We previously spoke about the importance of leaving your everyday worries and stress behind you once you embark on your dream holiday. Our tips covered in Part 1 of ‘Ensuring you Have a Hassle Free Getaway’ were well received and had readers asking for more, so the team here at Ace Airport Parking has dug deep once more to create a follow-up list of tips for a hassle free getaway.
Research Your Destination and Create an Itinerary
- Hotels/Accommodations: Make sure it is safe, nice and budget friendly.
- Restaurants: which of them offer dishes out of the ordinary.
- Tourist Spots.
- Emergency numbers and locations: nearest police stations, hospitals, pharmacies and Consular assistance.
- Debit/Credit card provider’s number: at least you know whom to call if these cards get lost or stolen.
A week before your departure day, make sure to have a list of everything mentioned above. A good getaway must be planned, surprises are nice but not the, “There is a creeper outside my room, where is the nearest police station?” kind of surprise. If you are on a budget, look for a respectable, clean and safe place to stay, but keep it cheap. There is always a place that fits the bill as long as you do your research. If you are travelling within peak season then budget extra for accommodation. If the budget is really tight, stay somewhere out of the city but make sure, again, that the location is safe. You shouldn’t risk your safety for a few dollars! Learn more about the local culture and customs to avoid offending anyone. That would be awkward!
Only carry essential cash and place it somewhere safe. Preferably use a money belt that you can wear and hide under your shirt. If you are going somewhere that uses different currency, it is advisable to have some cash exchanged in advance.
Don’t Allow Small Things to Bother You
Smile and don’t allow minor niggles to irritate you, as this will affect the whole trip. “Run the day or the day runs you”.
Grab a Souvenir
It could be a picture that you can show to everyone, a piece of rock or anything that you can put inside your bag. Just be knowledgeable of what is legal to bring through customs, as you don’t want to extend your holiday in custody!
Park with Ace Airport Parking!
The greatest piece of advice we can offer you is to relax into your holiday by parking at Ace Airport Parking. There are many reasons to use Ace Airport Parking for your Melbourne airport parking solution such as being able to reserve a car park space online using our easy booking form, so upon arrival you can self-park indoors or outdoors and simply take the keys with you. Ace Airport Parking has great deals on short and long term Melbourne airport parking, and our fast and efficient shuttle buses can have you at the terminal in around seven minutes. You can even treat your car to a wash and service while you’re away!