Booking a spring break trip should not be done on a whim. We're about a month away from #Georgia schools getting out of school for a week and many people will take to the popular beach destinations. If you're in the process of booking a trip, or you are still thinking about it, here are some of our best tips on how to book the best + safest spring break trip for you and your family or friends:
Researching your travel destination is always important, but if you are planning a more extravagant trip, such as somewhere out the country, research is 10 times more necessary. Read up on information about safety, law enforcement, entry and exit requirements, food and water safety, etc. The U.S. Department of State maintains Country Information Sheets that provide extensive details about travel in other countries. Travel warnings can also be found here.
Avoid The First Floor
First floor hotel rooms or condos may seem great as they give you quick access to the pool or beach, but first-floor rooms are huge targets for thieves as they are easier to access and break into. When booking, ask the reservationist if they can accommodate your request. If they can't it may be wise to find another hotel.
Book In A Central Location
Booking a hotel or condo that is close to the beach, boardwalk, or other areas where you plan to spend your time means that you will be less likely to experience transportation issues or have to deal with the stress of navigating a new place with crowded streets. If you do have to travel, consider the use of rideshare, but be sure to avoid unlicensed taxis. Typically, you can ask your hotel to call the ride for you to ensure you are using a safe and trusted company. Lyft and Uber are also great options, but make sure that you read the driver's reviews and never ride alone.
Consider Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellation, lost luggage, flight accident and other losses incurred while traveling. This coverage can usually be purchased when you book your trip.
Use A Travel Agent
It can be smart to use a travel agent to book your trips, large or small. Travel agents know the market and it is their job to listen to what you want and match you with a destination for a cheaper price than what you can find on your own. They also have many resources and can sometimes get you a better seat on an airplane, added amenities at hotels, room upgrades, event tickets, and even plan activities for you. Additionally, if something goes wrong on your trip, a good travel agent will go to bat for you and try to get your vacation back on track.
Following the above steps can take away a lot of stress and hassle! Kaufman Law cares about you and your safety. We hope you never experience accident or have to endure an injury, but if you do, we are here. Contact our experienced firm with any questions concerning a potential case.