1. Buy a travel wallet.
One of the things that I can’t stand when I’m travelling is not being organised! So when it comes to all the airplane tickets and passports, it’s nice to have them all in one wallet to avoid losing them and to keep them in good condition. It also makes things easy to access when you get to your gate etc. A good quality travel wallet may be a little bit expensive, but it is worth it!
This travel wallet from Kikki-K comes in a gorgeous deep raspberry and also comes in grey, plus it is super practical. It has a separate pocket for all your different tickets; not only will you be travelling in style, but you will be organised and ready to go.
2. Plan some inflight beauty care.
With travelling overseas probably comes a long flight, and we all know how much fun that is! Chances are, your face is going to get pretty dried out so it’s good to plan some ‘inflight beauty’ to keep your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
The Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is a must have if you have an overnight flight and you are planning to take a nap (let’s face it, there’s no way you’ll get a full nights sleep!). Putting this onto a clean face before dozing off will help your skin to stay hydrated throughout the whole flight, even if you’re not aware of it.
The Clinique All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage will help to rid of those baggy and puffy under eye circles from lack of sleep, and the dehydration. Using this once you also get off the plane, especially if you land early in the morning, will help you to feel awake and refreshed.
3. Take money out in bulk lots.
Chances are if you’re flying overseas, you’re going to have to exchange your money, or get it out of an atm. When you do this, you will more than likely be charged an exchange fee, ranging between $5 – $15. Now this doesn’t seem like much, but if you’re on a tight budget and you’re getting money out every two days, the extra charge will slowly add up. Try taking out larger amounts at a time, and budget what you will need to spend so that you get the right amount of money that you will need.
4. Do your research first.
There’s nothing worse than showing up in a foreign country and not knowing anything about the place – what to do, where to eat, different mannerisms, the language, etc. Before you fly abroad, do some research and come up with a flexible itinerary. I say flexible because you don’t to be the person who has a mental breakdown just because something doesn’t go to plan. Another important thing is to learn some of the language, the basic hello, goodbye, thank you at least. Also find out about certain mannerisms. I went to Fiji earlier this year on a school trip and before we went we were given a list of things not to do, like standing with your hands on your hips, for example, is considered aggressive and rude. Finding out about the place before you leave will give you a peace of mind and will limit any stress while travelling. Another thing that we done in Fiji was go on a day cruise. If you plan on doing anything like this, try and book before you leave for your trip. This will ensure that you get a place on the day that you want and it is one less thing you have to worry about while away.
5. Don’t stress about things back home.
Lastly, don’t stress about things back home! You’re going on a holiday to enjoy yourself and have a relaxing time. Put down your phone, and sit back and make the most of it while you can. Whether it be work, other family members or a school assignment that is due when you get back, put it to the back of your mind and focus on having a great time to really get the best out of your holiday. And don’t forget to take plenty of pictures of all the amazing memories you’ll create!