Do you sort out travel insurance ASAB (as soon as you book?) This is one pre-holiday that is an unequivocal essential.
Being ill is not going to get your holiday reimbursed or your medical fees payed abroad. Losing your suitcase won’t make an airline see you right with a bag of new clothes. A poorly mum won’t encourage your travel company to fly you home for free. You need insurance or your whole holiday could end up an expensive disaster. Getting holiday insurance sorted quickly very BEST way to ensure you holidays runs smoothly no matter what happens.
The absolute prime time to book your travel insurance is as soon as you book your holiday as that way you are covered before it begins. Who knows what might befall you – from bad weather to Covid to a family emergency. There may be many unavoidable and challenging reasons why you have to cancel your trip and your travel insurance may well save the day.
How are your pre-holiday preparations going?
Once you have your travel insurance booked (and remember do it straight away) you are also going to want to make sure that you have your other pre-holiday preparations sorted. In order to ensure you do I have prepared a pre-holiday checklist for you.
Preparing for a holiday can be super exciting but also very stressful. Being organized is the key to a smooth and enjoyable trip.
- Research your destination: Have a good look at weather, local customs, and any important information you may need to know that will determine what you actually pack,
- Check your travel documents – them check them all over again! : Ensure that your passport, visa (if required), and any other necessary identification documents are up to date and valid. Make copies of important documents and keep them in a separate place from the originals. I tend to take photos and email them to myself.
- Book accommodation: If you haven’t already, make your accommodation arrangements well in advance to secure the best options, the best and the very best rates. Whether it’s a hotel, vacation rental, or staying with friends or family, ALWAYS confirm your bookings too.
- Plan your transportation If you’re renting a car, make reservations in advance and book train tickets etc and parking spots. These can get booked up fast.
- Pack wisely: Create a packing list based on the duration of your trip and the activities you’ll be engaging in. Pack appropriate clothing, toiletries, medication, and any necessary travel essentials. Don’t forget adapters for electrical items if you are traveling to a different country.
- Check travel restrictions and requirements: This includes any vaccination or covid testing requirements.
- Notify your bank and credit card companies and your mobile phone provider.
- Arrange for pet or house sitting: If you have pets or need someone to look after your home while you’re away, make the necessary arrangements in advance.
- Inform family or friends: Let trusted family members or friends know about your travel plans, including your itinerary and emergency contact information.
- Sort best deal on your euros or other currency as buying eat the airport is super expensive.
Okay there is a lot to do but it is worth it. Getting properly prepared will mean your holiday is going to be amazing!