Preparing for a holiday is extremely exciting but it can also be quite stressful! Don’t worry though as we have got a check list for you to work free to make sure you have a stress free holiday!
Passport in date
Make sure you check your passport to see it is still in date, there would be nothing worse than realising your passport is out of date a few days before your holiday. Always make sure you check this prior to booking your holiday and some destinations need you to have at least 6 months left on your passport expiry date.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to get yourself some travel insurance. Obviously no one goes away with the intention of becoming ill or being involved in an accident but it can happen! We tend to purchase our travel insurance for the year if we are off on several trips as it definitely cheaper. Have a look on Bupa for your travel insurance!
Buying the essentials
Don’t forget to buy all the essentials you are going to need especially sun cream. If you are taking hand luggage only remember you won’t be able to take a big bottle through security so you can always purchase it in the airport. If you are going to purchase it in the airport we would advise that on write yourself a check list so you don’t forget any of the essentials.
Don’t forget to check into your flight before going away unless you want to be met by a fine at the check in desk (not all airlines charge but a fair few of them do)! Once you have checked in you can then print your boarding pass! We actually tend to use the apps now instead of printing out our boarding passes.
Check whether or not the exchange rate is better in your own country or when you are abroad. Some countries you visit like Morocco you are not allowed to take their currency out before you arrive and when you leave you have to change it back. If you are taking your money out when you arrive make sure to tell your bank!
Travelling to the airport
How are you getting to the airport? It’s far cheaper if you book your car parking space in advance, the later you leave it the more expensive it is going to be. Why not get the train? The majority of train that go to the airports run through the night as well and can be really cheap.
Traveling to your final destination
How are you getting to your final destination once your land? Have you hired a car? Is there a train line or are you going to hop in a taxi? It’s always worth being prepared so you have a smooth journey and organised start to your holiday.