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The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Next Trip

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Next Trip

Making travel plans can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially when you are going overseas. While travel websites are there for you to book tours, flights, hotels and attractions, there isn’t exactly a guide that leads you to the how’s and why’s of travel planning.

This ultimate travel guide will not just tell you about how to plan for your travel but also how to budget, buy travel insurance, find good places to eat, types of immunizations required and more.

Let’s begin:

Step #1

Choose Your Destination

What’s your pleasure? Choosing a destination is easy. Simply close your eyes: what do you see?

Sandy beach, treacherous trails, your world topsy-turvy from the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the beauty of the Eiffel Tower. Perhaps something else?

Step #2

Book a Flight

What timeline are you working on? The best time to book a flight is two months before. Go directly to the airline’s website. Here, you will get lower rates and might even get some discount.

Tip: If you have a travel rewards credit card, then you will get a great discount on miles. If not, buy one now!

Step #3

Book Accommodations

There are two choices for you when it comes to accommodation: you can either set a small budget aside for stays in different cities or pay nothing at all and live freely.

Of course, the former option is a hotel or a hostel and the latter is Airbnb.

Getting Around

Step #4

Getting Around

How do you plan to visit the places to see the sights? You can either book in advance a rental car or if you are short on budget, you can take a tram or bus to every destination. However, you need to search on trams and underground trains, as some of them require access cards.

Step #5

Things to Do and See

Make a list of all the places you are planning to see. Write the top ten first and put the rest in the “maybe” column. If you have enough time left at the end, you can see them too.

Step #6

Places to Dine

From food trucks to pubs and 5-star restaurants, get information on all of them. Don’t forget the wine tours, which usually are 6 hours long and allow you to see many places all at once. You can easily find them on Trip Advisor.

Step #7

Passport and Visa Requirements

Don’t have a passport? Apply for one six weeks before you start planning your trip. Check websites to find out what are the visa requirements of the places you are planning to visit.

Step #8

Get Immunizations

Most of the vaccines require 2 months to work in the body. This is something that you need to get out of the way the first chance you get. In most places, a vaccine for Yellow Fever is necessary.

Step #9

Make Copies of Documents

Any kind of mishap can happen when you are travelling. To make sure that you don’t end up stranded in a foreign country, make three copies of the following documents:

  • Passports
  • Visas
  • Itinerary
  • Flight tickets
  • Tour bookings
  • Credit Cards
  • Hotel reservations
  • Driver’s license
  • Rental car reservations

Step #10

Internet Access

The most important thing that every travel enthusiast requires is internet access. So, before boarding that flight, research the sim card situation and data plans for your destination. If you can, invest in a mobile data device when you land.

Step #11

Accessing Money

It’s simple: carry as much cash as you can with you. Credit cards have hefty fees when used for transactions in foreign countries. Use them only when absolutely necessary.

Step #12

Buy Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will help you get your affairs in order if you have a mishap

Travel Insurance

Step #13

Pack Smart

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Step #14

Confirm Flight

Make a last minute call to confirm that the flight you think is scheduled at a particular time is accurate.

So, there you go… a guide to help you travel safe and explore your dream country to your heart’s content.

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What will travel and holidays look like after lockdown?

What will travel and holidays look like after lockdown?

Travel, the luxury most of us took for granted up until March, has never felt more needed, with many of us desperate to swap the four walls that kept us safe in isolation for a sun kissed beach. The reality is that travel as we know it has changed for the foreseeable future. Gone are on a whim weekend breaks to European cities and nights in far-flung, cheap hostels. As we all come to terms with lengthy quarantines, health checks and levels of accommodation hygiene, things are likely to look pretty different when it comes to your annual leave.

The question is what does ‘travel freely’ mean in the new era, and are we all on board?

What will travel and holidays look like after lockdown?

How will catching flights change?

In a bid to meet covid-19 regulations and make us feel safe when we jet off, most airlines have had to introduce major changes which are going to take some getting used to.

Expect temperature monitoring, time allocation slots for arriving at the airport to avoid large queues, social-distancing in all public places, including Duty Free and on transfers, plus a whole new level of cutting-edge technology.

In July and August, passengers will have to fill in forms outlining where they’ll be staying and how long they plan to visit countries in the EU. It’s flying, but not as you know it.

"Flying is possible right now, albeit the choice of routes is severely diminished and the freedoms on travel are also limited. Where you travel is going to be dependent on whether there is a flight to your desired destination and government restrictions at either end."

What will travel and holidays look like after lockdown?

What are the new travel norms?

Outdoor, less populated environments

When we do start travelling abroad, it’s likely to be to places that make us feel safe and happy and, even though we were in isolation for so long, most people won’t be rushing back to busy, built-up spaces.

Driving holidays

Self-drive holidays will experience a rise thanks to their perfect mix of freedom and isolation that’s so important right now. Being in control of your environment and able to adapt your plans on the go is a big bonus.

Self-catering holidays

Self-catering holidays have never been more desirable, self-catering apartments and villas located on sandy beaches where families and groups of friends can come together for a safe, private holiday after being apart for so long.

Environmentally friendly holidays

During the great pause, when the sky was silent apart from bird song and we re-evaluated our blossom-filled local parks, many people rethought their impact on nature and consequently their travel practices.

What will travel and holidays look like after lockdown?

Cleaner holidays

As well as going green, travel has also got to be clean in this new era, so expect hygiene to be ramped up in resorts, hotels and rentals.

So, the future of travel looks cleaner, greener and, for a while at least, more isolated. Social distancing might put clubbing and holiday romances on hold for a while, but if we can order in food and wine during a sun-soaked self-catering villa this autumn, we can live with it. Bon voyage.

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Things to Consider When Purchasing an Anti-Theft Waterproof Backpack

Things to Consider When Purchasing an Anti-Theft Waterproof Backpack

It isn’t easy choosing the right anti-theft waterproof backpack for your travels, since there are so many good options. When you’re packing for you’re a vacation, you want to get the very best, because you don’t want to have your things stolen or getting wet when you’re out in the open. That is the reason why we it is recommended to purchase a solid and high-quality backpack to ensure that your urban backpack adventure doesn’t turn sour.

Things to Consider When Purchasing an Anti-Theft Waterproof Backpack

 

Features of the ideal anti-theft waterproof backpack

If you’re looking for an anti-theft waterproof backpack, there are somethings you must consider that will help you find the ideal backpack for your travels. Here is what you need to look at:

*   Functionality

Look for a backpack that can be converted into a day pack, so that you can take it along on hikes and treks with you. It is a great advantage because then you won’t need to carry a big and heavy backpack with you whenever you head out from your camp.

*  Durability

It is imperative that the backpack be extremely durable, because if you plan on crossing tough terrains or get caught out in inclement weather, you don’t want your stuff getting soaked. You also want a backpack with strong straps that don’t break when placed under stress.

*  Design

You also need to focus on the design of the backpack, and that depends on the type of traveling you will be doing. You need a large backpacking bag if you’re heading out for a big adventure, but if you’re only going for a brief trip, you only want a backpack that isn’t too small.

*  Security

This is one of the most important features of the backpack. Does it have RIFD blocking technology? That will keep your credit cards and passports safe by blocking chances of identity theft. It should also feature strong zips and have small compartments inside.

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Tips for Creating a Safe Home Office

Tips for Creating a Safe Home Office

The ability to work from home is a prized employee perk that offers workers the chance to free themselves from the daily commute and complete their tasks. Making sure that sensitive documents and files remain confidential is definitely an issue remote employees need to tackle right from the outset.  

Tips for Creating a Safe Home Office

Security risks of remote work

For remote employees especially, there are many security risks – three in particular – that pose a threat.

Email scams

Many scammers send phishing emails with the intent to steal sensitive information from the recipient or the company. Especially in complicated times – like the novel coronavirus pandemic – phishers are hoping to take advantage of trusting victims. They'll often pretend they're someone within the company, like the CEO or a manager, to establish false trust. Remote workers are easy targets because they're not in the office and, therefore, hackers are hoping they won't check to see if the email is legitimate.

Unsecured Wi-Fi

During this time, many remote employees are using their private home network, which can increase the risk of leaked data. Third parties might be able to intercept and access sensitive emails, passwords and messages. There is also the risk that others who live the employee's home (who use the same internet connection) may see valuable company data.

Personal computers

Many remote workers admit to using their personal devices rather than their designated work tech. According to Cisco, 46% of employees report transferring files between their work and personal computers. If employees obtain sensitive data and store it on their personal devices, that puts many companies at risk – especially if said employee ends leaves the company. 

Another source of vulnerability is that if you, as a remote employee, are using your personal computer and are not downloading the latest updates, you could be more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Best practices for remote workers 

What steps can employees take to protect themselves – and their employers – when working from home? Recommend are taking the following steps....

Tips for Creating a Safe Home Office

Implement multifactor authentication.

Use strong passwords.

Encrypt your messages.

Invest in antivirus software.

Don't allow family members to use your work devices.

Keep your physical workspace secure.

Follow company policies to the letter.

Use a centralized, company-approved storage solution.

Remember to adhere to company policies, procedures and guidelines for using company resources outside the office.

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