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How to Begin Your Vacation Comfortably

Enjoying a nice vacation in an idyllic destination can become difficult if comfort is not a constant priority. Whether you are staying for a few days or a couple of weeks, beginning your vacation comfortably has much to do with planning ahead.

Wondering where to start? Let us help. For beginners and experienced travellers alike, here is what you can do to stay comfortable on your vacation.

Research Where You’re Going

Know what to expect when you arrive by researching the airport, the place you’re staying, and the region you’re in. Don’t just trust travel blogs and general information. It’s highly recommended to go to YouTube and find videos of others’ experiences with information about your trip-to-be.

Get Comfortable Luggage

Make sure you have large cozy luggage cases and travel bags that are easy to carry and have lots of storage space. If you have bulky luggage cases, make sure they have wheels and a solid handle to pull them along with.

Arrange an Airport Limo Service

Don’t take a taxi or use public transportation when you get there. You could end up with a very long and uncomfortable wait to get to your accommodation. Instead, set up an airport limo service. It’s fast and reliable.

Check In When You Arrive

Don’t wait to check in after arriving at your destination, even if you have things to do on your itinerary. Check in wherever you are staying first to know what your room looks like and that there aren’t any check-in problems.

Secure Travel Insurance

Most travel experts strongly advise securing travel insurance before a vacation. Assume the worst. Travel insurance can help you plan ahead and ensure you can access benefits or medical care.

Spend Extra on Accommodations

Give some thought to where you want to sleep. A comfortable bed makes sense if you spend a bit extra on anything. After a night’s sleep in the best bed available in your budget, you will wake up much better rested and ready to face the day.

Consider Airbnb Over a Hotel

While hotels are excellent for short-term stays, you may find the bed in an Airbnb to be far more comfy. This is entirely personal preference, however.

Don’t Arrive for Flights at the Last Minute

It’s fairly typical advice, but it remains true. Always arrive early for your flight. Give yourself time to check in, get through security, and get to your seats. Try not to rush anything at the airport.

Have a Decent Budget Ready

Just in case situations arise—as they often do—have money ready to spend. Don’t go on a tight budget; try to have some extra cash on hand.

Stay Hydrated And Keep Up With Meals

Set alerts on your phone to remind you to eat. Make sure you don’t forget to eat while you’re travelling and end up lacking energy or excessively grumpy. The same applies to staying hydrated. Bring a bottle of water with you.

Don’t Crowd Your Itinerary

When you arrive at your destination, don’t clutter up your itinerary with too many activities or places back-to-back. Always give yourself some breathing room to rest when needed or take a breath and calibrate.

Have a Map Ready

While we all have maps on our phones, purchase a map you can carry with you in case you get lost or your phone dies. Keeping a map in your hands adds peace of mind, and you always know where you are.

Acquire the Local Currency

If you’re travelling to another country, find out how to acquire local currency. Have some in your wallet. Find out if your cards will work and how to get them to work in a foreign country. You may have to use cash for a time.

Call Your Credit Card Company

Let your credit card service know you’re traveling and where to so they don’t flag foreign charges and freeze your card. Many companies do this automatically, which is an unfortunate surprise for beginner travelers.

Check Your Cell Phone Plan

Make sure your cell phone works internationally. Check in with your provider to find out what you need to do, if anything, to keep your smartphone active in another country. This applies to phone calls, texting, and the Internet.

Use Your First Day To Settle In

The day after you arrive, eat and settle in. You may even want to catch a nap or have an early bedtime if you’re particularly tired from the plane trip.