Podcast, Travel

Episode 6: Handling Travel Set-Backs

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Episode 6 show notes:

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Photography and travel:

How Instagram is Changing Travel from National Geographic

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Set backs while traveling:

In Vietnam, Emily missed Halong Bay, but is now excited to return!

In Austin, Megan missed a supposed must-do, Barton Springs Pool, because of flooding, but got to swap it for the lesser known, but awesome, Blue Hole Park.

Is the Astronomical Clock in Prague the second greatest sight-seeing disappointment in the world? (Spoiler: no, you should still go check it out!)

Best practices for being prepared or handling unexpected emergencies while traveling:

  1. Tell someone where you will be and when.  Include hotels, flight numbers, and tour company information if available.
  2. Make copies of important travel documents and bank/credit cards. Take a copy with you, have a digital copy, and/or give a copy to someone back home.
  3. Get travel insurance. A great article by Rick Steves regarding travel insurance: https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/trip-planning/travel-insurance. Not endorsed, but check out: Insure My Trip or Travel Guard
  4. Establish medical and financial power of attorney and have a last will and testament.
  5. Know where the embassies are in the countries you are visiting.
  6. Review travel alerts and warnings from the U.S. Department of State.
  7. Know your rights regarding flight delays and bumps.

Books we’re reading:

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass At Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero

And we are wrapping up our July book club book, It’s Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool, Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort. We’ll be recording the episode next week, so send any questions or comments on the book!

What set backs have you experienced while traveling? Email us at bolddepartures@gmail.com

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