Everyone in your family is probably looking forward to an exciting weekend. After a long week of work, you might decide it’s time for a kids-free getaway so you can enjoy some peace and quiet. Once you’re there, you’ll be in a position to spend the weekend relaxing.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind as you plan your cabin weekend.

Ask a Friend or Family Member to Babysit for the Weekend

The worst mistake you want to make is not having good care for your children. Remember, since this is a kids-free getaway, you might want to remember why you’re leaving your kids behind in the first place. The coming weekend is supposed to be about time with yourself or with your friends. That time, for now, should be separate from the time you spend with your children. After asking for someone to babysit, make sure that you have an eating and bathing routine set up for them in advance. Many cabin locations might not have Wi-Fi access, so it’s up to you to establish communication early on.

Book a Cabin In a Secluded Area

The best part about cabins is they’re nice, relaxing, and most importantly, cozy places. When you’re in a cabin, there’s no chance that you’ll be interrupted by anyone or disturbed by anything outside of your control. For that reason, you’ll want to book a cabin in a secluded area. That way, you’re more likely to get away from all of the noise pollution. A cabin in an isolated location will also allow you to enjoy your peace and privacy at the same time. But even then, you should trust that you’re safe in the spot you’re at if it’s far away from others. Make sure, while secluded, that you have at least a general idea of where people are. That way, in the case of an emergency, you’ll be able to get to help much faster.

Get Your Vehicle Ready

You’re going to be taking a long trip, so you might as well make sure your vehicle is repaired. Your vehicle’s suspension, tires, and braking will need to be in top shape to ensure superb handling of the vehicle. As a breakdown or accident could occur, you’ll want to make sure you bring your insurance information along with you. For one, you need to be able to quickly reach out after an accident to get the details straight fast.

But even with insurance information in your possession, your success depends on your car’s overall stability. Before you head out, know that it’s recommended drivers change their oil every 3,000 miles. Considering you might have even further to go and the road might be bumpy, take the chance to do that even sooner than later. Get your vehicle ready now, and you won’t have to worry about any risks in the future.

Pack Everything You’ll Need

Because you’ll be out in the cabin, you’re not going to have much available on-site. You’ll have to pack everything you need, taking careful consideration to include medical supplies along with everything else. In fact, aside from any other materials you bring, medical supplies will take up the least space. That’s because having them in your possession is well worth the added weight they might have.

That said, packing everything might mean you’re still without something in the future. If you spot anyone, don’t automatically believe that they’ll be in the best position to help. The help they do offer might result in you suffering a personal injury. About 52% of personal injury lawsuits are caused by automobile accidents. That said, coming into contact with people who might be squatting in the woods is dangerous. Make sure you have everything you need so you don’t have to ask anyone for anything else.

Relax and Enjoy the Silence

Your priority while out in the woods is to enjoy as much silence as possible. Back home, you are forced to endure a neverending playlist of traffic sounds, construction work, dog barking, and moving trains. Over time, this constant noise can increase anxiety and make it harder to overcome stress. Ultimately, making the decision to get away seems like such a good idea. Even though you’ll be alone, keep your eyes open for pests. Recently, a Consumer Affairs survey found that ants were the most alarming pets of all, even more so than spiders and roaches. So, make sure to pack insect repellent! That way, all you have to worry about doing is relaxing for as long as possible before you have to return to a hectic life.

You can always escape the chaos of society by hanging out at a cabin for a weekend. If you’re lucky enough to afford such a luxury, concentrate on spending as much of that time reading and enjoying the quiet. The good news is, you won’t have to worry about bumping into too many people along the way. By the time you’re finished your weekend, you’ll be ready for another cabin trip in the near future.