For Months in advance, we dream about the fantastic holiday that we are about to Plan, we look forward to it and we try to hurry it along. But we all know that sometimes it can run less smoothly than we have dreamed about, and it leaves us with great disappointment. Today I have put together some travel tips, so your next holiday will be a roaring success.
Firstly, be realistic and plan for any mishaps, this way you won’t be disappointed and can only be pleasantly surprised. It may sound a little negative but its not, it just means that you have thought about the worst case scenarios and the problems that may arise if they do rear their ugly heads, and are dealt with quickly and easily.
Make sure that all your emergency items are packed with your hand luggage and not in the bottom of your main suitcase. You need to be able to access them at any given time. it is wise to add a few pairs of underwear and basic toiletries as Millions of bags and suitcases are lost, delayed or damaged on a yearly basis at airports nationwide.
Booking all you’re connecting flights on one itinerary is a must, as the first airline that you flew with is responsible for sorting out all your flights and luggage problems if need be, by doing it this way you would not have to end up speaking to 20 different companies to try to sort out your problems.
Pack Wisely, always try to pack a little lighter, often you find that you don’t use half the items that you have actually packed. You would then have more space for gifts and souvenirs at the end of your Holiday, and would save you buying another bag. Clever packing is never a bad skill to have if you are planing on travelling during your lifetime.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help, people are genuinely very friendly and helpful and often go out of their way to be of assistance to help you get the best experience from their country.
Finally, keep a positive mindset. Sometimes things do go wrong, but if you can keep a level head and not get bogged down with stress and negativity, you will then be able to get through any issues that may arise. Travel is all about leaving your comfort zone, meeting new people, experiencing a new culture and having the time of your life.
Travel on a budget
With the high cost of living and for many of us wages not reflecting this, travelling can only be on a budget and can sometimes put us off taking the leap and booking a holiday. But if you are careful and knowledge then a budget is the way to go.
- Planning – Although being spontaneous and jetting off on holiday to a new destination sounds like fun, but if you are on a budget it may not work for you. In order to get the best value for your money you need to plan well, ask yourself these questions
- How long can we stay for
- Where are the best priced hotels
- Are there any free activities
- Are meals included in the price of your stay
- Is there free WiFi
Above are just a few examples things you need to ask yourself. Planning will save you a lot of money and stress when you finally arrive.
2. When to go – Traveling out of season can cut your costs on accommodation and flights by half the price, as well off-season special prices for tourist attractions, eating out and so on.
3. Accommodation savvy – This is going to be one of your biggest costs on your trip and prices vary, spending less does not mean that you are going to stay in a place that is not nice, there are plenty of guesthouses.hotels and lodges that are very nice and don’t cost the earth. Airbnb, Bookings.com just to name a few, are just a few to help save money, if you book a cottage, house or apartment with a kitchen where you can cook some of your own meals can save you a lot of money, you are also able to spend some evenings just relaxing rather than going out and spending money.
4. Packing – Make sure you bring all your essentials from home so that you are not using your spending money once you are on holiday. Buying toiletries and other items can really add up very quickly and leaving you short at the end of the day.
5. Bookings – Its always wise to book your accommodation from home before you leave, to get the best deals available, you can also compare flight and accommodation costs to pick the cheapest time to travel. If you leave it to the last moment before you travel you will most properly have to pay almost double for a flight, so be sure to book well in advance.
6. Eating out – Its lovely to eat out, but being another big cost its best to use the local supermarkets, and buy picnic foods for while you are on your sightseeing trips find scenic picnic spots and eat without having to spend a fortune. Drinking alcohol can also be costly, choose the local drinks which are much cheaper than imported drinks.
7. Be flexible – One of the most important things when traveling on a budget, is to be flexible. Don’t plan too many activities until you are actually at your holiday destination, rather go with the flow as there might be better and cheaper deals available to you once you are there.
Don’t miss out on life experiences just because you are short of cash, this can be done cheaper than most people realize Plan well and you will enjoy your travelling as much as any other holiday that you have taken.
Take Care Safe Travels
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