4 Misconceptions About Travel
1. I want to book an all-inclusive resort in the United States.
For whatever reason, there are no true all-inclusive resorts in the United States. At least, not the kind most people think of. If you want an all-inclusive, you need to look in the Caribbean, like Jamaica, Mexico, Punta Cana, etc.
2. I don’t need travel insurance.
Travel insurance is certainly not a requirement, but you will wish you had purchased a policy if you end up getting sick out of the country or if you have to cancel because of an illness or death in the family and you lose all the money you spent on a trip because you can’t go.
3. Cruises are cheaper than resorts.
At first glance, cruises appear much cheaper than other vacation spots, but keep in mind that most of the prices you see do not include the port fees and taxes or the gratuities. Also, drink packages cost extra and are not cheap. In addition, if you want to do anything at the ports, the shore excursions cost extra. This is all before considering getting to the port as well, which will most likely include at least one hotel stay, if not more, if you live further away and choose to drive instead of fly. It’s not impossible to do a cruise inexpensively, but things can add up quickly!
4. I can get a better deal online.
You may be able to get a better price online, but you get what you pay for, and not all of them are legitimate. It is possible to get a good, legitimate deal online, but it does require some extra time and research to make sure you are getting what you are expecting. I have heard lots of stories about people who booked online, only to find that the hotel door didn’t lock or the room wasn’t clean. If a deal is too good to be true, then it probably is.