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Travel With USAA
As a USAA member, you’re qualified for exclusive deals on every facet of your travel experience, including car rentals, lodging, food, cruises, and resorts around the world. This blog is going to help you plan your next vacation and save the most money in the process. We will discuss how to financially and physically plan for your trip so you can take the stress off yourselves and enjoy the time away from work.
How To Prepare For Travel abroad
To save you from repeating myself, check out our “USAA Travel Insurance” for a complete checklist on what you need to get ready. Besides following the checklist from USAA, there are things you can do as far out as you would like to prepare for your vacation. The first thing you need to do is create a vacation goal on USAA to monitor your financials so you can eliminate the stress of not knowing if you can afford the trip.
Should I Get Travel Insurance?
Yes, you should get USAA Travel Insurance if you’re a frequent flyer or travel internationally. Travel insurance is going to protect you from incurring a financial loss if something goes wrong across the globe. Anybody traveling to Europe should always be aware of the expert pickpocketers who patrol the streets looking for international travelers. You may think you’re smart enough to not take any precaution, but these men, women, boys, and girls are literally professional thieves and will swipe a wallet or purse without you noticing. Having travel insurance protects you from any theft or lost object you own.
*If you want to look elsewhere for insurance, click your state below and compare rates in your area.
USAA Vacation Goal
As much as I like my job, there are certain perks that I get, like researching and writing about topics that I am trying to figure out myself, anyway. I’m going to use the vacation I am currently planning for to Europe in the fall with my wife and her mother (I know). This table is represented in the USAA Vacation Savings Goal page that will organize your financials for you, so you know when you reached your goal. Although, not in the table below, keep a concrete day when you need to be back home.
It’s always important to write down your goals because they become much more achievable and tangible than they are when they’re just ideas. Figure out how much you’re going to need for this vacation and then add $1,000 to make sure you’re covered. So I know I need $4,000, but I am saving for an additional $1,000 to make sure I am covered in case of emergency or my wife really wants to spend money when we get to Prague and Rome.
|What do You Want your Vacation Name to Be?||My European Trip|
|How Much Should I Save?||$5,000|
|Which USAA Account Do You Want USAA to Monitor?||USAA Checking Account|
|Do You Have Cash that You’re Saving at home? How Much?||$1,000|
|Total Amount in my USAA Checking Account?||$15,000|
|Saving Per Month or When Do You Need to Meet your Goal?||05/01/2020|