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Planning a trip to Spain? Top Tips Before You Go

Going on holiday is often a highlight for many people in the calendar year and is a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can forget about work stresses and just relax, spending time with family or friends. Spain is one of the most popular destinations due to its reasonable prices, close proximity to the UK and rich history and culture. You can eat a range of delicious foods, sip cocktails and sight see, learning new facts and finding out about its history. Before going on holiday there are a few things you want to get organised to ensure you have the best possible trip. Here we take a look at some top tips to ensure you are as prepared as possible.

Give your home a deep clean before you leave

There is nothing worse than going away on holiday only to come back to a messy house. This is why it’s a good idea to give it a deep clean before you go, negating any stress when you come home. If you don’t have the time to tidy yourself, why not try a company such as https://highlandparkhousekeeping.com/ who can tidy for you? This way it’s one thing off your mind leaving you to just get ready to relax and have the best holiday.

Find a card with a good exchange rate

Since the pandemic, more places than ever have become cashless and less people get out money when heading abroad. This stops you coming home with hordes of currency that you either have to change back or forget about and soon is wasted. It’s recommended that you find a card you can use abroad which doesn’t charge you any extra fees and enables you to spend as you would in your home country. Many banks such as Starling or Monzo offer you good deals when spending abroad.

Get rid of any food that will spoil

Depending on how long you are going away for and what you have in your fridge, you are going to want to get rid of any items that will go out of date. You don’t want to arrive home to a fridge full of mouldy food! Try and use up items in the days before you go and avoid going to the shop as much as possible.

Plan activities ahead of time

When it comes to things to do, Spain has it all. You could head to Barcelona for the culture where you can see the Gaudi Park and the Sistine Chapel. You could head to the coast where you can swim in the sea and head on boat trips. Or why not head to the capital city of Madrid where you can visit the Royal Palace and Prado Museum or the Real Madrid football stadium? There is something for everyone no matter what you want from your trip.

Look for the type of accommodation you fancy

Spain is also great as there is accommodation for all. If you are looking for a beautiful hotel to spoil yourself, there are a host to choose between, including those that are 5* luxury and more family appropriate ones. There are also numerous AirBnB’s, villas and more depending if you’re looking for something catered or self-catered on your trip. There are many benefits to both so it is up to you to decide what you want from your break. Hotels are great as everything is done for you allowing you to relax, while villas mean you don’t need to worry about being around other people if you want some privacy.

Budget before you go

Another benefit to Spain is that once you are there, you won’t need to spend too much. This is particularly true if you head to areas outside of the main cities, where things are much cheaper and you can dine and shop like a local. One of the best things about Spain is that it’s so flexible and you can always find what you’re looking for.

These are just a few reasons why travelling to Spain is such a great idea for you, both in the summer and any time of year and how you can get organised before you do. It is somewhere that you know will have all of the above and so much more and won’t let you down. Have you been to Spain recently? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear some ideas of what to do and where to go that you enjoyed!