Planning your big trip

So you have an idea of where you are visiting but before hitting the road and saying goodbye to the your home life, it can feel like you have a million and one things to sort. Don’t worry, we have got you covered. So lets take a look at what we arranged before our adventure began:

 

Flights

After you know your destinations, now it’s time to look for flights. To get the best deals it’s usually a good idea to plan book early. Personally we looked out for deals for a couple of months and found STA travel to be the perfect deal for us.

Our go to flight resource is usually SkyScanner.com. Make sure before you revisit the site to clear your cache and history. This way the website doesn’t recognize the popularity of the flight and will not increase the price.

We came across a great new blogger who loves finding people cheap flights buy posting weekly deals from all different sources, check out JacksFlightsclub.co.uk here.

All in all keep your eye our for deals happening online and with all the big airlines.

Choosing a backpack

This is a super important purchase and something you should research and most importantly try on before buying. Check out our Choosing the right backpack blog here.

Vaccinations

Most definitely one of the most important parts of planning. Depending on where you are traveling will determine what vaccinations you will need or consider needing. The best resource for this is NHS direct and Fit for travel.

Safety products

When traveling and staying in new places each night, it can be easy to forget that some people are looking to spoil your fun. This is why its important to consider taking some nifty security gadgets. Check out our accessories blog here for more information.

Financial safety

The benefit of traveling with your partner is that you double your safety when it comes to finances i.e if one you looses your card then at least you still have another to fall back on until the situation is resolved.

Personally I would recommend you open a second bank account with another provider. This gives you a second card to split your money across both accounts in case your card is lost or stolen.

Be sure to check you cards expiry date and if its going to run out when you’re away then ask for a replacement before traveling.

VISA information

Its important to know the VISA requirements for the countries you will be visiting. The best place to visit is always the counties own transport departments website. Here are a list of the sites we used for visa entry from a UK citizen perspective:

*Note – We would recommend that you keep two spare passport photos on you as this will save time when entering the country. Also, just to be on the safe side, make sure you have at least one year left on you passport when entering and also a bank page in your passport for stamps etc…

We hope this helps your planning, if you have any questions then please leave your comments below and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

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