Flying Solo: The Beginner’s Guide To Travelling Abroad Alone

Leaving on a plane to an unknown place can be a new but scary experience, especially if you aretaking the trip on your own and that too for the first time. Here are a few things to keep in mind so that you will be able to enjoy your trip without having to worry too much;

Work on a Schedule

As you are travelling alone, the responsibility of getting yourself to places on time falls solely on your shoulders. So it is entirely up to you to ensure that you work on a strict schedule. If the trip was planned last minute, then it is possible that you will have to work fast as time is tight. It is very important that you make it to your departure gate on time to board the aircraft you will be travelling on. You can contact a local company that provides airport transfers to coordinate a pick-up from your home to be dropped off at the airport.

Most companies that provide reliable Brisbane airport transfers offer flexible packages and if you only need to be dropped off to make it to your flight on time, then the cost of transportation will be lower.

Hold On to Your Passport!

The passport is probably the most important item that you will carry with you while you travel, for without it, you will not be able to get to board your flight or get to your destination. You need to produce your passport at more than one instance to be examined by the authorities at the airport so make sure you keep it within easy reach but at the same time, try to avoid holding it in your hand as it can get misplaced while you are busy with handling your carry-on luggage or taking off your shoes and accessories at the security check. It is a good idea to carry a small bag with the passport, air ticket and any other documentation so that they stay within reach while remaining safe. Click this link for further information regarding airport transfers.

Don’t Misplace Your Boarding Pass

Once you hand over your ticket or voucher at the check-in counter, you will be presented with your boarding pass. This contains important information such as the departure gate you need to be at to board your flight, the time at which boarding starts, the time at which the gate closes and your seat number on the aircraft. Without the boarding pass, you will not be allowed aboard the flight. Therefore make sure that you do not misplace this small strip of paper.

Stay in Touch

It is crucial that you stay connected with your family while travelling alone because they would need to know of you are doing alright on your own. Make sure your phone is fully charged and activate international calls through your domestic connection provider before you leave so that you can contact your family while you are abroad. Also, if a member of your family or a friend is picking you up at the airport once you arrive at your destination, then you will have to let them know that you landed safely and your location at the airport so that they can find you.

A Last Minute Checklist

Many brides tend to remember and come up with last minute details, although sometimes these brides might have wedding planners, they feel like they need to check and recheck the items needed for their wedding.

Most brides become highly nervous when their big day nears. In their nervous and panicky state they tend to forget many important details. So brides may need to do a quick checklist before their big day to make sure all tasks needed is completed and the wedding will run smoothly.

• Re-checking if the venue booked is confirmed and arrangement at venue is going as planned. Especially checking the entrance way of the venue, that is the church or the hotel. Because first impression of your wedding begins from here. It’s lovely if you could personalize the entryway. Also you could check the menu for the wedding with hotel and see if you need to change anything.

• Check if the seating is assigned arrangements are in place. You can have special tables for your family and friends assigned which will make them feel special and easy to find their seat. Or you could display escort cards.

• If you like to give some favors or maybe a gift for guests to take home, you need to start preparing and gift wrapping this early and not at the last moment. You could always ask your bridesmaids to lend a hand to this task. Also you can add a little personalize tag, showing your appreciation.

• Checking with your baker, the cake you chose will be ready on time. While your checking on the cake, you should remember you need a cake table to display the cake. Check with your decorator how you would like to decorate it. The cake table is the main point in the reception area and where the guests love to hover to get great pictures too.

• Many brides forget to feed themselves on their wedding day because of the jitters and nervousness they feel. But it is important have something other than just nibbles before your wedding begins. Pre-arrange a meal for you and your bridesmaids.

• Check if your appointments with your beautician is booked and confirmed. Always have a talk or trial run with your beautician before the wedding on how you would like to look.

• When you have a stylish exit, you need to check if your wedding cars hire is at the entrance.

Today wedding cars hire are done by many car rental companies. You can always book and select your car prior the upcoming nuptials. But always remember to tell the driver what time he needs to be there.

• Never forget to check with your photographer and tell him what and how you like your photos taken. Make sure the photograph comes to the venue early to capture some pre wedding photographs. Also you can give him a list of people name you need the photograph to capture.