Put together a budget and stick to it
Holidays are meant to be a time to kick back and relax. But sometimes they can be an extremely stressful experience. This stress can be avoided through a few easy steps, here's a few to consider:
One of the most stressful things about holidays can be the financial strain. To avoid money-related issues, putting together a budget is absolutely imperative. Not only does a budget allow you to not stress about money running out mid-trip, it also gives you peace of mind that all bases are covered and everything is taken care of. A budget is useless if you don't stick to it, so it's vital that you keep track of what you're spending and what you have left for the rest of your. Nothing's worse than realising that you've unexpectedly run out of money during your holiday.
"Failing to plan is planning to fail," goes a popular adage, and it doesn't get any more accurate than that. Holidays are very complex, and holidaymakers often forget to thoroughly dissect and consider all aspects of their holidays. Planning early allows you to spot any potential issues and resolve them in good time. And like putting together a budget, it gives you peace of mind knowing that you have all foreseeable bases covered. The key here is to do thorough research on your desired travel destination, the travel documents required and any other nitty-gritties relevant to your trip
Get travel insurance
Many holidaymakers underestimate the importance of travel insurance. Travel risks - which include anything from lost luggage, cancellation and associated costs, and unexpected medical costs during your holiday - can affect anyone and have the potential to ruin your holiday. Viewed by many as an unnecessary cost, travel insurance remains rare for South African travellers. What many forget is that even the most minor medical cost in foreign country can drain your budget and cost you far more than travel insurance. It's definitely a necessary cost.