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15 Difficult Things About Travel

While on a trip, everyone wants it to be perfect, but rarely these trips run so smoothly. And we all have encountered some problem on our trip and needless to say; they can ruin a pleasure or business trip within a matter of seconds. Here’s a list of 15 common travel problems and how you can avoid them.

1. Lost Luggage: Label your bag correctly and make it recognizable. In the case of a lost luggage be patient and go to airline’s counter to file a complaint. Don’t panic the longer your bags is lost more compensation carriers will provide.

2. Damaged Luggage: To avoid damage to luggage check them before leaving and ensure that they will make the flight if not find a new one that is more durable and are much lighter.

3. Losing your wallet: contact the local police as soon as possible and file a complaint, get the copy of your complaint. Report the lost card to respective banks. Do not keep all the cash in one place rather keep them at different locations.

4. Improper documentation: Customs officials will often stop you from boarding your flight if the expiration date of your passport is too close to the trip return. Always check your paperwork well in advance of your journey.

5. You lose your passport: Report to the local authorities about the incident and get in touch with your country’s embassy. Always keep a copy of your passport with you or a soft copy of an email, this may save you from hassle.

6. Missing flight connections: Book your flight on one ticket and that too with plenty of time between two flights so that even if the first flight gets late, you may not miss the second one. Also, some airlines may refund for another flight which you have to book.

7. Getting food poisoning: Avoid waters from bottles where the seal is broken; also do not eat reheated food and items that have been standing around for a long time.

8. Jet lags: Prepare ahead by changing your sleeping and eating patterns, try taking a walk or shower, also going in the sun can help.

9. Getting sunburns: Avoid the sun between 11:00 am and 03:00 pm, use the right sunscreen, wear a hat and stay hydrated.

10. The hotel is below standard: Immediately talk to managers they can provide better rooms or upgrade. Take photos and videos for proof and later claim the refund if a travel company booked it.

11. Overcharged for baggage fees: Always review the baggage regulations and cost structure and if possible keep a copy of that as you may bump into a confused agent who may be unaware of correct charges.

12. Severe weather: As we don’t have control over Mother Nature so before scheduling any trips you must find about the local expected weather conditions of your destination and plan properly.

13. Billed for damages to a rental car: Notice your ride carefully, before and after you drive it. If possible take pictures of any previous dents and damages and get it validated from local manager.

14. Missing the flight: Always leave early from home to airport/railway station. As no one knows the state of current traffic and how much time it would take to reach your destination, so start ahead.

15. Your Luggage gets too dark while returning: little bit shopping makes your luggage a bit heavier and would cost you. Look for the courier services that would deliver it to you home.

These were some of the biggest problems faced by people during travel; now you may avoid them by our useful tips.

Outdoor

Outdoor Tips You Need to Learn Now.

Statistics suggest that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers conduct rescue missions on more than 200 lost people each year. As such, no one plans on getting bewildered or lost. However, one’s worst nightmare can come true on an outdoor trip. The typical scenario is that one starts panicking and as a result fails to access the situation properly.

To make matters worse, one falls prey to fear, anxiety and a cocktail of other negative emotions. Without a cool head, logical thinking and proper knowledge, one can get into real trouble. Remember, surviving in the wilderness can be a daunting task in itself. The more you know, the better it is for your life.

Below is a list of 10 outdoor tips you need to learn now to handle an emergency situation tactfully.

Access the situation

First and foremost, you will have to calm down so that you can make way for logical and better thinking. Gauging the environment is a crucial step as well. Having knowledge of the plants, animals, and weather can go a long way in your survival journey. You must collect this information before you embark your journey. This will ensure that you are better prepared with the necessary supplies and knowledge to withstand the challenges that you might potentially encounter.

Survival kit is a must

Don’t make the mistake of not carrying a survival kit only because you think that you won’t go too far. Make sure to include pocketknife, matches, lighter, road map, food, water, extra clothing, sunglasses, first aid kit and other personal essentials in the survival kit.

Attend to your wounds

Don’t push your body to the limit. It’s a good idea to attend to an injury when it’s still small. Ignoring the injury can make it worse, and as a result, you might have to endure more pain and suffering.
Build a shelter
A sound shelter will offer you a sense of security and also protect you from unwanted elements. Avoid dead trees and loose rocks for building a safe haven. Also, don’t build a shelter too long or too small.

Don’t waste your calories

It doesn’t take long to burn calories, once you are lost. So, it’s important to save calories. It’s imperative that you perform only those tasks that are necessary. Take efforts to boil your water and to prepare a safe shelter to prevent illness due to severe climate or food. Remember, our body burns calories faster when we get ill.

Fire

Learn the skills to light a fire successfully and quickly in any climate. Fire will not only keep you feel warm and protected, but it will also provide you a phycological boost. Moreover, it will serve as a rescue signal as well. Light fire at a place, where it’s best protected from the wind. Look for dead trees, to keep the fire alive.

Avoid dehydration

Dehydration can prove to be your worst enemy in the wilderness. So, make sure to drink enough water to avoid dehydration. If you are lucky enough, camp near a source of water. If there is none nearby, continue your pursuit because we cannot live without water for more than three days.

Navigate to safety

Read the compass whenever you get lost. There is no point in walking aimlessly. It’s best recommended to follow the water downstream when lost. Small water streams lead to larger rivers, where one can except human civilization.Signal to attract attention
The best way to signal for help is to fire a distress flare. So, carry one of them before you begin your journey. Smoke from the fire can also be used as a signal. Flashlights can come handy as well.

Maintain hope

No two wilderness scenarios can be the same. Each one will have a unique set of challenges. A few navigational skills, common sense, and the right equipment can go a long way in narrowly escaping a disaster. Moreover, do not lose hope. Not many people out there realize that hope is their greatest weapon against calamities.