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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Best Places to Spend Halloween

Try something new this year, and consider taking a trip to celebrate the season. Here’s the most interesting places to spend the holiday.

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How Airlines Handle Flight Delays or Cancellation

What can you do when the airline cancels your flight because of equipment failure, or you miss your connection because the airline didn’t have staff for the flight?

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Smartphone Apps For a Better Vacation

Your smart phone can simplify your vacation. Need free wi-fi? Want to find place to eat or even track the migration of wildebeest across the Serengeti? Having problems translating menus and converting currency? There are apps for all of these things, and more. Here are just a few apps that can make your travels both […]

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Traveling with your Parents

For most of us, as we age, the circles in which we can or will travel become smaller and smaller. Not only that, but health and mobility concerns, have to be addressed and managed. Here are some ways to make your vacation with your parent easier and stress free.

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Unusual and Strange Theme Parks

Scattered throughout the country and the world are theme parks probably unlike anything else you’ve ever seen. Some are interesting and others are a bit strange. Check out these sites and see if you are inspired to visit one.

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Gathering Steam. Hurricane Sandy rips through the Caribbean in October 2012. The e-Travel Alerts service kept many travelers informed of Sandy’s progress so they could change travel plans as needed.

Safe Travel During Hurricane Season

Even though it is unlikely, it only takes one hurricane to ruin your vacation. Here are a few steps you can follow before and during your vacation to lessen the potential impact of a hurricane.

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Cheaper Alternatives to Hotels

Do you need more space, want to save money, be in a more home-like atmosphere? Consider staying in something other than a hotel or resort.

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Best Fireworks Displays in America

July 4 is just around the corner. Are you ready for a summer getaway? Why not mix the excitement of fireworks with some history. Here are a few suggestions of places where you can see part of American history and also see fabulous fireworks.

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Lose your medications while traveling? Travel Insurance can help you get a new prescription filled in a local pharmacy.

Managing Medications While Traveling

If you need to take specific medications with you while you’re traveling abroad, there are a number of precautions you need to take. Certain countries not only restrict some prescription drugs, but also a number of over the counter medications. With some simple planning, you should be able to manage your medications abroad.

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Visit the Happiest Countries in the World

Trying to decide where to take your next vacation? How about the happiest place on earth? No, it’s not Disneyland. The people at Gallop surveyed 1000 people in each of 138 countries to find out where the happiest people live.

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Airplanes are Full of Harmful Germs (You Already Knew That)

This week, at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, researchers from Auburn University proved that dangerous bacteria can live for up to one week on the areas surrounding your airplane seat.

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Weird and Wonderful Summer Festivals in Europe

If you’re going to Europe this summer, there are some weird and wonderful festivals and events that you may want to work into your itinerary. Even if you’re not planning a trip, maybe something will pique your interest and you can make plans to attend. Regardless of your summer plans, check out these European summer […]

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arch-capital-logo Offers Exclusive Policies from Arch Insurance

We are proud to announce that A+ rated New York-based Arch Insurance Company has joined our team of nationally known travel insurance underwriters. Currently, Arch offers three policies through, all exclusive to the site and delivering such benefits as substantial cost savings and coverage features like non-medical emergency evacuation coverage, and cancellation for a […]

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International Laws You Should Know When Traveling

It’s easier to get into legal trouble or arrested while traveling abroad than you might think. Behavior that is normal and acceptable in the United States can land you in hot water when you’re traveling abroad. Be aware of local laws before you travel. Here are a few unusual foreign laws that you should be […]

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How to avoid traveler's diarrhea

Don’t Make the Bathroom Your Most Visited Vacation Spot

20-50% of international travelers develop diarrhea. Most people recover in 1-2 days without treatment, but who wants to spend even one day of a vacation in a bathroom? Here’s some tips to prevent it from happening to you.

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Guide to the Best Movies/TV shows to Watch on a Plane

When you’re on a long (or even not so long) flight, watching a movie or television show can help pass the time, or, better yet, set the tone for your trip. There are a lot of lists of things you should or should not watch while flying on the internet. But a person’s taste in […]

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When to Buy Travel Insurance

When you buy travel insurance coverage is another important consideration to keep in mind, just like what coverage you choose. Of course, you can buy travel insurance right up to the day before departure.  Once you make your first arrangements for your trip and actually pay for a portion of the trip, that date is […]

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Cuban cigars cannot enter the US, no matter where you purchase them.

Illegal Souvenirs – What you can’t bring home

By knowing what you can and can’t bring into the country, you’ll save yourself both hassles with customs agents and possibly fines, from having something you bought confiscated.

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Keeping Your Passport Safe – at Home and Abroad

One of the biggest problems that can happen to you when you’re traveling abroad is for your passport to be either lost or stolen. Getting a replacement can be difficult because you must go to a US embassy or consulate to get it. There are some easy steps you can take to protect yourself.

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