4 Common Travel Disasters and How To Avoid Them

No one ever goes on vacation expecting that something could go wrong which could ruin the entire experience.  Even if you may have had reservations or worries about a few hiccups in the road during your trip, there’s nothing like the shock from things going horribly wrong at some point during your travels.

If you want to make sure that you have the most successful trip possible and steer clear of things which can go wrong, make sure you take the proper precautions against these common travel disasters.

Illness and Injury

Before you fly, try to load up on as many vitamins as possible and make sure that you’ve gotten a proper night’s sleep.  Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your face if you can.

Always be sure to purchase insurance for your trip, and especially if you rent a car since you never know when you can get into an accident.

Depending on where you’re traveling in the world you should make sure that you have the proper medications packed in your bag to avoid getting hit with an illness you may not be used to.

The good news is, if you do fall ill in another country, you won’t have to pay even close to the same amount which you would have to pay in the United States if you were to pay for emergency hospital costs without insurance.

Missing Your Flight

Missing your flight isn’t just time lost but a lot of money.  Do whatever you have to do to ensure that you arrive on time at the airport.  That means setting your alarm as early as possible, arranging a cab, and taking whatever measures possible to get there on time.

If you miss your flight, you’re not going to be reimbursed for it even if it’s the airline’s fault without putting up a fuss.  You’re better off arriving as early as possible and finding a comfortable spot to sit.

Being Robbed

The truth is that you can get robbed anywhere in the world whether it’s New York or a small town in Germany.  While you can’t rule out the possibility entirely, you can take steps to minimize your chances.

Always make sure that you know exactly where your wallet is at all times and never carry around your original travel documents.

Always make copies of your passport and travel documents and keep your originals at home.  

Never carry too much cash on you at one time.

At the end of the day, it’s about being smart and keeping your wits about you.  Being careless and taking unnecessary risks usually ends badly. Playing it safe and being smart will lower your chances of any issues arising.