Travel Tips for a Weekend Away

Jale May 24, 2021
Gift Baskets

Whether you’re hopping on a flight or taking a scenic road trip, enjoying a weekend away is always a fun idea. But even if you’re planning on having a relaxing and carefree weekend, there’s still a bit of planning that must happen before you leave.

To help, we’ve pulled together a few top tips so you can enjoy an unforgettable weekend away. Keep reading to find our must-have ideas and suggestions for an incredible getaway.

Book your transportation and accommodation in advance

After you’ve decided where you want to go, it’s time to figure out the travel logistics. If you plan on flying, you can use comparison tools like Google Flights, Hopper, and Skyscanner to find current details and get the best price. If you’re driving, take some time before you leave to ensure that your car is in good working order.

In terms of accommodation, you’ll need to decide if you’re staying in a hotel, rental home, or with friends and family. Try using websites like, Trivago, or Airbnb to find properties in your preferred area.

Research your destination before your trip

Even if you’ve visited the area before, it doesn’t hurt to do a bit of research before heading to your destination. For example, if you’re travelling to Melbourne, you’ll want to have the right shoes and clothes for the city’s notoriously unpredictable weather.

During your research, think about what you’ll need to be comfortable during your trip. Find out about the average temperatures in the region, get a rough idea of the geography around your hotel, and determine what you’ll need to bring from home (including medication and weather-appropriate attire).

Surprise your loved one with something special

If you’re holidaying with your partner, why not make the trip extra special by surprising them with an unexpected gift or experience? It’s a fun way to enhance your weekend away and make it a memory that neither of you will ever forget. Similarly, if you’re staying with a friend or family member during your holiday, you can thank them for their hospitality with a thoughtful gift.

Whether your loved one enjoys gourmet food, local wine, or a bit of pampering, you can find the perfect gift from Gourmet Basket. Our hand-crafted gift hampers are designed to dazzle any recipient, with options for all personalities and interests. Plus, we deliver across Australia, so you can arrange to have your gift delivered at any point during your weekend away.

Need some gift inspiration? One of our most popular hampers is the Cheese and Wine Gift Basket, which will add a special touch to any trip. Inside, there’s a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Barossa Valley, alongside a range of savoury snacks — perfect for an impromptu picnic!

Chocolate Box Hamper

Our Chocolate Box Hamper is another top pick, especially if your loved one has a sweet tooth. It contains a decadent assortment of chocolate, fudge, cookies, and more. It’s an exceptional way to show your sweetheart how much you love them.

Chocolate Box Hampers

To place an order or explore more gift hamper options from Gourmet Basket, check out our website or ring us on 1300 354 393.

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