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Tips for Proper Preparations before Trips

Anyone who regularly travels will tell you one thing, preparation is key!

There’s nothing more annoying than going on a holiday or even a short excursion only to realize that you forgot something. That’s why we’ve come up with a couple of tips you can use to make sure your next trip goes smoothly.

Stop Regular Orders

To start things off, make sure that any regular orders you have like catalogs, milk deliveries, gardeners or cleaners are all aware that you will be going away.


The last thing you want to happen is to come home and find lots of expired milk on your doorstep.

Plan Your First Day

Arguably one of the most important things you can do when going on a trip is to plan what your first day is going to involve to make sure you get the most from your holiday. Figure out when you’re going to arrive at your destination, see if there’s anything open or available at that time and what your public transport options are to get there.

Setup a PayPal Account

Whilst you’re abroad a PayPal account will become your best friend. This brilliant system uses super-secure online servers that will allow you to instantly transfer cash from your bank account that you can then use to pay for things like meals, groceries or entry to attractions.

It’s accepted on a range of sites and with its mobile app you can make contactless payments with your phone. Plus, you can use it to top up a casino account, so you can play a few gambling games. If you’re starting out with PayPal you should set up your account by going to the official PayPal page and hitting ‘register’ a few weeks before your trip. You only need a bank account and it takes just a couple of seconds to join it.

You can also edit it by visiting ‘My Account’ to change the card registered to it if you lose your main card whilst traveling.

Monitor the Weather

The weather can make or break a trip, so keep up to date with real time weather reports to see if it’s going to be nice or bad weather when you arrive.

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You definitely don’t want to step off the plane at your destination to find that you’re going to get a few days of torrential rain or worse.

Make Sure Your Mobile will Work

While you’re abroad your mobile becomes your only lifeline, so make sure that it will work abroad and that you can keep it charged up. So contact your provider and ask if you need to make any alterations and make sure you’re stocked up on portable batteries and mobile socket adapters.

So when you’re planning to go abroad, just try out a few of these helpful tips and you should be able to enjoy your holiday without a single problem occurring.

About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. shelly peterson says:

    I don’t travel much but these see like really great tips. I didn’t think about using Paypal.