Planning Tips for An Amazing Trip

I always enjoyed going on holidays. Seeing new places, experiencing new culture, eating new food.. LOL.. but a holiday is only as wonderful if you made sure you do all the right preparation for it. Going into a new country is an awesome experience but not knowing what to do when you reach there or not making ample mental and physical preparation is a totally different thing. Planning for a trip is equally important as going for one.

So, if you are heading off on a big adventure, but not sure what’s involved, these trip planning tips will help you get a handle on the things you need to consider.

  • Organise your documents
    • Make sure you have an up to date passport, that will be up to date of your trip. Check visa requirements for the country you are traveling to. Some countries require that you arrange a visa before you leave home, while others will grant a tourist visa when you land. Make sure you have a suitable travel insurance organised.
  • Book flights and accommodation
    • One of the fun parts about traveling is the booking of your flights and/or accommodation. Make sure you shop around at different travel agents, because prices vary widely. Check that the prices quoted include all taxes and surcharges
  • Get any vaccinations you might need
    • Make an appointment with your doctor to check what vaccinations you need or any medicine you should take with you. Common ones to look out for are Typhoid, Malaria and Hepatitis..not the kind of things you want as souvenirs!
  • Look after the home front
    • Unfortunately, while you’re away, there are often still things that need to be looked after back home. Make sure you have arrangements in place for someone to look after your bills, plants and mail. If you are going to be leaving a house empty, consider finding someone to house-sit for you while you’re away
  • Organise things to do
    • Make a list of things that you plan to do while away. Do some research on the internet about your holiday destination. They may be special events on that you can only attend if you book in advance. Planning what you’re going to see will make it a lot easier to relax when you’re on holidays!
  • Make a packing list
    • Start making a packing list a few weeks in advance. As the weeks go by, you will undoubtedly think of many more things to add. Write them down as you go, then pack everything on your list in the last day or two.
  • Look after your finances
    • Find out what currency you will need and figure out the best way to deal with it. Credit cards can be convenient, but also unsafe in lots of areas. Travellers cheque are good safe alternative
  • Stay in touch
    • Take an address book with you, with all the important contacts in it. Check on any foreign phone codes and write them in your address book. Before you start you trip, make sure you let people know that you will be away and how they can contact you while you’re away. If you don’t have email address that you can check on the road, you can set one through Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail to keep an online diary.

Have a fantastic trip!

Cheerio…

Source: Travellerspoint

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7 Responses to “Planning Tips for An Amazing Trip”

  1. Thanks for the tips,
    Although you have written about internet searching for information, but I think u can include a point to carry a gprs enabled gadget like a cell phone, as carrying internet along with you wud a be great idea 🙂

  2. Blogger Helper says:

    Thanks for the tips, Although you have written about internet searching for information, but I think u can include a point to carry a gprs enabled gadget like a cell phone, as carrying internet along with you wud a be great idea 🙂

  3. Blogger Helper says:

    Thanks for the tips, Although you have written about internet searching for information, but I think u can include a point to carry a gprs enabled gadget like a cell phone, as carrying internet along with you wud a be great idea 🙂

  4. Blogger Helper says:

    Thanks for the tips,
    Although you have written about internet searching for information, but I think u can include a point to carry a gprs enabled gadget like a cell phone, as carrying internet along with you wud a be great idea 🙂

  5. LadyJava says:

    I think that is a great addition to the list.. thanks Blogger Helper!

  6. LadyJava says:

    I think that is a great addition to the list.. thanks Blogger Helper!

  7. LadyJava says:

    I think that is a great addition to the list.. thanks Blogger Helper!

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