4 Ways to Prep for Your Next Vacation

Sunday, September 23, 2018

There’s nothing better than a vacation. Whether you’re staying local, or catching a flight to a far-flung destination, nothing beats the excitement leading up to a trip away. No matter the length of your trip, you don’t want to find yourself unprepared, unorganized and caught out when it comes to vacation day, as it should be stress-free from the off. Below are some pointers of things to tick off your to-do list long before you pack your bags.

Revamp your wardrobe

A vacation is the perfect excuse to revamp your wardrobe and find some key pieces so you can enjoy our vacation in style. Depending on where you’re headed, you’ll need to dress for the weather, which might mean sorting swimwear and sandals if you’re headed to the sun, or comfy coats and boots if you’re going to the mountains. Think practical, and find items that will easily mix and match, too, otherwise you’ll end up taking everything but the kitchen sink.

Consider Transport

Long before you set off, you will want to organize all the transport you will need throughout your trip. This will mean sorting flights, if necessary, airport transfers, taxis, and a rental car if you need both flexibility and the comfort of your own transport. By sorting this before you go, you will be able to save a significant amount of money, as if you wait until you arrive at the airport, services can potentially charge you more. Click here to find the best options for rental cars near you, where you can make a reservation and take the pressure off. The last thing you’ll want to do when you’re fresh off the plane is having to organize how you’re going to get to your final destination!

Sort out important documents

Important and relevant documents is an absolute must. You won’t get farther than the airport without your passport and boarding pass, and further afield, you must remember to sort travel insurance, car insurance if you are renting a car, and any other relevant papers. This may mean proof of booking for accommodation, too. Even if this has all been done digitally, you really don’t want to be caught out by your phone dying or your internet crashing. Don’t rely on technology, particularly if you’re flying to a destination that may not have as reliable internet as you might like.

Don’t forget the essentials

Packing the essentials may sound like an obvious point to make, but because these are comprised of items you use every day, they are most likely to be the ones you will forget. This includes your toothbrush, your charger, makeup and toiletries, and first aid items such as plasters and any medicines you may end up needing. Such products can be expensive abroad, and medication particularly can become more expensive depending on where you’re headed. Make life easier for yourself by writing a list of items to pack the day you fly, because you’ll likely be using most of them leading up to that point. 

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