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5 Must-Dos Before You Travel

Sometimes the excitement of getting to stay in luxury Bali villas and sunbathe on white sandy beaches can make pre-holiday preparations fall by the wayside. However, once you’ve booked those airline tickets and are getting ready to pack, there are several things you must do. Don’t forget to arrange these crucial things below.

Arrange Travel Documentation

Whether you plan on going to Bali or somewhere further afield, you may find that you require more travel documentation than you think. You may need to arrange a Visa, insurance documents, and proof of any vaccinations necessary as well.

If you’re not sure what you may require before entering a specific country, be sure to do your research. After all, there could be nothing more disheartening than arriving at the airport only to find you don’t have all the necessary paperwork to leave the country.

Book Pets into Accommodation

When you’re busy thumbing through the pages of travel magazines looking at pictures of luxury Bali villas and finding things to do, it’s easy to forget about your pets. While cats, dogs, and feathered friends make up a considerable part of our lives, they still need to be cared for when you’re away. Therefore, weeks in advance, it’s best to book them into kennels, catteries, and other accommodation facilities, or arrange for someone to pet sit.

Organise Mail

Nothing is more appealing to a burglar than a house’s mailbox packed full of mail. Therefore, to reduce the risk of your home becoming a target, have someone collect your mail. Not only can this be a deterrent for would-be thieves, but it’s also protecting your mail from the elements as well. While the sun might be shining in your luxury Bali villas, it might be pouring down with rain back at home.

Learn Local Laws and Customs

Depending on the country you visit, you may find that the way you do things at home is not how you should do them in another country. Every nation has its own set of laws and customs, and reading up on these before you get on the plane can help you to become accustomed to how things are done in that particular country. For example, in Bali, it’s customary to dress modestly in public, and never give someone items with your left hand.

Learn the Language

While you don’t need to become a fluent French speaker when you go to France, it’s helpful always to learn the basics before you head on your holiday. Hello, please, thank you, and “I speak English” will all help you to navigate your way through a country with very few English speakers.

The excitement for your impending trip is sure to be brewing, with dreams of checking into luxury Bali villas and relaxing on beaches so close to becoming a reality. However, before you get into holiday mode, take care of these five things. If you do, you’ll be well prepared for your holiday ahead.