How to Tell if an Adventure Company is Safe Abroad

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I was recently interviewed by NBC’s Today Show to comment on a zipline accident in Mexico that left a California man tragically in a coma. The show asked me how travelers can tell if an adventure company outside the United States is safe, and to comment on the importance of travel insurance. Below is the […]

Travel Website of the Week: AirCare

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There’s an intriguing new kind of travel insurance being offered by Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. AirCare is the first product in its new travel-insurance line designed for travelers, travel agencies, tour operators, and travel suppliers, and it’s the first low-cost fixed-benefit flight-protection coverage available up to one hour before flight departure. Here’s how it works: […]

(Reader) Travel Tip of the Day: Read Your Coverage Carefully

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Read Your Coverage Carefully Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from JoAnn M. of Reno, NV, who says: “If you purchase travel insurance, read your coverage carefully before your trip. Our bags were recently delayed for 30 hours, and when I called the insurance provider I […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get Deals, Get Insurance

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Get Deals, Get InsuranceYesterday’s tip was on the timing of hurricane season—in both the Atlantic and the Pacific—but the part I left out is the fact that Atlantic hurricane season (June 1 to November 30) is also a time to find fantastic deals in Florida and the Caribbean. Keep in mind, chances are slim that […]

Travel Website of the Week: InsureMyTrip.com

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Soon after my buddy Jim Grace began selling travel insurance, he realized there was a need in the market for a better way for consumers to purchase what they were seeking. So in 2000, he founded the world’s first travel insurance aggregation site, InsureMyTrip.com. Today, it’s the Kayak of travel insurance, featuring all the major […]

Do You Need Insurance for Rental Cars?

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By Johnny Jet and Keir Jones Let’s face it…talking about insurance is boring — the word alone makes me want to yawn. But it’s obviously important, and taking four minutes to read this post could save you big time. I recently called my new cousin (by marriage), Keir, to see if he could lower my car insurance payments. […]

Israel 101: 10 Things to Consider

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Want to visit Israel but don’t know where to begin or what to expect? With the help of my friends at DigIsrael and the Israel Ministry of Tourism, I’ve come up with a crash course on the Holy Land based on my personal experiences. Here are 10 ten helpful tips to keep in mind: 1. […]