Prepare Yourself For Your Last Minute Holiday

There are many pro’s and con’s when it comes to booking last minute deals. The thought of them sound fantastic, but realistically they are not for everyone, especially not the faint hearted. If you’re like me then forget it, book well in advance! I like to know when I’m going, where I’m going and for how long. I like to be prepared well in advance and hate dashing around last minute trying to sort everything out. For instance;

Car Parking – I book my car parking well in advance to ensure I get the best possible price, availability can go quickly and I’d hate to think I was turning up at the airport without having pre booked it and having to pay those dreadful gate prices!

Travel Insurance – I always book my travel insurance the minute I’ve booked my holiday, I keep my insurance policy documents together with my holiday booking details, my passports, my car parking voucher etc. Booking it last minute may not leave me enough time to receive the appropriate documents I’ll need and then what will I do if anything happens and I don’t have my paperwork?!

Holiday shopping – I don’t know about you, but I think the prices of sun cream are extortionate, I mean, it’s something we all need so how they get away with pricing it so high is beyond me. Anyway, I always compare prices of a few brands and check which shops have the best offers on and buy it well in advance. There’s nothing worse than having to buy it when abroad, you’ll come away feeling well and truly ripped off!

Currency – Comparing currency rates can save you a few pounds, however, there is not a lot you can do about the rate of currency exchange. It is what it is and is usually best to exchange before you travel, the airports always give a lower rate as do most holiday resorts.

Packing your suitcase – Packing your case can be a fairly traumatic experience. Will it be too heavy? Have I packed everything I need? Should I really take that? Do I roll or do I fold? It’s an absolute nightmare! So packing early like I do is a necessity. Not only will it leave you feeling satisfied that you’ve packed everything you need, but you can relax before you travel instead of running around last minute shoving stuff in where you can.

My views, although slightly erratic, do work for me. However, I may actually end up paying more. But if you hold out and bide your time, there’s plenty of late deals to be had. But take my advice and prepare whatever you can before hand. If you see sun cream on offer but haven’t booked your holiday yet, buy it anyway, you’re getting a great deal. Last minute packing can be made easier with a holiday drawer, have everything ready in one place to plonk straight in the case. As long as you book your holiday a day or two before you travel, nip down to the post office to change your currency, they usually have great rates. You can actually book travel insurance the day before you travel, just ensure you have your policy number and an emergency contact number in case you need to use it. There are loads of last minute deals out there just waiting to be found, all it takes is some hard work and patience and you could end up saving a fortune!

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