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Planning A Holiday

Planning is, arguably, the most stressful part of any holiday. You have to make sure your all your plans line up with each other to avoid being disappointed or stuck, you wouldn't want to book flights after that major concert you have tickets for. I personally know how stressful this can be and would like to share my hints/tips on how to plan a holiday with as little stress as possible

Check The Prices for Everything BEFORE Booking

The worst thing would be booking your flights and excursions only to find out that you can't afford any accommodation. List down the cost of everything (include money for when you're there) and either budget to be able to afford it all, or alter your plans to suit. Would it be better going the day after originally planned? Maybe consider a less swanky hotel? 

 Start a "Holiday Fund" Before You're Planning a Holiday

To ensure you have the best experience possible I would suggest saving up money before you're even considering a holiday. This way you won't have to save as much money closer to the time, OR you can have a better holiday by saving even more money up before you jet off.

Double Check Flight Times Before Booking Events

This saves any disappointment when your flights don't line up with you event. Although I am mega guilty of not checking this myself, I really do recommend double checking just in case you have paid lot's of money just to miss an event. If you're booking to see a band and your flights don't line up then maybe consider a different location to see the band.

Study Before You Go

Instead of getting to your destination and feeling lost because you don't know how to get to your hotel do some research beforehand and plan transport in advance so you have an easy and stress free travel day. This also saves you spending your money when you're there as you'll have already spent it. 

Get A Folder

Get a folder for all your important documents, passports etc. That way you can keep everything in one place and you won't lose anything. Once again this means a stress free travel day and it means that you can triple check you have absolutely everything organised for your holiday.

Remember To Get Travel Insurance

Before you go, remember to organise travel insurance for yourself. That means that if you lose a suitcase or other item you will be covered. Even if you don't think you'll need it I would get it anyway to cover yourself.


If you're travelling within Europe remember to apply for your EHIC card It's free of charge and means you're covered for any treatment you may need to get when you're abroad. This could be so important so definitely get it sorted before leaving. 

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