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How to enjoy a stress-free holiday: practical tips for planning and preparation

A holiday in a cottage in the middle of solitude can be a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But to make sure this is the case, you need to prepare properly.

In this article, we’ve put together some practical hints and tips to help you get organised:

Plan in advance what excursions you want to take in and around your destination. If you know what to expect, you are more likely to pack the right clothes and equipment for the activity. Did you find out on the spot that there is a ski area close to the cottage but left your skis at home? Those who have planned their stay in advance will avoid such a situation, and since luck favours the prepared, they will certainly get snow.

If you are looking for inspiration for trips in Posázaví, take a look at the guide on our Instagram:

Don’t forget to pack plenty of food and your favourite drinks. Both of our cottage kitchens are fully equipped with everything guests may need for their cooking. No summer evening is complete without a proper barbecue or campfire, so you’d better make sure you don’t go to the cottage empty-handed. If you want to enjoy cooking in the wild during the day, don’t forget a portable cooker and the necessary utensils. However, only ever light a fire where it is allowed.

Think about how you spend your evenings. Even if the weather isn’t exactly pleasant. Bring board games, a favourite book or other entertainment to share with family or friends. Try to think of an activity you haven’t had time for at home. Quiz night? Karaoke? The sky is the limit when it comes to your imagination!

Check your health insurance and prepare the necessary medication. A small first aid kit with bandages or painkillers for pain and other ailments is also useful in case of an emergency. Especially during walks in the woods, tick and mosquito repellent is a person’s best friend. Don’t forget sunscreen and a head covering during the summer. Think about sunscreen in winter too. More than one surprised skier has returned from the slopes with the outline of his ski goggles burned into his skin.