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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.

Trip to the Annular Solar Eclipse in California

This annular eclipse will blot out about 95% of the sun. Unlike a total eclipse, during an annular eclipse, the moon is slightly smaller than the sun, and the only thing that shows as the moon moves over the sun…

Are You Covered in Case of Volcanic Eruption?

It was just two years ago that the Eyjafjallajökull-Fimmvörduháls volcano in Iceland erupted, disrupting air travel throughout the northern hemisphere. Now Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has been spewing molten rock up to a mile from its crater. How good is your travel insurance coverage in the event of a natural disaster, such as a volcanic eruption?

To Tip, or Not to Tip? How Much is the Question.

Tipping is one of those things that is misunderstood at home and abroad. There recently was an article in the San Francisco Chronicle not long ago complaining that San Franciscans are among the nation’s worst tippers. But then, San Francisco…

Why Young Families Should Buy Travel Insurance!

Often younger individuals and families assume that travel insurance is not for them. Older persons better understand the need to purchase travel insurance. As we age we are more likely to suffer illness or injury, it’s statistically a fact of life!  But there are still many risks that younger families need to cover with travel insurance.

When To Purchase Travel Insurance

When is the best time to buy travel insurance? For a variety of reasons, it is prudent to purchase travel insurance when you first book your trip (i.e. make your first payment for travel arrangements). Why? Most travel insurance policies contain one or more time sensitive provisions that broaden coverage.

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