All 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!
It’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!
If you’ve ever purchased a travel insurance policy before, either through us, or some other company, you may notice that many of our policies offer worldwide travel assistance, a complimentary service in addition to the usual policy benefits. It sounds like an awesome service, but what exactly does worldwide travel assistance cover and how can you use it? In general, most worldwide travel assistance services offered through insurance policies cover four different categories: travel assistance, business assistance, concierge services, and emergency services. So what types of queries do each of these categories deal with? Let’s find out!
There’s a reason people are crazy about National Geographic. It is a rich source of information on the wonders in our Earth, and provides cultural tips for traveling to certain destinations. But recently, Nat Geo’s been really attracting us with their Photo of the Day campaign. This National Geographic photo campaign features photo op moments of gorgeous destinations from all over the world that tend to go unnoticed compared to more popular, publicized places. Here’s some of National Geographic’s best of the best hand-picked destinations to give you some inspiration as you plan your next vacation. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the view!
You’ve just finished booking your flight to Paris, France, and you’re excited to embark on your fun-filled adventure out to what’s dubbed as one of the most romantic cities on Earth. You’ve been doing months of preparation for this trip and have been packing your most elegant outfits, your favorite shoes, and your new GoPro. There’s no way you’d want to miss documenting these precious moments in Paris. However, lo and behold – just as you’ve picked up your chai latte at Starbucks and are heading back to your seat, you realize your carry-on is nowhere to be found. It’s been stolen. Lucky for you, you’ve already purchased a travel insurance policy, meaning you’re going to get reimbursed for your stolen or missing luggage. But what do you do till then? And what do you do in different situations. Here’s our step-by-step guide!