10 Important Things to Remember When Going on Holiday.

Traveling abroad can be massive amounts of fun, although you want to make sure you and whoever you are holidaying with are safe. During my endless surfing sessions of the web I’ve Things you might need on your holidaycompiled a top ten list of things to remember whilst traveling, here goes..

1.  First and probably most important for trying to leave the country, Remember your passport and travel documentation (Tickets and/or itinerary’s) . If you don’t have those things, your pretty much stuffed.

If you’ve got a lot of traveling to do it’s probably a good idea to keep all important documents/passports in the same place!

Make copies of your passports and when you are on your holiday keep the important things in a hotel safe don’t carry it around with you on excursions out.

2.  Make sure you have Travel Insurance, God forbid anything happen you don’t want to be caught off guard, shop around for good deals with your insurance but don’t skimp on anything, make sure you read what your policy covers and doesn’t cover.

3.  Try not to take valuables with you, Jewelry and expensive technology (Laptops, Mobile Phones) will be a burden to carry with you and another thing to worry about the whole time. If you want to take things like cameras then make sure they are on your person somewhere that you can keep track of it at all times.

4. Money! A very important part of the holiday, being caught without money is probably one of the worst things that can happen to you whilst in a foreign country. If you’re traveling with credit cards take two, one that you will use when out and about, this one you want to carry with you as normal. The second one will be back up, keep it stashed in a suitcase and remember where it is.  You can do the same with notes if you plan to carry this with you, put some in different places so you always have some somewhere.

5. Get a book about the country or countries you are visiting, learn as much as you can about the culture before you travel. Guide books will usually tell you about the good/bad places in  a city, so take that into account. Also make use of websites like Trip Advisor, the forums are great for getting a feel of the area you are going to.

6. Make lists. Write down the things you need for your trip, and tick them off as you buy them and add them to your suitcase. As a woman I know that feeling you get when packing that you need those extra pair of shoes because they go with that outfit, but trust me you don’t want to be carrying around huge suitcases all the time. If you are going on a trip like mine with a lot of travel on trains then it might be a better idea to take backpacks instead of suitcases, they will fit easier on the train plus they are so much easier to carry.

7. If you are traveling to an area of high risk remember to get yourself and your family vaccinated in the right amount of time before you leave. You might also want to take mosquito nets depending on the place you are holidaying.

8. Make sure you are punctual for all traveling times, have your itinerary to hand at all times so you can get an idea of the times that you need to be at the airport or station. The transport waits for nobody 😛

9. Always remember to fix your house before you leave, Lock everything including windows. Tell a neighbor that you’re going away and leave them with a key if you need someone to feed the fish or water the plants. Throw away perishable foods from you fridge and cupboards.

10. Remember to have fun! It’s your holiday so enjoy it.

11 responses to this post.

  1. Great set of tips, I’ll have to make a list from them : )


  2. Valuable tips for sure! Oh also small tips from me, do bring pepto bismol if you’re traveling to countries where the hygiene is questionable 😀


  3. Stopping by from SITS and 31DBBB

    Great travel tips.

    I’m such a list maker! It might make my husband a little crazy, but I feel like we HAVE wasted time on trips debating what to do! Now, I make a list before we leave of the things we want to do the MOST, so if we have some time where we haven’t decided we have a point of reference.


    • Lists are such fun, This is my first time writing lists/blogging about things we want to do in the countries we visit, I’m usually the one with the lists for packing before we even leave 😛


  4. Hey there! I’m coming here from SITS and Blog Frog. great tips. I’ve never traveled to Europe so when I finally make it there I will be sure to remember those things. Hopefully that will be sooner than later! 🙂


    • Europe is very beautiful and has a lot of history if you’re into that sort of thing 😛
      I might add a few posts in about London and things to do in London 😀
      Thanks for reading my post 🙂


  5. Great tips! I like the idea of backpacks or smaller suitcases when traveling by train. My son and I took a tour of Scandinavia (and absolutely loved it!!) after he competed in the figure skating Junior Grand Prix Final in Helsinki. I still remember barely getting our big suitcases on the trains in time. They really don’t wait for anyone! Have a wonderful trip!


    • Ahh luckily we’ve come across the problem before, We traveled on the night train from Calais to Avignon (France) and saw other people having suitcase issues 😛
      What did you think of Helsinki?


  6. Excellent list, Gemma! My absolute holiday essentials are either a big memory card for my camera or a plan to get the photos off if it fills up. I also make sure I have a notebook so that I can remember what I am taking photos of. Of course, that is because I am a lunatic who packs hardly any clothes on holiday and simply goes to take photos and read books.


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