If this is your first time visiting our guide pages we recommend you read the below information, otherwise you can skip to the guide steps by clicking HERE.
Planning your travels can be an extremely daunting idea… How much should you budget? Will you need visa’s & vaccinations? Where’s best to purchase flights, accommodation & insurance? How far in advance should you book? And above all else where on earth should you start?!
We have trawled the internet in search of any useful information regarding travel planning, this has then been combined with personal travel experiences and compacted into a ‘Simple 8-Step Travel process.’ By referring to this guide when planning your travels, stepping onto that first plane can be completely stress free, safe in the knowledge that you have everything in hand and under control.
We had 2 main objectives when creating this guide:
If a handful of you readers refer to our key steps each time you set-off on a new adventure, then we can help prevent a considerable number of travel related issues. Whether that be an uninsured injury, a border crossing without vaccination proof or any one of the countless number of hiccups faced by travellers every day!
So, if you need a little guidance as to what is needed when preparing for your travels and in which order it should be done, then follow the simple steps below and begin your travel adventure.
Welcome to Simple Travel Steps!
We recommend anyone working their way through these steps to download our ‘Free Excel Travel Template’ to keep track of any progress. It is simple to manipulate, and super useful to refer to throughout the course of this guide (we also have a PDF version ‘Free PDF Travel Template’ if you prefer to print it out and work by hand). It may also be worthwhile bookmarking this page so that you can quickly access the step you are on.
If you have previously read through a Step and just want a quick reminder of the key points, then at the bottom of each page we have included a summary of the essential information. We hope this will aid any repeat ‘Simple Travel Step’ travellers!
Below is the suggested timeline for you to complete the steps in, don’t panic if you have less time than recommended as we’ve added a buffer for any issues that may arise.
When I came to the decision that I wanted to travel, initially I had no clue what I was doing!? There was no guide and no obvious place to start… After days of searching the internet for everything I might possibly need, I set off on my journey. Only to find that flights several days later had been half the price, I’d massively overpacked and my accommodation although cheap was less than ideal, and so the ‘Simple Travel Steps’ seed was planted. The site is first and…. Read More