Holidays are supposed to be about relaxing, but planning a summer holiday can be quite stressful. So here’s a guide to help make life a little easier and ensure you don’t forget anything:
As flights can often be at inconvenient times, it might be wise to book into a hotel near the airport to save time and money on the day of your flight, which is where Travelodge’s great deals on Heathrow hotels really come in handy.
Make sure you check the weather forecast of the place you’re going to before you book your trip, especially if your destination experiences tropical climates. It’s also a good idea to check the British embassy’s website to make sure that the country you’re going to is safe to visit.
Because infectious diseases can make you very sick or even be life-threatening, it’s not worth skipping travel vaccinations. Click here to find out which travel jabs you need for your destination.
When you take into account that the average cost of hospital treatment abroad is now £2,040, it’s a good idea to invest in travel insurance, especially if you’re going to be participating in activities such as hot air ballooning, scuba-diving and mountain sports.
If you can travel light, it may be worth taking a small suitcase on the flight as hand luggage rather than checking in a large suitcase. This can save on the price of your flight and also means you won’t have to hang around in arrivals waiting for your luggage.
It may not be easy, but if you’re going on a long-haul holiday, try not to sleep during the day as your body clock will be out of sync and the best way to get it back to normal is to ride it out. On the plane you can also try pressing a retracted ballpoint pen under the ball of your big toes when flying as it’s considered a reflex point and should help with jet lag.