Don’t Lose Your Luggage! Traveling Tips

If you’ve ever lost your luggage, or dealt with a delayed flight you know how frustrated and utterly helpless you feel when these situations occur. We all like to believe that when we go on a vacation, none of these things will happen to us! What happens however, when the unexpected happens? How can you be prepared for something that is completely out of your control?

Survival Carry-on

Your carryon should always include a stash that you can live on for at least a couple of days. This should include a couple of spare outfits, all of your important travel docs, and cash. CASH. Not just debit cards, but real cash. You never know when you’ll find yourself in the one place that American Express, Visa and Mastercard aren’t accepted and needing to buy items desperately. You’ll also want to be sure to include your camera in this bag. Keeping your camera close at hand will insure you don’t miss out on a single moment of your vacation, regardless of what happens.

Planning

It can be tempting to plan your trip with activities back to back, in order to jam pack as many things as possible into your much anticipated time away from home. This is dangerous, however, and can leave you frazzled and exhausted. It’s important to leave buffer time in between activities for unexpected delays and last minute changes. It’s also smart idea to plan for an extra day off work upon your arrival just in case you are delayed.

Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

Finding those great deals on line can feel like the opportunity of a lifetime! You may want to jump on these rates as soon as possible, so as not to miss out on the deal. SLOW DOWN. Read the fine print and be sure to find out exactly what the package entails. Be careful purchasing travel packages from third parties, as you may find when you arrive that the package isn’t what you saw online. If this happens, it can be hard to find a resolution if you purchased from a third party. Your hotel or resort will sometimes not be able to assist you as they would if you purchased through them, due to contracts and agreements made with the third party that allowed the third party to offer such discounted rates. This doesn’t mean you should pass up every deal you see. Just take the time to research, before buying.

Author Bio: Theresa is From Alberta Canada and loves to Save money to afford Travel РShe also wrote an article: How to Afford A Beach Vacation for those of you that would love to start traveling and have yet to be able to afford it.

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