Then again, getting out again can also cause problems. Still, if you’re going to get locked in somewhere, there are worse places to be, as this Texan found out after waiting a little too long to leave a bookshop while on holiday in the UK.
However your holiday goes, the odds are it’s going to make a dent in your wallet. There are ways to make sure you have a bit of extra holiday money, we’ve talked about them before, and we also know of some holiday destinations that are great value, as you can see. Then of course, there are more… unorthodox… ways of getting your holiday cash…
— Rebecca McCartan (@RebeccaMcCartan) July 21, 2014
But even if you have enough money, you still need to make sure you have the right money…
Trying to be ded organised for my holiday only to find I’ve changed all my money into the wrong currency Shan on me #Hungaryfortheeuro
— hollie mckeon (@holliemckeon) August 5, 2015
Social media worries
The best part of any holiday, of course, is incessantly tweeting, facebooking and instagramming everything you can to show all those poor saps at home what a great holiday you’re having. Unfortunately, with all the various algorithms these sites use to make sure you’re being advertised to properly, those status updates can sometimes have unintended consequences.
Or worse, all your smug holiday snaps might not even manage to post!
— Kathryn Sears (@Kathrynsears) August 30, 2014
I’m sure everyone breathed a sigh of relief that she was going to repost them.