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The importance of preparation when travelling is vital as it can eliminate a lot of stress.Travelling and going on holidays can be exciting as well as quite daunting at times. Many people are of the opinion that organizing even the shortest trips can prolong the enjoyment of the holiday. Obviously, if you plan on going abroad on holidays there are a lot more aspects to be aware of and one of the most obvious one people find is the language barrier. But as i say, even making the slightest effort to learn the basics will help a lot and you will gain a lot of respect.

Leaving the comfort of our own homes for holidays can spark a lot of worries. There are obvious things to do before leaving but in saying that there are many things people don’t often think of. Such as, consulting a neighbour or family friend to keep an eye on your property, turning off oil, electrical mains, water and so on. But in my experience i wouldn’t publicize my holiday for the obvious reason that there are a lot of robberies going on at the moment, sad but true. I have seen and heard of many cases, people’s excitement get the better of them and they proceed to advertise their getaway on social networking websites. This isn’t a good idea and its better to be safe than sorry.

A lot of people these days are staying at home in Ireland for their holidays. There are many advantages to this but i still advise the importance of preparation when travelling. Firstly, many people nowadays drive around Ireland and stay in the vast variety of Bed and Breakfasts that dot our countryside and towns. So making sure your car is road worthy is very important, it sounds obvious but a break down on the main roads or worse still on our country roads can be stressful and unsafe in many cases.

On the other hand there are many Gadgets available to make life travelling easier. Well i always say my number one travel accessory is a Map. However well you may think they know this small and green country, there are hidden treasures to be found. Like rural country towns, beaches and so on. Always have change for the toll roads and as mobile phones are not always reliable, there are phone boxes in most areas. Planning your trip is always good, having an idea of where your going and where you are going to stay is great. The majority of bed and breakfast owners supply leaflets and mini Maps on their premises, and there is nothing better than word of mouth. I’m positive if you get talking to the owners they would be only delighted to advise sites to see in the local areas and the best and safest routes to take.

There is a comfort in staying in a bed and breakfast as there is always a face to a name. After all, it is nice to be made feel special on your holidays and have a nice homemade breakfast ready to start your day. Once again the importance of preparation is well advised in travelling and i hope you and your nearest and dearest have a safe and enjoyable holiday.