After approximately 30 days of fasting, it is time for us to welcome the great Eid al-Fitr. Of course, almost every Muslim welcomes this holiday with great joy. It is not surprising that the days leading up to Eid are the moments that Muslims look forward to. Of course we all know that when welcoming Eid, homecoming is a tradition carried out by most people, especially those who migrate outside the city or outside the island. Many of them work and also study outside the city, which requires them to return to their hometowns when Eid al-Fitr has arrived.
Apart from the homecoming tradition, of course, there are many things that must be prepared. This is because going home is not a close distance so it requires some preparation. Some of the preparations for both the vehicle and the conditions for travelers must really be prepared. Do not let your homecoming unsuccessful due to poor health conditions. Coupled with the number of road accidents during homecoming continues to increase from year to year. This condition should be something you should be aware of.
For those of you who are busy, of course, preparing various preparations should be done in advance. This method is intended so that everything that you will carry back and forth is not forgotten. By preparing in advance, you can also minimize emergency conditions that will likely occur while on the road. For that, here we present some tips for safe and comfortable 2018 homecoming families that you should pay attention to. Let’s just look at it as follows:
Tips for Safe and Comfortable Family Homecoming 2018
Family homecoming is the most precious moment when welcoming the Eid al-Fitr. Of course, these precious moments must be really prepared so that you don’t lose them. For this reason, preparing various equipment before taking the Eid homecoming trip is something you have to do. Of course, there are some tips for safe and comfortable family homecoming so that your homecoming is memorable, as we present below:
Get in top condition
The first tip that you must do is to prepare your body to stay in prime condition. However, going home requires a fairly long journey and also takes quite a long time, even up to several days. For that, you need to pay attention to various nutritional intake as well as nutrition and your sleep pattern. Try to meet your daily needs by eating nutritious foods so that the body can easily fight germs or viruses that come from outside. Of course, when going home, you don’t want your fast to be canceled in the middle of the trip.
To keep your body in good shape, of course you need to pay attention to your rest time every day, so you don’t want to stay up late which will harm your health. This is because if the body often stays up late, it will be very easy for us to feel tired and sleepy. If the condition continues, this will cause you to lose focus when driving a car and motorbike. You can also take vitamins and minerals to meet your needs so you don’t get sick easily. Get enough sleep so that your body is healthier and also fit because you have traveled quite a distance.
Prepare all your equipment
After we keep our body in top condition, of course this is the time for us to prepare everything that is needed when going home. In order for our homecoming trips to remain safe, it would be nice if we use the time from long before Eid to go home. Therefore, start to book tickets or check the vehicle in advance if you intend to go home using a private vehicle. For those of you who use public transportation services, you should order tickets 1 month before Eid because before Eid the tickets will run out quickly.
If you intend to use the train, then you should book in advance 3 months in advance. As for plane tickets, you can book 1/2 month before going home. This is because if we book at a close time, then don’t be surprised if the ticket has run out at a price that is quite expensive than usual. So, choosing the type of vehicle that you will use for homecoming is a preparation that must be done in advance.
Apart from this, bookings made in advance will save us more money because ticket prices are still affordable and there are still many. For those of you who plan to go home using a private vehicle, check it first at least 2 or 1 week before planning to go home. Don’t forget to bring vehicle documents and don’t let the vehicle you use for homecoming exceeds the required capacity.
Supplies are indeed the most important thing that you have to prepare. During the homecoming trip, of course you are required to prepare various supplies such as personal medicine, toiletries and other equipment. Bring only the necessary items, for example, a few pairs of clothes and how long it will take you to go home. Of course, you can separate the items that will be used during the trip. This of course can make it easier for you to pick up items that are emergency enough to use. Make sure you use some of the items you need to carry such as a wallet, personal medicine, cellphone-charger and also a ticket.
Prepare for your trip
When the time for homecoming has arrived, then you have to prepare everything properly. In addition, bring enough food for lunch during your trip. If you travel long enough, then bring cash from home to avoid not having atm available during the trip. In addition, you also have to prepare and also take into account the various costs that you will incur when traveling back and forth for gasoline, parking and other costs.
Here are some tips that you can do during your homecoming trip, including:
Stick to traffic
Driving tips when traveling back and forth is to always comply with traffic rules. Even though you want to get to your destination quickly, obeying the rules is what you have to do. For that, use a helmet, seat belt and complete your vehicle documents.
Turn on GPS
By activating the GPS while driving, of course, you can easily find the destination and also alternative roads if there is a possibility of severe traffic jams.
Rest when tired
The next driving tip is to make sure you always rest when your body is getting tired. This is because a long journey will make your body very tired and tired.
When traveling, of course, you have to stay alert because we can’t predict what might happen while traveling. Take care of your family obediently in driving. Those are some tips for a safe and comfortable family homecoming 2018. Hopefully this is useful!