7 Days before your trip

7 Days and counting before your trip and there is lots to do; use this stress-free guide to separate all your preparation into simple day by day tasks.

7. Buy the essentials.

Take the time to find your weather specific clothes, whether your trip includes the sun, rain or snow, identify clothes and accessories you’re lacking. Gather a list and scour the shops. Also, consider items you may likely forget but are as equally important, eg. an adaptor and bug repellent; for the most efficient holiday shop.

6. Pack.

Get packing. You’ve got all your necessities plan out outfits and go through your toiletries to make them flight safe. Add one outfit to your hand luggage auseful procaution in the eventuality of missing hold luggage when flying. Pack one “emergency outfit for slightly colder or warmer weather than expected, but otherwise pack according to the weather expected of your destination.

5. Prepare for comfortable travel.

Taking a trip is exciting, but the journey sometimes may be extended, uncomfortable and ruin your sense of enthusiasm so, set aside things to make your journey as comfortable as can be. Food, clothing and entertainment; all factors to consider when aiding comfortable travel. Choose music you’d like to listen to or download films you’d enjoy watching, wear loose-fitting clothing you can easily dose off in and remember some food or allocate some cash to pick up food at the airport. If you have a pleasant relaxed journey you will inevitably ease you into your upcoming trip.

4. Research the area.

Today research the area of your trip, you may be thinking “I’ve already done this’ Well, this time more specifically research into the transport you can use, eg. the underground as many are low cost but few do have to be purchased online with a prepaid card much like the Oyster system in London. Also consider nearby eateries, shops, beaches and activities; therefore, when you arrive, you can relax feeling comfortable and aware of your new surroundings.

3. Repack.

Be prepared but not too prepared! What are the chances of a snowstorm in Spain in August? So, take that ski jacket out of your bursting at the seams suitcase and get repacking! Consider what you will truly need based on the weather forecast now more accurate as you’re just days away from your trip. Save yourself lugging around heavy luggage and possibly save money if you can pack just hand luggage, don’t pay to put it in the hold!

2. Get your documents in order.

Check in Online up to 48 hours before with airlines including Emirates and Qatar airways You can now also download the airline and train apps many of which allow you to download an E-ticket, we recommending printing a paper ticket too. Visit the post office or nearby exchange bureau and get your currency for your destination, why not try the travel money card if your visiting multiple and need a multitude of currencies, the card can convert your cash into 13 currencies including the Euro and the UAE Dirham.

1. Relax you’re ready to go!

You’re ready now take today, to do whatever you please but relax enjoy doing something you love whether that’s working out, meeting friends or family or catching up on rest. Your exciting trip awaits!

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Susannah Willett

Susannah, better known as Sussie spent her younger years growing up in the U.K before moving out to the Philippines to reside. Having split her years in two very different cultures, Sussie has gained the love for travel, giving her the passion to write about the many beautiful countries. Being a lover of nature, culture, and history, Sussie has big plans to travel wherever her feet may take her, and witness firsthand the various beauties of the world.

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