Holiday Disasters (and How to Avoid Them)

We all like to get away from it all and have a relaxing break from time to time, and most of the time, when we go on holiday, that is exactly what we get. However, holiday disasters can and do happen and when they do, they can really ruin what should be a fun and relaxing time away.

Missed flights

Missed flights are a huge headache, They can cause you a massive amount of stress, not to mention time and money and they can taint the whole of your holiday. The good news is, it’s really easy to avoid them by double-checking your flight times a week before flying and then a day before you head off. To make sure you don’t forget to do this, set reminders on your phone.

Of course, sometimes, flights are missed due to traffic issues. This again is easy to avoid by doing a test run to see what the traffic is like on the same day of the week and time you are travelling. Then add an hour to that and you cannot possibly be late.

Lost or stolen documents or tech

Losing your wallet, phone or passport when travelling is a huge headache, but you can prepare for the eventuality by photocopying your important documents and having a few travellers cheques and international calling cards that you leave in the hotel’s safe. That way, if things do get lost, you can still make calls, pay fr your holiday and provide the official documentation you need to sort it all out.

Health emergencies

Getting sick in a place that you don’t know well, where you may not speak the language can be pretty terrifying. Make life easier for yourself by triple checking that you have packed any medications you and your family require, and by ensuring that you are all covered for holiday health insurance, You can never prevent someone from getting ill if it is going to happen, but you can ensure that life is as easy as possible for you all if, and when it does happen.

It’s always a good idea to also have all of the details of the nearest hospital or emergy care in the location you are staying so that you can act quickly when someone becomes sick or injured.

Political issues

Hopefully, this will never happen to you, but political unrest can and does break out from time to time all over the world, and often when it is least expected. You should always check the embassy before travelling to hopefully avoid any civil unrest, but if this happens when you are travelling, do not get involved and dow hat you can to safely get to your country’s embassy, make sure you have all of your documents with you and you should be safe there.

As you can see, it is totally possible to head off some of the most common holiday disasters before they ever arise, or at the very least plan ahead so the effects will be minimal. I hope your next holiday goes off without a hitch and you have a wonderful time.

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