My Unbelievable Holiday Planning Secrets

I love to travel the world and explore different cultures & because of this, I’ve gained a lot of knowledge and experience…

I’ve already divulged my solo travel hacks and now it’s time to share some holiday planning secrets!

These are things that I like to make sure I do before I go anywhere on holiday. I like a lot to travel and over the years I’ve picked up a lot of techniques and ideas that have come in useful & I’m going to share my secrets with you in a bid to make your holiday even more enjoyable.

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These are just a few things I like to do on a regular basis and they make the holidaying experience a bit less stressful and chaotic.


Exchange Money when You Arrive

One of the things I have found to work out the best is to exchange your money when you arrive. A lot of people think the best thing to do is to change up all your cash before you go. But, actually, a lot of the time you can often get a much better exchange rate by changing your money up when you get there. I advise changing up a nominal fee before going so you have some cash on you when you land. Then make sure you change the rest once to you reach your destination.

Luxury is Always Preferable

It’s worth remembering that a holiday is all about relaxation and indulgence & a lot of people forget this when they go away.

I want to have the best possible time I can when I go on holiday, and that’s why I swear by luxury. Okay, so you have to pay a bit more, but it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. Isn’t the best possible experience worth a bit of extra money? I always look at what is available before I make my bookings. It’s important you look into the best places to go to get luxury, for instance, there are plenty of luxury destinations in Italy and France. Or, if you want to go out of Europe you might look at Dubai or the USA.


Check In Online

The checking in process is one of the worst things you have to deal with when going on holiday.  It’s important to look at how to ease this burden as much as possible & one of the secrets that I love to use is checking in online. This is so quick and easy, and it makes the entire airport process much more palatable. So, as soon as you have booked your holiday you need to look at when you can check in at the airport. By doing this online you will save yourself so much waiting around time, and it will be a lot more pleasant.

Get a Guidebook

The best way to get the most out of your holiday is to get a feel for the area before you go. I like to buy a guidebook as soon as I book my trip. And then I make a list of all the recommendations in the book. This gives me an opportunity to plan exactly what I want to do before I arrive. I would highly recommend you try this because it means you won’t miss out on doing anything. Guidebooks can also be essential for figuring out things like local customs and cultural differences. You can order one online or get one from any good bookstore. 


Happy & safe travels!

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