There are many ways in which you can reduce the stress during your next holiday. It’s important to remember that before you even book, you should do as much research as possible to avoid any problems and so that you’re as clued up as possible on where you’re going and what kind of experience you can expect to have. Booking your travel insurance and making sure your passport is up-to-date are two of the biggest things to put on your to-do list. I have mine with my bank account but if you book through Compare the Market you’ll get the 2 for 1 on cinema tickets and meals out for 12 months so if I’d suggest checking prices on there. There are other things that you can do though to ensure that you have a stress free and enjoyable holiday and in todays post, I’m going to share some of those with you.
One of the biggest problems we run into when traveling is luggage. Whether it’s transporting it to the airport, getting it onto the luggage transport belt, making sure everything fits and letting the airport staff wait, which can sometimes turn into a bit of a nightmare. So to prevent this sort of stress, work out precisely what your maximum allowed luggage weight is to start with, and then stick to it or prepare to pay the excess charge. Also, following some tips on how to pack expertly, and working out exactly what you need and don’t need is taken into consideration. Hopefully, you should sail through check-in if you prepare carefully.
If you’re ever struggling for space then one of my top tips is to do a Boots order for all of your toiletries and select the airport store as pick up. That way you can go through security and THEN pick up all of your toiletries, pop them in your hand luggage and you don’t need to bother worrying about the 100ml limit, the weight or the space that they take up! Order exactly what you need so you’re not bringing it back with you and you’re not wasting anything at the same time too.
Preparation extends far beyond your luggage; when booking your holiday, you need to consider climate, time of day traveling, and how long the journey will be, whether you’re looking for the best child friendly holidays, a beach holiday, or want to soak up the culture. Whatever you prefer, it’s best to research all of your options and make sure that you are getting the best for your money. Other ways to prepare and avoid stress and to make sure you have plenty of first-aid items with you, spare emergency money, and any medication that you may need to take. Ultimately it’s a good idea to write a list of everything that you want to take with you and make sure you take things off as you go. Nobody can do this for you because they will always be something forgotten. But failing to prepare is to prepare to fail, and traveling is no different.
Information is essential when you’re traveling, from making sure that you have the correct flight times, and all of your passports together. To ensure you know where you’re heading when you get off the plane. If you’re hiring a car, it’s best to work out exactly how the roads work in your chosen destination and also any different rules and regulations you may need to follow. Knowledge is Power here and will prevent you from running into any stress, which is the ideal scenario. Most people have a wonderful time on holiday, but those people are generally well organised and know precisely what they’re doing before they get there.
Traveling and occasional holidays are the dream for many people, so enjoy every second of your travels, but just remember to be prepared, pack sensibly, and ensure that you have all of the information that you need. Don’t forget your swimming costume and toothbrush, and have the time of your life!
Great tips here, as a keen family traveler I can vouch for these tips, good prep is key and lists…make lists for EVERYTHING!!
These are some great tips, especially packing sensibly! I’ve been taking less and less away with me as I’ve found I don’t need as man outfits as I first thought!
These are some really handy tips. I find being prepared is so important when travelling especially when you’re travelling with kids like I do.
I love the tip about picking up your toiletries at the airport, what a great idea. I do agree that packing light is essential, however its a trick I need to master as yet.
I agree that preparation is the most important thing ever. I like to carry a spare set of clothes in my hand luggage just in case my suitcase goes missing. It just gives me that extra peace of mind.
Preparation really does make your travel less stressful. You can incorporate packing sensibly and information as part of preparation also. Great great tips.
I have a list of everything we need when we go away and update it every year.
These are great tips as a frequent traveller I know how important preparation before your trip is.