If you are planning your dream trip probably you have already gathered information about the place you are travelling to. However, have you made a list of all the stuff you need to take with you? Writing down a ‘to-do’ list is always a good start, and this way you will be sure that nothing is left at home.
Remember: setting everything up is a crucial part of a trip so you better take your time to do it right and enjoy the process. Here you will find 5 tips to prepare your trip like a pro:
Check your documents
This is the main step you must accomplish: make sure to bring your ID Card and Passport with you, as long as any other documentation needed. You can travel across most of Europe’s countries just showing your ID Card. But you may need your Passport or even some kind of visa to go to other destinations. Make sure to look for the requirements in each embassy.
Keep an eye on the passport expiration date: for most countries, it needs to be valid for over six months from the date of the flight.Are you going to drive in your destination? In that case, you may have to request the international driving license, but only if you travel to a country that has not joined the EU.
Get your money ready
Have you already decided how much money are you carrying with you? You need to check the local currency and, if it’s not the same that in your country it’s necessary that you look for an exchange bureau and take the local currency.Remember checking over the taxes and how much time they will need to give you the exchanged money. Trying to figure out how much money would you spend along your holidays will be helpful too!
Check your luggage twice
Let’s be honest: do you really need all that stuff? The most-common mistake is taking with you something that you don’t really know if you are going to need. We all tend to overload our case with clothes, accessories and other things that we didn’t even remember carrying at the end of the trip. Moreover, each airline has its own regulations about maximum weight you can carry on board.Figure out what will you do during your trip and according to that, prepare the stuff you really need to bring with you. Don’t let “just in case” fool you.
Connecting airport and city
Ok, we are foreseeing a lot of things, but do not forget about how you will move to each tourist spot. The most common question usually is “How do I get to the airport”?
Taking the Aerobús will connect the city centre and terminals 1 and 2 of the El Prat airport and you can travel both ways in a quick and comfortable way.
The bus frequency won’t be a problem either: there is an Aerobús every five minutes that will take you to your destination in about half an hour. You will neither should worry about travelling in local or national holidays: Aerobús works 365 days a year.
Prepare tickets and documents
There aren’t few things more annoying that an endless queue made by someone who can’t find his boarding card or don’t remember where the document to check-in in the hotel is.Try to avoid these situations saving the QR codes in your phone and this will make this processes faster. This also works with Aerobús tickets: just show the QR in your mobile to the driver and you will be choosing where to sit a few seconds after. There is no need to print your voucher.
Have you already set-up everything? Remember that the key to enjoy the trip is not on your destination, but the feelings and memories that you get. So, it is important to plan everything and look for the better services around you.
Which step do you never miss when preparing for a trip? Leave a comment and tell us about yours!