Seven Things You Need To Know Before Booking Your Summer Holiday

As the nights get lighter and the days get warmer, our minds are turning to our summer holidays. If you’re planning a trip away, make sure you’ve read these seven important things you need to know before you jet off…

1. Where to go

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 14.40.12Obviously, the first step towards booking your summer holiday is deciding where you’ll be jetting off to. So dig out your travel bucket list and choose this year’s must-visit destination – or if you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve picked out some destinations to help you out:

  • Top Travel Spots for Traders in 2015 – if you want a change from the obvious, head to one of these holiday destinations that are set to become “the place to be” this summer. From beach escapes and island getaways to adventure holidays and city breaks, there’s something to appease every traveller.

Check out our favourite travel spots for traders in 2015 here.

Take a look at the 7 places we’d rather be than our desks here. 

2. When to go

Once you’ve decided where you’ll be heading off to, the next step is picking out a date.

First of all, check out Things We’re Looking Forward to in 2015 to make sure your potential holiday dates don’t clash with any of this year’s festivals, film releases, sporting events.

Check out all of 2015’s best events here. 

Then take a look at our Economic Calendar to ensure you’re not going to be missing out on any key trading days while you’re away. (If you can’t avoid being out of the country on a big trading day or important trading release, keep reading – we’ve got great tips for trading on-the-go coming up!)

Take a look at our Economic Calendar here. 

3. What to pack

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 15.14.42Okay, now that you’ve sorted the where and the when, it’s time to move on to the really important stuff – like what cool gadgets and bits of tech you’re going to take on your travels.

To help you out, we’ve rounded up this year’s Coolest Travel Gadgets for Traders – from wireless smart headphones to miracle jet lag cures, don’t leave home without them.

Get the lowdown on our favourite travel gadgets here. 

And what to pack it in? We’re big fans of the AMPL SmartBag, a rucksack that will charge your tech, allow you to access all your gadgets without having to find them in your bag and even send you a notification if you leave it behind. In fact, we’re such big fans that we wrote a Littlefish Loves piece all about it – check it out here.

4. What to wear

Once you’ve got those all-important gadgets packed, it’s time to sort out your holiday wardrobe. As ever, we’ve made it easy for you: our LFX Guide to Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion will show you all the trends you need to know about and how to work them into your holiday wardrobe.

Read the LFX Guide to Spring/Summer 2015 Fashion here. 

5. What to do

Screen Shot 2015-03-30 at 16.09.41So… you’re all packed and ready to go. But what will you do when you get there? Here’s a few ideas:

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6. How to trade on-the-go

Now, we’d fully recommend taking your holiday to relax completely and not even think about the charts… but we know that you might not be able to do that in reality. If you want to keep on top of the charts even while you’re away, this is what you need:

  • The LFX Guide to Mobile Trading GadgetsFrom the latest trading apps to tablets powerful enough to check the charts on, this is the complete guide to all the tech you need for trading on-the-go.

Check out our favourite mobile trading gadgets here.

  • Best Tech and Apps for Traders in 2015 And there are plenty of mobile trading solutions in our top picks of 2015 trader tech, too, including a portable extra screen if you’re used to having multiple screens for trading.

Get the latest tech and apps for traders here. 

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