Whether you're an experienced globe trotter or off on your first adventure, proper preparation will ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible and you’re equipped to tackle any hiccups.
PLAN YOUR ITINERARY: First things first, what are your travel plans? Prepping and planning a trip can be a huge task. Planning as much as you possibly can before you leave will mean you can enjoy making memories once you’re there without the stress. Book accommodation and any travel needed, write a bucket list of places and things you want to see & experience and plan out an itinerary.
THINK ABOUT THE SMALL DETAILS: It's important to pay attention to the little details before you go and keep everything organised in one place. For example when you are moving from place to place you need to make sure the smaller things line up, you can add ALL this info into your Travel Journal. Have you allowed enough time to get through customs in a foreign country? Have you checked the baggage allowance is the same on all your flights? Have you noted down what time check-in closes incase it differs to other airlines? Do you know what Terminal your flight is taking off from and arriving at? Although these all seem like tiny details - sometimes they can cause major stress when traveling. Take the time to go through all your plans with a fine tooth comb and write everything down in your planner.
KNOW YOUR BUDGET: Don’t be too prescriptive about your budget; it’s more important to have leeway than to be the person saying no to dessert but DO have an idea of what you have to work with and what your daily spending can be. Speak to friends or loved ones who may have traveled to the same places to gauge an idea of possible spending budget. Pre-book big items like flights, accommodation, events or pre-payable experiences in advance. As many things you can pre-pay as possible will just mean your money can be spent enjoying your holiday while you’re on it.
UTILISE A TRAVEL JOURNAL: Our Travel Journal will be your best friend in the lead up to your trip and your number one must pack item. It has you covered with Checklists, Budget pages, Travel Info, Contacts and of course pages to jot down all your travel memories to look back on for years to come.