There’s a lot to think about when planning travel: from getting a visa, to figuring out transportation, to booking accommodation and getting local currency, it can be downright stressful. Sometimes, we take the stress out of planning a trip, by laying out a simple step-by-step guide that’ll ensure you don’t forget anything. So, we should prepare a travel plan before we make a travel decision.
Travel size items
You don’t want to be lugging a huge suitcase around the world with you and risk paying for excess baggage. Use travel size hair dryers and other toiletries that take up less room and weigh a lot less.
Free toiletries from accommodation
Take advantage of the toiletries offered by hotels, they are small and will last you the few days you are there.
Make sure you organize a phone plan that won’t cost you money you don’t have while you are travelling. You want to able to contact family or make further travel arrangements at a reasonable call rate.
Credit card with no foreign exchange fees
If you plan on using a credit card, make sure you won’t be charged for currency transfers. This can soon add up when travelling in places like Europe where countries have different currencies.
Credit card with free travel insurance
Some credit cards offer you free travel insurance while overseas. The yearly fee may be higher than your current card but it may not be as high as insurance costs.
Grab yourself a travel guide that fits the style of travelling you want to do. You can get those that list youth hostels and other cheap accommodation and free attractions.