Planning a summer holiday should be exciting and stress-free. With a little organisation and the right advice, you can ensure a smooth and memorable trip.
Here are some handy tips and tricks to help you plan a fantastic summer getaway:
The longer you have to plan your trip, the easier you’ll find it. Starting early gives you more time to research, choose the right destination and find deals on flights and accommodation. Ensuring everything is sorted in plenty of time gives you longer to look forward to your holiday!
Set your budget
We’ve discussed the importance of budgeting for your trips, but it’s advice worth repeating. Setting your budget means you can focus on enjoying your trip and making your money go further. When deciding your budget, remember to factor in extra expenses like any visas or vaccinations you may need.
Make a list of the things you want to do
While it’s always nice to relax and take time for yourself on holiday, you don’t want to get to the last day and suddenly realise you’ve missed out on an amazing experience!
Make a list of the places and activities you’d like to see and do while you’re away. It can help to plan what you want to do and when, for you and those you’re travelling with.
Choose the right destination
Picking the right place to go is critical to planning your best summer holiday yet. It’s essential to do your research and choose the best location.
Things to consider include:
- The climate. Don’t just opt for the hottest place you can find. Make sure you pick somewhere you’ll be comfortable. During the summer, you might even want to visit a cooler destination. You should also check the humidity and average rainfall for the time of year.
- Journey time. Make sure everyone you’re travelling with will be comfortable with the length of the trip. Older travellers and young children may only want to travel for a short period.
- The cost of living. The cost of living affects many things while you’re away, from food to accommodation. Make sure you think about prices in the country you’re visiting to get the most from your budget.
- The language barrier. Only some parts of the world speak fluent English, so consider this when arranging your holiday. Planning early also lets you learn some of the local language before you leave, which can help massively.
Don’t overstuff your suitcase with things you’re not going to need. Researching the local weather is a great help here. If you’re travelling during the rainy season, you’ll need to bring your coat, but it’s less vital during the dry season.
You can find packing lists for most destinations online; these are a great place to start.
Enjoy your summer to the fullest.
With these tips and InsureandGo’s travel insurance, you can embark on your adventure worry-free. Start planning today and create unforgettable memories!