Whilst we shouldn’t be travelling this summer, we can look forward to foreign holidays later in the year. You can pass the time just now by planning and preparing. It’s always good to have something holiday-related to do, to get you excited, while you wait for your departure date. If you are planning a holiday to Spain, here are some things to do to prepare.
Make an itinerary
One of the most fun things to do in preparation for a holiday is to plan your holiday itinerary. Sometimes you might feel like you want to take it easy and do what you want in the moment when you’re on holiday, but if you want to make the most of your trip to Spain, an itinerary is essential. Do some research and figure out what you want to do and what landmarks you want to see while you’re in the area. Spain has a particularly excellent tourist board website that’s packed with ideas and important information. Similarly, if you are heading to the city of Barcelona, their online resources are great too.
Check your suitcases
It seems silly, but do check that your suitcases are clean, undamaged and that the zips and locks still work. If you need luggage tags or anything else to pack for your foreign holiday, now’s the time to shop for it as there are some great post-lockdown luggage sales on at the moment. Spain has particularly busy airports, so having luggage that will get you through that place as quickly as possible, will be a godsend. Wheels are your friend.
If you’re travelling to Spain, it’s a good idea to learn some words and phrases in Spanish. You can buy phrasebooks, a Spanish dictionary, or download an app. However, if you want to make a serious go of it to benefit all your future travel, you can learn Spanish with Memrise.
Get Cooking Some Spanish Cuisine
Whilst you are waiting for your holiday, why not try out some new Spanish recipes at home to find some new dishes you love and can order in all those lovely restaurants. It’s something you can do with your travel companions too, to get everyone in the mood for the upcoming trip.
Double-check your passport
Don’t leave it to the last minute to dig out your passport, as if there are any issues, you may need several weeks for them to get rectified. Check your passport details thoroughly, including expiry dates and children’s passports. If you’re travelling with a pet, you may need a pet passport, which can take months to arrange.
It can seem like an interminable wait for your holiday to come around, but with these five things to do before you travel to Spain, it won’t seem so bad.
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