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Helpful Tips For a Short Break Holiday

04 February 2015 accommodation-leisure


A short break holiday is one the greatest pleasures and treats for anyone to get away from all the stress of daily routine. The two or three night holiday combined with a dose of culture, great food and the discovery and exploration of somewhere new is always exhilarating. However, even if it’s only for just a brief weekend getaway, it can be hectic so here are some helpful tips.

PLANNING AHEAD

Planning and booking the holiday early gets you better deals on travel and accommodation. It doesn’t pay to be spontaneous when taking a short break holiday. Planning ahead gives you the advantage of scheduling everything in advance so that you can go away with peace of mind.

GATHER AND PACK AS YOU GO

Most people tend to forget packing certain key items so as you think of them, start collecting the things you want to take with you and put them in the bag or suitcase. For example, phone charger, glasses, magazines, books etc.

OUTFIT FOR EACH ACTIVITY

Everyone wants to travel light so it’s important to pack things which can be worn more than once. Visualise the holiday and pack clothes accordingly. It is always wise to choose outfits for both cold and hot weather just in case the weather unexpectedly turns out to be different at the holiday destination. Moreover, packing both casual and formal is essential to be ready for any type of occasion.

ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME TO GET TO YOUR DESTINATION

If travelling time to the destination will take more than one day make sure that you give yourself enough time to reach without rushing. Unexpected delays can happen and spoil the whole holiday. It is important to have a map in handy so that you don’t get lost and loss precious time locating your hotel. By giving yourself extra time, you’ll find that you are more relaxed and organised. This is guaranteed to give a positive start to your holiday.

AVOID DISCUSSING WORK

Sometimes conversations tend to go towards work or business so avoid it as much as you can even if it’s on your mind. Remember you took the holiday to get away from it all so anything relating to work or business is best left aside.

BE FLEXIBLE

If any plan has to change during the holiday be flexible and make the most of it. Change of plans could be not so much about travel and accommodation arrangements but making a stop halfway during your trip to see some attractions or the kids wanting to go somewhere else other than the one you’ve planned. During the holiday everyone should be able to have at least one request fulfilled to make it a fun and satisfying trip.

AVOID USING CREDIT CARDS

The UK banks now charges travel agencies quite a high fee for accepting payments by credit cards so in turn the travel agencies are forced to pass on some of these charges to customers. Hence to avoid these charges it is best to use debit cards and avoid paying these extra charges and save money.

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