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Most people look forward to vacationing all year. Traveling to different places gives you an opportunity to relax, unwind, and break away from your daily monotonous routine. This is why people save money and vacation days all year to find the perfect time and spot to spend it all.

Vacations can have a very positive and far-reaching effect on human physical and mental health. They can give you a newly found sense of gratitude and peace. When you immerse yourself in work and daily routine again, you will feel more motivated and productive to resume operations. This is why it is extremely important to take the time for a vacation once in a while to enjoy yourselves and recharge.

Once you’ve picked a place, it’s important to consider that many little things can make your stay at any hotel or vacation rental much more comfortable and enjoyable. On the other hand, the absence of some facilities can put a dent in your vacation, so the experience is no longer as enjoyable as it could have been. This is why it is essential to do thorough research before deciding where to stay and how to plan your vacation.

Here is a list of things to look for if you want to make the most of your trip and return from it happy and content.

Swimming Pool

Lounging beside a pool or going for a swim in one is a great way to relax. There are countless vacation spots in Tennessee, and if that’s your holiday destination, then you need to find a place with a pool. If you’re unable to narrow down your options, simply Google search “hotels Pigeon Forge indoor pool.”

Indoor pools can be enjoyed regardless of the weather and season. Bonus points if the pool is heated! On the other hand, outdoor pools are a great way to soak up the sun if you are vacationing in the winter. There are a lot of fun games that children can play in the water while parents relax by the pool. It is crucial to ensure that the pool is clean and the hygiene standards are always maintained, so call up and check before your arrival.

A Well-Equipped Kitchen

Sometimes, people have food allergies or dietary restrictions due to medical conditions that make it unsafe to dine out. Others have kids who are fussy eaters with particular food habits. Such families might want to prepare their own food when on vacation, while others might want to do it to save money. Whatever the reason, having access to a kitchen and other electric appliances can add so much more value to your vacation.

You will also need proper cookware, cooking utensils, knives, and serve ware. Microwave ovens are also essential because often, you will be warming up leftovers to eat. If you have toddlers, look for a place with a high chair and child-friendly crockery. Hotels and inns generally provide these facilities, but if you’re unsure, call them up and get all details before booking.

Barbeque or Grill

Grilling is a beloved outdoor activity many families enjoy because it’s fun and makes for a scrumptious meal. If your family likes to hold barbeque parties, look for a place that provides this facility. It’s even better if an outdoor dining area is also available where the whole family can sit together and enjoy the grilled food.

Hotels usually offer rooftop and outdoor dining options at night.

Pet Supplies

More and more people are choosing to bring their pets on their vacations instead of hiring a sitter. If you are a pet owner, you want to choose a place that is not only pet-friendly but also offers pet supplies like food and water bowls, towels, toys, treats, and beds.

It’s a bonus if there is a pet first aid box in case your furry friend suffers any small bumps and bruises. These things are important because if your pet is happy and comfortable during your vacation, you can enjoy it much more.

A Fast Internet Connection

In this age of social media, vacations are all about taking lots of good pictures to post on social media. It’s a great way to catalog your wonderful memories while letting your friends and family know what you are up to. You will need a fast and reliable internet connection to accomplish all this, so it’s imperative to consider its availability.

Complimentary Toiletries

No one wants to carry all their heavy toiletries in their bags to their vacation destination. There is always a risk of shampoo leaking into your bag and ruining your clothes. So make sure that the place you choose to spend your days provides free toiletries like shampoos, conditioners, soaps, toothpaste, and mouthwash.

Apart from these basic necessities, things like towels, bath robes, slippers, and hair dryers can make your vacation experience much more comfortable and enjoyable.

Bedroom Amenities

A good night’s sleep is essential if you want to enjoy each day of your travels. That is why your bedroom must have comfortable bedding and pillows. It is even better if sleep masks and ear plugs are also provided.

For summer vacations, the bedroom must have proper air conditioning so you can sleep comfortably. If you have a toddler, look for a place that also offers cribs so your baby can rest peacefully. A bonus would be a smart TV in the bedroom hooked to multiple subscriptions like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc.


The provision of amenities and luxuries can make a world of difference when it comes to your vacation. If you find yourself staying at a place where you are not provided with the bare necessities and have to call someone for every little thing, you will find yourself stressed. Getting ready each morning to go out and enjoy will become a difficult and tedious task. Your vacation will not end up being as relaxing as you had hoped, and instead of leaving you feeling refreshed, it will only make you sulk. That is why it is important to ensure that wherever you are staying, your hosts take care of these little things to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

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