There’s nothing like travelling the world with your best friend, or your other half. It’s even more amazing if your best friend is your other half! Planning ahead, trying new foods, leaving footprints in the sand of gorgeous beaches; or reaching the top of a mountain peak; travelling together creates memories that last a lifetime. The world is full of stunning landscapes and unexplored beauty. All you need is a travel buddy. And there’s nothing better than a couples getaway with the person who shares the same aspirations, dreams, and hopes as you do. And with winter here, there’s no better way to get away from the chill than exploring a new location in a different part of the world. If you’re planning a holiday with your significant other, here are a few things to keep in mind:
This is an obvious no-brainer but many couples don’t pre-planning adequately. Make sure it’s not just the budgeting you’re taking care of. The clothes you pack, places you’ll visit, where to stay, what are your ‘must-see’ sites are all essential for the trip to be a success. Secondly, make sure you pack light if you are going to be moving around. Since it’s winter, it’s imperative to pack essentials, such as jackets, layers, gloves, scarves, and beanies. Make sure you check the temperature of the place you will be visiting, at least a week before you leave. This will give you plenty of time to repack anything you’ll need.
Book Accommodation Beforehand
Unless you plan to stay with friends, it’s imperative to book your accommodation beforehand. Book it at least 2 months in advance to avoid the disappointment of difficulty finding a hotel. Check that the location suits where you want to be and what you plan to see and check reviews of the hotel to ensure it lives up to expectations.
Get Travel Insurance
Sure, going to unchartered places, exploring life, culture and landscapes is what it’s all about. However, never compromise on your health and safety. This is especially true if you’re travelling with someone. Travel insurance will protect you from the costs and worry in the event of an unforeseen accident or mishap while away, such as a hospital visit, or passport theft. Be prepared and read important travel advice from the FCO before you travel and plan a stress-free, safe holiday!