Tuesday, 12 August 2014 16:35
Packing for your holidays brings with it a unique combination of excitement and stress. Although that never-ending list of things you need to buy and sort out in preparation for your trip can seem overwhelming, the thought of sipping cocktails on a sunny beach usually more than makes up for it!
For all of you lucky people who are jetting off to warmer climes this summer, we’ve created a holiday packing checklist. Whether you’re super-organised and like to get all of your packing out of the way well in advance or you’re the last-minute type who ends up stuffing everything into your suitcase the night before your flight, read our checklist to make sure you don’t forget any holiday essentials!
This one barely needs repeating, but you’d be surprised at the number of customers we’ve had to take all the way back home in a mad last minute dash to retrieve their passport or flight tickets. Remember to take printed copies of your hotel and rental car reservations too, if you’ve booked them beforehand.
It’s better to be safe than sorry, so don’t risk going on holiday without booking travel insurance first! Read through the options available to you thoroughly before making a decision to ensure that you get the right level of coverage for your needs. If you’re travelling in Europe, don’t forget to bring your EHIC card too!
Shop around to try to get the best possible deal on currency before you go, and make sure to look into alternative options like Travellers’ Cheques and prepaid currency cards as well.
Top Tip: If you’re taking your credit or debit cards with you on holiday, it’s a good idea to call your bank and let them know that you’re going away to avoid any service restrictions.
Don’t forget to pack sun cream with good levels of UVA and UVB protection. Sun protection doesn’t end there though, so be sure to bring sunglasses, sun hats and lip balm with SPF too!
Bring your favourite shampoos, shower gels and other beauty products on holiday with you – just remember to follow airport guidelines on liquids in your hand luggage. It’s also a good idea to pack a mini first aid kit with bandages and plasters, anti-septic, painkillers and anti-histamines, just in case.
Top Tip: Put any liquid toiletries in resealable plastic bags to avoid any damage to your clothes if they burst or start to leak in transit!
Don’t forget the charger!
Last but by no means least, remember to book your airport transfers in advance to ensure that you get to the airport with plenty of time to make your flight and even enjoy a spot of duty-free shopping too! It’s also great to have a taxi ready and waiting to transport you straight home to your own bed when you get back. Contact the team at Streamline Taxis to book airport transfers to Prestwick or Glasgow International airports today!
For quick and easy taxi booking across Ayr and Prestwick, download the Streamline Taxi Booking App here
You can check out all our latest seasonal tours, inclucing the all year round Burns tour here
We have an Executive Vehicle service that can cater for all your travelling needs.
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|Saved Our Holiday|
|After we were let down by another taxi company (who didn't show for our airport pick up) Streamline couldn't have been better. they got to us in great time, helped with the bags into the car and got us to Prestwick Airport in plenty of time to catch our flight - thanks guys|
|Best Taxi Firm in Ayr|
|Streamline are easily the best taxi company in Ayr, the drivers are all very knowledgeable of the area and the cars are always clean. Streamline are easily my first choice for a taxi in Ayr|
|Night Out Home Safe and Sound|
|Called for a taxi late on Saturady night to bring me and my friends home after a fun night out. The taxi showeed up in under 5 minutes and the driver was great banter. A safe and fun trip home at the end of the night so I would definately use the Streamline guys again. Cheers!|
|Pre booked a taxi for pick up from Pretwick airport. The flight was a little late but the txi was still there waiting for me. The driver helped me with my bags and was very friendly on the journey home. Thanks Streamline|
Great service, fast and such friendly staff. I will book with Streamline every weekend now.
We booked to go on the Burns tour and it was such a great service, with our driver being very knowledgable on Burns and the local area and its history in general. A must do if you are near or far