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Terrorism in Paris, France. Are You Covered?

On Friday, November 13th, 2015, multiple coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France, claiming the lives of over 120 people and resulting in over 350 injured.  The U.S. Department of State identified these as terrorist attacks, and as such, these tragic events meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain travel protection plans. […]

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Hurricane Patricia Impacts Travel – Are You Covered?

On Tuesday, October 20th, Tropical Storm Patricia officially formed in the Pacific Ocean, and strengthened to hurricane status. Hurricane Patricia has sustained winds of 200 mph and threatened the Pacific coast of Mexico.  While many travel suppliers and airlines try to reroute flights, some delays and cancellations are inevitable. understands those with plans to travel […]

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Missed Connection Coverage in Travel Insurance

Travel plans involving multiple connecting flights can be stressful.  Even if the itinerary allows for several hours between flights, a long delay can result in a missed connection.  Travel insurance can help in these types of situations with Missed Connection coverage. Missed Connection coverage is also helpful for trips involving itineraries with different common carriers, […]

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What Travel Insurance Covers

If you haven’t bought travel insurance before, you probably don’t know how much protection it can provide. While travel insurance won’t cover you for every imaginable loss, it c overs more than you might thing.. Trip Cancellation is probably the biggest concern for most travelers. If you have paid non-refundable fees for a cruise, airfare, […]

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What to Wear When Flying

Most people put a lot of thought into what they are going to pack for a trip , but what you wear when you are flying is equally important. Here are some dos and don’ts for dressing for a flight. Don’t wear high heels. They are physically restrictive. More important – they could be difficult […]

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What is included in Trip Cancellation Coverage in a Travel Insurance Plan?

One of the main reasons people buy travel insurance is for trip cancellation coverage. You’ve planned a great trip, but then life gets in the way and you can’t go. It could be a child with an ear infection, an aging parent that needs to be hospitalized, a crisis at work, or a myriad of […]

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Do You Really Need Travel Insurance for a Cruise?

No one wants to think they’ll need travel insurance when they buy a cruise. Don’t be foolish, travel insurance is especially important to cruisers because of the nature of cruising, The chance of missing part of your trip because of a missed ship deparature is higher than if you are simply flying nonstop from one […]

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Trip Cancellation Coverage in Travel Insurance

What happens if you can’t take your trip?  Will you get any refund, be charged unforgiving penalties or lose all you’ve paid for your vacation?  Travel insurance can help make the traveler whole again with Trip Cancellation coverage.  This means you are unable to take the trip due to one of the specified covered reasons.  […]

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Trip Delay Coverage in Travel Insurance

Most travelers are all too familiar with flight delays.  Sitting for hours in an airport, spending money on food or hotel you hadn’t planned for can be part of the drill.  Trip Delay coverage in travel insurance can help recoup expenses during a delay. This coverage is the most beneficial for travel as a passenger […]

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Trip Interruption Coverage in Travel Insurance

You’ve planned a trip from start to finish, but what would you do if the trip had to be cut short?  Will you be refunded for the unused parts of your trip?  What about change fees or fare differences for a last minute flight home?  Travel insurance can reimburse travelers what they lose if the […]

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Summer Camp for Adults

Just because you’re an adult, you don’t have to give up the fun of attending summer camp. There are many opportunities for you to get away and immerse yourself in a new activity this summer – learning something new or rediscovering your inner child. You probably have heard about fantasy sports camps and dude ranches […]

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Unusual Cruise Destinations

When someone mentions a cruise, more likely than not, you imagine the balmy Caribbean or the grandeur or Alaska. Maybe 2015 can be the year you think outside the boat, and consider taking a cruise to a more unusual and unique location. How about an expedition cruise to the Arctic Circle or Antarctica? Want to […]

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Dealing with the Death of a Traveling Companion

One of the most common arguments against purchasing trip insurance is that you’re healthy, not going to a high risk area and aren’t going to be participating in any dangerous activities. And you’re certainly not going to die. Unfortunately, even on the safest of vacations, horrible things can happen. Look at the tragedy that befell […]

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International Travel with Pets

Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers basically got deported from Australia recently. Depp brought his dogs into Australia on a private flight and did not place them in a mandatory 10-day quarantine. Australia has strict guidelines that prevent certain illness and parasites from entering. Depp faced an ultimatum – get the dogs out of the country or […]

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Speeding your Way Through Airport Security

I don’t know which is worse – waiting in line to go through security at the airport or trying to get off the plane when you’re in the last row. When you’re in the back of the plane, there isn’t much you can do to speed things up. However, there are a few things you […]

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Travel Insurance for the Unexpected Medical Emergency

Planning a trip doesn’t usually include planning for things to go awry.  Most people envision picturesque views, adventurous excursions, and relaxing by the pool, but an unexpected medical situation is an example of how travel insurance helps during an emergency. This type of situation was the case for a family traveling to the U.S. Virgin […]

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Not Just What to Buy, When to Buy Travel Insurance

Savvy travelers are always looking for the best value planning a trip, and this includes the travel insurance.  Of course, finding the right coverage for a good price is a priority, but your timeliness purchasing a policy will have a large impact on how well you are covered.   Remember to compare travel insurance plans soon […]

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Frontier Passengers’ 18 Hour Delay

A common concern for travelers is the possibility of an extended flight delay.  In addition to missing reservations for early portions of the trip, spending over 12 hours in an airport can compound travelers’ frustrations.  This is what many Frontier Airlines passengers experienced on Sunday, and is a good example of how travel insurance can […]

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Common Myths About Buying Travel Insurance

Most people buy their travel insurance from a travel supplier, their cruise company, or their travel agent. They don’t realize they could buy better coverage for less money by purchasing the insurance themselves on the internet. Here are some of the most common myths regarding buying travel insurance.

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How Does Travel Insurance Cover You If a Parent Is Sick?

This is a great question to ask, because there are no simple “yes” or “no” answers. But here are a few pertinent points you may want to consider.

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