Friday, 31 March 2017

Tips For Preparing To Go On Holiday!

Happy Friday all, I am finally able to say this and be happy about it being Friday as I am not actually at work tomorrow for once. Yay! Today I have decided to bring you some fabulous tips for when you're preparing to go on holiday. I did promise more travel related content this year and I am so far sticking to this. Some of the posts I've done so far are Best Budget Holidays and Luxury Holidays For Less! As the weather is getting warmer and we are now in the Spring I decided it would be the perfect time to bring you these tips! Let me know what other travel posts you want to see on my blog this year, as always feedback is greatly appreciated.



1. Find out how much hand luggage you're allowed.
If you're only going away for a weekend, hand luggage may be all you need to take with you. With most airlines you have to pay extra to take a suitcase but most offer free hand luggage up to a certain weight. To save money and have extra funds for your holiday it's worth checking out.

2. Be Secure.
A lot of time burglaries can happen when people are on holiday, it's often worth getting someone to come and check on your house every few days and even installing cameras to watch the outside and even the inside of your house. A great one I've found for the indoors the Panasonic indoor camera. You are able to watch what is going on in your house even when you're not there. As well as getting alerts when something isn't quite right.

3. Sort Out Travel Money In Advance
Often when travelling people leave getting their money til the last minute, but often this isn't the best thing to do, when you're sorting out your travel money doing it in advance and online can get you better deals. Money Supermarket compares the best deals for travel money.  

4. Inform Your Bank 
If you're anything like me when you're on holiday your money doesn't last very long and you end up using your card whilst abroad. It is worth informing your bank of this so they don't block you from using your card abroad, often banks can treat this as suspicious if you don't inform them.

5. Check Your Travel Docs 
When preparing to go on holiday it is worth checking all of your documents are in order before heading off as well as checking your passport is still in date a fair amount of time before you are due to jet off. Before going on holiday I like to print all of my documents and then keep them in a folder to make sure I have everything I could possibly need.

What are your top tips for preparing to go on holiday? 

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19 comments

  1. Some great tips here. I'm always super paranoid I will forget something and the whole thing will be a disaster

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  2. Loving your tips, its good to check with your bank to see if you still need to notify them because some you don't need to like Barclays :D xxx

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  3. I'm going on holiday tomorrow so this great timing to read! I've ticked everything off on your list so I think I'm prepared :) although I'm in that "obsessively checking I've definitely packed the passports" phase today!

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  4. We nearly came unstuck last year when we went to Hungary - we never thought that we would have to order their currency well in advance. Just really lucky that they happened to have the exact amount left that we needed in the travel agents.

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  5. Love your tips, I always try and get as much sorted before the holiday as well. I'm so paranoid that I'll forget something! x

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  6. There are some top tips here especially informing your bank!! :) x

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  7. Taking care of these things before you leave for holiday will make your trip so much less stressful and you will be fully prepared to enjoy yourself. Great tips x

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  8. Informing your bank is a big deal! I have learned that the hard way when I was traveling - Great tips!

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  9. You know we are off on holiday, and informing my bank and making surance like insurance is all in order I always forget to do, so thank you for the reminder. x

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  10. great tips here. I had never thought of letting my bank know I was going away. Thanks for the tip, will be sticking to this one in future

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  11. This is great advice! One thing I always forget to do is tell my bank that I'm leaving!

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  12. Indeed a perfect list for a travel vacation. Checking out the travel documents and of course the bank accounts for me is a must. - Anosa

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  13. I always go over my luggage allowance. A girl has to pack like she's going away for 3 months when the holiday is just a week lol. Securing your home while away is really important

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  14. I always worry about forgetting something before I go and even on the journey to the airport. Checking luggage allowance is very important I always do that just in case.

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  15. Some great tips! Informing your bank is super important, a lot of people wouldn't think to.

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  16. great tips, I'm desperate to go away again soon xo

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  17. Great points! I got stuck once with a card that wouldn't be accepted anywhere: I'd forgotten to tell the bank I was going away, and I had little cash. Always remember to call the bank :)

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  18. My tip is to leave it to Rachel, which sounds like a cop out but it does avoid WW3!

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  19. Definitely agree with all these! I have paid off my holiday now and it's less than 70 days so really looking forward to it! Official planning starts very soon :D

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