Norway Early Bird until Feb 1

The Women’s Travel Group posts tips on this blog. Here on our site are our tours for 2019-2020 with more coming.

Five dangerous all too common travel mistakes and how to avoid them. Bringing only one ATM card. An ATM can fail. After all it is a piece of machinery. And an ATM can be out of cash, not uncommon in rural areas or in less developed countries. list

Not checking your that passport is current. Or that is has 6 months left from your last day overseas! If you renew a passport and ask for the old one back, the old one usually has a hole stamped in the corner. If you travel with the expired passport, a few things can happen. a/ the airline will turn you away or b/ the airline will be sloppy and not notice. In the case of the latter, immigration overseas will reject you on arrival. Your only recourse is to show a photo of the good passport picture page and visa if required. They might give you 24 or 48 hours to renew at a local consulate or embassy. They might put you on a plane home. Or worse, they can detain you. Travel insurance will NOT pay for additional expenses.

Putting all cash in one place. We recommend dividing up cash into several zip lock bags or other containers. Then secure them in different places and be careful on the plane and through TSA. Once in the hotel, lock your cash in the safe. Only carry what you need for the day + only one credit card. If you lose cash on a trip, travel insurance will not refund you, fyi.

Not taking the hotel’s card or address with you. If you are a confident traveler, you can still get lost especially if you are tired. Without full details about a hotel, you can be stranded. Here are various ways to keep this information: hotel business card, copy of your itinerary, screen shot of a map with your hotel on it, hotel phone number in your telephone contacts. Take note of a landmark before you leave the hotel. Write it down.

Not paying attention to local traffic rules. In countries with left side driving, this is especially critical. However in right side driving areas, you can still be hurt if you do not pay attention to local pedestrian rules. Example: in many countries the car has the right of way, not the pedestrian. Let cars go before you, even if you think you have a stop sign or crosswalk on your side. Wait for the driver to wave you on or follow locals in a crowd.

Travel with The Women’s Travel Group and we will assist you so that you make no mistakes and know you are with professional travel experts. 

There is one spot left on Morocco in April. There are early bird savings listed on our site: Https://www.thewomenstravelgroup.com/tours/

And you may always call us at 646 309 5607 or email us Phyllisnycity@gmail.com. No question is foolish.