As nice as going away is, we’re all too well acquainted with the stress of packing. As well as trying to cram everything but the kitchen sink into the case, you also need to remember to book everything. Is your passport up-to-date? Do you need any vaccinations? The lists can be endless! We’re here with five of the most crucial itinerary items that are often left until the last minute to make your trip easier!
It’s likely that you charge your phone multiple times a day and even more likely that you charge it in the same place every night. Because of this, you’re unlikely to pack your charger until the second you depart meaning it’s easy to leave it behind. Of course, travelling without a phone charger can spell disaster, airports and resort towns take advantage of your forgetfulness and slap a big price tag on a replacement. Keep an extra stashed in your case at all times!
So you’ve booked your taxi to the airport, you’ve booked your flight and you know every last detail of your hotel, right? What about getting from the airport to your hotel? If you’re arriving late at night or early in the morning, there’s no guarantee that public transport will be available. And after a long trip, you’re going to want to head straight to your hotel with as little fuss as possible – you can get to where you want to go quickly through airport taxi transfers.
It may be the case that you’re getting away to chase the sun; in which case, the weather forecast is going to either be your best friend or worst enemy. By looking at the forecast, you will have some idea of what to expect while you’re away and this will allow you to pack accordingly – hopefully you’ll be reaching for your sunhat and sunscreen as opposed to your umbrella and raincoat!
You shouldn’t even contemplate leaving the country without a viable travel insurance policy in place but you will be surprised by just how many holidaymakers and backpackers take off without one! As well as medical costs, a good travel insurance policy will cover missed flights, cancellations, delays and even the cancellation of a pre-booked trip due to circumstances that are deemed unforeseen.
First aid kit
Regardless of where you are and what you are doing, accidents happen no matter what. And accidents are the last thing you want to deal with whilst abroad, bandages will set you back upwards of £10 in some places! With this in mind, be sure to pack a mini first aid kit with items such as Savlon, antiseptic wipes, eyewash and plasters in…you can even make a DIY one and place the items in a Tupperware box.
Now, you’re good to go! Enjoy your travels and be sure to stay safe…and don’t forget anything. Bon Voyage.