About Dan Skilken

Dan has traveled around the world for both business and pleasure. During his years working in high-technology start-up companies he traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Dan and his family also travel extensively for pleasure. Although it is challenging for him to choose a favorite destination, he gravitates toward France and Japan. Dan prides himself in the ability to travel anywhere, for as long as necessary, with a single modest carry-on bag. He also has an enormous respect for local cultures and customs. Dan is President and Founder of TripInsurance.com, the online source for comprehensible, and affordable travel insurance. Dan decided to form TripInsurance.com when he encountered his own frustrations trying to navigate the insurance options for his own vacation and business travel needs. See me on Google+

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Best Holiday Travel Tips

If you’re getting ready to travel for the holidays, you probably are somewhat stressed, whether it’s the idea of spending time with the entire family or the dread of having to fly during one of the busiest times of the year, we have a few suggestions to make your travel more manageable.

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Hurricane Irma slams into the Caribbean

Travel Insurance for Hurricane Coverage – Timing is everything

Many of the Caribbean Islands, and the Florida Keys were wiped out by Hurricane Irma.   But this was just the first of many to come.  Hurricanes are coming in record breaking strength.  Meteorologists attribute these unusually large storms as the result of warmer water from global warming.   They don’t expect this trend to […]

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Do You Really Need To Spend Money On Travel Insurance?

When you’re taking a trip, you want to make sure you spend your money wisely – on things that are important to you. That may be splurging for first-class, a room upgrade, a gourmet dinner or something else that you want to purchase on that fabulous vacation you bought. But is it wise to pass […]

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If You’re on Medicare – You Need Travel Insurance

If you’re over 65 and traveling, there’s a good reason to buy travel insurance, possibly even if you are traveling within the US. Not all Medicare Advantage policies will cover you if you travel out of state. NO Medicare policy will cover you if you travel abroad. Having a Medigap policy may provide some coverage. […]

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Buying Travel Insurance If You’re Worried About Getting a Visa

If you are traveling either to or through a country that you are concerned will experience terrorist events or travel restrictions, it’s not difficult to protect yourself and your travel investment, but there are specific features you need to look for in your travel insurance.

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How to Get the Best Deal on Travel Insurance for Your Cruise

Increasingly, a key issue for cruise enthusiasts is not whether or not to buy travel insurance but to determine the right amount of coverage to get and then to find the best value for their money.

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Get Black Friday Deals on Travel

Everyone is shopping for the best “Black Friday deals” on the internet for their holiday gifts. Why not get the best deals on travel too?

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Portland OR Skyline

Best Weekend Away in Portland, OR

Portland offers the ideal weekend away for almost any sort of group –The restaurants and shopping are great. The hotels and walking around town are convenient, and you are a short drive from some of the most scenic areas of the country.

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What is a pre-existing condition waiver, and why do I need it?

Pre-existing Medical Condition Waivers – Do You Need One?

Most insurers will deny a claim if the traveler canceled the trip because of a pre-existing medical condition. What is a pre-existing condition waiver, when do you need it, and how do you get it?

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Stream your favorite shows in foreign countries

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 favorite shows on Hulu and Netflix from the US.   Many companies impose geo-restrictions to […]

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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 ill and causing you to cancel your long awaited trip.  Another person might be concerned […]

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Thanksgiving travel forecast

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 […]

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France in mourning

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 tragic events meet the guidelines and requirements for coverage under certain TripInsurance.com travel protection plans. […]

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Hurricane Patricia's path

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 reroute flights, some delays and cancellations are inevitable. TripInsurance.com understands those with plans to travel […]

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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 coverage. Missed Connection coverage is also helpful for trips involving itineraries with different common carriers, […]

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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 biggest concern for most travelers. If you have paid non-refundable fees for a cruise, airfare, […]

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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 a missed ship deparature is higher than if you are simply flying nonstop from one […]

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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 you are unable to take the trip due to one of the specified covered reasons.  […]

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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 expenses during a delay. This coverage is the most beneficial for travel as a passenger […]

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Trip Interruption Coverage in Travel Insurance

You’ve planned a trip from start to finish, but what would you do if the trip had to be cut short?  Will you be refunded for the unused parts of your trip?  What about change fees or fare differences for a last minute flight home?  Travel insurance can reimburse travelers what they lose if the […]

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