Aug 202017
 

a. Season Matters When Traveling to Costa Rica: Living in Costa Rica I figured a way to enjoy traveling without spending too much but most importantly without having to spend my vacations among the crowds. And this is my conclusion: December to early April are the driest months and the peak of the tourist season, so you can expect higher prices, less rooms available and crowds. But late April, May, and October offer good weather with lower rates. Also between June and September and someties even November you will get good rates but not a very nice weather.

b. Costa Rican Water: Most people traveling around Central America are very concerned about how clean the water really is. And I have to admit was one of them until I found out that unlike most Latin American countries Costa Rica has a fairly safe water supply. Want some Proof?

Here is the fact that it is the only country of the region where Heineken allows its beer to be brewed. Salads are generally safe to eat because they usually use clean water to irrigate crops.

c. Money To Change or Not to Change! One of the most common questions travelers worry about is to change money before coming or not?

If you are going to change the money here are some recommendations:

1. Every country is different, but in Costa Rica don’t change money anywhere except BANKS and always bring a passport. Here is where you will get the best rates.

2. ATMs are plentiful, you’ll get the best rates however, you’ll pay the small ATM fee.

3. Very few places exchange travelers checks these days, and even fewer give good rates, plus they charge 1-2% on top of it.

Cash or Credit?

Cash is king in Costa Rica. Plus, whenever you go out, ask if for the cash (Efectivo) discount and chances are you ‘ll get 5-10% off. This can be done anywhere from tour operators, to hotels, to restaurants to pharmacies.

You’ll escape some places charging you 8% for credit card usages. Plus if you go to a local market, local currency goes much further than the dollar. You stand out less and feel more comfortable.

d. Waiting Is the Hardest Part That’s right, if you’re coming to Costa Rica be prepared to wait! In this country this is a norm. Nothing is on time in Costa Rica. Just doesn’t happen. Sorry to break it to you, but it’s so true. So come with lots of patience and besides, what’s the rush?

e. Bring plenty of Ziploc bags: Nothing stays dry there and since most people do rafting, swimming, waterfalls, or just crossing over streams, you’ll need bags to separate your wet stuff from your semi-dry. I recommend the “Big Bags” for clothes and shoes (bring at least two or three) and several quart-size bags. I tried to do laundry in the sink and air dry, but found it very difficult to dry most articles. I would also recommend bringing plenty of changes of clothes, especially if you’re an adventurous spirit.

f. Emergency Numbers: Luckily in Costa Rica the emergency number is 911. They speak English and are quite helpful. The problem though, is where are you? Costa Rica has one of the trickiest address and direction systems in Central America. So learn your address well!

Marina K. Villatoro, has lived in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for over 10 years. She’s traveled these parts extensively and now loves to organize vacations to these amazing parts of the world. With her first hand experience, she can recommend the best options for you. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!

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Aug 202017
 

It seems like everyone enjoys a good adventure. However, proper preparation can certainly make the difference between a great trip and a great disaster. Knowing what to expect, what to pack, and covering your basis will make your trip go smoothly and therefore be a lot more enjoyable then being unprepared. Below you will find a collection of some of the most important adventure travel tips from experienced travelers.

Things To Do Before You Go:
It is important to do some research on the country that you will be traveling to. Are there things that you should be aware of before going to the country? For example knowing a little bit about the history, culture and political climate of the country you will be traveling in can not only help you stay safe it can also improve your enjoyment and knowledge of the trip. Also before going you will want to clearly find out what important documents you will need to take to travel. Will you need a passport for example? It can also be a good idea to find out the number and location of your countries consulate or embassy before going. This can again be a good extra safety measure.

Are You Covered?
One of the most important things to research before going on a trip is medical information. You will want to know if your medical insurance will cover you and if so what the procedures are if you are to get ill. Sometimes you will need to contact you medical insurance provider to get clearance before seeking any medical care in a foreign country. Otherwise you might get stuck with the bill yourself. Find out what the procedure for payment with your medical insurance company is and how it works. Do they reimburse you for any medical expense and if so what documentation will you need to get the reimbursement. It is also a good idea to make sure you have fund that are easily accessible in a medical emergency.

When You Go
It is important to get an information update on the current security measures necessary for air travel. These are changing frequently right now and it is therefore very important to check on the internet or with someone who has recently traveled. Don’t have anything on your person or in your carry-on that could be confiscated at the airport. When you are on the plane, pay attention to instructions about filling out the visa forms for the country you are entering. If you do not fill out the document on the plane, you could be charged a fee for completing one when you arrive at the airport. It is also a good idea to have some American one-dollar bills on hand for tiping when you go through the airport.

When you get there: adventure travel tips from veteran travelers urge other tourists to use common sense. Remember, you are in another country. People do many things differently from what you are accustomed to. You have a right as a guest to be treated well, but you also have a responsibility as a guest to behave well. Remember, if you are tempted to buy or use illegal drugs, that the laws in the country you are visiting are not necessarily the same as those of your own country. Foreign jails can be extremely unpleasant, and your family might have to spend a lot of money to get you home.

Just a few more adventure travel tips: stolen passports are worth a lot of money on the black market. Make sure yours is in a safe place when you are not actually carrying it. If the tap water of your host country is not safe to drink, do not use it to make ice-cubes. Freezing does not kill bacteria. Nor should the water be used to rinse lettuce or other vegetables or fruits. In some Third World countries it is best to know whom you are dealing with if you rent a vehicle. Disreputable rental operators have been known to steal rented motorcycles and cars, and then bill the renter for the cost of the vehicle. At night, keep away from dark, unfamiliar places. Being safe means being smart.

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Aug 232017
 

Business travel has actually increased considerably in the last ten years as companies are able to sell more readily to markets all around the world; the Internet has ensured that even tiny companies can have a customer base that is truly global! It is business travelers though who are feeling the strain with increasing stress and fatigue levels. With that in mind, this business travel tips article highlights some useful information that could make your business journeys more pleasurable.

Sometimes for instance, baggage goes missing; that is an unfortunate fact of travel and whilst it is distressing enough on a family holiday, on a business trip it can be disastrous. An easy remedy to this is to pack as much as possible that you absolutely must have for you meeting, in your hand luggage.

This means that even if your main luggage is lost your trip does not have to be wasted; your meeting can still take place despite any inconvenience that has been caused. Regular travelers know that the main business travel tip when packing is to keep things simple by only including exactly what you need for the journey and that way you won’t go far wrong if luggage goes missing.

If you only take enough business clothes for the trip and then all that is left is some casual wear for the evenings, just two pairs of shoes; one casual pair, and one pair for business should be enough. The remaining items to pack will be toilet essentials and any other work related documents that aren’t important.

A clever business travel tip, to reduce the size of bag you require, is too roll your clothes up instead of folding them; apart for taking up less space they are not so creased when they are unpacked. The last thing you want on a business trip is having clothes laundered because something was spilt on them, this can easily be avoided by wearing dark clothes which are able to absorb stains more easily.

Of course if you are working to a tight schedule and the inevitable delay happens then you want to know you can attend a meeting at a moments notice and the way to freshen up is by using those hand and face wipes that come in travel packs. Cell phones and other related equipment normally have good battery life but don’t forget to take a charger if you are going to be somewhere for more than a few days.

As it is possible to carry out work while you fly, by making the best use of this time you will be able to spend some time relaxing in the evening and perhaps a little site seeing. These tips make sure that no matter what happens when you travel on business you will be able to continue with your plans and will not be left wondering what to do next.

Business trips do not have to be boring and stressful if you apply the business travel tips in this article as they will allow you the opportunity to enjoy your free time even more.

Many informations and videos about travelling and vacations are also available at Thomas Zoellners website http://www.travel-vacations-adventures.com

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Jul 192017
 

Australia is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Australia’s stable political system, well-maintained roads, low crime rate and high standard of health care make it a relatively easy and safe country to explore. The country is filled with incredible natural beauty from Uluru, to the outback, pristine white sand beaches, rainforests, and, of course, the Great Barrier Reef. However it’s important to be aware of some practical tips such as currency, how to call home, shop responsibly, keep safe and travel with a disability before you get ready to go there. Below are some useful Australia travel tips.

Money

Australia’s currency is Australian Dollars and currency exchange is available at international airports, hotels and banks. The most commonly accepted credit cards are Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard, and American Express.

Typical Costs

* Accommodation: Hostels cost around $ 20 – 35 USD per night for a dorm room and $ 65-100 USD per night for private rooms with a double bed. Camping costs between $ 10 – 20 per night for a spot that can either be for a tent or car.

* Food: Food isn’t cheap in Australia. Most decent restaurant meals cost $ 20 USD or more. If you cook your meals, expect to pay $ 70-80 USD per week. An average restaurant meal will run you about $ 15-20 USD for no frills eating. Most offer meals each night for around $ 6 USD if you are staying in hostels.

* Transportation: Local city trains and buses cost $ 2-3 USD. Passes begin at $ 107 and go all the way to $ 2,500 USD .The easiest way to see the country is via Greyhound. There are also backpacker buses like the Oz Experience that have passes starting at $ 300 USD. The most popular and cheapest way to travel is to drive yourself. Due to limited competition flying can be very expensive, especially when going from coast to coast.

Shopping

You’ll find arcades, large department stores, arcades, gift and souvenir shops, and malls across Australia. Trading hours vary across the country but shops in city and tourist areas are generally open until 6pm, with the exception of late night shopping on either Thursdays or Fridays in different states. You are covered by Australia’s consumer protection laws in Australia which require businesses to treat you fairly.

Language

Australia’s official language is English but being a multicultural nation with a significant migrant population you can enjoy a tremendous diversity of cultures and languages.

Communication

Australia’s country code is 61. Local calls from public pay phones are untimed and charged at AUD$ .050 but mobile, long distance and overseas calls are usually timed. Network coverage is available across Australia but coverage may be limited in some remote areas. Internet access is widely available at accommodation, internet cafes and libraries.

Goods and Services Tax

Australia has a Goods and Services Tax of 10 per cent. However, you may be able to claim a refund of the GST paid on goods bought here if you have spent AUD$ 300 or more in one store. Tourist Refund Scheme facilities are located in the departure area of international terminals.

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Jul 212017
 

a. Passports in the Black Market: Did you know that an American, Canadian or European passport goes for $ 60 – $ 120 on the black market? Well to renew them you will have to pay the same. So to avoid problems and unnecessary expenses keep your original in your hotel and always carry a copy. In Costa Rica and Guatemala is totally cool. Everyone understands. And if they don’t, tell them that your passport on the black market can be bought for $ 60 and they’ll back off.

b. Safety Tips When Traveling in Guatemala: The Central American countries have a bad reputation, but don’t get paranoid. Here is some advice on how to avoid being robed:

1- Leave expensive jewelry and watches at home,

2- Don’t carry purses, camera bags and phones or carry them close to your body,

3- Take along only as much cash as you need,

4- Carry a photocopy of your passport, leaving the original in your hotel safe,

5- At night stick to well-lighted and transited areas.

c. Register Your Trip to Guatemala And Feel Safe! The US Gov’t recommends you secure your trip to Guatemala City by hiring, for a super low price, the Tourist Police. You can arrange all of this before heading to Guatemala. Security escorts for tourist groups and security information are available from the Tourist Assistance Office (ASISTUR) of INGUAT (the Guatemalan Tourism Institute). INGUAT’s ASISTUR division has 24-hour/seven days per week direct telephone numbers for tourist assistance and emergencies. These are (502) 2421-2810 and (502) 5578-9836. The fax is (502) 2421-2891. INGUAT may also be reached by its toll-free number within the United States at 1-888-464-8281 or contact INGUAT by email – asistur@inguat.gob.gt. Requests should provide the itinerary, names of travelers, and model and color of the vehicle in which they will be traveling.

The normal fee is 50 quetzales ($ 6) for a few hours, 200 quetzales ($ 26) if you have them for longer and they need to be fed. 400 quetzales ($ 50) if you have to keep them overnight. Plus you have to pay their gas.

d. Register Your Trip: The US government has a great new feature that EVERYONE who is traveling must take full advantage of! Travel Registration! From now on, no matter where you travel to in the world, head to the Travel Registration section of the US Department of State website and register your full trip!

All you have to do is give them your travel dates. All the places you are staying or plan on staying. Other people you are traveling with. Your passport number. And don’t forget emergency phone numbers so they know who to call – Just In Case!

e. Blend with the Crowd: This is a pretty simple one don’t dress like a tourist if you don’t want to become a target for scams and theft.

f. Emergency Number: Luckily in Costa Rica the emergency number is 911. The great thing is that they speak English and are quite helpful. So all you have to do is to learn the address of the hotel you are staying at the Costa Rican way.

g. Diamonds are a Girl’s Worst Enemy: This is another plain and simple tip but very important for your safety. Don’t bring your jewels when traveling to ANY Latin American country. Leave them at home!

h. How to Keep Your Money Safe and Dry: Have you ever been on vacation having a great time on the beach or the pool and suddenly you remember that your wallet is still in your pocket? I know that it can rally ruin you day. This great product will be very helpful to help you to keep your documents and money safe in those cases I thought you might want to know. It is a waterproof wallet that you can find in almost every scuba dive shop.

i. Guys Get A Mugger’s Wallet: Anywhere you go there will always be thieves. So to avoid them why not carry a ‘mugger’s wallet’ when travelling. So in case of an emergency, you can surrender it easily. In it you can carry a big bill in front and a half-dozen or so smaller bills behind, along with your photo ID library card, some other papers, hotel coupons, etc, for bulk.

j. Eat Safely When Traveling To Central America: Are you traveling to Central America and concerned about what foods are safe to eat?

1- Any foods that have been boiled are generally safe, as well as fruits and vegetables that have to be peeled before eating. Avoid eating uncooked or undercooked meat.

2- You should also stay away from foods that require a lot of handling before serving.

3- You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t drink the water in some countries overseas. This is why: Water supplies in developing countries are not treated in the same way as water supplies in developed countries. I would suggest you drink only bottled water when traveling.

k. Women: A New Use For Old Pantyhose: I learned that airports can be an easy place for others to prey on unsuspecting travelers who are unfamiliar with their surroundings. So to avoid being robed you can cut off a leg of an old pair of pantyhose and put the money/credit cards in the leg then tie the leg around your waist underneath loose-fitting clothes. But always keep a small amount of money in your pants/skirt pocket for necessary expenses.

Marina K. Villatoro, lives in Central America – Costa Rica and Guatemala for the past decade. She has traveled all over these areas with her family and now she loves to organize vacations to Costa Rica and Guatemala. Contact her for advice and to plan your perfect trip!

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Jul 212017
 

Are you dreaming of the perfect tropical Maui vacation but need some travel tips to make your trip as magical as it can be?

It is hard to find another tropical location that provides the blend of fantastic scenery and activity options that Maui possesses. A visit to this island will change your life (if you allow it to).

This Maui travel tips article will provide some foundational tips for people planning travel to Maui. The information can be especially handy for first time vacationers to the island.

Useful Maui Travel Tips:

Plan Your Budget and Create your Trip Using that Budget as a Guideline – Maui offers a large amount of activities that can be either extremely pricey or rather inexpensive. There are lodging options that range from luxury to modest. Depending when you travel, there are great airfares available. Car rentals on the island run on the inexpensive end compared to other resort locations. It is better to understand your ideal budget and stick to it when planning travel so you do not experience stress the entire trip. For example, staying at a cheap Maui hotel because you plan to snorkel and hike is a great strategy if you do not plan to be in your room a lot.

If your goal is to save on your trip, the best option is to investigate Maui vacation packages, which will combine flights, lodging (hotels and condos), and your rental car. Maui vacation package options include five star hotels to cheap hotels (and condos), first class or coach air, and a range of rental cars to economy size to luxury SUVs (like Lincoln Navigators).

Plan for a Good Time of the Year. If you going to Maui as a family, most likely you will travel when school is out. This is usually during summers, holidays, or spring breaks. The link below contains a page on planning for Maui family vacations.

If Maui is a romantic getaway for you, honeymoons included, one tip is to avoid dates when family volume is increased on the island. I have determined that February through May is a good time and September through November is great as well. Travel is less expensive and you will miss many of the high tourism months.

Be Sure to Complete Your Research. It is a great idea to visit sites like this one in order to create a desired list of activities that have appeal to you while visiting the island. There are a range of activities that include going to a luau, trying a snorkeling or dive excursion, or hiking or viewing lava fields and a volcano.

Make a must do list before you book travel and then make a commitment to do each. There is something to do in every price range to do on the island.

Do Advanced Preparations if Doing Family Travel. When traveling with family, be it your kids or your extended family, be aware of the considerations you must take into account when traveling this way. Again, the link below will offer a link on the left called Travel Tips and will provide a link to a Maui family vacations information.

Also visit the same link for additional Maui travel tips that should be planned for when traveling to the island like weather, safety concerns, clothing to wear, and other information that can be extremely useful while there.

Daryl Moore spends a great deal of time traveling and Maui is his home away from home with his family. His website www.ideal-maui-vacation.com offers free advice for those wanting to create a magical travel experience to Maui.

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Jul 212017
 

Are you dreaming of the perfect tropical Maui vacation but need some travel tips to make your trip as magical as it can be?

It is hard to find another tropical location that provides the blend of fantastic scenery and activity options that Maui possesses. A visit to this island will change your life (if you allow it to).

This Maui travel tips article will provide some foundational tips for people planning travel to Maui. The information can be especially handy for first time vacationers to the island.

Useful Maui Travel Tips:

Plan Your Budget and Create your Trip Using that Budget as a Guideline – Maui offers a large amount of activities that can be either extremely pricey or rather inexpensive. There are lodging options that range from luxury to modest. Depending when you travel, there are great airfares available. Car rentals on the island run on the inexpensive end compared to other resort locations. It is better to understand your ideal budget and stick to it when planning travel so you do not experience stress the entire trip. For example, staying at a cheap Maui hotel because you plan to snorkel and hike is a great strategy if you do not plan to be in your room a lot.

If your goal is to save on your trip, the best option is to investigate Maui vacation packages, which will combine flights, lodging (hotels and condos), and your rental car. Maui vacation package options include five star hotels to cheap hotels (and condos), first class or coach air, and a range of rental cars to economy size to luxury SUVs (like Lincoln Navigators).

Plan for a Good Time of the Year. If you going to Maui as a family, most likely you will travel when school is out. This is usually during summers, holidays, or spring breaks. The link below contains a page on planning for Maui family vacations.

If Maui is a romantic getaway for you, honeymoons included, one tip is to avoid dates when family volume is increased on the island. I have determined that February through May is a good time and September through November is great as well. Travel is less expensive and you will miss many of the high tourism months.

Be Sure to Complete Your Research. It is a great idea to visit sites like this one in order to create a desired list of activities that have appeal to you while visiting the island. There are a range of activities that include going to a luau, trying a snorkeling or dive excursion, or hiking or viewing lava fields and a volcano.

Make a must do list before you book travel and then make a commitment to do each. There is something to do in every price range to do on the island.

Do Advanced Preparations if Doing Family Travel. When traveling with family, be it your kids or your extended family, be aware of the considerations you must take into account when traveling this way. Again, the link below will offer a link on the left called Travel Tips and will provide a link to a Maui family vacations information.

Also visit the same link for additional Maui travel tips that should be planned for when traveling to the island like weather, safety concerns, clothing to wear, and other information that can be extremely useful while there.

Daryl Moore spends a great deal of time traveling and Maui is his home away from home with his family. His website www.ideal-maui-vacation.com offers free advice for those wanting to create a magical travel experience to Maui.

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Jul 242017
 

Saving money has never been more important than in today’s economy. These days, no one can afford to travel as much as we used to. We all have to find ways to lower our travel expenses and learning to travel on a budget doesn’t have to be painful if you follow these 7 cheap travel tips, you can make the most out of every mile that you go.

1. Travel light: You can avoid costly travel fees, by leaving some stuff at home. You don’t have to pack a different outfit for each day that you will be gone. Instead, pack clothing that is versatile and can be worn different ways. It’s cheaper to wash an item than it is pay luggage fees at the airport.

2. Tour Packages: Taking advantage of tour packages is a great way to travel on a budget. Research different packages online to get the best deals. Tour Packages often include things like travel, and meals and lets you see as much as possible during your trip. You can go it alone and research different packages yourself online or you can get a travel agent to do it for it. Make the most out of your vacation if you are one that likes to see the hotspots.

3. Keep track of your money: Carrying cash while on vacation is just not feasible these days. This is particularly true if you are travelling to a high tourist area. Using ATM cards, credit cards and verified travelers checks is easier and safer. Since ATM and credit cards require pins to be used for gathering cash, you are less likely to have your money stolen should you lose your card. Verified travelers checks require you to sign them at time of use. This can also protect you.

4. Understand foreign currency: This is an important rule because it will help you to pre-plan the amount of money that you will bring for your trip. Knowing how much foreign currency is worth can significantly lower your expenses because you can bring what you can afford to bring.

5. Mobility: Plan ahead how you will get around once you reach your destination. Will you rent a car? Will you prefer a bike? These are important questions to ask yourself.

6. Keep track: You will want to keep track of the money you spend as you go so that you don’t go overboard.

7. Travel Documents: Keep track of all of your travel documents like passports just in case you misplace one of them. Just remember to keep them separate and secure. A replacement is useless if you can’t find it.

Following these travel tips, you can afford to travel even when money is tight. Working with a budget doesn’t have to mean that you have to stay at home throughout your vacation. With these tips, you can make the most out of your vacation time, no matter how much money you have to spend and still have a great time.

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Jul 272017
 

African Overland Travel Tips

Safari Hat

There are numerous preparations you should make before you leave for your overland trip to Africa.

It is especially important to be aware of the physical conditions and safety considerations if you are considering a trip to Africa. African travel needs a traveller to be prepared in order to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Research the political situation in the country you are planning to visit before you book and confirm your travel. Official web sites on the Internet will provide you with complete and up-to-date information.

Before You Leave Home

A crucial consideration is to pack wisely and don’t over-pack. But how do you determine what’s essential and what’s not? Although having the proper clothing is very important, the key is to travel light but travel smart. It is recommended that you check out the local climate and weather conditions before you embark on a safari. If you have booked through an African travel specialist for your trip to Africa, contact that company for clothing suggestions during the specified period of your African travel.

Be sure to include good walking shoes that are comfortable and already broken in; don’t make the mistake of bringing brand new shoes. Include comfortable, but protective clothing for your safari. Long-sleeved shirts help protect your arms from the sun and long pants will help protect you from mosquitoes, especially in the evenings. Wearing neutral-colored clothing will help you blend in with the surroundings while you are admiring the wildlife and will also reflect the sun, keeping you cooler. You may also want to bring along a warm jacket for cool nights. In addition, you’ll want to take some “dressier clothes” for when you’re planning to be in one of the larger African cities where more formal attire is appropriate.

Sun Protection

Regardless of the time of year your trip to Africa is, the sun’s heat will be significant during the day. High SPF sunscreen and lip balm are a must, as well as a hat, bandana, sunglasses and so forth. Covering up when in the sun is the best approach to ultraviolet ray protection. Generally, fabrics with a tighter, denser weave give the best protection. Knit constructions, such as cotton t-shirts, give relatively poor protection (SPF rating of 4.8) since UV rays pass through loops on the knit structure. African travel can be dangerous for those who do not take the necessary precautions.

What about Health Care and Medicine?

Pack a medical kit for your overland tourYou should definitely schedule a doctor’s visit for a complete medical check up well in advance before you depart on African travel. First and foremost, you should remember to have prescriptions filled with an adequate supply of the medications you are currently taking. If you are visiting an area known to have malaria, you should consider taking prophylactic malaria medication. Your family physician and safari travel company can offer advice regarding this medication based on the region you are planning to visit. It is also a good idea to have a dental check-up before your trip to Africa.

Be sure to enquire about the quality of the drinking water and, if in doubt, drink only bottled. Many people become dehydrated when on safari because they forget to drink enough water – be sure to drink plenty of water every day. Re-hydration tablets are also a good item to bring along, just in case.

Pack a medical kit with painkillers, bug repellants, anti-diarrhea pills, bandages and antiseptics for yourself and anyone traveling with you. Finally, ensure that your insurance coverage is adequate in case you become sick or injured abroad. There are insurance companies that specialize in overseas travel insurance and offer short-term coverage’s to suit all needs – your travel agent can help with recommendations.

When You Arrive

After you arrive at your destination, there are some additional points worth noting to preclude illness, accident, or injury so you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest. First, to relieve symptoms of jet lag and fatigue, eat lightly, drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol and caffeine for a few days after your arrival. Also, try to adjust your activity levels to the local time zone as soon as possible to get you physically in sync with the local time.

One of the most common reasons for injury abroad is automobile accidents. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the local driving culture, road signs, speed limits and local police vehicles before attempting to drive.

When walking in cities and urban areas on your African travel experience, you may want to consider using two wallets. Hide one of them with the bulk of your cash, traveler’s checks, credit cards and other essential items in a safe place on your person. Fill the second wallet with a small amount of money, and use that for routine spending. In addition, you should avoid counting your money in public, as this will cause the unwanted attention of potential thieves.

Finally, if you must take an expensive laptop or camera when walking around in populated areas, try to conceal them as much as possible, preferably in an older or beat up bag.

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Jul 272017
 

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Are you are gearing up for a trip to the Caribbean? Whether you are traveling to Jamaica, the Bahamas, or another popular destination in the area, you are and should be excited. Safety is probably one of the last things on your mind, but it is something you should still consider. The Caribbean is a very safe place to travel to. In fact, that is a reason why it is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. With that said, all tourists, regardless of where they travel to, should practice safety and caution.

So, how can you ensure you have a good and safe Caribbean vacation? Follow a few of the travel tips below.

Choose your overnight accommodations wisely. In this popular vacation area, you have many staying options. These include Caribbean hotels, vacation rentals, vacation resorts, and all-inclusive resorts. Traditional hotels are nice and usually very cheap, but most times you simply just get a roof over your head. With all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, you get more. These resorts are designed so that you never have to leave. They are loaded with fun activities, multiple bars and restaurants, fitness centers, swimming pools, spas, and so forth. Most of your staying options are safe, but all-inclusive resorts are the safest and best way to go.

Research area attractions and activities beforehand. Although all-inclusive resorts are designed so that you never have to leave, that is part of the fun. Do you want to get out and sightsee? If so, do a small amount of research ahead of time. Many travel websites allow tourists to rate and review popular attractions. Not only can you ensure you visit a water park or hiking trail that is safe, but also it enables you to spend your money wisely. Do not waste time visiting an attraction where other tourists rated it a waste of time or money. To find these online travel websites that allow rating and reviews, perform a standard internet search with a phrase like this “Negril Jamaica attractions.”

Opt for guided tours. The number one reason for tourists leaving all-inclusive resorts is to sightsee. In fact, keep your Caribbean resort and inclusions in mind. Do not waste money to rent snorkeling gear when your hotel already included these rentals in with the cost of your stay. However, sightseeing is another story. If you want to spend the day sightseeing, opt for a guided tour. Remember, you can research these tours online to find the best quality tour for the lowest price and to make a reservation. Tour guides are not only familiar with the land and the history behind it, but they are the safest way to travel.

Do not look like a tourist. This will be hard, as you want to take pictures and videos of your vacation. When sightseeing, do so in moderation. It is best to wear regular clothes. Yes, that shirt that says “I traveled to Jamaica,” is cute, but save it to wear once you arrive back home. Although popular Caribbean vacation destinations are safe, tourists are at risk for theft. Try to blend in, travel with a group, and leave all valuables in your in-room safe.

Speaking of valuables, leave them at home. It is not uncommon for some tourists to pack their life in a suitcase or two. Yes, you want to be able to check your email, so you may bring your laptop computer. You have a long flight, so you may bring an iPod or a portable DVD player. These items are okay, but keep their costs in mind. Would you be able to afford a replacement? If not, consider leaving them at home. Otherwise, keep these valuables in your carry-on luggage and use your in-room safe. Not all Caribbean hotels and resorts offer in-room safes. If yours does not, speak with management to determine a safe alternative.

Finally, use your best judgment. As previously stated numerous times, Caribbean vacations are safe to take. Regardless of where you vacation, what type of hotel or resort you stay at, and whether you sightsee or not, you should have an enjoyable time. Just don’t put yourself in questionable situations, such as traveling alone at night and carrying all your money in cash.

Planning a safe Caribbean vacation begins with choosing the right place to stay. Your best option is to stay at luxury, yet affordable all-inclusive resorts. Visit Breezes.com today to book your travel plans.

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