Get the most out of your European trip

On May 15, 2014, in Live From Stockholm, by Ralph Grizzle
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Quick, affordable, and easy ways for efficient holiday planning

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Everyone deserves a break from work or school, and it is undeniable that going on holiday is one of the best ways to reward oneself. But before you try to get away from it all, efficient planning is crucial. The entire holiday actually depends on two major things: transportation and budget. Fail to carefully plan out one of these and you are most likely to experience a stressful travel.

It may sound cliché, but shopping around is key. Never jump on the first accommodation on sale; there may be a reason why they’re offering it for half the price and looking at customer reviews can help you make an informed decision.

Budget

Once you’ve decided on the destination, the next thing you need to consider is your budget:

  • How much can you spend on food and transportation?
  • Are you going to stay at one place or are you going to tour different parts of the country?
  • Can you go on holiday now without getting broke after your trip?

If a trip to the Bahamas will leave you in debt for the rest of the year, it’s best to reconsider your options.

Transportation

Perhaps you’ve heard of tourists getting stuck at airports for hours. Cancelled and delayed flights aren’t exactly what you’re looking forward to after months of waiting for your holiday. Hence, it’s best to get informed about road conditions prior to your trip. Many European airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow Airports provide passengers with traffic updates to prevent any inconvenience going to and from the airport. Parking 4 less services available at these airports also ensure that passengers don’t miss their flights due to unfavourable road conditions. Learning about the traffic condition at your destination can also make a huge difference.

Pre-booking transportation options can help you save time and money, too. Having an international driver’s license gives tourists an option to rent a car, which can be more affordable compared to car rentals with a driver. Of course, you’ll need to make yourself familiar with local traffic laws first before attempting to drive at a foreign country. When in Stockholm, opt for trusted names such as Europcar or Kayak.