Danielle Look from the University of Sheffield’s Forge Press takes us through the essentials for international travel:
I still remember the moment when the desire to travel abroad hit me. I just suddenly felt like travelling to another country wasn’t just a dream, it was a necessity.
I immediately started researching my options, seeking out the perfect travel package for me. What I came to find is that travelling abroad is decidedly more difficult than popping in a DVD and being transported around the world.
No matter how eager you may be to travel abroad, it’s vital to not rush into your travel plans, but instead put extensive effort into preparation. By doing so, you can ensure that your trip turns out to be all you dreamed, not an ill-planned and poorly executed would-be-adventure-turned-nightmare.
While nothing can completely eliminate the possibility of difficulties while travelling abroad, you can mitigate your risks and help protect yourself by purchasing insurance prior to your trip. There are a number of different insurance options you should explore.
Financially, acquiring travel insurance to protect your investment in your trip is a wise choice. Many travel insurance packages are available and provide such protections as allowing you to cancel your trip should there be a natural disaster.
Check the small print and pick a policy which covers all your valuables (your camera) and one with a good health insurance payout.
Beware: Almost all policy claims for personal items are reliant on you having a police record of the theft/loss within 24 hours of it occurring.
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