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There are lots of ways to take a holiday, relaxing cruises, camping and caravanning, booking a hotel in the sun or a full package ski trip. You could also go on a backpacking trip. Backpacking vacations could involve a little bit of anything and everything. Stay in hotel for a night or two then camp out under the stars followed by a stay at a youth hostel perhaps. Travel by train, plane and boat or even hitch-hike if you get stuck somewhere while trying to preserve your cash.
No matter what you actually do on you back-packing trip however there is often more uncertainty. It can be a great and freeing journey and can be an incredible experience but with the reduced planning and fewer set timings of a backpacking trip you will often need more time overall than you expect and can come up against a wider range of issues.
When you are going on a backpacking trip there are a few things you will probably discover, particularly on your first time out on one, but to get you started or as a reminder if it's been a while here are a few tips to make your backpacking holiday a bit more enjoyable.
Even following these tips you will find yourself in predicaments and having issues that you just didn't expect. Backpacking is unpredictable and varied and you will probably want to have some form of travel insurance cover that can cope with this. Backpacker travel insurance is often a bit more expensive due to the length of time you may well be abroad for and the uncertainty of the risks. It is definitely worth looking around and trying to get the best cover before you go.
As for what to look for medical and baggage cover in particular can be very important and useful, and if you plan on taking an expensive phone it may be worth your while getting extra cover for that as well. You will definitely want to get a backpacker specific policy and make sure that each section of cover and any other related policies you take out will be able to cover you for at least the entire length of the trip. This is important as most standard travel insurance policies can only cover a shorter duration trip.
Of course we at medical travel insurance can help you find travel insurance for backpackers just select backpacker as your cover type and you will be shown policies that can cover you for backpacking travel insurance. Click here to go and get a quote.
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