Win an Allianz Global Assistance GoBag in celebration of The New York Times Travel Show!

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  This weekend is the annual New York Times Travel Show, by now a fixture on the travel calendar. As in past years, tourist boards, tour operators, travel media, and travel innovators of all kinds—from all over the world—will be on the floor at the Javits Center in New York City sharing the latest in travel […]

Lost and Stolen Passports: Can Travel Insurance Help?

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Insurance is something I am asked about pretty frequently. Travelers, whether they are frequent flyers or first-timers, often want to know whether they should buy travel insurance before they take off on their vacation or business trip or journey of any kind, really. And while many people never need to take advantage of their insurance […]

RoamRight Travel Insurance

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Insurance is one of those things I get asked about a lot. So many people are unsure about insurance, whether they really need it, whether it’s a waste of money and whether it’s worth the risk of traveling without it. Well, that’s the thing about insurance, isn’t it? You don’t need it … until you […]

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 […]