Well this past week has been so busy, moving out, going back home, getting ready for holiday and it's all gone by so fast that I've even started forgetting what day of the week it is! I thought I would share how I prepare for my holiday and what I do to ready myself.
1. The first thing I do before anything else is check that my passport is in date and that IU know where it is! Without this I wouldn't be going anywhere considering most of the holidays I go on are abroad. There are certain rules and regulations about how in date your passport is at time of travel so make sure you check yours is okay here: Passport Information
2. Secondly if I'm going to Europe I check that I have an EHIC card (used to be E11?) as this is need alongside my insurance that I will also be getting.
3. Next is to get travel insurance, I tend to get this at the Post Office because it's reasonably priced and they cover everything that I could think I would need. I tend to get classic cover for a friend holiday but if I go with my parents or take a more expensive camera I pay a bit more for full cover to make sure that if I do break the camera it is covered.
4. In the running few weeks to the holiday I make sure that I've got everything that I need and start washing and putting things aside ready for the holiday.
5. Most countries need either API information which is where you enter your passport information of travelers before you travel, with Thomson this is all done online. Some countries need VISAS to enter as well so make sure you have figured out what you need to go where.
6. Make sure that I know how much luggage I am allowed for main hold and hand luggage. This is because most airlines vary and it can be annoying if you get to the airport and find out you need to pay extra for your luggage. I've pretty much always flown with either First Choice or Thomson so I know that for long haul you get 23kg pp and short is 15kg but you can upgrade.
7. I then checked how I was getting to the airport, luckily my dad offered to take us and my friends parents are picking us up but there are many ways. You could drive yourself and then you will need to sort out airport parking which can be really cheap if you book in advance. There are other options such as public transport (trains, buses, coaches).
8. Sort out travel money, figure out how much you will need and what the exchange rate is. You can figure this out by googling and looking at the exchange rate online or going to your local post office.
These are the things I do before I go away to prepare me for the holiday.
Keep Smiling :)!!!
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