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Travel Insurance

Does Travel Insurance Really Cover You? Here's What You Need To Know.

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.25.2017 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Rachel Gibson needs travel insurance. But her circumstances are special. “We’re waiting to adopt a newborn baby,” she says. “The timing is unc...

7 Ways to Save Money on an Overseas Trip

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 04.14.2017 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

There's nothing more exciting than an overseas trip, but that exhilaration shouldn't come with an unexpected price tag. Believe it or not, small expenses can grow fast and in unexpected ways.

The 5 Common Reasons for Travel Failure

Dave Tomlinson | Posted 03.20.2017 | Travel
Dave Tomlinson

Travel is a life aspiration of so many people. They dream of happy and fulfilling experiences that create equally happy and fulfilling memories. And ...

How Zika Could Affect Your Travel Plans

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Travel
SmarterTravel

The Zika virus continues to spread and is drastically affecting countries throughout Central and South America, as well as Mexico. At a press conferen...

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Travel Anywhere Without Travel Insurance

Michael Lazar | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

If you have travel plans this holiday season, or extensive travel plans during any other time of the year, you will want to always consider the benefi...

Planning That Affordable Holiday Trip

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 10.14.2016 | Travel
Nathaniel Sillin

Holiday travel can be crowded and expensive, but opportunities abound for long-term planners and last-minute bargain hunters.

Lessons Learned From Lost Luggage: How to Cope With Traveling Mishaps

Carol Morgan | Posted 08.28.2016 | Travel
Carol Morgan

Everything happens for a reason. Right? Well, that's the motto I live by. It may or may not be true for you, but it works for me. It helps me put things into perspective and see everything in life as a learning opportunity.

6 Tips for Traveling During Hurricane Season

CheapTickets | Posted 08.07.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

To avoid islands outside of the so-called hurricane belt, focus on the southern Caribbean and remember your ABCs--Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao are generally safer bets for avoiding a direct hit.

4 Very Good Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance

SmarterTravel | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
SmarterTravel

For some trips, travel insurance is a virtual necessity; for others, it's worthless. The question boils down to a matter of risk. A basic purpose of any insurance is to mitigate financial risk.

A Guide to Travel Insurance

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.06.2016 | Money
Jason Alderman

Without travel insurance, medical emergencies, accidents, theft and legal threats on foreign or domestic trips can carry price tags big enough to wreck a person or family's personal finances.

4 Essential Tips For Staying Safe While Traveling

Dave Austin | Posted 06.30.2015 | Travel
Dave Austin

By taking time to prepare before leaving, you can significantly diminish your risk and focus on enjoying your hard-earned trip.

Air Medical Evacuation Insurance Can Be a Life Saver

George Hobica | Posted 12.27.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Eddie Mikell thought he had planned the trip of a lifetime with his wife and another couple: renting a house for a week in the French countryside. But on the way from Paris Charles de Gaulle to their idyllic retreat last June, a truck clipped their rental car.

Travel Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

Sonia Gil | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

It all comes down to what will give you the most peace of mind. How bad are the consequences if something does happen and you don't have insurance?

Your Travel Insurance Questions Answered

U.S. News Travel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

You've finally racked up enough vacation days for a momentous vacation and after months of deliberation, you've gone ahead and dropped a significant sum on plane tickets, hotel rooms or cruise fees. Flash forward to a few days prior to your departure and, for one reason or another, you can't go.

5 Things You Need to Know About Travel Insurance

The Active Times | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

The last thing we're going to do is spin some sad story about that one time we were on a trip and had our camera, laptop, [insert other expensive item here] stolen or damaged beyond repair. We all know it happens, we all think it won't happen to us and one more story won't change that.

Miss Your Connection? Here's $500 For Your Pain

George Hobica | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Air travel mishaps--misconnections, delays, lost bags-- happen every day, and although there's travel insurance to protect you against some things, an...

Travel Insurance That Can Save Your Life

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

Dan Kundin was an independent guy, even at age 89. So, when he decided to go on a round-the-world cruise, his daughters, Liz and Susan, didn't see a big problem as long as he had travel insurance. No one really fretted about what could go wrong. Until it did.

What You Should Know About Travel Insurance

Posted 03.17.2014 | Travel

You're going on a trip. Congratulations! Now what about all those nitty-gritty details you have to think about, like, say, travel insurance? Leave...

How to Prepare an Emergency Medical Contact Card Before You Go Abroad

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you've ever had to visit an ER or doctor in another country, you know how critical it is to have an emergency medical card, and several supplemental documents, with you at all times (or at least in your hotel room).

How to Solve Tricky Airline Customer Service Situations

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you're preparing for a short trip or a long holiday break, knowing the rules and strategizing accordingly can help you avoid major hassles, not to mention hefty change fees. Here are eight practical tips for handling tricky situations and winging it when things don't go your way.

Five Ways To Avoid Cruise Hell

Anita Dunham-Potter | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Anita Dunham-Potter

Plenty of things can go wrong on a cruise vacation. You could get seasick, or sleep through breakfast, or lose at blackjack, or puke over the rail, or god forbid be on a cruise ship that's lost power and drifting out to sea.

How to Plan Your Next Great Adventure - Part 2 of 2

Minh Chau | Posted 05.31.2013 | Travel
Minh Chau

This is part two of "How to Plan for Your Next Great Adventure." Part one dealt with figuring out your itinerary and finding the right price. In this follow up, we'll take a look at other things to consider (travel insurance and unexpected costs) as you prepare for your trip of a lifetime.

Carnival Makes The Case For Travel Insurance

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

Carnival Cruise Lines has had a rough few weeks, but as difficult as Triumph's drift, Dream's electrical failure and Legend's propulsion problems have...

Travel Insurance For Seniors

George Hobica | Posted 05.06.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Because you're probably on Medicare, you should know that your medical insurance won't cover costs abroad.

Medical Evacuation Coverage Can Be A Life Saver

George Hobica | Posted 12.13.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

"It has amounted to over $50,000, depleting all of my savings, and most of my retirement," says Mikell.