It’s that time of year again when we are all thinking about holidays. If you are lucky, you may even be off for a couple of weeks in the sun. But however relaxing it will be when you get there, getting ready to go on holiday can be stressful! To help make everything a little easier, you can read our holiday blog, with holiday tips, tricks and a useful checklist to make sure you don’t forget the essentials.

Holiday check list- are you missing any of these?

So, packing for a fun filled holiday must be easy, right? Now you can avoid last minute disasters and forgotten belongings with our hassle-free holiday check list!

  • Passports – you might say this one is too obvious, but have you checked they are in date?
  • Tickets and boarding passes – some airlines require you to print out your boarding passes, while some will print them out for you, if unsure visit your airlines website.
  • EHIC cards
  • Driving license if you wish to hire a vehicle
  • Foreign currency and credit/debit cards
  • First aid kits/medication
  • Don’t bank on the weather – check the forecast and pack accordingly

Holiday must haves

Holiday essentials will depend entirely on what kind of holiday you are going on! Whatever kind of holiday you are planning on taking, there are some essentials that none of us can go without!

  • A travel wallet. Great for organising and will mean you are less likely to panic over where you put your passports!
  • A waterproof money wallet. This means you don’t have to worry about valuables getting wet or sandy, but you can keep them on you at all times!
  • Comfortable shoes. We have all been caught out by only packing flip flops then realising they aren’t that great to walk any distance in!
  • Adaptors for plug sockets.

Sun care tips

Burning on the first day of your holiday can be a nightmare – leaving you sitting grumpily in the shade for the next few days! The best sun burn treatment is avoiding it all together! Follow our sun care tips and trips to keep your skin happy on holiday!

  • Drink plenty (of water!)
  • Apply sun cream 30 minutes before going into the sun, and regularly throughout the day. Make sure your sun protection is at least SPF 15, and higher if you have fair skin which is prone to burning.
  • Stay out of the mid-day sun.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses to prevent heat stroke. Wearing a hat shades your face making it easier to read and admire your surroundings!
  • Don’t expose your skin all day – wear a T-shirt during the hotter hours of the day, or if you are spending a lot of time in the pool or sea. Water reflects the light and can make you more likely to burn.
  • How to cope if you do get sunburn? If you do get sunburnt, make sure you apply cooling after-sun and keep your burnt areas well covered! Mild sunburn will usually improve after a few days, so this shouldn’t ruin your holiday!