As we get ready to welcome a new year, wanderlust may be calling you. Here's some tips on how to travel smartly and safely in the coming year.
Plan now, with help from the experts.
The best way to turn traveling from dream to reality is simple: Start planning, and look to the experts for guidance. From knowing where to find those charming off-the-beaten path places, to the well-known tourist destinations, travel agencies such as New Hampshire-based Cornucopia Journeys can help you find the ideal places to go.
They’ll tap into their expertise and personal relationships with local guides, crafts people, drivers, boutique hotels owners, restaurateurs, and local activity purveyors to help you craft your unique, authentic journey.
They’ll also help you map out when to go to various locations you’re considering, as well as the need-to-know items to plan for in order to safely enjoy your trip.
When you take specific steps to plan, you're more likely to follow through and go.
Consider buying travel insurance.
If you can’t afford to lose the money you’re spending to travel, then travel insurance makes sense. If something unexpected happens, then the money you’ve designated for your trip will be protected. That alone can make it a smart investment. Typically, the cost of travel insurance is 5% to 6% of your trip cost.
Open a travel credit card.
In short, a travel credit card can help you travel at a much lower cost. Specifically, these cards enable you to earn rewards that you can redeem toward airfare and hotel stays, and may include other benefits – for example, the ability to transfer points to different airlines and hotels.
Normally, prices are notably lower when you do. You can have just as much fun visiting Europe in the spring or fall when it’s less expensive to travel there than visiting in the summer. If you can be flexible, you’ll have a much better chance of traveling for less.
Skip popular tourist attractions altogether.
There are plenty of other cities other than Rome that will allow you to experience Italy, while being a bit easier on your wallet at the same time. In addition, services such as Kayak, Hopper, and SkyScanner, to name a few, will send you alerts on the latest travel deals – an ideal option if you're flexible about when you travel.
Want to start planning your next big adventure or your long-weekend getaway?
Join us on for an educational session on Friday, December 2nd at 11:00 a.m. EST, as Cornucopia Journeys walks us through the joys, necessities, and ‘tips and tricks’ for planning your trip.
As Cornucopia Journeys says, imagine, plan, go!
Here’s to exciting new adventures in 2023!