Are you planning on making the most of your time off by heading away from home? Here are our top ten tips for planning, and surviving, your holiday getaway.
1. Avoid Peak Travel DatesÂ
As a rule, itâ€™s cheaper to fly on Christmas Day. Most people plan to already be at their destination for the big day, but if youâ€™re looking to save dollars this is a no brainer.
2. Book EarlyÂ
You can snag some great last minute travel deals, but book your â€śmust dosâ€ť early so that you’re not heartbroken if they book out.
3. Pack WiselyÂ
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4. Do Your ResearchÂ
Do you know your airlines baggage allowance, what time the rental car desk closes, the time difference where youâ€™re landing?
5. Stay ConnectedÂ
There are many travel apps available to you. These can help you make the most of your trip, stay connected with friends and family while abroad, show you local secrets spots, help you plan your next destination, find the best local restaurants and cafes, and so much more!
6. Plan For UnplannedÂ
Donâ€™t book every second of your time before you arrive. Leave space in your schedule for the unplanned secret hideaways that the locals will let you in on.
7. Expect DelaysÂ
Itâ€™s the busiest time for travel so they will happen. Just accept it and pack a good book.
8. Pack an Empty SuitcaseÂ
9. Invest in Hand SanitizerÂ
Thereâ€™s nothing worse than finally clocking off for the year only to spend your entire holiday with Mr Sniffles. Hand sanitizer is going to be your best travelling friend, we promise.
10. Just BreatheÂ
Being an irate traveller never gets you anywhere faster. Stay calm and just enjoy the experience…