Summer is here and that means it’s time to hit the road. Whether it’s a holiday or a weekend away, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality. Here are some Top tips for travelling this summer:
1. Plan ahead
Travel can be stressful, so it’s important to plan ahead. Look up travel times, routes and ticket prices in advance to avoid any last-minute stress.
2. Check the weather forecast
Make sure you check the weather forecast before you go, especially if you’re travelling somewhere new or unfamiliar with the area’s climate. This will help you prepare more effectively and avoid any confusion or embarrassment when you arrive at your destination.
3. Pack smartly and efficiently
Pack only what you need for your trip – don’t overpack! You’ll likely have limited space in a suitcase, but by using compression bags (available from most travel shops) and packing smartly, you can fit more into one bag than you think possible without sacrificing comfort or style!
If you’re travelling by car, plan your route in advance so you know what to expect along the way – including tolls, ferries and traffic delays. And don’t forget to factor in extra time for stops such as lunch or sightseeing!
Packing light is always a good idea but it’s especially important when you’re travelling by plane or train. If you’re flying, keep liquids under 100ml and pack them in one clear plastic bag so security staff can easily see what’s inside. If you have any sharp objects such as scissors or knives, keep them in their original packaging and store them separately from other items in your suitcase. In general, try not to overpack – especially if you’ll be carrying a lot of luggage on your own!
There are plenty of accommodation options out there – from hotels and hostels through to camping grounds and even glamping sites! Take into account where you want to go (and how far away) before booking any accommodation.
Travelling can be stressful if you’re not well organised. Make sure that you take all of your travel documents with you and check them thoroughly before getting on the plane; they may need to be checked by security staff before boarding.
Your trip might coincide with a festival or other special event which may restrict access to certain areas or make transportation difficult. Make sure that this isn’t going to disrupt your plans before booking flights and accommodation. Make sure you are booking pre paid taxi.