Getting Stuck

Well this is a carry over from my last entry about traveling.

Nothing is worse then having your travel options delayed or canceled because your carefully planned trip can come tumbling down. The worst part is that when you miss one leg of your traveling it usually has a lot worse consequences down the line. Miss a flight and lose your money while losing a night at your hotel or hostel, but perhaps the worst part is that you lose one day of vacation. Not everyone has a lot of free time to travel, so one day can really effect the overall mood and feel of the trip. However, not to worry there are many other options. Unless you are stuck on in island, or trying to get to one, you can usally find trains, buses, and flights to your destination, not to mention renting a car. If you do happen to be surrounded by some water look into getting a ferry or a boat ride over.

That being said sometimes you don’t have any options and you are just stuck. Lets say a volcano erupts and stops all flights for a few days and neither airlines nor governments are really prepared. This does change your entire trip, but the best you can do if you have already looked at all your options is start a new trip. You might as well look at other places, maybe small towns or big cities, that you never originally planned on going to. The most unfortunate consequence of this, however, is that you are undoubtedly going to spend more money and have less of a plan on what to do. But, sometimes not having a plan is the best way to see a new place because it allows you to just wander around and take in the sights. You might find a few hole in the wall places that few people would have stumbled upon normally. Your best bet if you don’t see any help coming your way is to try and enjoy yourself as much as you can and check back with the all transportation stations to see how to get back home.

Published in: on April 26, 2010 at 11:10 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. This was all good advise. I was stranded after the Icelandic volcano erupted, so I know exactly what you are talking about! Keep the great posts coming!

  2. Ya, it can be quite stressful, but you can try make the most of it. Where did you get stuck?

    • I got stuck in Rome

      • Well of all places, that isn’t to bad. I myself got stuck in Florence.

  3. Ya i got stuck from the volcano too and it was very stressful dealing with the alternate transportation. Great advice and awesome post!!!!

    • Thank you, I know it can be a handful getting stuck, but sometimes throwing some obstacles in the way can make it more memorable.

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