Travel Organisation Tips

So as I’m going to be a fully fledged Travel Blogger for a few months I thought I’d start doing some posts for you all. If you’re new to the Blog I’m off for a few months around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It’s something that I’ve always want to do so on New Years Eve at 7 pm I’ll be hoping on a flight heading towards Phuket. Here’s a few tips and tricks I’ve done to get prepped for my adventure!

  • Book as much as much as you can in advance. The last thing you’ll want to be doing is looking for a Hotel or a Hostel when it’s dark and you’re tired.
  • Decide whether you’re taking a Backpack or a suitcase. I’m opted for a Backpack as it’s easier for me and I want the authentic “Back Packer” Experience!
  • Check out Trip Advisor reviews for everything from restaurants to hotels. I’ve found great tips on there. Look through all the reviews and not just the top rated too. You’ll find some gems!
  • Pay for all your flights in advance. Yes flights in and around South East Asia are cheap, but they do go up in price last minute so if you’re like me and want to have a concrete itinerary book in advance. It does remove the spontaneity but I’d rather be safe than sorry!

 

  • Keep track of all your flights and transfers. My Mum gave me a Travel Notebook for my Birthday and I plan on having everything written down in it, in case I don’t have my phone on me and need to check a booking reference or a flight time!
  • Make a note of places you want want to visit and try and prioritise them. Chances are you won’t be able to see as much as you want to but if you make a “Must See” List for each place you visit you won’t be too disappointed if you can’t fit everything in.
  • Start photocopying your documents/passport and keep them in a small folder. The sooner you do this,the better! It’s imperative to have copies of everything both digital copies and real copies. Prepare for every eventuality – that includes a lost passport. *Touches Wood*
  • Organise currency before you go. I do plan on using my Debit Card as much as possible but I know that it won’t be all that accessible if you’re in a remote area of Laos. So just to have enough to keep you going.

 

  • Highlight all your flight times and Airports. Many cities have a couple of Airports so triple check the Airport and keep a note of the Terminal too. You won’t be able to rely on your smart phone to get you places, if you’re battery dies or if you’ve no service or credit to get on to the Internet- we all know how much it costs for the Data Roaming! On that note keep the Address of the hotels/hostels you’re staying in written down in your hand luggage.
  • Research, research, research. Do as much as you can and take notes of everything that interests you and put everything you want to see in order of preference! Research Visa’s for each country you’re going to and calculate the costs too, some countries you have to apply online a few days before entering the country.
  • Get you travel Injections done and dusted as soon as possible. Talk to your Nurse. I talked to mine and it ended up only costing me €160 versus over €300 as she only gave me the injections I needed, not everything under the sun!
  • Start breaking in any new shoes you’re thinking of taking. It might seem like a silly tip, but Blisters ‘aint no fun!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Vicky Megamorphose
    November 20, 2014 / 8:39 am

    Oh this travel bug is so infectious! You'll have such a great time (…and I envy you) 🙂

    • Sian
      November 21, 2014 / 1:24 pm

      I know I'm already planning my next trip! xxx

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