You don’t want
to cancel your travel plans just because it’s the hurricane season. Traveling
during this time comes with a risk, but there are still a lot of places
worth visiting. Besides, if you are only allowed to take long days off from
work during these months, you don’t want to let go of the opportunity. If you
wish to travel during this season, these
are some tips to remember.
You want to prepare
for the worst possibilities even though you’re hoping for the best. It means that
you need to get insurance
before leaving home. You need one in case your flights are canceled or
delayed. You also need to expand your health insurance coverage abroad in case
you get hospitalized or have to be evacuated as a result of the storm.
Normally, you shouldn’t
bring lots of cash when traveling abroad. It’s still safer if you bring credit
cards since you don’t run the risk of robbery. Even if you lose your card, it’s
easy to have it canceled and no one can make use of it. However, during a
storm, there might be power outages. Therefore, establishments won’t acknowledge
your card. You can’t withdraw from an ATM either. It’s challenging to move
around when you don’t have enough cash.
You have to
prepare for the possibility of evacuation during a storm. You might even have
to move out of your chosen accommodation during worst case scenarios. It would
be too challenging to do these things when you have to carry huge luggage with
you. Therefore, you need to travel lite. You don’t even have to check your
luggage and wait for a long time at the airport.
Download weather apps
If possible, you
need to have different
apps to monitor the situation. Hurricanes can be very unpredictable. There are
instances when you thought you’re already safe when in reality, the hurricane can
still hit your area. You need to know what’s going on so you can prepare the
staying inside a hotel, you have to listen to the advice given by the
management. Don’t stay in your hotel room if it’s not advised. There are hotels
located near areas where the storm could hit hard. As such, you run the risk of
getting hit by broken glasses and other objects. Hotels usually have evacuation
plans or places to keep the guests for a while during extreme weather
of your trip
You need to be
willing to change your itinerary during a storm. Don’t be frustrated when you
can’t do things as planned. Some of the places you want to visit might even
close for a while in preparation for the storm. You can change your plans and
extend your trip so you can go back to those places.
It’s still a
good idea to travel even when there’s an impending storm. You just need to be
prepared for whatever could happen and listen to updates regularly.
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