Time away from home relaxing by the beach is mean to be fun and with a little bit of planning you can make sure that nothing spoils your enjoyment whilst away. The first thing to do of course is to select the particular holiday you would like to go on and make the necessary bookings. Assuming that your destination is overseas then the next thing to arrange is some foreign currency to use while you are there. It is handy to take a small amount in cash to pay for taxis from the airport and so on but with ATM cards working in machines all over the world nowadays, there is no need to take a large amount. Some people prefer travellers’ cheques for Canary Islands holidays and those in other countries as they are easier to replace if lost or stolen.
To be safe it is worth taking a combination of cash, cards and travellers’ cheques. As the weather is hopefully going to be a fair bit hotter than you are used to at home, appropriate clothing should be packed for the break and a good quality sun cream is highly recommended to avoid sunburn, which can be very painful. It is probably not worth trying to become fluent in the local language before departing for your holiday but buying a phrase book and learning a few useful sentences could make your time there a lot easier and usually goes down very well with the locals in most countries.