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Our Advice for Low-Cost Backpacking in Asia

Backpacking through AsiaBackpacking can be a fantastic way to get through Asia if you want to go to different cities, and don’t want your traveling costs to go up too much. Going camping through countries like Pakistan, India, China, Korea, and Japan will certainly be a fantastic experience. What it all comes down to is planning your trip well in advance and sticking to your plan.

While backpacking, it can be hard to find cheap places (such as hostels) to stay on the fly. That is why it is crucial to know where you will be staying at each leg of your visit. The best way to do this is to look up hostels in the cities you want to visit and make bookings before hand. This way, you will always have a place to stay and you can backpack throughout Asia without any worries. (more…)

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My Story: “A Comforting Thought While Traveling in Europe”

Traveling can be one of the most thrilling experiences in a person’s life. The wonder as you walk among the world’s most beautiful locations, the thrill of examining a culture for yourself, and the joy of seeing a place you only dreamed of as a child. Of course, travel does come with some perils of its own, and the unknown can be scary. Anything can happen while traveling so it is important to be prepared for whatever may arise. One way to do that is with travel insurance.

My Story

Traveling in PragueOne summer, my cousin and I embarked on a 5-week tour of Eastern Europe. Our trip took us from Prague, through Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria to Turkey, a short hop to Greece, and then home after a quick stop in London. Traveling mostly by train and bus through some of the most incredible scenery in the world is a challenge in itself. Add to it the possibilities of theft, injury, illness, or a tragedy at home and you have quite a game of chance. For this reason we purchased travel insurance through an online travel insurance company. (more…)

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Traveling by Car – Do I Need Trip Insurance?

Road trip, get insuranceIndividuals who are traveling often ask if they need trip insurance. When their journeys involve the open road, they mistakenly assume insurance is unnecessary. Since people think of trip insurance as covering lost baggage and missed flights, they believe there is no need to purchase a policy if their travels do not involve these things. While travel insurance is certainly valuable for air travel, it should not be discounted when plans include enjoying a vacation by car. (more…)

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Tips for Budget-Friendly Traveling

Family on a Summer trip togetherTaking the family on a vacation can be a rewarding, exciting, yet sometimes stressful experience. From deciding where to go and booking your destination to making sure you and your family take advantage of every opportunity while staying within your budget, a family trip can be one of the best, and sometimes worst, experiences of a lifetime. There are some things to consider when planning your next vacation that can reduce the stress level for you and your family and help provide the ultimate vacation experience. (more…)

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Beware of Travel Insurance Scams

Insurance scamsMost people know that there is a need to be weary of scams. However there are some cases when even people with the best judgment fall victim to scam artists. Situations like those are normally centered within conditions where one would not assume scam artists would be bold enough to function in.

Travel insurance scams are one of the areas where people often have their guard down. Fake companies representing themselves as legitimate sources for travel protection services are common. Often people are duped without ever knowing it. However it is in those cases where a person tries to collect on the benefits of their “coverage” that they realize they have entrusted their money and faith in the wrong company. (more…)

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Interview with Allianz Travel Insurance

Logo of Allianz Travel InsuranceWe recently had the honor to interview Allianz Travel Insurance’s Director of Communications Daniel Durazo. The company formerly known as Access America is now, as its mother company’s name says, a truly global travel insurance company that is capable of giving assistance to customers anywhere in the world and at any given time. “How Can We Help?” is the company’s tagline, and that says it almost all.

Allianz offers insurance plans for the smallest rental car trip to annual trip insurance, all backed with the same top-level service. In our interview, Daniel also shares his best tips for safe traveling and shares one of the latest remarkable claim stories he heard. Read on to learn more about this company whose aim is to help you out when you need it. (more…)

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My Story: “Invincible Single Meets International Travel with Kids”

I never considered travel insurance until I started traveling with kids. As a young backpacker, it seemed like possessions were easy come, easy go. Health was never a major concern because I was young and healthy and invincible. International travel as a mom changed my perspective completely!

My husband and I decided to book a cruise. Although most of the planning was fun, we had the usual squabbles over what to pack and what to do on our trip. One night, my husband and I got into one of those silly couple’s arguments that ended with us both shouting how the other could go on the cruise without us. (more…)

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Comparison: Allianz Travel Insurance vs Travelex

Comparison of travel insurancesLife can be unpredictable. No matter how much you look forward to bicycling through Amsterdam, cruising around Alaska or taking the kids to Disney World, something may come up that forces you to cancel the trip. There are other scenarios of what can go wrong with a vacation: you need to return home early, you lose a vital piece of luggage or you need medical care. Each of these unpleasant scenarios will cost money to resolve, and that is where travel insurance plans step in and help. Not sure which travel insurance you need? The following travel insurance comparison of two leading plans can help determine which has the best coverage for you. (more…)

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Canceling Your Travel Insurance

Canceling your travel insuranceTravel Guard renders a wide range of travel insurance products that provide coverage and protection for travelers in the unfortunate instance of unexpected and unforeseen expenditures, ranging from pregnancy, ailments, flight or trip cancellation and even coverage for terrorist attacks while traveling. The insurance plan will be reimbursing all non-refundable flight expenditures that policyholders lose and cover healthcare or medical-related expenditures that your existing healthcare insurance provider doesn’t cover. (more…)

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When to Switch to an Annual Travel Insurance

Annual travel insurance

For anyone who is traveling abroad, or even takes an extended holiday inside the country, travel insurance is a wise choice. If travelers have the right policy, travel insurance will cover risky holidays such as skiing, lost or stolen items, cancellations, the cost of getting home and much more. For those who travel several times a year, annual travel insurance may be the best option.

The Main Advantages of Annual Travel Insurance

  • Annual travel insurance will cost less for those who travel more than once a year. The other option is buying single-trip insurance each time. This will most likely add up to more.
  • Once annual travel insurance is arranged; it works the same for every trip. With single-trip insurance a new policy has to be arranged each time.
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