Travel challenges

Preamble

From deceptive pricing to random health issues, travelers face a couple of challenges which could cause total disarray to the well-arranged itinerary. However, that does not mean one should pack their bags and go back home, but rather find alternative solutions.

Possible challenges faced by travelers

A new environment is a blissful experience as one can explore and discover new cultures, foods, and sceneries altogether. Nevertheless, at the most unexpected moment, the worst could happen.

 Some challenges faced may include:

Unpreparedness

It may be financially, under packing, missing required medical shots just to name a few. This may be a result of a lack of proper planning. This can delay the journey or even cut short trips. A traveler may misplace documents and passports and therefore the travel authorities may be forced to deny travel permission.

Losing luggage

Though not very common nowadays, delaying luggage or even worse, losing luggage has been a challenge to many travelers; especially for those whose luggage is put in luggage cabins. Losing luggage leads to uncalled expenses as one will have to replace lost items on arrival. For example, my job at https://www.directserviceoverhead.com allowed me one vacation month. As soon as I left the airport and arrived at the next one, all my luggage somehow ended up at an airport 800 miles away!

Unforeseen charges

These are what a traveler is slammed with each time he books a hotel room, flight or rental car. More often than not, these charges come as hidden extra expenses which may be easily overlooked when booking. Local traders tend to have an eye for travelers and may intentionally hike prices for local commodities.

Health issues

Such issues may be caused by a reaction to the new climate, the water, and food poisoning. Getting ill in a foreign place is a hustle and many may opt to go back home to receive treatment if it is not an emergency.

Language barrier

The language barrier is a challenge mostly faced by tourists from or traveling to non-English speaking countries. Hindered communication can be frustrating especially if the destination is unfamiliar.

Travel problem solutions

Getting insured

Getting sick while traveling is never fun but it pays to be prepared before you travel. Some travel insurance coverage costs for medical evacuation and provides medical services to their clients. Medical insurances functional in multiple countries are a lifesaver too. Being insured saves on expenses and ensures one gets proper health care.

Securing luggage

In case you find that your luggage is missing, immediately contact the airlines’ customer service and get the name of the person you are talking to. This helps to keep tabs on the luggage and also get reimbursed if the luggage delays for more than six hours. It is always advisable to have a small ‘go-bag’ with essentials just in case your luggage faces any delays.

Fair charges

Having an overview of the prices before arriving in a foreign place helps avoid overcharged items and services. If possible, have a trusted friend who can advise you appropriately.

Language translation

Travel agencies provide translators to help out travelers.

Finally, being properly prepared will help save on future inconveniences. …

Travel accommodation

Introduction

Every traveler requires a “second home”, somewhere one is comfortable and can easily unwind in while waiting to see what the next day holds. Therefore, choosing accommodation is a major milestone for a traveler as comfort and security are the key factor determinants. Depending on the destination, budget and the number of people traveling, one can choose the type of accommodation to go for.

Types of Accommodation

There are various types of accommodation all over and it is up to the traveler to choose lodging that best suit his/her needs. Some of the most common types of accommodation include:

Hotels

This is the most common type of accommodation which encompasses a wide range of budgets. A hotel provides travelers with specially designed service rooms where personal needs are catered for.

Motels

Motor hotels are mostly privately owned and ordinarily designed to serve motorists. A motel is made up of rooms connected with the front doors opening right in the parking lot. Though cheaper than hotels, motels cannot serve a large number of people for a long period.

Resorts

Resorts are meant to cater mainly to persons traveling for leisure. They are majorly located in or near tourist locations and offer state of the art amenities such as swimming pools and golf courses. Such accommodation requires a well-planned budget and adequately informed decisions.

Hostels

These are low-budget accommodations, meant for people traveling on meager budgets. It is a four or more bed-dorm sorted according to gender with bathrooms. Hostels provide a great opportunity to socialize with other travelers and get to share experiences. Some hostels provide food for their occupants too.

Caravans

The caravans can either be static or mobile. They involve traveling with or renting vehicles in which luggage is put in. Some cars are big enough for people to sleep in.

Guesthouses/ villas

For families who want a peaceful and private accommodation area, then villas and guest houses are the perfect fit. They can hold at least four people at a time and give access to a kitchen, and dining room, unlike most hotels. Since the accommodation is self-contained, it helps save on extra meals costs.

                    Choosing a vacation stay

When settling on a particular place to stay, there are several factors considered as:

The budget; a major factor since, the finance available is going to pay for the accommodation.

Your destination; in terms of safety factors, your familiarity with the place, and the geographical makeup of the area.

Activities, for someone planning to tour all day visiting sites, then accommodation will only be for resting. In case one wishes to hang around the pool sipping a cocktail while sun basking, then it will require investing more in a resort.

Eating habits; which may range from, eating out to making your meals. For some, exploring new dishes in a foreign place is a delight and would rather eat out.

 Travel company; a huge determinant, because, if you are traveling with a company, all of you have to agree on what fits you all best.

Choosing accommodation requires a thorough evaluation to make the best choices.…

A trip to India. There is some information that you should know

India is a great country and an interesting culture to visit. However, there are some things that you should know before you can visit the country. Things that you need to know in order for you to stay safe and to have the best possible time. With knowing these things, you will have the best possible time, while you are visiting India.

Don’t eat or drink street food

The food in India smell great, and most of the time it tastes great as well. However, one thing that you need to know is that if your stomach isn’t used to their food, you should rather stay away from ordering street food. Most of the time the street food isn’t safe and clean. You have a big chance if getting sick while eating these foods. It is much better to visit restaurants and eat your meals there. 

When it comes to the water, you should stay away from tap water. Even if you are cooking it before you are drinking it. Rather spend some money and purchase some bottled water instead. This will ensure that you are going to stay healthy during your visit. 

Women should be careful when traveling alone

Most of the time tourists are respected in India. However, if you are a woman that is traveling, you should be careful about traveling alone. Especially, if you don’t wear the right clothing. 

The reality is that there are many reports of rape and abuse in India by women tourists. And, most of the time, this was because they were traveling alone, traveling at the wrong places and not wearing the right clothing. It is always better to travel with someone when you are traveling to India. 

Research the dress code before visiting India

Some of the tourist attractions in India have a certain dress code. And, you can’t enter the building if you aren’t dressed accordingly. Especially women. This is why it is recommended that you are doing your research before you are going to India. So, you know what to pack during your trip. You don’t want to offend their culture and their believes.

Visiting India can be fun and exciting. However, it is important to make sure that you know everything there is to know about traveling to this country. It can be a dangerous country if you don’t make sure that you do your research first. But, with the right research, you will have fun and will learn a lot about the culture.