You’re all packed and ready to go on your trip, and then someone gets sick and you can’t go. Or, you’re on your trip and someone gets sick and has to go to the doctor. Or. . . you miss your connection and have to stay overnight somewhere along the way. It’s a good thing […]
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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 […]
With everything that has happened this summer, you may have missed an announcement that might affect you if you are planning to fly somewhere later this year. In June, the TSA announced that it is tightening screening requirements at all domestic airports. In the coming months, passengers at TSA checkpoints will have to remove all […]
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 […]
By knowing what you can and can’t bring into the country, you’ll save yourself both hassles with customs agents and possibly fines, from having something you bought confiscated.
You might think that you don’t need trip insurance if you’re vacationing in the United States. Think again. Just because you’re not traveling beyond our borders doesn’t mean something could stop you from being able to travel. You can have travel problems or need to return home regardless of where you are vacationing. Not convinced? […]
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. […]
When is the best time to purchase your travel insurance? Is it ever too late to purchase a policy? You need to purchase your policy before you need it. You can’t wait to buy your insurance until something happens that precludes you from traveling. You can’t make a deposit on your trip, then break your […]
Just because you’re an adult, you don’t have to give up the fun of attending summer camp. There are many opportunities for you to get away and immerse yourself in a new activity this summer – learning something new or rediscovering your inner child. You probably have heard about fantasy sports camps and dude ranches […]
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.
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.
Are you looking for a gift idea for family or friends. Give them the gift of travel. Sending them on a vacation is a fantastic gift they will remember for years. They look forward to traveling for months before they take the trip. Then they enjoy their vacation, and then enjoy the memories the vacation […]
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?
You’re having a great time on your vacation – until you realize your wallet and photo ID is missing. Did you leave it somewhere? Was it stolen? How are you going to be able to get on the plan without a valid ID? Don’t panic, you’ll be able to get home. You just need to […]
Getting through airport security is taking longer than ever before. It doesn’t look like things are going to improve any time soon. Government officials, airports, and airlines suggest you arrive at the airport 3 hours before your flight in order to get through security in time for boarding. There are a few things that can […]
You can purchase travel insurance from the first day you make a deposit on your trip up until the day before you depart. The cost will be the same regardless of when you purchase, but there are advantages if you buy sooner than later.
Sometimes it seems like common courtesy doesn’t exist anymore, particularly on airplanes. Generally speaking things don’t escalate to violence, but occasionally they do, as it did in March when women had a fist fight on a flight over noise from a boom box. People may really bother you, but before you say anything, make […]
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.
Your idea of a fantastic vacation might include a luxurious and relaxing day at a spa. Your traveling companion may want something new and adventurous at each stop. Visit one of these unique spas, and everyone can be happy. Some sound wonderful, others are just a bit …. Different. Decide for yourself, but consider trying […]
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?