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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4 Reasons Why You Need to Visit the Great Barrier Reef Now

We all know about the Great Barrier Reef – whether you heard about it from your adventurous aunt who went scuba diving there, or you simply watched Finding Nemo a billion times. You’ve probably heard great things about it, like how majestic, picturesque, and downright gorgeous it is.

But, there’s a problem now.  The great barrier reef

As of late, the Great Barrier Reef has been struggling tremendously. Due to general climate changes, coral bleaching is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef, killing off the area's coral. Given that this is a huge concern for Australia’s environmentalists, the Great Barrier Reef was placed under the United Nations’ In-Danger Watch List. Soon after, a few authority figures in the coalition, including the Minister for the Environment made the claim that the coral reef is no longer in danger. However, this story doesn’t really add up because ironically enough, corals are still dying. Whether you believe what you read in the news or not, there is one thing we know for sure: The Great Barrier Reef is in danger, and its days may be numbered. So here are 4 reasons why you need to visit it while you still can.

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Your Summer Vacation Guide Part 4: Best Hotels in the World for Your Favorite Destinations

At last, we’ve reached the final part of our Summer Vacation Guide series! By this time, you should have decided where you’re going on vacation, estimated a rough budget for your trip, and figured out what airline you should use. Here comes the final step before we unleash you on the voyage of your dreams: finding the right hotel. There are plenty of cheap hotels out there you can stay at, as well as luxury hotels. But which ones are really reputable? Which ones are worth dishing your money out on, as little or as much as it is? That’s why we’ve done the research for you and come up with a list of the best hotels in the world for 5 of the most popular tourist destinations.

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These Mosquito Repellents Can Help Prevent Zika Scares

If you've been following the news, you’re probably aware of the fact that the Zika Virus is alive and well, and has been moving itself up north. What started off as an epidemic in mostly South American countries has been affecting many of us living right here in the United States. As of May 25, there have been 591 reported cases of individuals in the U.S. who have been affected by the Zika Virus. Surprisingly, 11 of these individuals have been infected with this virus due to sexual transmission. And with the summer months in full swing, Zika Virus-carrying mosquitoes are also out and about in our own backyards. With regards to preventing sexual transmission of the Zika Virus, or any virus for that matter, it’s obvious that using condoms is absolutely imperative. But how do we stop those darn mosquitoes from coming at us? Here are a few of the most effective products I found online that are simple to use and are must-haves this summer in order to stay protected.

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Your Summer Vacation Guide Part 3: Best Airlines to Use this Summer

By Chaitanya Bala

Airline blog imagePhew! We’ve gotten through the tough parts of planning your summer vacation. Nothing stinks more than being indecisive about where you want to go, or not knowing how much money you need to save up and bring on your trip. But hopefully by now, you’ve gotten through those hurdles and are ready for the next step: figuring out the best airlines to fly. The first step to enjoying your vacation is, well, getting there. And how else are you going to get to an international destination other than by taking a flight there, right? (You could probably take a boat if you really wanted, but that’s a conversation for another day.) There are over a few hundred airlines you could choose from.

So who’s really the most reputable? Figuring this out can get rather nerve-wracking since there are just so many options when it comes to the best airline to use for your trip. But that’s okay, because we’re here to help! So let’s break it down:

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