Whether you’re planning your next staycation or the trip of your lifetime, plan ahead so you can relax.
It's nice to have a break and a change of scenery sometimes—on your own adventure, with friends or family. Load the kids into the van and hit the road to family fun. Explore the jungles of Costa Rica with an experienced guide. Enjoy a quiet after-dinner gondola ride in Venice with that special someone.
G&F Financial Group can help you save and plan for that special getaway.
Set a budget.
Make sure you know what you can afford before you book a big trip. We can help you plan and save—that's what we're here for! Book an appointment with us to get started on your free Smart Money PlanTM today.
Plan ahead for your travel expenses.
Travel agencies offer packages that are designed to meet all kinds of holiday desires. This can be a good way to save money, but it may not suit your individual needs. Traveling by car provides a lot of freedom, but the distance you can travel is then limited.
The most popular method of vacation travel is by plane. Full-fare tickets offer the most flexibility and fewest restrictions, but they come at a price. If you can travel outside one of the peak seasons, and know the dates you want to leave and return well in advance, discount airfare is available. Seat sales are limited and can't be counted on, especially for large families.
Staying in hotels and eating in restaurants can get expensive. Do some research before you leave. There are many books and websites to help you find the accommodations and places to eat that are right for you.
Get travel insurance.*
It's easier to relax knowing that you're covered if something goes wrong. There are different insurance packages available that cover everything from lost luggage to health care while in another country. Your public health insurance does not cover all medical expenses, so make sure you're protected.
G&F offers travel insurance through the CUMIS Travel Insurance Program. As a member of G&F, your benefits include:
- $10 million benefit coverage
- 24/7 access to emergency travel assistance in almost any language
- Help with lost or stolen travel documents