March marks the NCAA Basketball Tournament and fans across the world fill in their brackets, watch the games and challenge friends as to which teams will make it to the championship game. Protect Your Bubble, travel insurance brand, has a list of some travel tips for attending any of the games.
Be an Early Bird – Getting tickets early is wise if it can be done. Inevitably, tickets will sell out, so it’s important to get hands on tickets in advance. This also means that the investment in tickets and travel is a little more spread out.
Plan for downtime – While the games are hot and action-packed, there will be some down time between games. Take that time to sightsee. Enjoy the sights, sounds and food but be sure to be back in time for tip off. With the Final Four being in Atlanta, for example, there are plenty of activities to pass the time between games. The public transit system is great and highly effective, while great places to visit such as the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.
Think like a college athlete – The basketball players in college have rigorous schedules. Spending as much time on the road as they do on campus, basketball players travel light. Do not pack more than necessary, and leave the suits at home for jeans, t-shirts and the like. Comfort is key.
Guard your phone and personal belongings – Large sporting events and gatherings are a haven for thieves and pickpockets, as well as ticket scalpers and souvenir frauds. Put a phone in the front pocket of your pants, leave the bulky wallet behind and keep the purse close. Additionally, watch for bogus ticket sales from sites such as Craigslist, a site that does not guarantee the accuracy of the tickets nor collects information about the sellers who use the site. Souvenirs should be purchased from NCAA authorized retailers and do not give personal credit card information to anyone selling outside of the events.
Have travel insurance – When planning your basketball getaway, remember that vacation insurance is a great way to cover trip emergencies, cancelations and interruptions. Protect Your Bubble travel protection gives travelers peace of mind, starting at $14 per trip. Visit www.protectyourbubble.com for a quick quote.
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