Sometimes we have to save money for years to afford a trip of our dreams. When we are finally there, we’d rather spend that precious money on fun and impressions than on paying medical bills or lost belongings compensation. For that sake, it’s better to do some investments prior to the trip to avoid much bigger spending afterwards.
1. Buy reliable and high-quality gear
When you leave abroad, you think of seeing, hearing, tasting and experiencing new culture and not of a torn backpack and callosities on your feet. Make sure to wear appropriate clothes and shoes, buy or borrow a good suitcase or backpack, raincoat, sunglasses, etc. They are all easier and cheaper to buy in your home city then abroad. Don’t rely on your old stuff to live through one more trip, because it might not. And this may affect both your travel budget and your health.
2. Take out Travel Insurance
Yes, you have researched your travel destination well, and yes, you are always careful and cautious. But this hardly eliminates the chances of you or your travel companion getting ill during the trip, your baggage getting delayed, lost or stolen, or anything else you might not expect. Dozens of your trips can be perfect but you never know whether your next one will not require a travel insurance, so don’t risk and you’ll thank yourself later for that.
Choosing the right insurance policy isn’t that tedious and difficult and insurers are constantly improving their websites to make them easy to follow. Visit several travel insurance websites, see through the policy features, compare, ask questions if you have doubts, and buy what suits you the best. Like many other spheres, insurance providers sometimes offer discount, loyalty programs, contests and special deals, so you truly have a chance to save on being safe.
Another option you might be interested in is excess waiver. For example, the travel insurance policy states you should spend £50 for fixing your broken mobile device to get this spending compensated. Having purchased this extension, you’ll get rid of that limit and have every penny compensated if needed to.
3. Make Sure to have the Internet Access abroad
Nowadays, mobile apps and various services help us everywhere and this is especially valuable abroad. The trip gets way better when Google reminds you the time and date of your flight, navigation app shows what roads you’d better avoid and in what guesthouse you’d better stay. There is so much out there to make your life happier and easier, so just reach out and take it.
Plan you trip well, invest in it wise, and travel safe!