Getting Your Holiday Planned In Simple Steps

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A holiday is always an exciting time, but you should never get so excited that you forget about planning it properly. A lot of people seem to have a go with the wind attitude to holidays these days, but this is not the ideal thing to do. You should have at least some kind of plan in place to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible! After all, you don’t want your holiday to end up as a disaster simply because you didn’t take the necessary precautions to prevent this from happening. So, down below, we are going to look at some of the simple steps you can take to plan your holiday. Keep reading if you want to find out more.

Make A List For Your Suitcase
The first thing that you are going to want to do is make a list of what needs to go in your suitcase. Anything you need, whether it is clothes, shoes, those little extras like sunscreen, should all be on this list. This way, you will know if there is anything that you haven’t yet got and need to go and buy, but you will also find packing a lot easier. As the items go into your suitcase, tick them off the list, so you know they are in there. Bring the list with you to the airport so that if you do start to panic, you can look back at the list and give yourself peace of mind that you packed it all.

Double-check this list before you leave, because there is nothing worse than getting to the airport and figuring out that there is something you don’t have. Now, if this is something like a top you wanted to bring, it’s not the end of the world, but heaven forbid it is your passport.

Sort Out Your Money
Something else that you are going to need to do is sort out your money. You’ve got to work out how much you have to take with you, what you are going to need while you are over there, and how much this is going to cost as well as a few other things. Make sure that you overestimate where you can because it will always be nicer to have a little bit extra when all is said and done than to not have enough.

If you need some help with this, you can always ask friends and family members to help you out until you get back. However, if you find that this is not going to be possible, then you are going to need to start looking for a loan. Only use this as a last resort if you can, and make sure that you read all of the fine print, so you know what you are getting yourself into. Find a loan that has a reasonable interest rate so that you aren’t paying loads more than you borrow.

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Come Up With Ideas For While You’re There
We know that exploring is all part of the holiday experience, but you might want to look up the destination beforehand and see if there is anything you really want to do while you are there. It will make the days more enjoyable if you have some kind of direction as to what you are going to be doing. Ask the other people in your travel party what they want to do as well, and this way, you can make sure that everyone gets to see and do the things that they want before you leave. There is nothing worse than coming home from holiday and feeling like you missed out on some of the best bits.

Check Public Transport Options
Make sure that you are looking at all the public transport options that are available to you while you are away. If you are not hiring a car, then you’ve got to get around some way, and public transport is going to be your option. Look at trains, trams, taxis, buses, all the ways that you can think of, and then work out which is going to be the best price. In some foreign countries, public transport is a lot more expensive than what you might be used to, and it might not run as often, so be sure to check the timetables as well.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

Thank you so much for reading tonight and I hope that you have found this article helpful and now know some of the simple steps that you can take to get your holiday planned. By taking at least some of this advice, you are minimizing the number of problems that you could encounter on the holiday of your dreams! Good luck, and have the time of your life.

When was the last time you took some time out for yourself and went on holiday? Did you do a lot of planning beforehand?

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Until next time,
Marina Rosie x 



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  7. Great post. I am a big list maker and I love planning my trips.

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    1. Hi there Karen! Yes, it's so good to make lists, I totally agree! x
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  8. These are really great tips for people starting to travel, to help them get organised and hopefully get the most out of their trip. I like to plan and have lists as well and always do my best to research the next destination I'm headed to, so that I can maximise my time there.

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole! I'm not so much of a seasoned traveller myself so this kind of set, simple list really helps me! x
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  9. I think public transportation is a good way to just see how the locals do things (and you're able to save money, to boot). Looking forward to vacationing again soon.

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  10. Amazing tips. Yes these are really very important for any travel plans.

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    1. Thank you so much Raksha! x
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  11. So excited for when we can travel again! I will definitely keep your ideas in mind when it's time to take a trip.

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    1. So am I shelley! Let me know where you go! x
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  12. What simple yet important steps in planning a holiday! Great to know these tips!

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  13. I love traveling but at the same time it makes me so anxious. Planes and car rides are not my favorite but I hope to travel more in the future.

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    1. I totally feel you there Mariah - I don't really travel so much myself, I'm so scared of losing my passport and things like that. Honestly, as time passes, I guarentee you'll get more comfortable my darling!
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  14. These are great tips for travelers.
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  15. Awesome tips, we definitely need to sort out money because it's important during the holiday.

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    1. For sure! You definitely need to have enough and know what you're going to be using it for, etc! x
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  16. These are helpful tips! I'm a meticulous planner when it comes to planning my trips. I map my itinerary ahead (that involved tons of research of places to visit and restaurants to dine in at). Planning the transpo is crucial!

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    1. Hi there Polly! You're actually so much better than me - as much as I plan, I don't map my itinerary! You've inspired me now! x
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  17. Planning is already part of my life, especially, I love traveling. And it is so true to plan ahead. You have to maximise your time on that destination ♥️

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    1. For sure, you're so right! And yes, I've read your blog - you seem so passionate about travelling, it's a wonderful thing to see! x
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  18. this was really awesome! Planning for the holidays is essential!

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    1. Yay, thank you so much Shelby! It really is! x
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  19. Keep this in mind, surely are great tips. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Kenneth! x
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  20. I love to use public transport, reason I get to know the place well and also meet and communicatr with the locals.

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    1. That's amazing! Obviously nowadays we're going to have to be a lot more careful and wear masks on public transport but it is still an amazing place to fit in with the locals! x
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  21. These are all great tips we need to consider when we planned a travel. Using a public transport or commute we will enjoy our travel more than taking private transportation.

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    1. Absolutely Elizabeth - I'm so glad you agree! x
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