What could possibly go wrong on vacation?

January 24, 2016 at 8:22 am

A lot of factors can affect your vacation; sometimes, they go the wrong way and impact your well-deserved vacation negatively. You don’t have to point the blaming finger on yourself as they are unavoidable most of the times. If ever you are caught in situations where you’re on the losing end, a quick mind and the right attitude can keep you on track. Here are some of the things that could possibly go wrong on vacation and how to counteract them.

You suddenly fall sick while in the middle of your vacation

A change in weather (whether hot or cold) can cause you to fall ill on your vacation. When you arrive to a tropical climate from a chilly place, the chances are, your body can’t adjust quickly enough to this sudden change of temperature, and the same is true the other way around. You might get coughs, colds or a fever, which can slow you down. So before embarking for your vacation, have a simple medical kit with you with the necessary first aid medicines and medications that you usually use to cure your family’s ailments. In severe cases, If you are staying at a hotel, ask for the number of a reputable doctor or call your own MD back home for advice.

You lose your wallet

This will make any good day go bad. Losing your wallet with a sizeable amount of money and credit cards is such a back breaker to a fun vacation trip. If you’re in the habit of putting everything in one place, losing your wallet could put a real downer on your vacation. The best thing to do if you think you’ll be running out of finances in the coming days is to call back home for a wire transfer and be sure to cancel all of your credit and debit cards. Let this post be a reminder that you should not put all your cards and money in a single wallet. It is better to keep them in multiple places like your luggage, carry on bag and even your pocket.

You received bad news from home

You’re fishing in the middle of the Caribbean when your phone rings and your wife tells you that a friend or your favorite pet died. Receiving news like this can turn a good time to a sad moment. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to maintain your composure get over the initial shock before thinking of the options you can take, which might include heading back home as quickly as you can or not. Talk with the resort management and your airline company for a changed flight.

Hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters

While there really is no way of predicting natural disasters, the best thing you can do to protect yourself on vacation is to get decent travel insurance, especially if you are traveling to known hurricane zones during the hurricane season or to places that have experienced flooding in the past. While insurance won’t save your life, it will make survival more comfortable and less stressful. Other important advice to consider when faced with a natural disaster while on vacation is to pay careful attention to the guidance given by local authorities. If an evacuation is recommended, you would do well to follow their advice.