3 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Consider Cruise Travel Insurance

6a01347fc1cb08970c01b8d1f70b05970c-320wiIt’s summer time, which means a lot of us have plans to venture out somewhere fun and exciting this year. And with a record breaking 23.2 million people taking an ocean cruise in 2015, cruises are quickly becoming the vacation of choice. This is in large part due to revitalized tourism in Cuba and large cruise growth in Australia, India, and Southeast Asia.

Despite cruises being so popular and an enjoyable getaway for most, the question still arises: do you need to get travel insurance before you book a cruise? While some will say it’s a waste of money and others will say cruise insurance is worth it, it’s ultimately up to you to get the facts and make the decision that’s best for you. So here’s what you need to consider before deciding whether or not to invest in travel insurance for your cruise:

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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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Your Summer Vacation Guide Part 1:
Where Should You Go?

It’s mid-May and you’ve been contemplating for a while whether or not you want to take an exotic vacation out of the country this summer. You’ve ended up coming to the conclusion that it’s finally time for you to take that much-needed getaway to somewhere new, away from the commotions of daily life. That’s great! But question is, where are you going? What type of vacation destination are you looking for? There are just so many different countries out there, each of them with something special to offer, so how the heck are you going to decide where to start? As part of the Summer Vacation Guide blog series, we will be guiding you every step of the way, from figuring out where you need to go, to knowing where to stay when you get there. So let’s get started with some of the top vacation destinations in the world you can choose from, based on your interests!


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6 Special Mother’s Day Events Around the Country

With only a day left, are you still scrambling to find something to give your mom for Mother’s Day 2016? Since this is pretty last minute, you could always play it safe and just get your mom a bouquet of flowers and a Mother’s Day greeting card. But honestly, what fun would that be? Let’s make this year special, and a day your mom will remember! And if you’re anything like me and love going all out during special occasions, you’ve probably considered giving your mom one of the best spa days of her life, taking her somewhere special, or something else of that nature. The only thing is, how are you possibly going to be able to afford that on such short notice and where the heck are these so-called special Mother’s Day events even happening? Well, that’s why we’re here – to give you guys a heads up on some awesome, special events happening around the country, so you can ditch the basic gift ideas for mom and give her a day she’ll never forget!

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