Happy July, all! It’s more than a little crazy to me that 2012 is officially half-way over, but I’m not going to complain because summer is one of my favorite seasons and I’m totally ready for it. 4th of July BBQ’s, weekly (if not daily) surfing, long days and summer vacations top the charts of the best parts of the season. Speaking of travel, I stumbled upon a great article by Claudia Buck of the Sacramento Bee that I wanted to share with you. Buck gives advice to summertime travelers about how to save time and money during your journeys to various destinations:
“For some, summer travel means going no farther than the backyard with a blanket and a book.
For others, it’s a whole lot more complicated, involving planes, trains and automobiles – and a lot more gear.
Whether you’re heading on a road trip or flying to your desired destination this summer, we’ve gathered some trusty travel tips to save you time and money:
Protect your stuff
Before you travel, find out what your insurance covers. Under most homeowner/renter policies, your possessions – luggage, clothes etc. – will be covered if lost or stolen, whether you’re in California or Calcutta. Minus your deductible, of course. Some credit card companies also provide theft coverage.
When packing, take a picture of your suitcase and its contents. “Spread everything out on the bed, so if you have to make a claim, you’ll know what you have,” said Michele Adams, a State Farm Insurance agent in Sacramento.”
With that said, onward with summer and our various travel plans! Wherever you’re headed this season, have fun, be safe, and remember to post your pics to FB so the rest of us can follow along in your fun.