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  • October 17, 2016
    Commonly Overlooked Roadtrip Expenses

    The best part of road trips compared to other modes of traveling is no doubt the freedom it entails. Options for where to go are virtually endless, and the decision to change direction and itinerary is relatively no sweat. However, this wide range of opportunity comes with a catch – the greater chance for the […]


  • June 5, 2014
    Get $500 for a missed airline connection, and alike with this plan

    Seasoned travelers and alike remind you to get travel insurance before the getaway that covers missed connections, delays, lost bags, medical and more. Although a lot of government/airline laws & regulations offer compensation, they are limited to lost bags or longer delays, but for most of them, you’re on your own. For example, there’s no […]


  • December 17, 2011
    Consumer’s Guide to Travel Insurance

    If you have ever taken a cruise or planned a trip through a travel agency, you may have seen offers for travel insurance. Travel insurance policies have specific limitations and exclusions. When you look at a travel insurance policy, pay special attention to the fine print of the policy. Also, if you have life, health, […]


  • June 10, 2011
    Travel insurance for the volcanic ash cloud. Are you covered?

    Travelers to Chile, Argentina or Western European countries like United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands or Denmark may be wondering if their existing travel insurance policies provide compensations for the cancellation of flights or the entire holidays due to the Chilean or Icelandic volcanic ashes. One of the things you need to look for when you purchase […]


  • June 8, 2011
    Tips: Carry receipts of items in bag for better payoff in case of lost baggage

    As we had mentioned in our Tips section, some insurance and airline companies ask for proof of the contents so take pictures of your luggage as well as its contents prior to leaving the house. If you have lost your luggage then airline companies may give you the base minimum coverage which is $3,000. But […]


  • June 1, 2011
    TripInsurance.com – a new travel insurance website

    Online Trip Insurance Services, Inc. just launched TripInsurance.com, a new website that lets consumers buy direct from the leading travel insurers and save up to twenty five percent or more on travel insurance. Exclusive consumer direct pricing with the leading travel insurers provide lower prices for comparable coverage available elsewhere – lower than other comparison […]


  • April 6, 2011
    Pregnant women and travel insurance

    Baby-mooning is one of the fastest catching trend these days. Many pregnant women take the opportunity for one last holiday before their baby is born and to avoid disappointment it’s advisable to them not to leave without proper travel insurance. Traveling gets complicated by the time they are 27 weeks pregnant with many travel insurers […]


  • March 26, 2011
    Travel companies we look up to

    These days smartphones help travelers with tons of free travel apps for iPhone/iPod/iPad and Android phones that help you with the itineraries, bookings and a bunch of other features and utilities. But if you prefer to use the internet on your desktop computers then we have a list of links for various categories and here […]


  • March 22, 2011
    Travel news for the day

    These are some of the stories that made the headlines: New Plan to Charge Entry Fees for Travel to U.S. Gets Cold Shoulder From Canada Canadians looking to visit the United States, arriving via air or sea, may soon pay more for the privilege. The ups and downs of the airfare waiting game Christopher Elliot […]


  • February 24, 2011
    Squaremouth names top travel insurance providers for 2010

    Squaremouth names Travelex and Travel Insured International as top travel insurance providers for 2010, based on number of policies sold and premium volume sold. Travelex ranked first in number of policies sold, while Travel Insured ranked first in premium volume sold. Travel Insured experienced the most significant increase last year, largely resulting from policy changes […]


  • February 11, 2011
    Check travel insurance policies for “civil unrest”

    With the ongoing uprising in Egypt, many travelers were surprised to find out their insurance policies don’t include civil unrest in the trip cancellation/interruption coverage. If you’re planning a trip to Egypt and haven’t yet bought travel insurance, the cancellation/interruption coverage no longer applies because the company now considers civil unrest a “foreseeable event.” But […]


  • April 20, 2010
    Iceland Volcano not covered by travel insurance

    Update 2: The US Travel Insurance Association reports that most of its member companies are providing coverage to travelers affected by trip cancellations and delays arising from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. To qualify for coverage, the travel insurance policy must have been purchased prior to the volcano eruption. Read more at: Most Travel Insurance […]


  • September 11, 2009
    What to pack for backpacking?

    Are you going on a backpacking adventure and at a loose end as to what to pack? You will need to carry your backpack around for long periods of time and it must contain everything that you will need while you are away that can’t be purchased locally. It is essential to pack as lightly […]


  • August 18, 2009
    Travel Insurance: when to get, skip

    A lot of people travel around the world with full insurance coverage or none. Some countries require you to purchase travel insurance – for example travel to any Schengen country requires you to show the proof of travel insurance when you go for a visa. The costs for travel insurance varies for the destination country […]


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