Ladies, most of just need an excuse to pack our bags and leave for a new place. We all have our own bucket list and as we keep ticking names off...we simultaneously keep adding more destinations to the list! With summer vacation time just around the corner, here are 10 things every girl who’s planning a trip should keep in mind.
1. Make an itinerary
It goes without saying that you should be able to organise and space out your vacation according to your convenience. Book your travel tickets and reserve hotels with some time in hand, so that’s one major errand out of the way. Another major advantage of planning things in advance is that you can score cheap flights when you book your tickets early.
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2. Research away
Look up certain key and important things about the destination over the internet like the place itself, the probable climate around that time, things to see, the restaurants to eat at, etc. Make a list in advance so that you do not miss out on anything.
3. Go for a shopping spree
Once you have made the travel list, you’d know exactly what you’d need for the trip. Be it a mosquito repellent cream or track pants for an overnight trek or a new swimsuit for the beach, you know what you want. So just get started!
4. Travel light
If you are travelling for a couple of weeks and across a number of different places, pack the absolute essentials. This is because chances are, you would shop a little more while you are there.
5. Safety first
Especially if you enjoy travelling on your own, you need to be in charge of your own safety. Of course, feel free to mingle and socialise with new people, but don’t take anyone at face value and be cautious at all times.
6. Don’t overdo it
You pay meticulous attention to detail and plan everything to perfection - but this is also a vacation so don’t be too hell-bent on remembering to take everything. You can always buy a selfie stick at the airport. Remember, you are going away to relax, not burden yourself with more work.
7. Some snacks for the ride
This might not be on the top of your list, but it is a vacation, so treat yourself, girl. Pack some chocolates, candies, nutribars, all that good stuff to get you through a long flight or train ride.
8. Gadgets to the rescue
For some fun and entertainment on your trip, pack your ebook reader, tablet and, most importantly, a portable charger, so that you can use your devices on the go without running out of battery.
9. Remember your documents
Especially if you are travelling abroad, make sure you have all your essentials handy, like your passport, currencies, printouts of your flight tickets, credit cards, etc. Carry all of these in a separate folder in your backpack or tote for convenient access.
10. All about comfort
To have an easy, well-rested trip, make sure to carry eye masks, ear plugs and a travel pillow. Keep these in your backpack and not your check-in luggage (in the case of a flight) so that they are always at your disposal.
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