When it comes to family travel, I’m sure you’ll agree there can often be a lot to organise and put together. Trying to plan everything so it runs smoothly can feel like a military operation, especially if you’ve decided to go it alone and book all the parts of your trip on your own. However, there are some things you can do before you jet off, which can help ease any stress you might encounter whilst you’re away.
Booking ahead can really help to relieve some of the last-minute stress and avoid any disappointment. This could be booking attraction tickets ahead of time, so you don’t have to spend time queuing or even worse, finding out it’s sold out. Booking ahead also means you can plan out your trips as you’ll have a better idea of your plans and where you need to be on which days. Look out for any online offers or ways to save money, sometimes booking online and well in advance lets you make the most of any family deals, early bird savings or other offers. This can be a great way to save money on your trip, especially if you want to visit all of the main attractions.
Get the right cover
Travel Insurance, something you should have in place before you travel, firstly to make sure you’re covered whilst you’re travelling to your holiday destination but, so your policy is valid, and you have the documents with you. You can get policies that cover the whole family, so you don’t have to worry about getting individual policies for everyone travelling together. This means having one policy and one set of documents, anything that means less admin is always a positive! Depending on where you’re travelling to, you might need a policy that covers different regions. Policies specialising in European cover, such as this one, are great if you’re just travelling within this region.
These days there are more options when it comes to getting your travel money. You’re no longer limited to changing your currency in advance of travel. More and more banks offer competitive rates when it comes to using your cards abroad which includes getting out cash. Of course, it’s always a good idea to take some cash with you, in case you need some at the airport the other side for taxis or food etc. But if you plan on spending money on the other side in shops, at the hotel or day to day then it might be worth considering using a money card, some of which you can top up before you go or top up using apps whilst you’re out there. This means carrying less cash and gives you some control over your spending.
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