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18 annoying things that people do on planes
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Many of us will remember the classic moment in the film ‘Home Alone’, when Kevin’s mother realises that, in all the hustle and bustle of going on holiday, she’s forgotten her eight-year-old son. While this may seem a little far-fetched, if you aren’t prepared, pre-holiday stress can make you forget even the most obvious and important items. So, to help you if you’re jetting off soon, we’ve put together this handy checklist to make sure you’ve got everything covered. Then all you need to worry about is whether to hit the beach or the sights when you arrive. 1. Dig out your passport and make sure it’s in date It might sound simple but there is nothing that dampens your pre-holiday excitement quite like the realisation that you can’t find your passport or that it’s out of date. Checking it a couple of months in advance is something few of us would think about doing, yet it’s imperative you do – otherwise your holiday could be over before it’s even started. Be aware that there are also some countries that require your passport to be valid for a particular period from your date of arrival. For example, the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and Turkey all require a minimum period of six months to be left on your passport from your date of entry. To check regulations for the country you are visiting, simply go to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website. If you have any questions about applying for a new passport, read our blog post. 2. Check you have the essential documents for your trip Whether this is entry visas or your driving licence, your boarding pass or hotel confirmation, get organised and put them all together in a plastic folder. It’s also helpful to take a list of useful numbers, for example emergency contact details if your mobile phone or debit or credit card is lost or stolen. Making a note of your passport number is also important in case you were suddenly to find yourself without it. 3. Make sure you know your luggage allowances – even if you have flown recently Over-packing and being stuck at the check-in desk with luggage that’s too heavy can really start your holiday off on the wrong foot. In this situation you’ll either have to try and disperse some of...Read More
Croatia has soared in popularity among travellers over the past few years, with visitors flocking to wander the streets of its marble Old Towns, party on its picturesque islands and paddle in the aquamarine waters of the Dalmatian Coast. There’s plenty to do and see in this sunshine destination, writes Caroline Howley, and it’s easy for travellers from the UK to make the most of it on a budget. Where to stay on a budget The Old Town areas of Croatia are immensely popular with tourists and are therefore the most expensive places to eat, drink and stay. While these walled cities are a must for any traveller visiting Croatia, it’s worth exploring accommodation options outside their ancient boundaries. Take a bus ride from Dubrovnik’s Old Town and you’ll find much cheaper accommodation in a variety of stunning coastal locations such as Zaton, while the Babin Kuk district northwest of the centre and the area around the marina are good options if proximity to a mixture of restaurants and bars is high on your list of priorities. Wherever you choose to stay in Dubrovnik, it’s easy to access the centre via bus, and taxis are safe and cheap if you want to stay out late. In Split, Diocletian’s Palace forms about half of the Old Town – look at options outside this area to find cheaper deals. By opting to take a five-minute waterfront walk along the gorgeous Riva to your hotel rather than stay slap-bang in the middle, you can shave a lot of money off the cost of your accommodation. With Dubrovnik and Split towards the south of the country being two of the most popular destinations in Croatia, hotels generally become cheaper the further north you travel. If you’re working to a tight budget, it’s worth spending some time in Zadar’s Old Town, which also offers a more authentic Croatian experience than the polished – albeit beautiful – cities of the south. Island-hopping is a favourite activity among visitors to Croatia, and this is where it’s sometimes worth splashing out a little more on accommodation. It’s much harder to get around by public transport on the islands, so staying somewhere central is important to ensure you make the most of your time on Hvar, Brač, or whichever other beautiful island you’re on. Where to eat on a budget Menus...Read More