Fab Five for Friday Holiday Essentials


You probably know that we fly to Menorca next Wednesday for a week, we are SO excited!

So this weeks Fab Five for Friday is all about the Top 5 holiday essentials you need if you are going on holiday abroad….

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1. Passports! Obvious, but check well in advance that yours are all in date – babies need their own passport no matter how young they are, and they are renewed every five years, not ten.

2. EHIC Health card – essential in case you need medical care if holidaying in Europe. They are free, but order or renew yours in plenty of time.

3. Tickets – there are many online options for flights and hotels these days, so double check if you need a physical ticket with you.

4. Flight times – double check if they are AM or PM and allow extra time for your journey – in case of road works, bad weather or other delays. If you have an early morning flight and it is possible, travel the day / evening before and stay in a hotel – some offer free parking whilst you are away.

5. Luggage allowance – airlines vary – and costs can be high. Make sure you have the biggest, lightest hand luggage case or bag that is allowed to maximise your space.

I hope you are jetting off for some autumn / winter sunshine soon, if you are, have a great holiday!




  1. Super handy tips for all holiday goers! As obvious as your passport sounds, it’s the one thing I do come close to always forgetting πŸ˜›
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  2. Great list – we’re off to france in a few weeks and I’m already totally stressed about what to take. We are flying so I can cram the car lol #binkylinky xx
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  3. This makes me want to go on holiday I wish I could go this year but great tips for holiday goers!
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  4. Good list. We keep meaning to try the hotel thing. We normally fly from Brum which is close, but if we go further afield it’s very much an option.
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  5. You reminded that I needed to sort out all our EHIC cards. Apparently ours expired two years ago! That could have been a disaster xx

  6. Always worth checking passport dates! Great list for travellers πŸ™‚ #TheList
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  7. Great list here. Add iPhone & you are covered lol Super idea about that health card, I hadn’t heard of that one before! x
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  8. Ooh I have never heard of an EHIC health card! Yike we have just come back from France and are going to Barcelona in two weeks. Off the apply now x
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  9. Great list for everyone lucky enough to be jetting off on holiday! I’m so paranoid about forgetting passport
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  10. Some useful tips. I wish I could say I was jetting off to some sunshine, maybe next year. Enjoy your holiday πŸ™‚
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  11. Great tips. We have EHIC cards for all the family. I’d also recommend getting a luggage weigher thing as when we went on holiday earlier this year we were over the allowance and had to repack in the airport – bit embarrassing so won’t be making that mistake again! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky
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  12. Have a fab holiday! Great last-minute tips, defo worth checking if your flight is AM or PM, wouldn’t want to miss it would you! πŸ˜€ #thelist
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  13. I wish I was jetting off for some Autumn sunshine! I hope you all have a fantastic holiday.
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  14. My Dad always bangs on about the EHIC card to me (yes even now I’m in my 30’s with my own family). But it’s so useful to have, and easy to pick up for that reassurance. x
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  15. I think EHIC cards/insurance are often forgotten because people don’t realize just how much trouble you could get into without them!! I know people who have had to pay hundreds and hundreds for fairly simple medical issues because they have forgotten either of these things :/ Hope you enjoy Menorca!!! I’ve always wanted to go but still haven’t had the chance πŸ™

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  16. I hope you have a fab time and dont forget money!!
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  17. Great list πŸ™‚ Very useful tips for going on holiday.

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  18. Great tips here! I realised the other day that my passport is out of date so I need to get that sorted before we start thinking about going anywhere!
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  19. Super handy advice. It might seem obvious, but it’s normally the obvious stuff that gets forgotten x
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  20. Great tips, especially checking whether it’s AM or PM, I bet that trip up a lot of people! Have a great time on your holiday πŸ˜€
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  21. Have a fantastic break away. Put everything you need to take infront of the front door the night before you leave so nothing is forgotten. Can’t wait to hear all about it.
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  22. These are some fab tips – I completely admit to leaving things till the last minute. x
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  23. Fantastic post full of some great information – I could not think of anything worse than forgetting passports!
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  24. Great tips, but don’t forget that you need insurance as well as EHIC cards even if you are in Europe! Have a fab trip πŸ™‚
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  25. Always find posts like this handy, thanks again!

  26. Oh I could do with a week in the sun right now. Hope you have a great time πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing these tips.
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  27. Have an amazing time on holiday! I’m so jealous! Will be flagging this to use in time for our next trip too x

  28. You are making me want another holiday! I will have to wait until next summer at least. x
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  29. These seem obvious but are still great tips. You remind me that I need to renew my passport.
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  30. Handy reminder, considering so many people go without these items. Hope you have a great time.
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  31. Great tips – have an amazing holiday I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time.
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  32. Don’t you need travel insurance in addition to the EHIC card? I thought this was quite important to have x
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  33. I’ve turned up for a flight back to New Zealand without my physical tickets AND we had a mad scramble earlier this year when I realised Big Sis’ passport was about to expire, just before we flew to Bali. I could have done with this list then. πŸ˜‰
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  34. Oh I wish! Great list, these are definitely the essentials…anything else you can get in the airport. This stuff you can’t πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xxx
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  35. You’re always off on holiday somewhere when I come to read your blog :p Hope you have a wonderful time in Menorca. Don’t forget your passport!!

    Louise x
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