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Tip #9: Just in Case...Be Prepared

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If there’s any
chance your trip might be disrupted by a serious storm (and during hurricane
season in the tropics, there’s always a chance), remember that ATM access won’t
be possible if there’s a loss of electricity. In other words, make sure to
bring extra cash or traveler’s checks with you. Also, if you and your family
take any medications, bring an extra supply—in their original prescription
bottles—in case you don’t get to return home as initially scheduled. To ensure
long-distance communication, you may want to splurge on a satellite phone, which
can cost upward of $1,000 (try Iridium or Globalstar).

How to Have a Hurricane-Proof Vacation

Tip #9: Just in Case...Be Prepared

If there’s any
chance your trip might be disrupted by a serious storm (and during hurricane
season in the tropics, there’s always a chance), remember that ATM access won’t
be possible if there’s a loss of electricity. In other words, make sure to
bring extra cash or traveler’s checks with you. Also, if you and your family
take any medications, bring an extra supply—in their original prescription
bottles—in case you don’t get to return home as initially scheduled. To ensure
long-distance communication, you may want to splurge on a satellite phone, which
can cost upward of $1,000 (try Iridium or Globalstar).

David Arky/Corbis

How to Have a Hurricane-Proof Vacation

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