Travel Tips and Ideas

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3 Essentials for Your Next Road Trip

This beautiful country has plenty of great places to explore. Why not forgo a trip that involves a plane and take a road trip? There are amazing attractions like museums, theme parks, and cities just waiting for you to visit. While you plan, there are some key essentials to keep in mind. They can help make your trip safe, exciting, and unforgettable.

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What to Do If You Get Sick Before Vacation

Each trip that we go on is a blessing. This is especially true when things go off without a hitch. But sometimes we run into bumps in the road that make our travel plans less than perfect. Nevertheless, we often are able to plan in advance, so that when things go wrong we at least have a backup plan. What happens when something beyond our control like getting sick right before you’re supposed to leave for vacation? We’ve come up with a few tips to help you navigate these unfortunate waters.

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How Travel Insurance Can Help You in a Hurricane

Hurricane season happens to be a popular time to travel because it includes summer and fall. That creates a conundrum if you’re concerned about the possibility of severe weather conditions. Travel insurance can be very useful to you before and during a hurricane. Some hurricane scenarios are well known, like travel delays and cancelled flights. Others may not be on your radar, like damage to your home or your destination becoming uninhabitable.  If a hurricane affects your vacation, travel insurance may be a valuable resource to help protect your trip.

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Virtual Reality Vacations

Most of us look forward to the time that we get to explore the world outside of our hometowns. Sometimes though, there are circumstances that prevent you from being able to venture further than your normal commute. Why should that mean that you need to miss out on seeing new places and learning about new cultures? Luckily, in the 21st century, we don’t have to sit idly waiting for our next adventure. That’s where virtual reality comes into play. Check out some great vacations that you can experience right from the comfort of your own couch.

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What to Do if Your Baggage Goes Missing at the Airport

It’s frustrating when your baggage doesn’t make it to your destination with you. Your plans can be thrown off by losing them. The first thing you might think is, “Where’s my stuff?” followed by, “What do I do?” In the event that your baggage is delayed, lost, or stolen, don’t panic. There are steps you can take to either retrieve them or get some reimbursement for the articles within them. We can help you navigate through what you need to do. Having a travel protection plan before you depart is always a good idea. Travel Insured offers benefits to assist you when the unexpected happens.

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What to Pack- Checked vs Carry-On Baggage

Packing is one of the more difficult tasks leading up to your travel adventures. The list changes based on location, season, and length of time you’ll be gone. Although there are a few staples that you can expect to put in your bags every time you depart; it’s still a daunting task. Then there’s the intimidating question of what you should be putting in your checked bags versus your carry-ons. Look no further! We’ve prepared some suggestions on how to organize the contents of each.

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5 Factors to Consider Before Your Next Trip

Planning your next trip may be just around the corner. You can look forward to rest, relaxation, and adventure. Naturally, you will want to ensure a smooth and fun experience. Achieving that goal is very doable with just a few pieces of advice. Some things to consider include your budget, timing, and trip length. It’s easy to just focus on the end result without putting in the time to really think things through. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of things to keep in mind when planning your next outing.

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How to Survive Travel Delays

A few words can describe what it’s like to get delayed on a trip. Annoying. Inconvenient. Time-consuming. Those are words no one wants associated with their vacation. Anything can happen to cause a delay.  Your plane can arrive late or weather conditions can deteriorate. First, keep your cool. Delays can be compounded by frustration. Next, determine your options. Thankfully, there are ways to survive a travel delay and still enjoy your vacation.

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Staying Safe During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season has already begun, so we wanted to take some time to recommend a few tips to help you and your family stay safe. From June 1st to November 30th many are on the lookout for these tremendous storms, but the most active part of the season is usually between August and October. While we can’t stop hurricane season from rolling around every year, we can take a few extra precautions to help minimize expensive damages that these storms have the potential to create.

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Top 3 Places for Online Travel Research

Dreaming of traveling again? For those making future travel plans, it’s very common to search for ideas online. You might want to backpack the Appalachian Trail. Maybe you want to search for the best restaurants in L.A. What’s the nightlife like in Chicago?  No more hopping from site to site, spending hours digging for inspiration. We can point you to some of the top resources online to do your travel research.

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