What you can’t afford to skimp on when planning a holiday

planning a holiday

Every year, thousands of national and international visitors choose Brisbane as their holiday destination. While many visitors splurge on their holiday, budget conscious visitors look to save as much as they can. However, either way, there are some things you simply cannot afford to skip on when planning a holiday.

Today, I will outline what these items are. So, continue reading this post and by the end of it, you’ll know how to have a great holiday.

1. Travel Insurance

This may seem obvious, but you’ll be surprised at just how many people consider travel insurance as an optional extra. I’ve met scores of guests who have travelled without any insurance only to regret it.

Travel insurance should always be your first priority when you’re planning a holiday. Make sure to purchase comprehensive travel insurance before your depart. This insurance will cover for lost deposits, potential cancellation fees and medical support. Sure, you may have a fine holiday with nothing going wrong. But in case things do go wrong, you should always have insurance to cover yourself.

2. Luggage

If you think that you can pack all your clothes into an old dodgy suitcase and it will withstand the wear and tear of airports transfers, think again. Your luggage will need to hold up while you travel. What you pack is absolutely up to you, but you must never skimp out on quality luggage.

So, get rid of your old suitcase and invest in new luggage that is easy to use and comfortable to travel with. Always keep in mind – you’ll be living out of your suitcase while n you’re away, so ensure that your luggage is robust and that it won’t let you down.

If you’re wondering what to pack for a Brisbane holiday, find out here.

3. Comfortable shoes

Sure, you’re travelling to Brisbane where it’s almost always warm and sunny. But don’t expect to get by your holiday with a cheap pair of flats. Brisbane experiences unexpected downpours every now and then and your flats just won’t do.

Also, Brisbane offers plenty of outdoor activities including trekking, walking, jogging and a host of other adventure activities. As such, it’s a good idea to invest in a good pair of sneakers that can handle a day of heavy walking without making your feet tired. Do not skimp on sneakers, slip-ons and flats. You’ll probably need all of them for your Brisbane holiday.

4. Mobile data

Many accommodation providers, including us at Bridgewater Terraces offer free Wi-Fi along with our accommodation. However, you cannot expect to get by on Wi-Fi alone. You’ll be spending the majority of your time outside of your accommodation during the day. And, you’ll want to stay connected while you’re on the move.

So, get a local sim card and don’t skimp on mobile data. You’ll definitely need internet on your holiday and the only way to ensure uninterrupted connectivity is through mobile data. It won’t cost you much, but the convenience it offers you is invaluable. Travelsim is one of the more reputable providers in Australia.


There are several things that you shouldn’t skimp out on when planning a Brisbane holiday. These include travel insurance, luggage, comfortable shoes and mobile data. If you skimp out on any of these and things don’t go as planned, you’ll end up incurring added costs.

Thankfully, you can skimp on your accommodation and still have a great holiday in Brisbane. You can do this by choosing our serviced apartments at Bridgewater Terraces over hotels. Our spacious apartments offer you all the facilities and amenities you need and are far cheaper than other accommodation in Brisbane.

So, plan your Brisbane holiday, pack your bags and book your accommodation with us today!

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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