Dealing with Travel Nightmares

travel nightmare

While you can easily plan a trip to an unknown getaway or create an ultimate “To-Do” list to avoid any stress or mishaps before your vacation, as the saying goes: expect the unexpected. Too many times we’ve heard of passengers losing baggage, feeling ill or even missing a flight! So how can you avoid travel nightmares? Well often times, you just can’t…but you can figure out your way around a disastrous situation. Take note below and hope that you’ll never have to be in these situations.

Missing Your Flight

This mishap will definitely delay your trip and cause distress, especially when you assume that the airline representatives will fix this situation pronto! If you are late for your flight, be prepared to pay extra for a new seat. Seats are reserved ahead of time, so you may have to be on stand-by for the next flight.

Losing Your Wallet

Without it, we feel hopeless. Our wallet has the most vital information of ourselves so the first thing you should do is contact your credit card and bank companies. You should found out where and how you can retrieve funds if needed.

Getting Lost

The point of traveling is to explore new areas but be aware of your surroundings. Research before your trip to find areas of interest nearby. You should also know the name of the hotel you are staying at and the address. If possible, travel in groups, but if you happen to stray on your own, make sure you have contact information of taxi companies, friends/family nearby or contact information of the hotel you are staying at.

What other travel nightmares can you think of and what are some ways to deal with them?


2 thoughts on “Dealing with Travel Nightmares

  1. My worst travel experience would be moving from Connecticut to Florida with my family. My father was driving the U-Haul truck, and mom was driving the Volvo with me, my brother, and our German Shepherd and Black Labrador Retriever, who was the size of a pony! We needed to fill up for fuel so we pulled over and my father forgetting that there was a cover, over the pumps. Dear old Dad pulls under the gas pump station and damages part of the roof of the U-Haul…and, he rips the roofing right off the gas station pumping area! Mom is in the car, screaming, my Shepherd is trying to get under my mom’s front seat and the black Lab, he was given tranquilizers earlier because he was hyper…well these did not work on him at all! All those pill’s did was made him drool even more then he did prior to the pill’s! So, you have one really upset mom at a very, upset, embarrassed and angry Sicilian dad who did quite a bite of damage, two very large dogs, one thinks he’s a pony and the other is trying to get herself under mom’s front seat, AND two kids in the back who were sleeping but woke up just in time to see dear old dad do the damage that he did to the U-Haul truck and to the gas station. God Bless you Dad!

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