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Travelling off the Beaten Path – Advice for Travellers Seeking a Unique Vacation

March 20th, 2014  |  Travel Insurance

While there is no shortage of people that love to vacation at popular tourist destinations and resorts around the world, there are also just as many that love to travel off the beaten path. Many travelers are more interested in an authentic experience and travelling to places that are less crowded and more unique.

One of the difficulties with travelling to places that are not as well known is that it can be expensive, there are more unknown elements and safety can also be an issue. However, as most experienced travellers will tell you, you can avoid many potential issues by doing your homework ahead of time and being properly prepared.

If you are going to travel off the beaten path, it is important to:

  • Research the locations you will be visiting
  • Understand any risks that may exist in the area
  • Become familiar with the local laws and customs
  • Get advice from others that have experience travelling in these remote places

Safety Tips When Travelling To Remote Locations

Safety is even more important when choosing to travel to unique and remote places. Here are some very important safety tips to keep in mind when travelling to places that are off the beaten path:

  • Give a loved one an itinerary of your trip before you leave.
  • Make sure you have the proper vaccinations for the area you will be travelling.
  • Identify hospitals, police and other important areas.
  • Keep all your travel documents with you at all times. Even better – have an extra copy of everything just in case.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Know the areas that are dangerous and should be avoided.
  • Pack smart and make sure you do not have items that could be illegal in the country you are visiting.
  • Use your common sense – don’t flash money around or wear expensive jewelry.
  • Obey the local laws and customs.
  • Get travel insurance! Why not check out what HUB Insurance Hunter can do for you?

Travelling off the beaten path is different than spending a week at a resort and you need to prepare yourself accordingly.

Do you like to take unique trips? What interesting places have you visited around the world?

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