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7 Essential Summer Travel Tips For Planning Your Getaway

Primed Team
10 July 2024 3 minutes

As the summer sun begins to shine (on occasion), it's time to start planning those much-anticipated getaways with friends and family. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore new places, create unforgettable memories, and have the adventure of a lifetime. Follow these 7 essential tips to ensure your summer travels are enjoyable, affordable, action-packed, and stress-free.

7 Essential Summer Travel Tips For Planning Your Getaway

As the summer sun begins to shine (on occasion), it’s time to start planning those much-anticipated getaways with friends and family. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore new places, create unforgettable memories, and have the adventure of a lifetime. Follow these 7 essential tips to ensure your summer travels are enjoyable, affordable, action-packed, and stress-free.

1. Spend Time On Your Travel Plans Begin
Start by looking honestly at your travel plans. Gather information on your destination and dates, and be intentional by setting a budget. This first step provides clarity and empowers you to make informed decisions moving forward. Make a list of what you would like to do while away and a secondary list of what would be good if you have spare time, budget, etc.

2: Stick To The Budget
It’s easy to get tempted to flex the credit card and overspend on extras and add-ons. Mind your budget to avoid financial headaches. Set a realistic budget before your trip to keep spending in check and ensure you don’t come home to financial strain. Focus on what truly matters to you and seek out deals and discounts to stretch your money further. The goal is to enjoy your holiday without stress, so prioritise essential spending and make the most of every penny.

3: Pack Smart and Light:
Overpacking can be a common mistake, especially when travelling. Aim to pack versatile clothing that can be mixed and matched, and do not forget essentials like sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and a power bank. Remember, less is more – a lighter bag means less hassle and more mobility.

4: Embrace Budget-Friendly Activities
Travelling doesn’t have to be expensive to be fun. Be comfortable saying no to costly activities that fall outside your budget. Remember, you don’t need to increase your budget to have a great time. Look for budget-friendly options like free walking tours, local festivals, and public parks or beaches.

5: Stay Safe and Healthy
Research your destination’s local laws and customs to avoid any legal troubles. Keep your belongings secure, keep a digital and paper copy of your passports somewhere safe, and be cautious with your valuables. Staying healthy is equally important, so make sure you have travel insurance. If you or your friends have any allergies or medical needs, know how to communicate effectively in the local language before an issue or emergency occurs.

6. Carry a Portable Charger
This one needed its own heading! In today’s digital age, smartphones are essential travel companions. From navigating with maps to capturing memories to making payments, your phone does it all. A portable charger can be a lifesaver, especially during long days out exploring.

7. Take Time to Recharge
My final tip – is perhaps the most important. Don‘t try to cram too much into every day so you come back feeling exhausted. Plan a relaxed day or two to really unwind and recharge.

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