How to Plan Your Next Holiday

It’s that time of year, where we’ve finished celebrating Christmas and New Years with our family and friends. We’ve packed away the tree, the decorations and now we are left wondering what we can do next. Although the holidays have just ended, it feels like its ended so soon and we’re wondering when we can take out next break.

Unlike summer, the first few months of the new year, tend to be quieter when travelling abroad, so this might be an ideal time to go abroad.

Tips for Planning Your Next Holiday

1. Start Looking Early

One of the best ways to avoid last-minute stress is to start planning a trip early. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to find the perfect location.

You can also take advantage of sales and discounts that sometimes get offered during Spring. Occasionally flight companies offer cheaper tickets to closer European locations such as Spain, just be sure to keep track of the locations that you are interested and snap the deal up should any land.

As Covid is changing the rules from country to country, make sure you you select a location that is not likely to implement a travel ban. As an example, France banned travellers from the UK not so long ago. So, it’s best to plan safely. You can use technology like Google Keep, Evernote, or Microsoft OneNote to make notes of any changes that are occurring.  

2. Get a Travel Insurance Plan

If you’re traveling anytime soon, it’s a good idea to insure against travel issues. It will protect you in unexpected events like canceled flights or lost luggage.

It’s also a good idea to review your health and car insurance policies before leaving town. Ensure that you have coverage in case of an accident or other unexpected event.

You may want to consider increasing your deductible for the year if you think there’s a chance you’ll be making a trip over Spring. It can save you money on premiums and make it possible to have more coverage when needed most.

3. Pack Smart

Spring isn’t going to be as warm as summer. Instead of packing light, its best to pack a versatile range of clothes. Just in case, it rains you will need to have at least one raincoat. You should bring a mix of cooler clothes like t shirt and warmer clothes like a jumper, as good weather is not guaranteed.

If you are for longer than 3 or 4 days, then its less likely that you will be able to take everything just in a carry on. So, it may be worth getting a check in luggage, and bringing a few extra things like snacks or medication. Having check in luggage will also give you the extra room for any things

Wrap Up

The Spring period can be fantastic for a quieter holiday, but it can also be colder and sometimes a lot wetter. These are a few tips for planning to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Consider them to help make your next holiday a little less hectic.