Want a blissful escape instead of the holiday from hell? Don’t worry, we’re here to help your adventure be as stress free as possible with these travel handy tips.
1. DO travel light.
We’ve all been there: bouncing up and down on the suitcase trying to fit everything plus the kitchen sink inside. Airlines have different weight requirements for luggage so it’s always best to stick to the motto less is more, especially if you’re going through the shopaholic’s paradise known as duty free. After all you might end up paying even more for those discount extras!
2. DON’T forget your sun cream.
A picture says a thousand words and you certainly don’t want your holiday snaps to say boiled lobster or tan lines. Stay healthy and protected from the sun with a high SPF sun cream as well as nourishing moisturiser.
3. DO get comfy.
Whether it’s a long flight or a seemingly never ending road trip, travelling is uber tiring. Make sure to keep you and your family cosy throughout a flight with a cushioned neck pillow. If you’re travelling by car, you can bring along a throw blanket for the kids in the back to cuddle up for a sleep.
4. DON’T get lost.
Having an adventure abroad is exciting, exhilarating… and sometimes a bit scary. Especially if you don’t speak the local language or if you’re travelling solo. Make sure you have a list of the activities and sights you absolutely need to see then work out how far away they are from each other. If they’re close by, walking is a wonderful way to experience another culture and new places you want to visit. If it’s a bit of a trek you can travel by public transport, most city breaks offer travel cards to help you navigate this new land on a budget.
5. DO keep the kids entertained.
‘Are we there yet?’ is a phrase that haunts every parent’s soul. When you’re confined to a long flight, preparing for the inevitable jet lag and travel from the airport to the hotel, the last thing you need is for your angels to become little monsters. Even short trips feel like ages for kids so make sure to include activities in their case like colouring books, stories, and toys to keep them occupied.
6. DON’T forget travel size toiletries.
Fun size, tiny, and unbelievably adorable. No matter how you say it, those cute little bottles of shampoo, body wash, and moisturisers, make us feel like hobbits and it is glorious. These tiny essentials at 100ml or less keep you looking and feeling fresh for the week. After all if you’re in the pool all week you’re not going to want the dreaded green ogre chlorine hair.
7. DO make time for tea.
Holidays are all about experiencing another way of life and escaping the everyday… but sometimes you need a taste of home. There’s nothing better than a cup of tea in the morning and a week without our PG Tips or Tetley tea bags can leave us in the awkward #BritishProblems territory. So take a supply in your suitcase so you can enjoy your beloved brew!
But most all, when you travel:
8. DON'T forget to have fun!
This is your time to explore a new place or visit an old favourite for some much needed rest and relaxation!
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