5 Out-of-Your-Control Reasons to Consider International Medical Travel Insurance

As a company that’s been selling travel insurance policies for years, we realize just how difficult it is to help people understand how international medical travel insurance actually benefits them, and isn’t a waste of money. Travel insurance can make many individuals raise their eyebrows in skepticism. After all, you’re investing all this time and money into a vacation you’ve been carefully planning for weeks, months, or even years. So, why would you even plan on cancelling it? Even though travel insurance as a whole may sound pretty paradoxical to you right now, the fact of the matter is many of the reasons trips get cancelled are out of a person’s control. Here’s 5 situations that are out of your hands and can ruin your trip, making travel insurance a good idea to at least consider.

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KAYAK Activities Feature 101: Find What to Do on Vacation

Many of you are probably familiar with KAYAK, a website which is used to find the cheapest deals on flights, hotels, cars, and much more. I’ve used this service to find cheap flight deals for last minute international flights, and it’s awesome. As if finding the cheapest available transportation to your dream destination wasn’t a cool enough service, now KAYAK is starting to offer its new “Activities” feature. What does this mean? Essentially, aside from being able to pick out your flight, hotel, and rental car, you can also pick out your vacation activities at the place you’re staying! Into the outdoors? Are you an animal lover? This new feature gives travelers who may be a little clueless about what they’re getting into once they reach their destination some cheap ideas and inspiration on what to do. So what are some of the most popular, cost-efficient activities I found while checking out the top 10 traveled destinations by Americans? Let’s take a look!

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4 Ways Travel Insurance is a Life Saver in Countries with Civil Unrest

Albania-Riot-PoliceAll of us have a little bit of wanderlust in our systems. Whether we simply want to head over to a creek near home, or venture out into the unknown, all of us like to do a little bit of traveling and go on adventures. However, for those of you who like to venture out into the unknown and visit foreign countries, there’s always a risk that your dream getaway destination may be going through some civil or political unrest. And this could pose a risk to the safety of yourself and whoever you’re traveling with. One popular example we can see right now is with Brazil. The South American nation is gorgeous and well-known for its rich, diverse culture and its breathtaking beaches and coastal cities - one of the reasons Rio de Janeiro was chosen as the destination for the 2016 Olympics. However, Brazil is also one of the many nations dealing with political corruption, with a president that is currently suspended from office. Many times, countries dealing with these issues could pose risky situations for the common traveler, as they run into violent strikes or riots, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fortunately however, travel insurance can be of assistance to those who are traveling to nations dealing with civil or political unrest. How? Let’s find out!

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In Rio For the Olympics?
Follow These 4 Safety Tips!

MaxresdefaultIt’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While some of us are going to be lounging back on our couches as we enjoy the various Olympic competitions, some of us are actually going to be in the breathtaking, picturesque Rio de Janeiro, watching the Olympics up close and live. It’s an amazing experience that everyone who’s a fan of the Olympics should get a chance to experience at some point in life. The 2016 Olympics is going to be a real treat for those attending it live; not only because of the various competitions to be viewed, but also because it’s going to be in one of the most beautiful seaside cities in the world. However, as gorgeous as Rio de Janeiro and the entire nation of Brazil is, there are also many safety concerns associated with being a tourist there. So how can you make sure to stay safe? Let’s find out!

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4 Things to Know about International Travel Medical Insurance

Fotolia_24039529_M1For all of those who’ve heard of international travel medical insurance, you may start raising an eyebrow. What exactly is travel medical insurance, and why would you need it? I will admit – travel insurance is something you need to consider on a case-by-case basis. I’m not going to try and convince all of you to purchase it, but rather, help you understand all the factors to take into consideration when deciding what the best travel medical insurance is and if you should invest in it. So here’s what you should know as you consider purchasing a policy:

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