Dealing With Hurricanes And Luxury Vacations

By: Virginia Morgan

For people wishing to experience the world on a luxury vacation, a large concern can be natural disasters. The number one feared natural disasters for travelers today are hurricanes. So concerning are hurricanes, that there is a foretold "hurricane season." Many travelers will postpone or cancel a trip simply because it falls in this season. Others will not even go if there if there is a slight chance that a hurricane could hit. But with so many myths and baseless fears, it can be difficult to plan a trip. Let us dispel some of these myths and uncover some common sense advice on how to deal with fears and the worst-case scenario.

When is "Hurricane Season?"

This is one of the number one questions asked by luxury world cruise travelers and other tourists who plan to be near or on an ocean for their vacation. Depending on who you ask, the answer is usually different. Some will say that for the Atlantic Ocean and North Pacific, it is from August until October, while others say June to November. Some say the South Pacific is prone to hurricanes from November to May, while others say it is year round. Basically, there is no certain way to predict any type of weather, and these "seasons" are mostly based on past year's data. The problem is, each year is different, and sometimes drastically so. The reality is a hurricane can happen at any time in any month at any destination! For the latest luxury travel deals check out http://www.amtvacations.com/american-express-vacations.html.

Don't Panic

Hurricanes could happen in any costal region in the world at any time of the year. Without trying to sound harsh, there is no way to be able to avoid a hurricane other than traveling to a land locked destination. This does not mean you should never travel. You could step outside your door tomorrow and be struck by lightning, but that does not mean you should become a recluse. Fear should not drive decisions you must make in life. If you want to take a luxury travel vacation to a costal region during one of the supposed "hurricane seasons," simply do it. Find American Express Travel Exclusives at http://www450.pair.com/amtfrank/american-express-exclusives.html.

Protect Yourself

What if, of all the 365 days out of the year, out of all the islands and coastal regions in the world, a hurricane hits your destination during your luxury vacation? Take actions to protect yourself. When you purchase your vacation, simply purchase travelers insurance. Most insurance protects you in case of a natural disaster, and the better traveler's insurance will protect the cost of your vacation as well as your person. The best recommendation is to book your trip through American Express Vacations and add "American Express' "Cancel For Any Reason Insurance." This insurance runs from $89.00 to $129.00 per person, and must be purchased at the time of deposit. It covers the complete cost of your trip, including air, plus medical protection, baggage loss and emergency evacuation costs. You can cancel for any reason, so if a hurricane hit the week before and your reconsider, you will not be stuck with the bill. Seize the day, but protect yourself just in case! For help on planning your next luxury travel vacation go to http://www.amtvacations.com.

There is no reason to get into a fuss about hurricanes. Your travel could be affected by the break out of wars, famine, illness, terrorism and other natural disasters. The fact is, these variables can suddenly come into play at any time. This is the same as with hurricanes. The best you can do is not panic. Do not let fear of the "what ifs" dictate they way you live or travel. Purchase travelers insurance for those what if situations, take a deep breath and enjoy the delights of your luxury travel vacation.

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