Get the most out of your Travels

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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 festival options.

  • 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 terrorist incident that happens in a city on your itinerary within 90 days of departure.

  • 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 aware of before you go.

  • 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.

  • 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 movies, as in books, is very personal. A must see for me could be a must miss for you. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to view while en route or returning from your vacation.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • Don’t Ruin Your Vacation with Sunburn

    It’s fairly simple to protect yourself from sunburn, but there are some things you may not have considered when planning your time outdoors.

  • Sightseeing with Pastries in Paris

    With planning you can make the most of your time by visiting a patisserie or a chocolatier either before or after you take in one of the amazing sites in Paris. Here’s an article intended to help you experience Paris both visually and through taste. Here are some of the most famous venues in Paris, paired with some of the best patisseries around.

  • Announcing Grand Prize Winner from NY Times Travel Show

    We spent time with travelers at the NY Times Travel Show chatting about travel insurance needs, upcoming travel adventures and the importance of travel insurance.

  • Woman's Guide to Packing Light.

    Woman’s Guide to Packing Light for a Trip

    Packing for a vacation can be stress inducing enough to make you need to take a vacation. No packing rules work for everyone. If you’re willing to lug a lot of luggage your only concern is luggage weight and cost to check. If you’re like me, and travel with a luggage tightwad, here are a few tips that might help.

  • Last Minute Passport Renewals

    In a perfect world, you either get or renew your passport well in advance of your trip. Unfortunately, the world is frequently imperfect. If you do forget to renew your passport all is not lost. Here’s how to get it renewed in the last minute.

  • What Your Family Vacation Says About Your Family

    What kind of family vacation are you? All family vacations are as unique as the families who take them. Many families make certain kinds of vacations “their thing,” and that’s what they…

  • Buying Travel Insurance For Travel To Restricted Nations

    Buying travel insurance for a trip to a restricted nation can be difficult. Certain countries are subject to sanctions by the U.S. Government thru the Office of Foreign Assets control. These sanctions make it difficult for an insurance company to insure travelers visiting such countries and in some cases not even possible.

  • 5 of the World’s Best Free Travel Experiences

    Around the world, travelers can take advantage of wonderful experiences without paying a dime…or Euro…or Yen. Here are 5 that top our list…

  • 4 Great Road Trips That Start at Major Airports

    Taking a road trip in another country—especially after you’ve just deplaned from a long flight—can be a restful and invigorating experience. Here are 4 ideas.

  • 7 Night Flight Strategies

    Here are some tips to help make “red eye” night flights more pleasant and, with some luck, get some restful sleep.