3 Things You Need To Do Before Holidaying Abroad

Travelling abroad can be amazing, exhilarating and can give you some of the best memories and sights you'll ever see and do. From walking holidays in Switzerland to a city break in New York, no two places are the same and you will be left with amazing experiences. It can be stressful though, especially when you've not prepared well in advance, so here are a few tips to make sure your holidays get off to the best start...

Book The Right Holiday For You
I get it - booking abroad can be very daunting. There are so many places to visit, so many sights to see, and then you've got to think about the other people in your holiday party. Research is key here. There are many travel sights, such as Trip Advisor, that give you first hand reviews of locations, places and hotels all around the globe. 

You need to check for every aspect of your holiday. The perfect hotel for you. The right airport for travelling from. You can even check how hilly, or child-friendly, somewhere is, as you don't want to be struggling getting around if you have limited mobility or a pram to push. 

Protect Yourself Abroad
The amount of people who don't check their documentation before booking a holiday is astounding. Before you even think of booking, you should check your passport, make sure it'sin date as these can take quite a few weeks to receive back if it needs updating. 

You should also make sure you have a European Health Insurance Card, and take it with you when abroad. This is issued free of charge and allows anyone who part of the EEA countries and Switzerland to receive medical treatment in another member state free or at a reduced cost, if that treatment becomes necessary during their visit. 

Lastly, the very minute you book your holiday, you should take out travel insurance. All travel insurance, such as All Clear, is not only to cover you for the duration of your holiday, but also for any circumstances that come up before you go. If you, or a family member becomes ill before you fly, and you don't have travel insurance, you wont be able to get your money back for the holiday you cannot go on, so make sure you purchase this as soon as possible when you book. 

Check Your Luggage Allowance
This might not seem important, but it so is! With luggage allowances changing all the time - and the likes of Ryanair changing their hand-luggage allowances with new charges - it's best to always check how much you are allowed to take, and the sizes of your bags too.

Going over you allowance can cost dearly once you're at the airport, and if your hand-luggage is too big, you might have to pay heftily to have it put into the hold. Just a simple check to make sure you know your size and weight limits can save you a small fortune once you get to the airport.

As long as you have everything prepared before you go, you're sure to have an amazing holiday. Now all that’s left to do is compile your travel bucket list and start adventuring.


  1. Have tweeted to my followers #TravelTuesday

  2. Great tips. We always look at trip advisor for the hotels, it really helps.

  3. Great tips, but depending on where you are traveling, always looks at the countries, dos and dont's while visiting

  4. I can't believe the amount of people who don't get travel insurance!