Summer Travel Tips
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By Bromwich+Smith Staff | 576 words | Reading Time: 2 minutes and 53 seconds | Date: 2022/07/28
We’ve ALL been patiently waiting for it: a summer filled adventure and travel. If you’re like many Canadians, you’re more than ready to hit the road (or the sky) and add some adventure back into your life. Even with travel being more possible when it comes to COVID restrictions easing up, there is now inflation and airport complications to contend with. While you may not need to cancel your trip, you might want to rethink just how you approach travel this summer. Here are some travel tips.
Keep it close
Most people assume you can only have an adventure by leaving the country. That's not true! Canada is home to beautiful spaces and places. From lush islands and lakes to mountains and even our own wine regions, there is plenty to do close to home. Find out what is close to you and what you may have overlooked.
Keep your budget in mind
If you haven't gone anywhere for the last couple years, you may have stashed away a healthy travel budget. If you haven't, you can still travel, just make sure that your trip reflects your budget. Remember that while you're making up for lost time, you don’t want to spend more than you have. After all, savings only grow if you do the work and regularly add money to them.
Do your research
These days, there is no shortage of travel complications with understaffed airlines and flight delays. How much can you handle? Know your limits and make your decisions around them. Do your research up front to see which airlines are the best to go with and which ones you should avoid. Some are notorious for cancellations, while others are much more reliable. Where possible, give yourself flexibility with layovers and be realistic about what you’re willing to sacrifice for your vacation.
Reviews, travel sites, and blogs are a great place to learn about other people’s experiences. Take the time to review hotels, activities, restaurants, and even airlines. You’ll appreciate having put in the work to have the best experience possible on your wonderful journey.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
No one wants you to look for the bad in everything but preparing for possible negative situations makes you a savvy traveler, one that could save time and money. Try to fully pack a carry-on bag to avoid being separated from your luggage. While it may be fun to shop for a few new clothes at your destination, shopping for a whole new vacation wardrobe is costly and avoidable. Get travel insurance that covers illness and provides a good cancellation policy. Many hotels now offer free cancellation up to the day before your booking.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
No matter where you end up, remember that it’s about the journey, not just the destination! Be prepared, and make sure your budget has a contingency plan in case you need to tap into extra funds for unexpected circumstances. If your travel plans aren’t working out exactly as you’d hoped, do your best to appreciate it for what it is: an adventure. Bon voyage!
If your travel plans are being put on hold because of financial challenges, you’re not alone. Bromwich+Smith has a number of debt relief strategies to help you regain control of your finances and get your life back on track. Reach out today for a free, confidential, no obligation consultation. Bromwich+Smith’s Debt Relief Specialists are available by phone at 1.855.884.9243 or request a call back at our contact us page.