1) Make a checklist
To ensure the smoothest trip possible, make a checklist of all the things you need to do before going away.
Ten travel tips to keep you safe provides a good starting point.
2) Avoid airport rip-offs
Buying food and other essentials at the airport is likely to cost you a small fortune. So eat before you leave, or pack sandwiches to bring with you if you're flying on a budget airline, where food costs an arm and a leg.
Just be careful when it comes to bringing drinks as you won't be able to take liquids over 100ml through airport security. Don't forget to bring your own sealable clear plastic bag for these liquids - otherwise you might be forced to pay for one!
Read Avoid these airport rip-offs for more stings to steer clear of.
3) Get stuff for free!
If you're off to Europe, it's worth remembering that several museums across Europe offer free entry on the first Sunday of each month. So, if it’s a family holiday you’re planning, time it well, and you could avoid paying entrance fees altogether.