With winter on fast approach, a lot of people tend to look at holidays abroad to get some last-minute sun. If you’ve booked something last minute and are planning a weekend away, there are some essentials to consider to make the trip much more enjoyable.
Whether you’re going on a beach holiday or a city break, taking away your best luxury swimwear is always a good idea. You might find the hotel has a pool area available or you might find a hidden beach. It’s worth having something in your suitcase for every situation.
A modern-day traveller’s cheque, with last minute holidays you might find yourself taking too much or too little foreign currency, and a travel debit card avoids this. You can simply move money from your current account to the travel card and use it on a daily basis as you would your personal card in your homeland. Withdraw cash, pay on card and keep your funds safe to save the hassle of carrying large sums around daily. You’ll also find with some of the bigger companies, that the exchange rate is much better.
Some might think that a shorter holiday doesn’t warrant the need for insurance, this isn’t the case. The most critical times where travel insurances would be needed stay the same, if your hotel room is robbed, baggage is lost at the airport or if you needed medical assistance, you travel insurance will either support you on holiday or reimburse you when you arrive home, the prices of the insurance tends to be very low, which means it isn’t worth the risk of passing on it!
If you’re only visiting a city for three days, it’s worth reading up on what you want to do while exploring. It can end up a slight panic if you decide just to wander out an hope to see everything in your time, making a small plan and assuring yourself that you aren’t wasting time going back on yourself can make the trip much better.
Whether is warm or cold, these tips will help you have a much more enjoyable and safer holiday, and the best advice to remember is planning ahead even if it is the day before, the majority of these things can be implemented, even if it means heading to the shops last minute for some designer beachwear.