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Travelling tips

Checklist for flying

Can’t fly comfortably or don’t like flying? This checklist for flying will help you be more comfortable and make flying hassle free. This checklist will help you with your city trips, backpacking trips and your budget trips.

Be comfortable

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. It is very important to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, as you will be wearing it for some time. If possible, don’t wear a belt. This is only annoying at the airports security and uncomfortable on your flight.

Check in online

Checking in online is quick and easy. If you do this, you don’t have to wait in a line and can immediately check in your luggage when you arrive at the airport.

Entertainment

Have something that can keep you busy for some time. Have movies or series on your phone/tablet that you can watch in your down time. If you like reading, have a book or kindle with you.

Arrive early

Rather be safe than sorry. You never know what the traffic or weather conditions are going to be like, so be prepared for anything and leave a little bit earlier than planned.

Don’t use your own car

Use the train or bus to get to the airport. A taxi is also a good option, but do not go with your car and leave it in the parking garage. This is extremely expensive and therefore unnecessary. You can also ask a friend to take you to the airport, but just remember that they maybe have to work or may have something else planned already.

Be quick with in between layovers

If you have a layover, move fast. Even if your next flight is in a while, locate your next gate before you start your airport sightseeing or shopping. You never know how far it is or how hard it is to find your gate, some airports are ginormous.

Be healthy

Take extra vitamins and minerals a week before your flight and have a small bottle of hand sanitizer on the plane with you.  There are a lot of germs and bacteria on an airplane. The plane cannot be thoroughly cleaned every time it lands, so it’s not the cleanest place you’ll ever be and you don’t want to run the risk of getting sick on holiday.

This checklist for flying should help you have a successful flight and a good start to your holiday.  

Travelling tips

Get ready for travelling with this checklist

Going on holiday is a stressful time and there are things that you might forget. Follow this travelling checklist to be ready and stress free.

Have your documentation ready

If you want to enjoy your vacation, you first need to get there. Don’t leave it till the last minute to see if your passport is up to date and have your visa ready in time. Also make photocopies of your passport and I.D. to take with you in case of an emergency.

Be ready with your money

Have some cash with you at all times, from the moment you arrive till you leave. It does not have to be a lot, but just enough to get by in an emergency. Next to your cash, take more than one credit card, but don’t carry them together. One should be kept safe and used if you lost the other one. A recommendation would be a travel money card. They are not too hard to get by and can carry money in different currencies.

Be insured

Before you leave, be sure to contact your insurance and have your travel insurance ready. You always run the risk of getting injured and you should be sure that you are covered if something does go wrong. While we are on the medical topic, remember to take enough of your prescription medication, with a letter from your doctor or specialist.

Appropriate attire

Have the right clothing for the destination you are going to. If you‘re going to somewhere cold, have a good jacket to take with and do not underestimate how hot or cold it can be. Be ready for every situation. Comfortable shoes are also very important as you will have to walk a lot no matter what kind of holiday you are having. Sightseeing does include a lot of walking as well. Always have a windbreaker/rain jacket in you backpack. The weather can change fast.

Double check your reservation

Unless you are a backpacker, you should have booked a place to stay. Before you leave, double check the address, time and date so everything can go smoothly when you arrive. Print the confirmation of your reservation to avoid any uncomfortable interactions at the reception.

All the small things

Remember your to take the following with you:

  • Phone charger
  • Earphones/headset
  • Wallet

These are things you absolutely need, but might forget. Put them in your hand luggage before you start packing so that you know where they are and don’t have to stress about them any longer.

I hope that this travelling checklist will help you with your travels. The most important thing is to have fun and make memories that will last you a lifetime.

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