If your summer holidays are coming up very soon, you need to make sure that you have all of the necessary essentials so that you are all ready to go. The last thing you want to do is get over excited and end up missing out on things you need because you spent too much time gazing at holiday snaps on Instagram.
Planning a holiday can be a bore because there are a lot of things that go into it, but it can also be a very exciting time if you do everything the right way. The trick is to make a simple plan of action because that way you can cross things off as you go. This makes things a lot easier because mentally it’s satisfying to see what you have done and watch the number of to-dos decrease.
Here’s what you need to include in your planning
Choose your destination
Where are you going to go? This is probably the best part of the buildup to your holiday because you are deciding on where you want to spend your time in, and there is so much choice out there. Hot or cold? Beaches or snow slopes? Ice Cream or hot cocoa? If you’re struggling to decide then have a look online and see where is nice to go this time of year. Think about what features you want for your holiday, like the activities you’d like to do and the food you’d like to eat. The more idea you have of what you want, the easier it will be to find the perfect spot to suit your needs.
Places like Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica is a good example of a perfect spot for a summer holiday. Think tropical sandy beaches and rice and beans with stew! It’s a great escape that provides a good combination of culture and resort style vibe.
Pack your bags
You have to make sure that you have all the things you would like to wear while you’re away, so it’s important you consider all the different situations you will be in so you can pack for the occasion. You want something to wear on the beach or by the pool, something if you fancy being active, something dressy and classic if you have a posh dinner, and Sun Britches Swimwear when you plan on getting wet. You should also pack your toiletries, but remember that a lot of things can also be bought while you’re there, like deodorant and toothpaste. And most hotels will have everything else you need to wash and bathe with included in the room, and if ever you run out, just ask for more.
Book your flight
When booking your flight you should always compare prices before you go ahead and confirm it. This is because there are plenty of amazing deals online that include accommodation and travel, but you need to look in the right places first. Type in where you want to go online and then look at various different sites until you find what you’re looking for. Always make sure to look at the small print and the terms and conditions so that you know exactly what is being offered to you, and if you still aren’t sure – call them up and have someone explain it over the phone until you are.
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