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Planning for the unplanned: Steps to prepare for travel emergencies

A travel emergency can be anything from losing your money or passport, to having your flight severely delayed, or perhaps the worst-case scenario, which is returning home because of a sick family member or a death in the family. While you cannot foresee these events or prevent them from happening, there are a few steps to follow in order to be prepared.

When flying be sure to check in on time and leave at least ninety minutes for domestic travel and at least two hours if traveling internationally. If possible, try to take nonstop flights or flights that leave early in the morning. This can make it less likely for you to miss your flight. If you miss your flight because of delays going through security, the airlines are not obligated to put you on another flight. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety tips for budget travelers in foreign countries

There are many things to keep in mind when travelling, whether you are a budget traveller or not. You obviously want to keep what money you have for your trip rather than lose it or have it stolen. You also want to keep yourself and travelling companions safe from harm. Here are some tips to follow to ensure your trip is safe and enjoyable in a foreign country.

Taj_Mahal1. Have a valid passport and all visas required for your trip. Make two copies of your passport. Keep one in a separate part of your travel luggage and the other leave with someone at home.

2. Be aware of any travel warnings for the country you are visiting. Find out about security and safety conditions in your destination.

3. Secure travel insurance!

4. Ensure you have been vaccinated against any infectious diseases prominent in the area you will be traveling to.

5. To make sure you can be contacted in case of an emergency, make a copy of your itinerary and leave it with someone at home. Read the rest of this entry »

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