Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Top Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

By Jesse Wallace Subscribe to RSS | May 23rd 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Holidays are all about escaping from the stresses of everyday life and having a break from the mundane, but all too often your long-awaited holiday can be spoilt by unnecessary stresses due to insufficient planning. Here are several practical tips to follow to ensure you are in for a stress-free holiday.

Check the weather averages for your chosen destination

Nothing is more disappointing than organising a beach holiday to a tropical island to discover you arrive bang in the middle of the Monsoon season.

Choose your travelling buddies carefully

While you can’t choose your family, you can choose your friends, and if you are planning a trip with some friends, choose wisely. While particular friends may be great to hang out with for a few hours, spending several days or weeks with someone is quite different. Try to choose travelling partners that have similar interests as you, as this will make decision making much easier.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is relatively inexpensive and should anything go wrong while you are away, from needing emergency medical attention to losing your luggage to having your camera stolen, you will be far better positioned to cope with it knowing you have insurance. As well as meaning you claim for any losses, many travel insurance companies can also provide you with a 24-hour help should you find yourself in trouble in a foreign country.

Pack a few days before

It’s important to get your holiday off to the right start, and packing last minute is the quickest way to make it a stressful departure. Pack your bag a few days before. This will give you time to purchase anything you are missing, will help you avoid over-packing and make it less likely you will forget anything essential. It’s also a good idea to weigh your bag to ensure you don’t go over any luggage limits set by your airline.

Check your passport

If you are heading overseas, locate your passport long before you are due to depart and check it is well in advance of its expiry date. The last thing you want is to realise a few days before that your passport will expire while you are overseas. While it is possible to apply for emergency passports, they can be very expensive.

Have copies of your important documents, and keep them separate

Make photocopies of all your important documents including your passport, ID, drivers license and travel insurance documents and keep them separate from the originals. If you do lose any of your important documents, these copies will be lifesavers.

Take advantage of a stopover

If you have a long plane flight ahead of you, consider breaking it up with a stopover. Spending more than a few hours in a plane can be quite stressful on your body, as can the change in time zones that you are abruptly introduced to. A stop over allows you to take it easy and get the rest you need to arrive at your destination energised and ready for your adventure. If you have a very early flight to catch, you may also want to consider booking a pre-flight stay in an airport hotel the night before. This means you don’t need to worry about a ridiculous wake up time and fighting hectic traffic before your journey.

There are plenty of excellent, well-priced hotels in Heathrow Airport and other major international airports that cater to people stopping over for a night or having a very early flight to catch. These hotels usually provide 24 hours room service, airport transfers (if you aren’t able to simply walk there) as well as a gym and spa, so you can keep up with your fitness regime or have a treatment to help cope with the stress of travelling.

Ask for help

When you are in a foreign place, it’s easy to waste time and energy trying to find certain places, trying to communicate if you don’t speak the language, falling victim to common tourist traps etc. To avoid this, ask for help from trusted sources such as your hotel concierge. These people are here to help you. Use their services wherever you can, from recommending and booking a restaurant to directions to major tourist attractions.

Travelling can be stressful, there is a lot to think about, but if you plan properly and follow these tips you will be better positioned to have a stress-free and enjoyable holiday.

Jesse Wallace - About Author:
Jesse Wallace writes for a digital marketing agency. This article on hotel in Bergen has been

commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/travel-articles/top-tips-for-a-stress-free-holiday.htm

Related Travel Articles Subscribe to RSS

To spend a holiday in Bali villas makes it very good to be associated with that.
Published by Christian Saveet on February 6th 2012 | Travel
It is always good to spend time with your family to places that are great in all respects....
 
Tourists go for Dubai holiday packages to experience the sandy beaches and the shoppers’ paradise
Published by Dan Valley on June 18th 2012 | Travel
Cheap Dubai holidays make the tourists go crazy with the prospect of visiting the delightful city in...
 
3 exotic holiday destinations you must visit in Benidorm holidays
Published by Edmund Brunetti on November 25th 2011 | Travel
To escape the monotonousness of our mundane lives, we often feel the need to leave our grueling life...
 
Planning a holiday in Goa - Booking cheapest travel package:
Published by Johnvictor on February 24th 2012 | Travel
A trip to Goa is always special and to make it more memorable, you need to plan it smartly. Tourism ...
 
Spend your holiday Vacations in Kerala - Top 8 Tourist Places
Published by Larry Ghomes on January 12th 2012 | Travel
Kerala has a enormous infrastructure for the tourists and this has made it one of the most cherished...
 
Travel Agencies in Lebanon: a sure way to make a classic and fantastic holiday
Published by on May 23rd 2012 | Travel
Are you looking for Travel Agencies in Lebanon to arrange for your flight booking and accommodations...
 
Simple tips to cut your home insurance
Published by Jwallace10 on July 11th 2012 | Travel

Lowering the cost of your home insurance premiums could be easier than you think.
...
 
Make your holiday dreams come true with skyholidays,com
Published by Meghnath Kumar on March 28th 2012 | Travel
The need is to sit back and relax ourselves giving ourselves a soothing feeling and a sense of pleas...
 
Things to know about holiday car rentals
Published by Fiona Roy on April 23rd 2012 | Travel
There is a lot to consider before booking a car rental for your holiday abroad. Researching and book...
 
Best tips for finding Cheap Hotels in London
Published by Maria Andreeva on April 5th 2012 | Travel
The capital of England-London is a huge and dynamic city with international population. When it come...
 
Amazing journey for all taking Jamaica holiday packages
Published by Dan Valley on April 27th 2012 | Travel
The destination is an island nation full of surprises. One can never get disappointed by this amazin...
 
Buy sensible ski wear for your winter holiday
Published by John Kumar on December 17th 2011 | Travel
For kids who love the outdoors and would want to go hiking ski- boarding or just playing in the snow...
 
B&B with holiday accommodations
Published by Glyn Jones on December 4th 2011 | Travel
Staying at a B&B in will allow holiday travelers to experience a more intimate interaction with the ...
 
Exploring Miami: the best holiday destination in America!
Published by John Wood on December 26th 2011 | Travel
Miami is one of those holiday destinations in America that first –time visitors often include in t...
 
Some key Scooter tuning tips
Published by Maxiscoot18 on January 18th 2012 | Travel
Driving a scooter is endowed with a lot of fun and excitement. But when any part of the bike is zonk...
 
Villa holidays - for the holiday experience you will never forget!
Published by Edmund Brunetti on December 23rd 2011 | Travel
If you are wishing for a holiday that takes you away from your daily drudgery and busy schedule- int...
 
A holiday in Liguria is unforgettable
Published by Sadie King on February 22nd 2012 | Travel
The sights, the views, the Beaches and the food make a holiday in Liguria a once in a lifetime exper...
 
India holiday – Enjoy the cultural place in India
Published by Rashidbadyari007@yahoo.in on January 12th 2012 | Travel
Man is by nature inquisitive and his soul is restless like the wandering spheres. The wander lust do...
 
 
Advice on taking pets with you on holiday
Published by Fiona Roy on April 23rd 2012 | Travel
Taking your pets on holiday with you is now easier than it used to be. But there are rules you have ...