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Pre-Holiday Preparations To Get Your Holiday Off To A Great Start *

*This is a collaborative post.

Going on holiday is one of the things we all look forward to. 2020 might be the year that you have decided to travel more, or perhaps indulge in an extra break or two. Nothing can beat that counting down the days feeling, and the excitement we all get. But, sometimes the lead up can also be a bit of a mad rush at the end, as you frantically pack and are certain you have forgotten something.

While many people thrive off chaos and feeling busy, others can find the pre-holiday preparation gives them anxiety and causes unnecessary stress. So can you avoid the chaos before you step foot on the plane? With that in mind, here are some of the pre-flight preparations you can indulge in. 

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Plan how you pack

One of the first things to suggest would be to plan your packing. You only get a certain amount of weight allowance when it comes to flights, and so you won’t always be able to take exactly what your want. A great tip would be to plan your outfits and the clothes you will wear along with the shoes and accessories. It will take a bit of time, but it will certainly help you to pack carefully and stick with any weight allowances and guidelines. 

Sort out all your documents and get organised

No matter whether you are booking a weekend away and staying in one place, or you are heading to various locations with different transport and accommodation options to think about. There will be documents, booking confirmations and information that you need while you are away. So a great tip would be to organise them in advance. It might be that you are travelling somewhere that requires a visa or specific document to fill in before you land, this is when websites like Evisumservice can be useful. It might be that your need to print out a booking confirmation or. a boarding pass because you have checked in online. This is when a travel folder can prove useful. Some people prefer to keep things digital, so collect any barcodes or QR codes you get and keep them safe on your phone or tablet for easy access when you need them. 

Get currency exchanged in advance

We all like to have a bit of cash for when we arrive, and while it can be convenient to draw money out of the bank while away, it is also a good idea to get some exchanged in advance. But, don’t leave it till the airport as that is when you will get the worst possible rate exchange. Instead, shop around for currency exchange and see what deals you can get. You may be surprised to see how far your money will go by doing this in advance. 

Research things to do on the internet

The next thing to think about would be to research things on the internet ahead of your travels. This might be trips you want to take, sights you want to see or just the things you want to do while you are away. Doing this research will help you to identify things like costs, whether tickets can be bought in advance and how you can get to the location. Making it much more stress-free while you are away. It might also help you to plan your time accordingly, making the most out of your travels. 

Come up with some sort of itinerary ahead of time

If you can, try and plan an itinerary in advance, especially if you plan on wanting to do things while you are away. You may not have a lot of time, so it could be important to plan meticulously to ensure you make the most of the time you do have on your trip away. Holidays and breaks are not always cheap, and you may be travelling somewhere that you might not get the opportunity to visit again. So you will want to make the most of your time.

Book any excursions and transfers in advance

Finally, if possible, try and book any excursions in advance. This can sometimes give you a better deal as many people offer discounts for advance or online bookings. You might also want to ensure that you have transfers to and from the airport booked in advance as well. This avoids any hanging around at the airport and will have you well on your way to enjoying your break away. 

Let’s hope that these tips help you make the most of your travels. 

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