How to Have Your Organisation on Point Before a Holiday


Going on holiday is an exciting and sometimes stressful adventure; if you don’t quite know where you’re going or what time your flights are a lot could go wrong in a short space of time. You are very much looking forward to sharing your travel adventures with your friends and family, but you need to get there first. Getting organised is very important for anyone who is travelling soon, so here is everything you need to know before you set off on your fulfilled, action packed journey. Whether you’re visiting spectacular Spain or amazing America, these rules will apply to anyone who is thinking of flying abroad in the near future.


Check Your Transport and Timings

You might have booked this holiday several months or even a year ago, so make sure you double check the booking information you have been given. Print off any relevant emails and double check your departure time and location. Once you have the accurate information you should book transport to the airport from Airport taxi UK. They will provide you with a reliable service to get you to your flight on time. You should also make a plan for when you arrive in your chosen destination. You might want to pre-book a transfer to your accommodation from the airport to save time and money once you get there.


Collect Your Documents

You should have all of your relevant confirmations printed already, so that you can collect your tickets when you get to the front desk. If you would prefer to check in online before you fly, this will help you to save a lot of time at the airport. Most airlines will let you check in around thirty days before you’re due to fly, but check their small print for more information. Most importantly, make sure you have found your passport several weeks before your trip; you never know when you might misplace it so it is important to get hold of it as soon as you can. It’s always useful to take another form of photo ID with you on holiday just in case you need it for medical emergencies or passport control.

Always inform your close family of your whereabouts and your travel plans. Remember that there are countries such as China that won’t allow you to access social networks. Because of this you should always have a VPN installed on your phone, to be able to bypass the firewall and get in touch with your family and friends.


Research the Destination

Make sure you know a little bit about your chosen destination before you get there. You want to know what kind of activities are nearby, where the nearest restaurants are, if there is a local supermarket and maybe a pharmacist just in case. Getting your bearings before you touch down will give you more time to simply wander and explore the new area, rather than trying to find your way after getting lost!


Know the Culture

It is very important to learn about the culture before going on holiday to a new country; you want to make sure you don’t offend anybody by wearing a certain clothing or using particular hand gestures. Always be friendly and polite to the locals and they might be able to give you some ideas on what to do nearby.

So become the most organised traveller in the world and save yourself a lot of stress, time and money by sorting out all of these elements before your next big adventure.


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  1. I also ensure I research the destination, and the culture before traveling anywhere new. We tend to take things for granted sometimes, so I like to make sure I’m prepared. Having all my documents on hand is so important, and something I’m always organised with!

  2. Good points, but I would add few more. For example check politic situation in country. Could be some strike or something like that!

  3. I have learned to become quite an organised traveller over the years both alone and with the family. I agree that it’s a really good idea to research the destination beforehand especially with children in tow!

  4. Good points to remember before organisation before a holiday. We always follow all these points. We are totally hooked on to your blog. No wonder we are coming back again and again for more info.

  5. This is something that can be really helpful with my future travel plan. Thanks for sharing such an information. Will definitely add this on my list.

  6. Key pointers here. I think collecting all the necessary documents is more vital especially when travelling abroad. As well, for a fun time there, embracing their culture as early as possible is advisable.

  7. These are all really great tips – it took a while for me to get the hang of things, but knowing the culture is so, so important – sometimes even when I think I get it, I really don’t lol!

  8. These are great tips! I’m currently planning my trip to Sydney for next season! While I wish I could be someone who can just jump on a plane without planning, I can’t!! I have to make sure everything is researched out and organized!! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Anytime you plan a trip anywhere you must make sure you are prepared with all of those things you mentioned above.

  10. We recently went on a huge trip with my whole family. Organization was definitely key! There was a lot of planning ahead of time. This is great advice.

  11. Such great advice. I believe planning and preparation make or break a holiday for me. I need to have it all sorted before attempting to travel, yes there might be a couple of setbacks on the trip but it’ll be nothing major! Useful post!

  12. One of our favourite parts of going on holiday is the teaser has beforehand! Great tips and it’s import to have a check list before heading out of the door!

  13. What a list of awesome trips. I agree that researching the destination is really important. About collecting the documents, I usually bring along printed copy of my travel documents, just in case I cannot access the documents stored in my email or phone. Thank you for sharing this!

  14. I agree, when we travel we must be prepare on everything, especially our travel documents. I do keep some digital copy saved on cloud.

  15. Yep, I do all these. My husband and I spend much time preparing for a trip, especially that we have kids with us. A lot of the travel considerations that we have is really for the kids.

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