With spring in full bloom, it’s time to look ahead to the warmest months of the year. Ironically enough, these are the months where most of us choose to escape the United Kingdom for even warmer climes.
From the French Riviera to the Red Sea the world is your oyster. But, be sure that you don’t forget your preparation! Use this list as your checklist.
Summer Holiday Checklist
The most obvious of them all but they have to be kept up-to-date. Overlooked more than you think, an out of date passport can be a nightmare – even if you notice it before departure day!
A one week or one day rush can set you back £130!
Being British we are fortunate to be able to get to a lot of places without a visa. But, if you are going to Africa, Australia or America (even on connecting flights!) you will need to register for a visa.
Tickets & online check-in.
When going on holiday, keeping documents close by is a great idea. You can usually check-in online and this will give you the option of printing boarding cards so that you avoid the airport queues.
Arguably, the most important part of any holiday, Summer Holiday Checklist. Everything from luggage to extreme sports can be added to your policy and it gives you the piece of mind that you won’t be stung if an accident does happen.
Probably the last thing on your mind when you think of your much-needed holiday but it could literally save you thousands of pounds.
Transfers and/or parking should be arranged well in advance while at the other end you should know where you’re going from the airport – be that in a car or a taxi to your hotel.
Money – Always take a bit of cash in your pocket to start with to help with small purchases like foo and drink.
Never change currency at the airport and see whether you can get debit cards that aren’t charged overseas to stop additional fees from hitting your account.
Suncream is hugely important. Readily available across the globe, you should be able to find good deals before jetting off. Get a good factor and be cautious in the sun.
Paracetamol, diarrhoea tablets and painkillers are also commonly found in luggage. Exotic foods can sometimes upset the stomach while too much celebrating on holiday may well bring on morning hangovers!
Always try to take hair products, soaps, gels, toothbrushes, toothpaste and razors. While you can find them wherever you go if you can be prepared then you won’t have to waste time finding them!
Swimwear and you’re ready right? Well, not quite. Remember your staples of a t-shirt a day, consider if you need socks or will be wearing flip-flops.
Don’t take too many clothes but try to have sensible footwear, a hat and sunglasses. Even if you’re going somewhere warm, a pair of jeans and a jumper are always good additions.
Now you are all set for a great Summer Holiday Checklist! If you’re spending a lot of time poolside, don’t forget to take some good books. One last thing, make sure you’re camera’s in full working order!