A short time ago I was here with 5 things that all first-time travellers need to remember and now I’m back with 5 more! Travelling for the first time can be a little bit intimidating, so before you set off on your trip it’s well worth doing a little bit of prep and preparing for the adventure ahead.
Alrighty then, let’s get to it.
Remember to Shop Around
It can be tempting to just go with the first travel deal that you find on the web, but there can often be an even better deal just around the corner. There’s nothing worse than laying down some cash for a trip only to see that you could have got it for less somewhere else. Make sure to spend at least a little time shopping around before you commit to a holiday – just remember to routinely clear your cookies! Some travel companies are notorious for hiking up charges if you return to their page later.
Don’t Leave it to the Last Minute
We’ve all been guilty at one time or another of leaving something important to the last minute, but when it comes to booking a holiday that can really come back to bite you in an expensive way. Booking costs can inflate dramatically as you get closer to your time away, so you’re well worth booking in advance to have some peace of mind and to ease the pressure on your wallet.
Getting stabbed with a needle might be the last thing on your mind, but when you’re heading abroad it couldn’t be more important that you get properly vaccinated. Vaccinations will help to protect you and others from any diseases or infections that are particularly common where you’re going, so getting vaccinated should be at the top of your list. Make sure to do a little bit of research beforehand and speak to your doctor to find out exactly what vaccinations you need for your chosen destination.
Remember Your Connections
When booking transport at home – and once you’re actually out the door on your holiday – make sure that you know exactly when all your travel connections are and how to get between them. I’ve made the mistake in the past of not allowing enough time to travel between my connections, resulting in a mad dash across a foreign city to catch my train in time. Basically, don’t be me in this case.
Give Yourself Time
Finally, remember to give yourself enough time for what you want to do. Whether that’s giving yourself enough time to get to the airport or planning enough days in a certain location to see everything that you want to see, the same thing applies. You’ll have a much better time if you’re not rushed off your feet and you’ll be able to sit back, relax and really enjoy your time away.
There we have it. Between this blog and the last, you should be good and prepared to make the very most out of your time travelling, regardless if this is your first time. Have fun and I hope you have a great time away!