thirty something-year-old northerner who now lives in Norfolk with her husband and three children.Previously working for the NHS in various roles for 15 years before being made redundant in 2016.She is now a work from home mum who showcases family life, home decor, travel and everything in between on her award-winning blog.
Travelling is something which almost all of the people love to do. Travelling abroad and seeing new places is so much fun and helps you relax and feel wonderful. This is my favourite time of year to get away – the UK becomes cold and dull, and I look for last minute holidays in the sunshine to boost my vitamin D levels. Here are 7 greats tips for you, or anyone else, if you love travelling.
Check-in 24 hours before your flight
Whenever going somewhere, always check-in with your flight as soon as it’s possible. Of course this helps you confirm your flight time, plus you may be able to switch seats if you don’t like your assigned seat. If you truly love travelling, you’ll probably already know this but it’s always good to be reminded.
Print or take photo of your passport
Even people who love travelling still have to think safety first. Get a printed copy of your passport or take a photograph of it and keep it with you because you never know, you may lose your passport in a hustle or it may get stolen as tourists are targeted by thieves all around the world. Having a printed copy will help you when you come to arranging a replacement. I also take screenshots of any and all booking references from my emails, incase I have no phone signal and can’t access my emails when I need to.
Don’t take a lot cash with you
Another great advice is not to carry a lot of cash with you whilst travelling. Carrying around £100 in cash should be adequate, as you never know what will happen in a foreign country. Most high street banks no longer charge to withdraw cash abroad so there is no real need to carry more than necessary. Plus travel money cards are a great option too.
Let your bank know you are travelling
Always let your bank know that you are travelling and going somewhere so they don’t block your cards, which you could need to use during the trip. In this way, they will know it’s you using the card and not someone else in another country. Saving you time and stress.
Have offline playlists
If you love travelling you may already have one, but downloading an offline playlist of your favourite songs is something which will help you a lot during your flights. Especially, long flights are super hard when you do not have your music on you or inflight entertainment.
Download the map
Another great hack if you are travelling to different places is to download a complete map of the place where you are going, when you get the chance. Physical copies are a good option too. This way you still have access to map of the city if you can’t access the internet there.
Carry necessary medication
If you are travelling to a place where the time difference is very noticeable as compared to your home country. You should carry some necessary over the counter medication with you to avoid conditions like jet lag and help you sleep when you arrive at your destination because of the time difference. Of course if you’ve got a medical condition you should be sure to pack your medication in two different places, in case one gets missing or perhaps stolen.
Do you love travelling? Got any other tips? Leave them below!