Precautions to Take When Travelling With Jewellery |

There are two groups of travelers: the minimalist who packs just a few key pieces and then there is the opposite who brings everything. This also applies with jewelry. Some travelers will not wear any jewelry, or if they do, it would be something inexpensive and simple, while others will not part with any of their jewelry.

I love my jewelry, but when I travel, I am the minimalist. I wear only my wedding band, a simple pair of gold hoop earrings and a plastic watch. Blending in with the locals and not drawing attention to yourself can sometimes be a challenge. In some countries, I definitely would not blend in since I am a blonde and almost 6 feet in height. I certainly do not want to draw added attention.

There are so many glorious destinations where the locals struggle because of poverty and rely on tourists for their livelihood. Tourists who wear a lot of jewelry stand out and are a potential target.

I cannot stress it enough that when you travel, please keep it simple. If you are heading to a beach destination, do not wear your jewels, especially your rings because the only person who will be laughing to the bank will be the person who is scouring the beaches with his metal detector. Suntan lotion makes your fingers slippery and rings can slip off easily as well as swimming in the cold ocean-your fingers shrink and your rings will slide off.

On the flip side, for those who choose to travel with their jewels, while in transit, keep your jewelry in your handbag or carry-on bag. If you are a frequent traveler, i.e. business traveler, you may wish to invest in a traveling jewelry case because they have the proper compartments that keep your jewelry organized and protected. One thing to keep in mind when purchasing a travel case is how much jewelry and what type of jewelry you will be traveling with-there are so many different types available. You want to make sure you purchase the appropriate type. Again, minimal is always the best and safest policy.

If you are staying at a hotel, a wise idea would be to keep your jewelry in the hotel’s safety deposit box or in your room’s safe. It is also advisable to take copies of sales receipts, appraisal certificates or insurance papers as proof of ownership; by doing so you will avoid any potential problems with customs with regards to import taxes and customs declarations.

When you are retiring for the night, you can keep all your jewelry organized quite simply-slip your rings through your watch band and then close the clasp. At the same time, if your strap is made from leather, you can press your earrings through their holes.

Think twice about which jewellery you want to wear, or take with you the next time you are planning a trip. Your safety is number 1.

Group Travel Needs Charter Planes |

Even the most veteran of travelers will find leading group travel a challenge. When one travels by themselves, they only have to account for themselves and what they bring. Leading a traveling group, one has to account for everyone else and what they bring. That means everyone is making the flights and the associated connections, baggage makes its way to the destination at the same time as all the travelers, and no one gets lost after arrival.

This is where chartered aircraft really begins to shine. The first benefit to chartering an aircraft for group travel is the travel will most likely be nonstop. The only reason a chartered aircraft would stop is to be fueled, and this may not be necessary if one chooses an aircraft large enough for the distance traveled. This means no one has a chance to go missing trying to look for a connecting flight. One flight, nonstop is the epitome of group travel.

The next benefit of a chartered plane is that the flights will not leave until the lead passenger (group leader) tells the pilot it is okay for take-off. So the group leader can make sure that everyone is on board and no one is left behind. On a commercial aircraft everyone has to obey the schedule of the airline, on a chartered aircraft the schedule is to obey the passengers.

Another benefit of flying aboard a private charter is that all the luggage will travel with the group and arrive with the group. This means no one will have lost luggage. Losing luggage while traveling is a serious inconvenience for anyone. But for business travelers or sports teams the accompanying luggage may be mission critical, so the passengers cannot afford to have any baggage missing. Flying aboard a private aircraft is the only way to ensure everyone and everything they bring will arrive at the destination at the same time.

As one can see the benefits of an aircraft charter for will help group travel go much more smoothly. Charters also have aircraft of all sizes available. There are private business jets that can serve a handful of passengers like a family or there are 737s they can manage 100 or more travelers. The pricing of a chartered aircraft for a group is quite reasonable. The more passengers in the group, the more one will find that the pricing will probably be competitive with the commercial airline flights. This cost competitiveness will make choosing a charter a simple choice.