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What’s the worst things that can happen on vacation?

What’s the worst things that can happen on vacation?
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Despite being one of the most relaxing and enjoyable times of the year, vacations are a potential minefield of miniature disasters that could, potentially, ruin your vacation and have some serious effects out with it.  We’ve got here a list of the worst things that could happen while you’re on vacation and how to deal with them and, if possible, prevent them.

Hurricanes and Natural Disasters

As far as prevention goes; you can’t. There is literally no way, as you know, to prevent natural disasters, but you can try to prevent being caught in the middle of one. The best thing you can do is to, firstly, keep an eye on the weather predictions as your vacation draws near. This means that you’ll be forewarned if, for example, there is hurricane on its way to your destination. A second thing you can do is to get the right kind of travel insurance. By the “right kind” we mean travel insurance that includes a “cancel for any reason” policy. This will allow you to cancel, get your money back and book a last minute replacement vacation if needs be.

Lose your Passport

Losing your passport is a real headache. As you know it’s one of the most important documents you’ll take on vacation with you. Though it’s not irreplaceable it will, of course, take time to replace it. The best advice we can give is to keep it in a safe place and only take it out of the resort with you unless you absolutely need it. Your driving license or a photocopy of your passport will generally suffice for most things, including the exchange of money, so there’s no need to risk the loss of your passport.

Airline Strikes

Airline strikes are a nightmare no matter when they happen, and there’s nothing you can really do to prevent them, but this is another situation in which the right insurance can help. Getting travel insurance that will cover you for any extra costs caused by being caught away in the middle of a strike is a great thing; less cost to you, and less stress too.


Heat stroke and dehydration are two things that, despite being entirely avoidable, can actually kill and it’s those from colder climes that get hit the hardest. In order to prevent yourself from getting heat stroke or becoming dehydrated you should stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. If you’re going to be out, say on horseback, for a while be sure to take a hat, and, most importantly, get into a routine of regular hydration. Start and end each day with a large glass of water, and be sure to take a glass of water for every one or two alcoholic drinks you consume. Doing this might even help you to stave off some of the hangovers.

Lost Luggage

Losing your luggage is perhaps the most nightmare fuelling, hair losing thing that can happen to you while you’re on vacation. Can you imagine looking around and noticing that you’re the only person still waiting for their luggage? Well the first thing you should do is actually go and report your luggage missing at the desk because usually they’ll be able to track it down and give you an idea of when it’ll arrive. If you have the right insurance you’ll even be able to get compensation to make sure you can buy the essentials while you wait for your luggage to arrive to you in one piece. Of course it would be both intelligent and useful if you were to get into the habit of keeping a swimsuit, fresh underwear and a change of outfit in your hand luggage along with all the other essentials that you keep there.

So the moral of the story is, really, that good travel insurance is the best thing you can invest in.


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