Going on your holidays can sometimes seem more stressful than work, there’s making sure the family pet is cared for, securing your home, getting the kids sorted and the rest! By the end of it all we all breathe a huge sigh of relief when the plane finally takes off!
Packing your bags is usually the most stressful experience and you want to ensure you have everything you need and not waste luggage space on none essentials. Remember they do have chemists and supermarkets in other countries or did you forget that? The last thing you want is to arrive at the airport only to find your being charged for excess baggage and a passport has been left at home.
So our customers shared their top travel tips with ActivityBreaks and we picked out the Top 10 we think you will find most useful:
1. Pack good basic clothes like shorts and skirts that you can mix and match with other tops, shirts etc.
2. Pack for the area you are visiting – some places are scorching during the day but cold at night so don’t forget something warmer to wear in the evenings.
3. Shoes – will you ever need more than 3 pairs? One casual pair, a pair for sightseeing/activities and a pair for dinner in the evenings.
4. Remember to pack belts and anything metal in your suitcase otherwise you will only waste time taking them off at airport security.
5. Passport, driving licence, accommodation details and any other important documents should be carried together in a secure folder or plastic wallet so they are easily accessible. Take photo copies of all important documents and leave with a family member who can fax them to you in an emergency. Make a checklist and tick each item off!
6. Medical Supplies - Sun Cream, Pain killers, Insect repellent, Plasters for small cuts, Diarrhoea tablets, After Sun Cream, Anti Bacterial hand gel and Sun Glasses are all essentials!
7. Hand Luggage- Remember only 100mls of any liquid is permitted in your hand luggage. If your travelling with children pack small items that will keep them entertained throughout the journey like colouring books, picture books and games consoles. Once you get through security you can purchase bottled water and fruit juice to keep everyone hydrated.
8. Make sure you bring a Wall socket plug adaptor so you can use phone chargers and other electrical gadgets while on holiday.
9. Contact your credit card company before you travel to inform them that you intend to use the card at your destination, otherwise you may experience problems!
10. For UK Residents Travelling Within Europe - Arrange your European Health Insurance Card before you travel visit :https://www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do
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