travelAt last it’s booked. Your escape from Britain’s eternal winter has been planned to within an inch of its life. Your itinerary is full to bursting point and you‘re raring to go. The hard work is done you might think, but you still have to dot your i’s and cross your t’s to ensure the trip runs smoothly. Slightly mundane you might think, but necessary. Here’s our guide to the 5 things you mustn’t forget to do before going travelling.
Passports and Visas
Passports and visas are top of our list for good reason – without them, you’re going nowhere. You don’t want to be the subject of the latest airport horror story, turning up with bags packed only to realise your passport expired a couple of months ago. If your passport has expired or you don’t already have a passport, you need to apply for a new one 2-3 months before your trip. Visas are required for entry into some countries, so do your research. Visas can take up to a month to arrive.
Prepare to blog
A blog is a great way to keep a vivid record of your adventures whilst they are fresh in your mind. You don’t have to be the next Hemingway to write your own blog, all you need is an interest in the world around you, which will provide you with all the inspiration you need. Lots of travellers choose to take a computer with them as the