Planning Travel During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 through November 30. The most active months historically are September and October. Planning for travel during hurricane season takes work, but it is possible if you know the islands that are most affected, and you are open to considering alternate destinations.

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Islands off the coast of South America are considered to be outside of the hurricane danger zone. These are the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago. I can’t predict the weather, but these are good options if you are planning to travel from mid-August through October.

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The Hawaiian islands are also prone to experiencing hurricanes the same time of the year. Not as frequent as the Caribbean, but can be highly likely. No one can predict the weather, and Mother Nature goes by her own rules.

If you are planning a special getaway during hurricane season, the services of a travel advisor are priceless. How can a travel advisor help during a major storm event?

I receive updates from my travel suppliers and destination tourist boards that the general public does not receive. If you book online, you are taking a big risk which was pointed out in a post on the Elliott Forum.

Planning travel during hurricane season and the ability to help my client’s is what a professional travel specialist does. I will be your advocate, and someone you can turn to in case of an emergency.

Popular months for honeymoon trips are September, October and November; two of these months have the most potential for an active named hurricane. If you have your heart set on a specific destination, let’s chat.

Travel Deals – Too Good To Be True?

A recent article in the Washington Post shows how one traveler thought he was getting a great deal on flights to Puerto Rico; that turned out not to be the case. His flights actually cost him more with the additional fees charged and he soon realized that travel deals that seem too good to be true, aren’t.

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If you find a deal that interests you, do your homework before you book. Research to verify the company, location of the resort or hotel, and check online reviews. Read the fine print; here you will find hidden information such as daily resort fees, additional fees charged by rental car companies, cruise line gratuities and service charges for specialty services. All of the hidden fees can add up and make the travel deals you find too good to be true.

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This is why a travel advisor is your best advocate. We have done the research for you. Know the destinations, the resorts, and the cruise lines. Tell you upfront of any additional fees that are not included in your travel package. We only work with reputable suppliers that we know will deliver on the vacation experience that our clients want.

If you find a deal online, and it looks too good to be true, it probably is.


Why do you need travel insurance?

You have put a lot of thought and planning into your next exciting getaway. You might be asking “why do I need travel insurance?”

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Travel insurance protects you in the event if something goes wrong. A travel policy will provide you with medical assistance; most medical policies you have at home do not cover you when you travel outside of the U.S., and that includes Medicare.

If a medical emergency arises, travel protection can provide medical evacuation services.  If a hurricane causes a flight cancellation, you may be reimbursed for covered costs under the trip cancellation benefit.

Lost baggage, trip interruption, and many other situations can arise when you travel. Travel insurance will cover the unexpected risks related to traveling.

Before you buy any travel policy, we recommend reading the fine print so you know exactly what is covered.

Find out what travel protection is, what it covers, and what is not included.

Your travel advisor will provide you with options available to cover your trip investment.