Those planning an international trip should prepare well in advance for as many contingencies as possible. Protect Your Bubble has organized list of five essential tips for those going internationally for business or pleasure.
1. Educate yourself before leaving – Spend some time researching the destination. Is it safe? How widely spoken is English? Also, find out if vaccinations are necessary and if so, which ones. It’s also advised to find the country’s U.S. Consulate location in advance, as well as contact the bank to update them that you’ll be traveling internationally. This will ensure the bank doesn’t assume the purchases made overseas are fraud. A bit of planning beforehand will make for a much more entertaining and less stressful trip.
2. Keep money and valuables hidden – Pickpockets, thieves and general muggers love tourists who do not speak the language, have no idea how to contact police and make easy targets. Small passport bags (also called money belts) which hang loosely in front and can be hidden inside a shirt are the best and safest way to travel. A few companies make theft-resistant bags and are not a bad idea if regular travel overseas is planned.
3. Buy a charger adapter – Many other countries use different electrical outlets from the US. The outlets are also vastly different depending on the destination, so investing in an adapter is a good idea to charge phones, cameras and other electronic gadgets while abroad.
4. Take some currency – The main branches of most banks will have the ability to change currency. The currency exchanges in the airport are frequently higher on rates than smaller, local exchange rates. Having a bit on hand makes for easier transfers at taxis and subways, so plan ahead well in advance before leaving. Learn exchange rates before leaving also, as they do change frequently. Take a look at a currency converter.
5. Buy travel insurance – A small purchase can pay huge dividends if a flight has to be canceled, baggage is lost or a medical emergency transpires. Besides, what is a few extra dollars on a trip of a lifetime, except peace of mind.
When planning your vacation travel plans, remember that travel insurance is a great way to cover trip emergencies, cancellations and interruptions.
Does my car insurance cover my rental car? That’s a question we get a lot here at Protect Your Bubble. The simple answer is: Yes, but with limitations & restrictions. Watch the video below to see why it’s more beneficial to use rental car insurance over your personal auto insurance.
With Father’s Day creeping up on Sunday June 21st, we’ve gathered some great deals you can grab now that would make great gifts for your dad. Take a look see and make sure your pops will get something he’ll actually like this year.
1. Grill Tool Set. Summer is the perfect time to kickback in the sun while grilling for the family. This grilling tool set from Cuisinart will give your dad a reminder as to how much you appreciate him. The set includes chef’s spatula, grill tongs, silicone basting brush, 4 pairs of corn holders, cleaning brush, and extra brush head. It’s currently 53% off the original price for a final price of $23.74.
2. Men’s Apparel. Whether your dad is a fragrance or shoe guy, Nordstrom.com is offering their DAD FIRST father’s day sale. Gifts start at $50 and go up to $200. You can also personalize some of the gifts such as growlers, whiskey glasses, and craft beer holders. Nordstrom also offers a father’s day gift card to let your father go out and make his own purchases. They even offer free standard shipping.
3. Power Tools. We can’t forget about our handyman dads. Homedepot.com is running a power tool sell for this upcoming Father’s Day. Storage chest, air tools, and tool accessories are all 30-40 % off. Now that’s what we call Tim “The Toolman” Savings. If you are not sure what dad is missing in his tool shed, gift cards are also offered with a special holiday message.
Now that you have some good ideas, let’s start saving. These specials are only running up until the 21st of June. Make sure it a Father’s Day to remember.
In our monthly series of answering customer questions, we address the question surrounding your homeowner’s and renter’s insurance in regards to your tech devices and appliances. Check out the video below to get the lowdown about the difference between protection plans & homeowner’s or renters insurance.