Going away on holiday is such an exciting time that it is easy to forget about some of the more mundane things you need to do before you leave home. However, before you even start thinking about what you are going to do on the beach or in the city you should cover these items off your checklist.
What can’t you afford to leave behind? These essential items will include your passport, your flight tickets, the hotel confirmation and either money or a card which lets you access it. A European Health Insurance Card is another item you should be sure to take with you. If you plan to drive then a valid driving licence is going to make it onto your essentials list as well. You should store these documents as safely as possible and put copies in a separate piece of luggage.
The Money Options
There are more options than ever with regards your holiday cash these days. Perhaps the simplest is to take your usual bank card away with you and use it there. If you are planning on doing this then check out the cost and the availability of ATMS over there before you leave. Otherwise, you could change your money before you go or do it there if it looks like you will get a better rate this way.
Most of us get home safely from a trip abroad but there are a few things you need to be aware of. A good move is to go online and look for all the medicines you could possibly need. A site like Clear Chemist will help kit you out with without spending much more at all. They sell insect repellent for just £5.88 which you can buy here, and a wide selection of travel sickness medicines available here, and any other travel medications you might need such as diarrhoea relief, sting cream, and sun lotion.
Staying in Touch
This is another point which you should consider before heading off abroad. Will you use your own mobile phone while you are away or will use the internet or local phone cards to stay in touch? A quick look online will give you all of the details you need to work out which one is going to be easiest and most cost effective for you. Of course, you shouldn’t neglect the old fashioned approach of sending a postcard as well, as receiving one of these still makes for a special moment.
Car Rental and Hotel Stays
Will your journey be a smooth one from your departure point to your destination? In some cases you might need to book an overnight hotel or even a hire car to make things easier. For example, if you have an early morning flight and live quite far from the airport then it might be worth your while staying overnight in a hotel near the airport. This will let you start the holiday in a more relaxed frame of mind and feeling fresh.