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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.

What Determines the Cost of a Travel Insurance Policy?

Buying travel insurance can be confusing because no two policies are the same. Unlike car or homeowners insurance, there is no standard form policy for travel insurance. Not only do these plans differ from one insurance company to another, but…

Stream Your Favorite Shows While Traveling Abroad

Those sleepless nights when you have jet lag are tough to get through.  Channel surfing in a foreign country is sometimes boring when you don’t know the local language.   If your hotel provides WiFi, you can still stream your…

Cancel for Any Reason Coverage is Often the Right Option

You planned a trip, made reservations, and purchased tickets. You even bought trip insurance. Something comes up and you decide not to travel. It could be a wedding that gets canceled. Perhaps there is unrest in the region you a…

Roses from Ecuador

Give the Gift of Travel on Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Instead of giving your sweetheart a gift, consider taking that special someone to see where some traditional Valentine’s Day gifts are created. Roses are a traditional gift. Instead of sending a dozen roses,…

Travel Resolutions for 2016

New Year’s resolutions are usually hard to keep. They frequently involve exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking or drinking or even changing a relationship or a job. Consider making some travel resolutions – some take no effort to carry through and the others will make you a successful traveler.

How To Select The Right Travel Insurance Plan For You

How do you know which travel insurance plans suits your needs.  No two trips or people are exactly alike, needs and concerns vary from person to person and trip to trip.  You might be concerned about a family member becoming…

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You Need Travel Insurance for Your Next Ski Trip

  You’re planning a ski trip. You’ve bought equipment and made deposits for travel and accommodations. You may even have prepaid your lift tickets. You’ve got everything covered, right? Wrong. Things can go wrong both before and during your vacation.…

Dealing with Lost Luggage

If it hasn’t happened to you, you’ve seen it happen to someone else. After a long (or even not so long) trip, you wait at the baggage carousel. Bag after bag circles past you. You ask the person next to…

Thanksgiving Travel Tips

If you’re one of the 25.3 million people expected to fly during the Thanksgiving travel period, there are a few things you can do to make your trip back to see the family more enjoyable. Buy travel insurance. If you…

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Buying Trip Insurance for Thanksgiving Travel Plans is Smart

Most people think of travel insurance when they are traveling abroad and need medical coverage, or want to cover their investment in future trip expenses that are subject to cancellation penalties. Few people consider the advantages of the insurance for that family trip for Thanksgiving. You can buy the insurance up until the day before you depart. Here are the top reasons to consider travel insurance coverage.

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…

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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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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