Welcome to bookirishtours.com! We are a tour company based in Dublin, Ireland. Before you leave for your adventure to Ireland, Britain or Scotland, here are 5 tips to help make your journey easier:
1. Check the weather
Whether you are staying in one place or traveling to different countries, it’s smart to have an idea of what the weather is going to be like during your trip. This will allow you to make sure you pack the correct clothing for the climate. Nothing like getting stuck in a rainstorm without an umbrella to dampen your experience abroad.
2. Exchange your currency
It’s not necessary to exchange all of your cash for the local currency before you leave because ATMs do exist for a reason. However, it might be helpful to have some local currency on you when you arrive just in case your credit card doesn’t work or you can’t find an ATM.
3. Make sure your passport is valid
This seems obvious, but I have heard too many stories of friends getting stuck at the airport because their passport wasn’t valid for the duration of their trip. Conversely, if you don’t have a passport, make sure you apply for one early enough before you leave. In the United States, passports usually take 6-8 weeks to process.
4. Pack light
To avoid having to pay the overweight baggage fee at the airport, pack light. A good rule for packing is to lay out everything you want to bring, and then only pack half of it. Most places in Europe do not have elevators, so be ready to lug your suitcase up several flights of stairs. Do yourself a favor and pack light so you can easily carry your luggage around.
5. Remember to have fun
Don’t let delayed flights, missed connections or lack of sleep stress you out. A week, two weeks, however long your trip is may seem like a long time, but it will go by in the blink of an eye. Enjoy every moment you have exploring a new place, or a revisiting an old one!