My M to Z Travel Style

The continuation for my A-Z Backpacking Tips…

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M is for Money

Currency is very different in each country and this is why money is an important thing to remember. When you arrive at your destination country or place, first check its currency so as you’ll know if the money that is with you can be used in that area. You could also just look for exchanging stores and change your money to the place’s currency.

N is for New Friends

I love to meet new friends and being able to meet new one can make my trips and travels meaningful as well as memorable.

O is for Orlando

Orlando is a very nice place. Orlando is also the name of the chundering, public school buffoon who starred in the YouTube Gap Yah video (tinyurl.com/ygcnbf5). If you’re wondering why I included him on this list, you better watch the video.

P is for Planning

I always thought out a plan before I execute some things. It is because I want that all of my plans will be followed. I don’t want plans to go wasted. And also, so that it will be easier for me during my travels.

Q is for Quitting

I don’t quit. Once I start something, I always complete it. It is also the same in my travel. I always stick to my decision.

R is for Round the world

Ah! My dream. I really want to travel around the world and explore all the things mysterious, cool and awesome.

S is for Snap year

The “snap year” is 2011’s hot trend. If you want to save on everything from eating to travel insurance, and partly by a desire to fit a gap-style experience into a summer break before heading to university, gap-year organisations offer plenty of shorter trips for time-conscious travellers, many of which combine adventure with vocational work.

T is for Toilet

It is inevitable that you will be going in and out of the loo during your travel and that is why I advise you to bring always a hand sanitizing gel, a tissue and maybe a soap, you’ll thank me for this.

U is for Umbrella

You’ll never know when it rains (if you’re not watching weather news) and so to be prepared, you must bring with you an umbrella to protect yourself from the wetness of the rain.

V is for Vilification

There’s a lot of ill-will directed at people on a gap year. I say pay no attention to them.

W is for Work

Traveling is one of the most enjoyable destressor. If ever you are stressed out from work, do travel and see what I mean.

X is for Ex

Should you finish with your boy or girlfriend before leaving? Whether to travel with your lady or laddie love or hit the road single and ready for adventure is one of the biggest dilemmas you’ll face. Many relationships do withstand the rigours of the road – and being together 24/7 – but just as many fall apart in such a radically altered context. Just as tough is trying to keep something going from thousands of miles away with emails and phone calls. Whatever you do, the key thing is to focus on being where you are and making the most of it. How you work the rest of it out is up to you.

Y is for Youth Hostels

You will be spending a lot of time in hostels and you should be able to choose one that is much convenient to your needs as well as satisfactorily good service.

Z is for Zzzzsss

Usually in your travel, sleep will always be disturbed or little. Prepare for a worst case scenario.

 

My A to L Travel Style

Want my personal suggestion for your trip? Then let’s make this easier. I’ve got my ABCs travel in style that you will surely love.

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A is for Australia

Australia for me is a very wonderful place. It is definitely the first place to go in terms of letter A.

B is for Bus

Whenever you are on the go travelling, I recommend that you try the bus in each places you visited. I personally like to ride on one than hire a taxi.

C is for CV

If you’re in for a homelike experience even while travelling, you can use CV or maybe rent one. CVs are also great if you’re travelling with your family. Take the movie We’re the Millers. I love that movie, it was so hilarious. It is an example of a family vacation of the miller “family” using a CV.

D is for Drinking

It is nice to try drinking different drinks in every places that you go. It will be a wonderful experience.

E is for Etiquette

Whenever I go around travelling, I always remember to keep my manners and etiquette in place. I don’t want to be rude with strangers or with the newfound friends I made. I must respect them.

F is for Flashpacking

Flashpacking is a term used to describe backpackers who upscale their travels. They travel with a backpack but they stay in nicer digs, carry fancy electronics, tend to be a bit older, have a bit more money to spend, and don’t cook in hostels every day. They are backpackers with means. And it wouldn’t hurt to try this once in a while don’t you think? I also do this once in a while.

G is for Gadgets

I always bring with me my gadgets, my phones, tablet, note, laptop, cameras and other things.

H is for Health

Never forget your health. If ever you are sick, you may not be in the mood anymore for sightseeing or be enjoyed in your travel. I also bring with me some basic medicines. It is totally better that you’re prepeared.

I is for Insurance

While the value of having travel insurance is not in doubt, do choose your policy carefully. Whenever I travel, I always opt to have travel insurance.

J is for Japan

I love Japan and it is definitely the first place to travel. They have diverse culture and many tourist spots.

K is for Knickers

I do pack a lot of knickers just to be safe and prepared. I really don’t want to run out of knickers during travel and you don’t want it to happen right? Of course! It’ll be a total disaster! Like seriously though.

L is for Luggage

When you travel, you do have to bring your luggage right? I want my luggage to be perfectly cute in theme. That’s what inspires me most during my travel.

And these are my A to L travel style. Stay tuned for its continuation, the M to Z travel style.

10 Tips on Finding the Best Travel Insurance Deals

Travel insurance is insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling, either internationally or within one’s own country. Whenever I go to travel, I always need to make sure that I have travel insurance just in any cases of the moment. But in many cases, having travel insurance can make the price of my fare high and that is why I really work hard in searching for a cheaper one but still a best offer.

Here are 10 tips on finding the best travel insurance deals that could help you during your travel:

Never buy from a travel agent, tour operator or airline

A travel agent definitely costs more as they are putting up the price for mostly their benefits.

Decide on the cover you need before finding deals on comparison sites

It is important that I will be able to compare first each deals so I can weigh each one and choose the best.

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Be sensible about the excess

That is the amount that I, the policyholder, has to pay towards any claim. If ever I claim for $600, and the excess is $150, the insurer pays out $450. If I set the excess high, the policy will be cheaper, but may not be worth having.

Check what is already covered by your home insurance policy or bank

Home policies often include insurance for personal possessions when away from home, so you can opt out of having baggage cover and save money. I also have a credit card or current account that includes travel insurance but I always check that the cover is sufficient for my needs – such “free” insurance can sometimes be very basic.

Choose annual cover if you travel more than three times a year

According to my experiences, if I travel three times or more a year (or twice or more if one trip is to the US) then getting an annual policy that covers the entire year’s travel for one fee is likely to cost less than buying separate single-trip policies. But I do take note that annual policies won’t cover backpackers on extended trips: they usually cover trips up to a maximum of 31 days.

Egypt is in Europe, but the US is not in the world

I don’t need to buy a worldwide policy for much of North Africa: as Egypt, Morocco and Turkey come under Europe in most deals. Although I always watch out some “worldwide” policies exclude the US and Canada just to be careful.

Look out for age limits and medical exclusions

Many policies, particularly the cheapest, will not insure anyone aged over 65, however fit and active. I am well, less than 65 so I am still covered. Most standard policies will also not cover any pre-existing conditions which is also a good thing for me.

Even horse riding is adventurous

Many policies exclude “risky activities”, which can be horse riding, scuba diving, jet skiing or mountain climbing. If you are going on a skiing holiday make sure the policy includes comprehensive winter sports cover if you do one. I am an adventurous person and yes, I really do need this one.

Independent travellers should opt for scheduled airline failure cover

Sometimes, I tend to make my own flight and accommodation arrangements, rather than booking a package, I always see to it that my insurance includes scheduled airline and end-supplier failure cover, which protects me if an airline, Villa Company or ferry firm goes bust after you’ve booked your holiday. Note that even five-star policies may not cover airline failures.

Get an EHIC card

If you are heading to Europe, get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which gives you access to state-provided healthcare, at a reduced cost or sometimes free, when temporarily visiting an EU country, and also Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Some travel insurance policies will waive the excess for medical claims if you use your EHIC to get medical treatment while travelling in the EU. I had one when I visited Europe and it was such a great help.

The Traveling Travel Insurance Agent

Hey there! I’m Johnny Goodman!

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There are many reasons why I love to travel. And here are the few reasons of mine:

The Foods

Whenever I go on travel, I always try the place’s food first. I love foods and I really wanted to taste different ones. There was this one time when I was tasting an odd looking food from a certain place I was visiting, it really looked weird to me. My friends were encouraging me to eat it because it was really delicious, I couldn’t trust them. I was hesitant when eating it. If only you could see my face, it was distorted. But when I did ate it, boy it was delicious. It’s what sparked my interest in being able to try different foods from different places. You will absolutely be surprised that not in every place a flavour is the same. You will be surprised!

The People

I love to make new friends from different people because it can extended your acquaintances as well as connections. Because of the travels I always do, I get to meet my very close friends. We may live far away from each other but we do contact each other often thru social media platforms, thru texts and calls. It was very nice to know that on that certain place, you just don’t leave memories but gain precious friends.

The Scenery

This is definitely the number one reason. I do travel to see the world’s unique beauty. As I go travelling, I discover so much beauty that it makes my heart soar and would want to do it all over again. I really like to visit those ancient ruins first because aside from travelling I love history.

The Culture

Seeing the world provides a source of education absolutely impossible get in school, teaching you things like economy, politics, history, geography and sociology. While not an accredited institution, the school of travel is currently taking applications – I get to be much more familiarized with culture

Learning New Languages

Aside from foods, the scenery and the culture, I also love to learn new languages and be able to communicate with most of the natives of the places that I travel. Learning new languages for me is so cool. Imagine you get to speak one that your friend doesn’t know. Belo?

Just For Fun

And who wouldn’t love to travel? If you don’t, I think there’s something wrong with you. Better check yourself with the doctor. It can also be quite a challenge when you are travelling. It will challenge you place adaptability and your being a boy or Girl Scout when you remember or forget to bring certain things. I am a proud girl scout as I am always prepared when I am travelling. I always prepare my things before and have a list of the things that I should be bringing.