3 essential tips for planning your next getaway

3 essential tips for planning your next getaway

Going on a weekend break or a well-deserved long vacation? Check out these tips to make sure you use your time wisely, while making the most of your trip.


Online research is an essential part of planning a trip, but it is even more important to keep your findings organized and at your fingertips. Bookmark the sites you visit for easy access and use folders for different topics, such as hotel inspiration and flight comparisons.

Did you start your research on your laptop but want to continue on your mobile phone? Just sync your bookmarks and you can continue browsing where you left off. And, with Opera for computers, you can even share your bookmarks folders, which is particularly helpful if you’ll be traveling with friends.


For most of us, our phones have replaced guidebooks, and you’ll need access to certain sites while you are traveling. Whether it’s double-checking the opening hours of a museum or getting tips on your destination’s must-sees, saving those sites for offline reading will save you precious time and help you avoid expensive roaming charges. This feature is also a handy way to ensure you have reading material for your trip without having to rely on an unstable internet network at your destination.

Go faster

Traveling often means dealing with public, sluggish Wi-Fi networks, and it’s always annoying to see that dreaded video-buffering wheel when you’re in a hurry or just trying to check a timetable quickly. Save yourself time and frustration by using a browser that shrinks webpages before they land on your phone, speeding up page-loading times. Check out Opera Mini, which crunches down webpages to as little as 10% of their original size.

Download Opera Mini and Opera for computers for free and take it for a spin on your next trip! For more ways to save money on trips, check out our article on finding the best travel deals online.

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