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Even “Dear Abby” Says Don’t Leave Home Without Travel Insurance

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Even “Dear Abby” Says Don’t Leave Home Without Travel Insurance According to the travel insurance companies, you shouldn’t  leave home without travel insurance. And according to Dear Abby, you shouldn’t leave home without travel insurance. Why? Did you hear about the 62-year old grandfather who suffered a heart attack somewhere in the Mediterranean and needed emergency heart surgery? Or how ... Read More »

You Are a Target for Identity Theft. Really.

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You Are a Target for Identity Theft. Really. Summer time and the living may be easy, but summer time is prime time for identity theft, says security expert, Alan Wlasuk.  He’s managing partner of 403 Web Security,  a company committed to evaluating and eliminating website security risks. Likely, 140 million Americans will travel this summer, and Wlasuk’s company says while ... Read More »

Free Medical Care On The Road

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Finding a Doc On The Road, Any Road In a Hurry One of the best kept secrets of medical assistance programs for travelers may be the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers. So, say you’ve booked the family trip of a lifetime. You’ve thought of everything, but do you have the name, address, and phone number of a qualified ... Read More »

Does Travel Insurance Cover the Volcano Travel Snafus?

From Blogger Pictures No sooner do we do a piece on Travel Insurance, and a volcano blows, stranding thousands of people and ruining hundreds of vacations. But don’t worry, you read our post, bought insurance and you’re covered. Well, it seems that your claim could be denied, depending on whom you bought the insurance from and whether the company views ... Read More »

Travel insurance: Can you leave home without it?

Travel insurance: Can you leave home without it? Today, definitely not! From Blogger Pictures Quick question: How much will it cost you get airlifted home? Domestic air medical evacuation averages $10,000 to $20,000, and Internationally, the cost can exceed $75,000. Granted few travel injuries or accidents require an emergency trip home, but what if your costly cruise has to be ... Read More »

Help, I Need to Leave my Cruise!

So, you’re hundreds of miles at sea and you receive the dreaded news that a family member or dear friend has passed away or has taken seriously ill. It should be easy you think to arrange transfer from the ship to the shore, and from there catch the next flight home. Not so fast Passengers are taken off a ship ... Read More »

Word of Mouth Vs. Travel Search Technology

Turns out we’re less sophisticated than we think. We use the latest, technology to chose a vacation, pick a restaurant or buy a cruise. But the truth is, most of us buy travel based on word of mouth. A major marketing firm says that 30 billion dollars worth of travel are spent based on opinions and recommendations of friends and ... Read More »

Insuring Your Vacation

Insuring Your Vacation By Kaleel OK, so you’re on vacation and you find out you’ve lost your job or your company is shutting down. Not an unthinkable scenario today! Should you cut your trip short and return home? If you do, what happens to that hard-earned, desperately needed vacation you’ve already paid for? Mike Ambrose, president, US Travel Insurance Association ... Read More »

Protect Your Trip!

Travel insurance …can you leave home without it? Today, definitely no! Travel supplier bankruptcies, hurricanes, the cost of travel are all are driving alert travelers to purchase travel insurance big time. But buying travel insurance from a travel agent or a cruise line or any other travel supplier is a bit like having the fox watch the chickens. If a ... Read More »

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