NRG Travel Essentials for your first Holiday with your Mates
Ok, so you and your mates are booked onto an NRG party holiday with Falcon and you’re mega excited to get going! There are a few things you need to check off the to-do list before jetting off though. Avoid any glitches by taking a look at the below list to make sure you are fully prepared for take-off.
Make sure your passport is still valid
Of course you’re not the kind of silly Billy who leaves the passport lying on the kitchen table at home (!!!) but double check to see if it is still valid and in date. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will usually send a passport renewal reminder three months before your passport expires if you sign up here. To renew your passport you will have to pick up an APS 1 form from the Post Office or Garda stations then send it off completed with supporting documents asap.
Travel insurance – excess, coverage, compare site
It’s always better to be safe than sorry – mostly for peace of mind! Make sure to sort it out as soon as you have booked your holiday and be sure to shop around for the right deal first. There are plenty of helpful comparison sites out there to help you out with this one. Don’t always just go with the cheapest, as it might result in the insurers taking a higher excess off the pay-out. Get the right level of cover depending on what valuable things you are taking with you and what activities you will be doing. When booking with Falcon, you can book travel insurance at the same time as booking your holiday and rest easy known it’s all taken care of.
European health card
This is a free card which entitles you to free medical care if you become ill or have an accident on a holiday in the EU. You can easily apply for or renew this online. The card’s validity lasts for four years so be sure to double check after booking your flights.
There’s nothing worse than turning up to your hotel only to find you can’t get your hair dryer, straighteners or phone charger to work. Nightmare! Be prepared and pick up a cheap adaptor plug from the local supermarket or online. It’s probably wise to leave your laptop and tablet at home but if you insist, or feel like you’d be leaving your right arm behind without it, make sure you buy a protective cover.
It’s also worth remembering not to carry too much cash around with you and to set yourself a realistic daily budget. The most important thing to remember is, obviously, your goodtime attitude. Tick these off and you’re good to go.