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The Christmas season is packed with many activities, mostly travel. Visiting relatives up country, taking a relaxing vacation, whatever the case may be travel is full of pitfalls. One wrong step and your vacation could be ruined. Guarantee a smooth trip by planning thoroughly.
Here are a few tips to follow to ensure your travel time goes as smooth as possible, leaving you with less grief and more time to enjoy your vacation.


1.    Pack less
Travelling with just hand-luggage should be your goal. Do you really need six pairs of heels, tea bags, and an iron? Take less and you’ll travel cheaper (no check-in luggage fees), travel faster (no waiting for your bags), and travel easier (one bag means less to lug around)

2.    Never wear sandals (on a plane)
If you are travelling by plane, consider wearing other forms of footwear except sandals. In the unlikely event of an emergency, it’s best to have a good set of sturdy shoes that will protect your feet from heat or sharp objects.

3.    Layer to change your look.
This approach gives you more outfits and the flexibility to adjust for weather changes–for example if your trip takes you to various climate zones, or you run into a heat wave or cold snap. For example, one long-sleeve button-down shirt, two camisoles, two tank tops and a cardigan can be combined in multiple ways.

4.    Bring a travel first aid kit.
You never know when you might fall sick. Always carry a small first aid kit with the following: ibuprofen (or other pain killer), decongestant, bandages, hydrocortizone cream. You will not believe how often it will come in handy.

5.   Don’t Worry If you Forget.
You will inevitably forget something, either at home or while on your trip. Accept this reality, and pray it is not your passport or your spouse.

6.    A travel Insurance Policy
A travel insurance policy provides coverage to minimize the considerable financial risk of travelling: trip cancellation, safari interruptions and delays, emergency medical expenses, medical evacuation cost, lost or damaged baggage.
The Madison Safari sure package has been designed to cover the main risks that are associated with travelling. The company will provide the cover when the insured is travelling outside Kenya for a maximum of 92 consecutive days.


  1. Natasha Jesse

    Its a good read especially for the Christmas season….. more on when traveling by road would have been helpful


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