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Travel Around the World Guides

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

1-Price your trip as an “Around-the-World” ticket.
For train travel. Amtrak is the national rail company in the United States. In Europe, consider buying Eurail (for non-EU citizens) or Interail (for EU citizens) international railpasses. In Asia the Trans-Siberian railway goes from Moscow to Beijing where you can connect to Shanghai then Tokyo.
For bus/coach. In the United States, Greyhound provide bus travel. In Europe, Eurolines provide a pass to cover travel between more than 45 European cities. Megabus provide intercity bus travel in North America and Europe.
For air travel. Air travel is generally the most expensive way to travel. Use flight comparison websites such as travelsupermarket, skyscanner and kayak. Use flight brokers such as travelocity, expedia and opodo.

If you want to go by plane, or by plane for parts of the trip, there are Around-the-World tickets. These tickets allow you to fly from city to city around the globe on your own schedule for significantly less than you’d have paid for individual tickets. Pay close attention to restrictions. Many “Around-the-World” tickets mandate that you must always be going in the same direction, ex. L.A. to London to Moscow. You could not go L.A. to Paris to London, this takes significantly more preparation.
For ship/ferry travel. Cruises can be cheap if you consider accommodation and meals are included. Cunard operate transatlantic cruises. TheCruisePeople compare cruise prices.
2-Get accommodation. Some ideas for housing are hostels, which are located all around the world or if you have friends or family who live internationally, staying with them.
3-Buying groceries. Making your own meals will dramatically cut costs, as opposed to eating out every meal.
4-Stay in touch. For safety purposes, every few days find an Internet cafe and email your parents or friends, so they know where you are in case of an emergency.
5-Spend time with the locals and be aware of your surroundings.
6-Set a budget. Based on where you are going, how long you will be there and whether the country is 1st, 2nd or 3rd world. Obviously, first world countries are the most expensive (Europe, Canada, USA, Japan). Second world countries are a bit harder to define, but are usually somewhat developed (Mexico, Eastern Europe, China, Egypt). Third world countries are the cheapest but most difficult places to travel (most of Africa, Bolivia, Peru.

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The Importance of Business Travel Insurance

Monday, June 8th, 2009

There are differences in the reason between why a normal holiday may be cancelled, and why a business trip may be cancelled. With business trips there are a greater amount of factors that can relate to trip cancellation. Should such cancellation occur then it can well lead to a business becoming traumatised. Business travel insurance covers cancellation as standard.

A company that you work for is going to be kicking itself in the corporation if you fall ill when you are meant to be going on a business trip, as their representative, and main man. A good business travel insurance policy will cover the cost of being replaced with a colleague and this is generally inclusive of the cost of accommodation as well as flights.

If a person on a business trip has a PDA or a laptop with them then it is a guarantee that there will be information on that gadget that is wholly relative to the business meeting that they are attending. If this piece of equipment ends up lost or stolen then this can prove a problem. The important information is gone and that will have to be dealt with. The equipment will be replaced though if sufficient business travel insurance is in place. There is every chance that the important data is backed up though, isn’t there?

Never even consider for a single second, joining the queue of people that thought it logical to assume that business travel insurance was just another way of saying travel insurance. So many people have been caught out in this way and the reason why business travel insurance exists is because it is the bespoke insurance that you need if you are going on a business trip. That suit isn’t making you infallible, right? You got that? It is just as much likely that you will have an injury on a business trip as you will on any other type of trip. A lot of business trips are transcontinental and the Americans have got some real pricing issues when it comes to medicine. Try £25,000 for a broken leg being mended: and that’s without the crutches! If you do not have business travel insurance then you could be footing the bill for that broken foot.