Holiday Tips!

July 27, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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It’s summertime and for many that means a much awaited summer holiday. Getting away is a great way to distress and enjoy time with family and friends- the perfect chance to read a good book and forget about the woes and worries which a day to day routine brings.

But often simply preparing for a holiday can be frustrating and stressful. This is why I’m sharing my top holiday tips to make getting ready for holiday as easily as possible!

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  • Write a list- Jot down everything you think you will need for your holiday. I like to put things into categories such as essentials, toiletries, clothing and bits and bobs. This way you can work out what you’ve already got and circle thing you need to purchase.
  • Travelling- Think about your mode of transport and how it might affect your break. For example if you’re on a long haul flight pack flight socks to avoid the risk of DVT’s. If you’re travelling by train or coach think about buying some nibbles to make the journey more enjoyable.
  • Luggage- Weigh your bag before arriving at the airport to ensure it’s within the flight operator’s baggage allowance. Additionally think carefully about what to put in hand luggage. Remember to carry medication with you in case of delay or the dreaded missing bag situation.
  • Research- Use as many resources as possible to find out about your destination before you arrive. The internet is a great place to find honest advice from people who have actually visited the area. I like to read Trip Advisor for reviews on hotels, restaurants and things to do. I’d also suggest a trusty guide book- a pocket size one is perfect to carry in a bag whilst on holiday.
  • Perfect book- Make sure you leave enough room for a good book, crossword puzzles or travel board game. These are great ways to stay entertained and relaxed whilst on holiday. To save room I like to take my E-Reader as its fits nicely into my bag and I can carry as many books with me as I like.
  • Tell someone your away- This might sound obvious but ensure you tell a member of your family, a friend or a neighbour that you’re away. Leave them your hotel and flight details along with a key in case of emergencies.
  • Finally… enjoy your holiday. Relax and have a great time!


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  1. Great tips! Easy to do and sure to make your holiday go more smoothly. Isn’t it great to pack a nice light e-reader rather than a bag full of fat paperbacks!

    • Thanks Frances. E-readers are pefect for holiday- Lightweight and they allow for so much selection!

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