Life is sometimes like an Allstate commercial. You don’t know where or when mayhem may strike, even during the happiest of times. However, preparing yourself is the best way to minimize headaches.
With that in mind, here are four common honeymoon problems and how to avoid them.
You don’t want to spend your honeymoon prostrate before the porcelain throne. However, ordering a salad with contaminated sprouts can leave you hurting – and far from your nearest familiar hospital.
If you’re traveling abroad, ensure you write down the embassy’s contact information in a safe place. They can assist you with where to find care. If you have a chronic condition and worry about needing acute care while away, consider arranging a medical transport service in case of emergencies. It can provide the necessary peace of mind, even though you’ll hopefully never need it.
There’s nothing quite like landing in Bali – when your suitcase is in Dubai. While a beach vacation might entail minimal clothing, you still need something to wear.
If possible, avoid checking your bags by putting everything in your carry-on. If that’s not possible, stash a spare bathing suit and a few lightweight tops and pants in a backpack or messenger bag to carry with you on the plane. Even if your other items get lost, you won’t be stranded with nothing but the clothes in which you traveled.
Are you and your beau driving instead of flying? If so, please prevent the agony of a roadside breakdown by getting your car inspected and having the oil and filters changed before you depart.
However, even the best mechanics can’t predict exactly when your radiator will spring a leak. Carry essentials in your car, such as flares and triangles, to warn oncoming traffic to steer clear while you look under the hood. Jumper cables are a must, as are extra phone chargers. You don’t want to find out you have no juice if you need to call roadside assistance.
Pickpockets love to prey on distracted honeymooners too busy gazing adoringly into each other’s eyes to notice their wallets lifted from their back pockets. Eliminate the temptation with a travel belt that keeps vital items like your passport, credit cards, and driver’s license close to your body and away from prying hands.
Furthermore, you want the ultimate privacy in your honeymoon suite. The right portable door lock puts an extra layer of security between you and any employees with master keys and ill intent.
You want your post-wedding getaway to be the trip of a lifetime for the right reasons – not because disaster struck and you didn’t know what to do. Being aware of these common honeymoon problems and how to avoid them ensures a more pleasant journey!