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Traveling in Bad Weather

By January 2, 2019December 15th, 2022No Comments

This time of the year on any trip you take you may be traveling in bad weather. Whether it’s going from one city to another in your own state or going across the country, traveling in bad weather is not fun. Following are some tips that can make these kinds of trips more tolerable.

While one of the reasons for traveling in bad weather or any other kind of weather is often to get away from daily life, staying totally unplugged from the world is not a good idea. Keeping some communication devices with you is a good idea if for no other reason than staying abreast of the latest weather conditions. This will allow you to make plans and adjustments as needed.

When traveling in bad weather, there is always a good chance of getting wet. That makes it necessary to take along at least one set of dry clothes. This is absolutely necessary if you’re camping, RVing, hiking. You need to stay warm and dry, particularly if the temperature is cold. Taking extra large plastic bags to both put wet clothes in and to keep your other clothes dry is also a good idea.

If you’re flying, there is always the possibility of cancellations and delays. You must be flexible when traveling in bad weather. Patience is another great attribute to have in abundance. Because of this possibility, it’s also a good idea to book flights in the early morning. This can give you some leeway in case of cancellations or delays.

However you may be traveling in bad weather, always have a backup plan. If you’re flying, this may be renting a car to make one or more legs of your trip. If you’re driving, it may mean having a secondary destination that may be accessible if your primary destination is snowed in.

Since there may be some delay in getting your luggage back in case of a flight cancellation, you should pack wisely when traveling in bad weather. Keep a small bag with you that contains a change of clothes and whatever toiletries and other things you may need for a day or two layover.

Buying travel insurance can be well worth whatever the cost when you’re traveling in bad weather. If you’re in need of travel insurance or any other kind of insurance, contact Corriveau Insurance Agency. We’re an independent insurance agency in Nashua, NH. We’re a family owned business since 1912. Call us for a review of your insurance needs. Call 603-883-5528 today!