Travelling at Christmas time seems daunting if you have never done it before. However, celebrating the festive season in a new country is a lot of fun, and well worth the experience. The 5 key tips here will make it simple for you to enjoy yourself abroad around the 25th of December.
- Book Out Of Season
Rather than going for an obvious Christmas destination, choose somewhere hot and exotic instead. A lot of people want to go skiing in the winter, or explore cold countries such as Finland. Instead, go and enjoy some sunny weather. A My Voucher Codes survey recently revealed that 58% of Brits who go abroad at Christmas like to go to a sunny place anyway, so you’ll be in good company. You will also avoid paying peak rates for ski resorts and mountain getaways!
- Plan Presents Early
Don’t wait until the last minute to get presents organised. You will want to take some gifts along with you to open on the day, but this could wreak havoc on your luggage allowance. To counter this, clue in friends and family and ask them for small or light presents. Vouchers and monetary gifts could be a great option here. If you are getting larger presents, you might want to leave them at home. You also have to send out all of the gifts you are giving before you leave! Spread presents across as many suitcases as possible, too, just in case one of your bags gets lost on the way. You don’t want to be miserable without presents on Christmas Day.
- Take 2 Weeks Minimum
It’s a good idea to go for as long a break as possible at this time of year. With Christmas and New Year’s Eve so close together, it’s hard to do it in less than 2 weeks. You don’t want to be jetlagged or tired from travelling on either of those key dates. Plan to arrive a few days before Christmas at least, and leave a few days after the festivities are over.
- Go All-Inclusive
You don’t want to be worrying about money over Christmas. It’s one of the most expensive times of the year as it is, so it’s a bad plan to go without a budget. If you go all-inclusive you don’t have to worry about spending money. You can relax, and eat and drink all you want, without ever putting a hand in your pocket. This is much better than stressing out about funds or searching for the lowest cost restaurants.
- Take a Piece of Home
It’s fun to be away from home, but you don’t want to get homesick either. Bring along a little piece of home to keep you company over the holidays. It might be a small plastic tree that you’ve had for years, or the angel that has sat on top of the Christmas tree since you are a kid. Help the holiday apartment feel more homely and you’ll be more comfortable while you celebrate.
With these tips in place, you will enjoy your Christmas holiday so much more. You might even decide never to have Christmas at home again!