In my last job I was always off somewhere new and it meant always having a little check list ready to make sure everything was done before I went away. I thought I would share with you 5 things I like to do before I go abroad to make the trip easier.
1. Check Passport and Important Documents
2. Get Money Changed
Once you know where you will be off to keep an eye on the exchange rates and get your money changed over. Although you can change your money at the airport or even in the country it is a lot less hassle to do if before. To make it easier to save I get batches changed because if it's not in pounds I can't spend it right? Always compare the exchange rates of different places first to make sure you get the best deal.
3. Book Airport Parking
3. Book Airport Parking
Sure getting a taxi to and from seems like a great idea but there is always so much waiting around when you can just leave your car at the airport. Airport parking has improved dramatically over the years and can now be done at the click of a bntton, You can even arrange a meet and greet at the airport booking online makes it easier on the day and can end up saving you money too! It will be so much simpler to get home and it is secure as there is always CCTV and people looking after your car while you relax.
4. Make Sure Pets And Home Are Safe
Ask a family friend or neighbour if they can check in to water the plants and make sure the house is safe. My Mama pops round to mine to turn lights on and off, water plants and if I'm lucky tidy up ha ha. Burglaries are common when it is obvious someone is away so having a house sitter is so important. Pet sitters are just as important you can use kennels but if someone can take your pets whole your away even better. Don't wait until last minute remember your pets will miss you too.
5. Travel Insurance
Lots of people under estimate the importance of taking out travel insurance before they go away. Taking that risk can end up costing you more in the long run, If you get ill on holiday and need to go to hospital or lose your luggage the right travel insurance will have you covered, Thankfully when I took a group of young people abroad we had insurance as one of them ended up burning themselves and having to go to hospital which would have cost us a lot of money but with insurance we were fine!
What do you always have to do before you go abroad?