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Editorials from our staff traveling through the world. We share our best travel tips, and how to get a better value out of your travel insurance.

Give the Gift of Security – Insure Those Electronic Toys

This holiday season, consumers are expected to spend an average of $252 per person on electronic devices as gifts according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The hot consumer electronics categories this year are all portable – mobile phones and iPhones,…

See Glacier National Park Before the Glaciers Melt

If you saw our recent blog post about the winners of our Facebook My Travel Adventures photo contest, you will recall the winning photo was entitled “Global Warming,” and showed the melting Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska isn’t the…

Insuring your Student for a Semester Abroad

The spring college semester is only a few months away and many college students are finalizing plans to study abroad. Smart parents also are making plans to protect their traveling student while he or she is out of the country.…

How to Pack for a Long Trip (Without the Kitchen Sink)

We are frequently asked about insurance for luggage and things you take on your trip. Trip insurance does protect your luggage, assuming you aren’t carrying the crown jewels, but the first step in protecting your luggage when you travel is…

Cruise Radio: Insuring Portable Electronics

There are so many reasons to get travel insurance for your portable electronics. Did you know: Your iPhone is worth more to thieves than what you carry in your wallet. You can insure a cell phone if you drop it…

“Hurricane Sandy Cancelled My Trip”

The recent news surrounding Hurricane Sandy, the Frankenstorm, has everyone one edge, especially travelers. Transportation services in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston have been closed by the storm, leaving thousands of unprepared travelers stranded. The lucky ones will…

Broken iPhone or Stolen Laptop? We’ve Got You Covered!

TripInsurance.com is very pleased to announce that we now offer something that is unique to the travel insurance industry: coverage for stolen, or broken portable electronics. We know that travelers are taking their laptops, smartphones, and iPads everywhere, so travelers…

Conquer the World, and Share Your Dream Vacation

We have expanded our latest Conquer the World sweepstakes. Between now and November 30, you can enter for a chance to win a $5,000 on either Facebook or Google Plus with a simple “like” and sharing something about your dream…

Giving Back through Tourism Cares

Not all aspects of the travel industry are glamorous. Those vacation destinations that you long to see take a lot of care and maintenance, and many of the public and historic sites that make a destination so special don’t always…

No Insurance Rewards for High Risk Travel

Not all travel risks are created equal in the eyes of insurance underwriters. There are a number of high-risk activities that will not be covered by most travel insurance policies, and those activities are usually cataloged in the terms of…

Cathy Huynh, left, and Kari Bowerman took this photo while backpacking in Vietnam.

When You Travel, It’s More than The Water That Can Kill You

When you are traveling in foreign places, you never know what might happen. Take the recent case reported by CNN of two young women backpacking in Vietnam who died under mysterious circumstances. The authorities are still tracing the cause of…

Hurricane Cruising – Are You Covered?

It’s amazing how many people choose to take a cruise during hurricane season. If you are willing to take a gamble on your vacation and risk getting caught in port, or having your cruise cancelled because of the weather, then…

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Travel Insurance Can’t Cover Carelessness

I saw an article last weekend by noted travel columnist Ed Perkins where he tells the story of an Arkansas couple who lost the cost of their $8,000 Alaskan cruise because they missed their initial flight to the cruise. He…

Is that iPad Covered? Electronics and Travel Insurance

With the Internet boom, it’s harder to break the office umbilical. Professionals travel with laptops, iPads, and smart phones to stay in contact with their office and their clients, and, let’s face it, to look for the best local restaurants,…

Estimating trip cost

Calculating Trip Cost for Travel Insurance

Most travel insurance carriers calculate insurance fees based on trip cost. You would think that it would be a simple formula to calculate. How do you determine trip cost? What do you insure to give yourself maximum protection at minimum…

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