➡️ Manage money during the trip⬅️

If we apply the tips from the previous article well: it is better to travel with financing , we have a financial budget for loose travel that allows us to designate a part to those unforeseen events that may arise.

I recommend adding medical expenses insurance to your trip even if you have part of it destined for emergencies. This medical insurance can be the same that you use in your country privately, which covers your expenses for 90 days on an international trip.

Your vacation will have the security you need in the face of the covid situation we live in and the return home will be pleasant without the stress of having spent all the money you had.

Leave this emergency money on your debit card and carry only a part of the budget in cash , the temptations to spend and the risk of losing everything due to a robbery will be less.

If you already bought the tickets for the tourist sites and the hotel in advance, you will not have to spend this cash and you save time from the walk in long lines as they are the most visited places.

Finally, and very useful for traveling, it is to record expenses during the trip . If you think about it, keeping a note on your phone with all the expenses will allow you to adjust the daily money and if you travel in a group or as a couple you will be able to control in the end how much each one owes to the other.

For this, all members of the group, for example, will download the app Splitwise and each person will add (in the group of the app) the payments they have made and if any of the members have paid them a part. Everything will be registered and you will be able to manage the money during the trip .

➡️ Traveling in times of covid-19 (II) ⬅️

The second thing I want to tell you about my experiences traveling in this year 2020 is the need we have to do it. For some, before the pandemic, traveling could be considered a luxury or whim that we should have once or twice a year, nothing is further from reality.

Amid the chaos, uncertainty and fear of this year we can recognize that traveling is another important part of our life. It is the only way to reunite families abroad, provide growth to companies that want to expand and above all improve our priority for this year: stable and lasting health.

Traveling allows you to get out of your comfort zone, get to know other cultures, broaden your views of the world and explore your personal and professional opportunities. All the changes you experience in a trip (city, language and culture) reduces stress and improves physical and mental health that we have lost to covid-19.

The hope that everything will improve lies in having plans, dreams and experiences that give us happiness and joy again. We experience all these emotions while traveling and precisely this has been the first element that all countries have included in their long list of restrictions against covid-19.

I believe that the responsibility to feel free and happy again belongs to all of us, who by following health protocols have the security we need traveling in times of covid-19 . Stability is in you, in your goals, objectives and the will you have to achieve them. Don't expect anyone to save you and Travel to be Happy .

➡️ Traveling in times of covid-19⬅️

In 2020: year of fear, uncertainty and the renewal of personal and professional purposes, the pleasure of traveling is magnified for a thousand reasons that I want to share with you.

The first thing to tell you about the huge difference in responsibilities and measures between countries in the face of the unfortunate Covid-19.

Arriving at the Barajas airport - Madrid, Spain is a feat of gladiators due to the incoherent work of the army of police and doctors who are monitoring passengers.

Their presence is a mere bureaucratic procedure or what we all call, a false facade of the government to convince us that they do their job well.

It is the airline in question who really ensures the operation of the protocols established to maintain the safety of the traveler. They ask you for 3 important documents that you need to present when boarding: Health Control Form (€ 25), Negative PCR Test (€ 99) and Boarding Pass; they monitor the health control and distancing inside the plane; and they maintain a personalized treatment for travelers with questionable health aspects.

However, in countries like Ireland or Mexico (my two trips this year), the greatest responsibility for sanitary measures is assumed by airport controls. In addition to reviewing the documentation required to travel, they take your temperature at least 2 times at the airport and sanitize your luggage and most commonly used personal items such as your handbag and mobile phone.

During the first 5 days of your stay in the country, they continue to monitor your temperature in the hotel and make several phone calls to advise the traveler on the health authorities to which they can go in case of presenting any symptoms.

Safety traveling in times of covid-19 is guaranteed by all the measures in the first place that the traveler takes before and after their flight; secondly for the professional work of airlines such as Aeroméxico and Aer Lingus , and lastly for all tourism companies such as hotels that are responsible for complying with the necessary sanitary protocols in all its facilities.