Travelling has always been an anxiety and stress inducing thing for me, that has only worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flights have gotten cancelled, hotels rooms have gone un-refunded, and Sofia has gone mad :/
Here are my tips to avoid all the mistakes I’ve been making the past few months, so that hopefully your next trip does not end like mine.
- ONLY book refundable/exchangeable tickets/rooms. Some hotels have different (and sneaky) refund policies, that will only allow refunds under certain conditions. Make sure to ask them before booking!!! I sadly just trusted the words on their website, only to be left with a bill to pay and no room to stay in.
- Have a backup plan if things do not turn out how you want them. This month only I had three flights of mine cancelled back-to-back. Be prepared for something like this in terms of where you’ll stay while waiting for the next flight and where you’ll leave your personal belongings if need be.
- Do buy those travel insurances IF you’re eligible. When booking for flights out of the UK, I noticed that travel insurances would only cover British citizens, so that was kind of a shame 🙁 Almost fell for it too (read the terms and conditions!!!)
- Be prepared to face delays, cancellations and stress. Bring a neck pillow, dress comfortably, you never know what the day of is going to surprise you with. Have your head set on success and everything will be okay!
I hope this list helps you clear some things out in your head and helps you prepare for what’s to come! Good luck ❤️