Archive for May, 2006

Not feeeling so hot

A recent event in my family life has reminded me of how important it could one day be to have travel insurance.

Going on holiday is always very exciting. Plane tickets, preparing the car, getting the train pass, whichever it may be, we always are looking forward to the good times ahead.

But how many times, out of forgetfulness or downright cheapness do we say “Travel Insurance? What for? I won’t need it, I’ll be fine.” Well, that’s definetely not always the case. Luckily for us, the loved one in question did have travel insurance and only got sick on their return home and not abroad, that could have been a nightmare.

The person is getting better now but it didn’t start off that way, we ended up going to the ICU to visit and keep them company along with the rest of the family. In the ICU there was a couple who were on vacation here and the man had royally screwed himself up paragliding or something like that while on holiday. He lay there, in the ICU, all day, bored solid, waiting for visiting hours so that his girlfriend could come see him. He’s better now but you also get my drift.

So, don’t forget, don’t be cheap, save yourself the colossal hospital bill and get yourself the Travel Insurance, I don’t want to see you in the ICU next time. Please be careful.

May 20th, 2006

Too much Baggage

We all know someone who has too much baggage, but not that kind, the kind they bring along on holiday.

The amount of baggage brought on holiday can affect you in several ways. One being a drag on you and a pain in the neck to carry around.

The other being too much to fit in the car you’ve rented. Think about it, how many compact cars do think have enough space to fit 3 or 4 big bags in them, forget it. So what now?

Well think about it for a minute. If you are going for a quick weekend getaway and are taking just a bit of luggage, then rent yourself a small car, unless you’re rich of course, then you have to rent yourself the flashest automobile on the lot!

If you’re going camping for 2 weeks on the Mediterranean and have to pack a tent, sleeping bags and all the rest of the junk you take along on a camping trip, then think about the size of the car you’ll need carefully and be sure to include all the kit those coming with you will have.

Diving is another one of those holiday things that can take up a lot of space. Fins, mask, wet suit, tanks, weights, mask etc…

Right, so consider about how much stuff you’re taking with you and then decide how big a car you’ll need for it. You’ll save yourself time on arrival and be glad the car you have is suitable for your needs.

Enjoy and don’t forget your driver’s licence!

May 8th, 2006

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