When planning a vacation, most people do everything in their power to avoid inclement weather, especially hurricanes. But even the best laid plans can be upset by the unexpected. We experienced this recently in Cabo San Lucas when we went from beautiful weather to full hurricane in 24 hours.
Hurricane and typhoons can occur any time of year, which proves to be challenging when trying to plan a vacation. So here are some tips you can use to minimize the impact unforeseen weather can have on your vacation.
By the time our daughter was 15 years old she finally caught onto what we'd been doing since she was about 5 years old ... educating her while we were on vacations. The summer after she turned 15 we took her on a 14 night cruise through the Panama Canal. We insisted that she be up at 5:00 AM on the day we entered the canal (letting her go back to sleep after we went through the first set of locks). Her complaint was a simple one: "why do I have to learn anything? I'm not missing any school for this cruise." My answer? "Because we're paying for you to be on this cruise." Since she couldn't afford to reimburse us for her share of the cruise, she grudgingly gave in.
The irony was that in the following school year she had to do a 10 page report and in-class presentation in World History. The topic she drew? Yup. The Panama Canal. At that point she regretted not going to any of the onboard seminars with the Panama Canal expert (she did end up emailing her with questions, a lot).
Many travelers are oblivious to how easy it is to break into their luggage, without leaving any evidence of a break-in. Here is a brief video that demonstrates how easy it is to breach your luggage – to steal valuables, or worse, to plant something nefarious.
Disturbing, isn’t it? So the standard zippers and locks (as demonstrated in the video) really just keeps out the honest people. If someone is determined to break into your luggage, it can be done, without you ever knowing that it happened.
So what is a traveler to do?
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