Hurricane season is long, warm, and wonderful in many regions – as long as a storm doesn’t hit when you’re there. Major weather events can certainly be difficult to predict, and some years there are just a few names storms that cause minimal problems. Unfortunately, major storms are not unusual between the late spring and late fall, which can make travel planning a dicey operation. Do you wait until hurricane season is over (and prices skyrocket), or do you take your chances at your long-awaited summer getaway? Don’t let the weather – or rather, weather possibilities – dampen your holiday plans. If you’re traveling during hurricane season, these seven tips will help you breathe a little easier.
1. Look into specific travel insurance
Insurance is a tricky business, and often doesn’t work out for the insured (especially if you fail to read the fine print). On the other hand, it can be a worthwhile investment when there is a looming threat – as long as it’s not too looming. For travel to hurricane-prone areas, you must buy your travel insurance before the storm is officially named. Also, be sure to investigate what exactly your insurance will cover, since some policies may not offer a full refund in the event of cancellation due to weather. In cases where the storm hits elsewhere, but that interferes with your travel connections, trip interruption insurance will help you out.