Tag Archives: travel

What You Need to Know About Travel Insurance During a Pandemic

As a frequent traveller, you already know the importance of getting travel insurance. Most travel insurance covers trip cancellations due to unforeseen events such as unexpected illness, accidents, or the death of a family member. In light of these definitions, what can travel insurance do for you during a pandemic? For most policies, your insurance will only cover cancelling your trip if you or the person you are travelling with has the virus. That means if you want to cancel your trip for f ... read more

Do You Have Your Travel Documents In Order?

Safety while travelling is on everyone’s mind these days, which is a good thing. But often, we think we know the rules of international flights and don’t make sure all is well with our plans. Don’t let new rules prevent you from reaching your work or holiday destination this year. We have a few tips that will help you prepare your travel documents. 1. Visit the Destination’s Government Website Always visit the government’s website of the county you will visit to check their pass ... read more

Extending Business Travel for Pleasure

There is a growing trend for those who travel for work to extend business travel for pleasure. This can be an excellent way to take a mini vacation at the end of a trip or see the sights after business hours with your family. There are a few things to keep in mind if you plan to extend your trip or bring your family along for the ride, so to speak. Let’s take a look at areas of concern. If you bring your family along for the trip, you are responsible for their travel and living expenses ... read more

5 Things Your PA Should Do When Scheduling Business Trips

You have a lot to handle when travelling for business. The last thing you need is to worry if your personal assistant (PA) has everything under control or is forgetting an important detail for your trip. So, put aside your worries and have your PA review this short list of things to do when scheduling your business trips. 1. Create an Itinerary: While this seems basic it the key to a good trip. Make a list of all appointments and locations to visit during the trip. Your PA can then locate the ... read more

Dressing for Winter in Finland

When you think of Finland’s winter months, thoughts turn towards reindeer, winter wonderlands, and Santa Claus. When planning to visit this amazing country during these colder months, one asks, what should I pack to stay warm? Well, we have a list of the basic items every visitor should bring to winter in Finland. 1. Forget the synthetic blends and opt for natural fibres. While synthetics take up less room in your travel bags, they do not keep you as warm. Choose clothes made of natural fib ... read more

Teach English in the Nordics

It is easy to see why many people visit Nordic countries and fall in love with the sights, sounds, people, and food! A common question is how can one live and work once in these amazing countries? We suggest you teach English if you are looking to stay. Two Ways to Get Certified to Teach English 1. If you are in the Nordics and want to stay, find the local on-site certification course. You can get your certification which never expires while you are vacationing. Sometimes, you can find ... read more

RAA’s Guide to Shopping In Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is the place to go if shopping is your passion. From high end apparel to regional fare, this city delivers over 35,000 shops to spend your days and money. We recommend beginning your shopping trip at the famous 5 km shopping line. This wonderland of couture starts at the top of Ramblas through Placa de Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia and winding up Avenue Diagonal. Most streets are for pedestrians only, so meander in and out of stores and throught the crowds of well-dressed s ... read more

Seven Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Being alone while travelling does not need to mean you are a target. In fact, many women feel safer travelling solo because they stay conscious of their environs. You can travel solo and enjoy your experience without fear if you follow these safety tips and your natural instincts. [Note: Most of these tips are for men and women alike.] 1. Always follow your intuition. If something doesn’t seem right then follow your gut. It is better to annoy someone than to be miserable later. 2. Ke ... read more

How to Combat Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can strike anytime you move to a higher elevation too quickly.  The number one way to combat altitude sickness is to allow your body to adjust gradually to higher elevations. If you don't, you risk suffering from one of the three types of altitude sickness listed below. Acute Mountain Sickness is common and feels like a mild hangover.   High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is life-threatening build-up of fluid in the lungs.   High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is als ... read more

Visit the Oskar Schindler Factory in Krakow, Poland

Krakow is a significant location in Poland. Spielberg’s award-winning film,  Schindler’s List, pays homage to the events and people affected during World War Two (WWII) in this historic city. Today, the Oskar Schindler Factory houses a museum of the Holocaust. The museum offers video testimonies, interactive displays, and graphic images to document the Nazis’ arrival in 1939 through the liberation of Krakow in 1945. When travelling to the city, buy a Krakow Tourist Card. A two- o ... read more