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Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources |

See the World with Senior Vacation Insurance Packages

See the World with Senior Vacation Insurance Packages

There’s nothing quite like going on holiday, is there?  Wherever you go and whatever you decide to do, there’s just something liberating about the idea of going somewhere you’ve never been before and seeing and doing things you’ve never done before and, indeed, may never get the chance to do again.  Vacations really are the embodiment of that age old phrase “carpe diem” or “Seize the Day.” That said, the older you get, the more difficult you may find travel to be.  When you’re a child or young adult, the whole experience can seem to be, and often is, a carefree and blissful experience. However, when you start to get older and have to worry about things like airfare and time off from work and, yes, insurance, holidays can start to lose their luster a bit, especially once you reach your golden years and find it’s harder to get out of bed in the morning, let alone jet halfway around the world to enjoy a vacation in Cancun or...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Transportation, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources |

Airports Can Be Enjoyable Too!

Airports Can Be Enjoyable Too!

If you’re one of the many people who simply see the getting from A to B part of a holiday a bind, something to be endured before the good stuff starts, then I’m here to convince you that there is fun to be had during the time in transit! Bars, shops, restaurants, Duty Free … these are all things to be enjoyed whilst you’re waiting to board your flight, and once you get on the plane, you can start to seriously look forward to touching down in your destination. Don’t let the fun make you forget the serious stuff however, such as insurance. Having a good quality travel insurance policy is what will give you peace of mind, and peace of mind means a more relaxed you, making it easier to soak up a fun atmosphere. I’d always recommend buying an annual multi-trip insurance policy at the beginning of the year, so you don’t have to think about it again. Still need convincing that travel can be fun? Here’s...

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Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Family Travel, Only The Best, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel | 1 comment

Four Reasons You Should Get Travel Insurance

Four Reasons You Should Get Travel Insurance

Traveling abroad is usually a delight for most people. The allure of going to a new country to view famous attraction sites and experience the wonders of nature in those destinations is quite irresistible especially after spending a whole year toiling to meet your financial needs. Traveling can be very therapeutic and it helps you to take your mind from your daily routine and rejuvenate your energy so that you become more productive once you go back to work. Therefore, you should grab the chance once you get it and make a maximum use of it. In fact, going to new places is known to have a positive effect on one’s creativity. Actually, most artists and writers have attested to this by acknowledging that they get new ideas by visiting new places around the world. Surely, traveling is a wonderful thing. However, traveling can be hampered by some unforeseen circumstances. It is for this reason that every traveler should purchase a travel insurance policy so as to cushion them...

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

Gap Year Travel: How to Get it Right

Gap Year Travel: How to Get it Right

Many students in the UK decide to take a gap year before they start with their university studies. A gap year is indeed a great way to spend time volunteering, working, or exploring the world while working as a volunteer. Some students spend their gap year teaching abroad, while some spend it by gaining unpaid work experience while taking an advanced driving course. Gap year travel can help you become motivated towards your studies, or help you decide the academic field or career you want to pursue. Being involved in a course-related work can also boost your chances of being hired right after graduation. Whatever you choose to do and whichever road you decide to take, it’s important to get your gap year travel right and use your time constructively to make your year more rewarding and meaningful.(Image by CreditCardOffers) Here are some tips to help you get started on planning your gap year travel. It is very important to determine what you want to accomplish on your gap...

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Tips |

Did you Know Most Brits’ Travel Insurance Claims Come from Their Spanish Holiday?

Did you Know Most Brits’ Travel Insurance Claims Come from Their Spanish Holiday?

When we go off on a travel vacation, we get really excited about all the fun adventures we’ll have. We plan the highlights and imagine the new sights and sounds and almost forget about any of the logistical issues that will ensure safe, responsible travel- like travel insurance. This infographic really brought things into perspective for me as it reminded me how easy is to go off and have fun and innocently forget that we need to cover our medical expenses and other unexpected in the unlikely event that something may happen. How fascinating that most Brits claim from Spain! I wonder why? And men not getting travel insurance- is that like them not asking for directions? 🙂 Enjoy it! _______________________________________ Feature image by james robinson Related post:  The Golden Rules For Travel...

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Accommodations, Food and Travel, Money and Travel, Only The Best, Transportation, Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Spain |

Hola Amigos- Barcelona Beckons Budget Travellers

Hola Amigos- Barcelona Beckons Budget Travellers

Barcelona—rising gently from the blue depths of the seas and set on a plain fringed by wooded hills, is the perfect summer holiday destination for young friends looking forward to some wonderful moments of togetherness. This capital city of Catalonia has the distinction of being rated among Mediterranean’s busiest ports and is a hub of bars, restaurants and clubs. Barcelona’s crowded seaside beaches, vibrant cafeterias, newly renovated stadia, sprawling malls and other centres of entertainment for budget conscious travellers are best experienced in sync with the local spirit and fervour. After stepping out of the boundaries of United Kingdoms, travellers may feel that those in Barcelona are dedicated to hedonism –but then, they are dynamic, hardworking and hospitable too. Once a Roman town and dedicated to medieval trade juggernaut, this city now takes pride in presenting some of greatest concentrations of Gothic architectural wonders in Europe. Whether it is about the ancient surreal spectacles that are appropriately capped by the church of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família or the modern wonders of contemporary times...

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Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Guest Post, Travel Insurance |

48 hours in Hong Kong

48 hours in Hong Kong

You’ve just landed at Hong Kong International Airport and have around 48 hours in which to explore the territory before your next flight takes off. It is unfortunately as true in Hong Kong as any other large city in the world that some of your passers-by will have the wandering hands of opportunistic thieves. Not only that, but you could fall ill or suffer an accident requiring urgent medical treatment. Your airline could go under, leaving you having to pay out to get home etc. ( image by Brett Butler ) That is why it may be important to ensure you arrange travel insurance before beginning your trip – you might do this through Bengo Travel or other such specialist providers. With that element of safety arranged, what can you do in Hong Kong? one of the most attractive options might be to make it a game of two halves – town and countryside; strange as it may seem for a place that bears some of highest population densities in the world,...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel South America, Travel Style |

Top Beaches in South America

Top Beaches in South America

Bordered by both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there are also the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea lapping against South America’s beaches. Such an expanse of coastline provides something for everyone; traditional fishing villages, wave lashed surf resorts, hidden treasures and urban playgrounds, not forgetting achingly beautiful deserted islands. Just off the East coast of Venezuela lies the Los Roques archipelago, a national park consisting of 350 islands and cays. Azure blue seas lap gently on pristine white beaches. The clear waters team with life and little more than a snorkel is required to explore the coral forests. Gran Roques is the only inhabited island in the group. From there it is an hour’s boat trip to the tiny Cayo de Agua and the best beache in the park. Totally unspoilt, it may be too quiet for some but for others it is paradise found. Costeno beach in Columbia has miles of unspoilt sea front and the best surfing conditions in the country. North East of Tayrona National...

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Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Backpacking, Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

The Golden Rules For Travel Packing

The Golden Rules For Travel Packing

Alright, so you are ready to visit Thailand for a couple of weeks and you’re excited to visit some of the best places in the country? Traveling can be pretty fun depending on your plan and the circumstances. But when it comes down to travel packing, you will be tempted to just pick anything you see and throw everything into your backpack or luggage. The best part about traveling is preparing on what should be brought together with you. A simple mistake you make will turn the whole travel experience into a nightmare. Before you commit a serious crime, we have the golden rules for travel packing that you will need to follow : List Down What To Pack Yes, you should list down everything you need while being away from home. This includes a couple of clothes, shoes, and toiletries, as well as all sorts of electronic devices, first aid kits, legal documents for traveling, prescription glasses or contact lenses (if you have problem with your sight), small...

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Posted by on Aug 17, 2013 in Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Tips | 1 comment

5 Tips of How to Choose the Best Travel Insurance

5 Tips of How to Choose the Best Travel Insurance

One of the most complex and confusing aspects of trip planning is travel insurance. It is an insurance that is planned to cover losses suffered while traveling. Travel insurance coverage is important to cover you as you never know the danger ahead, and the majority of the health plans overseas will not cover you. There is the temporary travel insurance plan that can be organized at the time of booking a trip to cover the exact period of that trip. On the other hand, there is the multi-trip plan that can cover unrestricted number of trips in a set of time frame. The coverage differs, and it can be bought to include higher risk items.Since the available policies could be confusing and overwhelming, you need to be well equipped to choose the best travel insurance for you and your family. Here are some suggestions for you:Read Through the Entire Policy Booklet Carefully before you Sign Up. It is imperative for you to understand all the terms and conditions of...

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Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Accommodations, Money and Travel, Travel and Health, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Tips |

10 Things to Consider When Visiting Southeast Asia

10 Things to Consider When Visiting Southeast Asia

A trip to south east Asia would be a wonderful and an everlasting experience as your destination is a group of small, densely populated equatorial countries where you can confront with a diverse set of cultures. The trip would cover Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and several other small islands. You are also traveling to a place with full of biodiversity and multitude of cultures. In addition, Southeast Asia offers many great theme parks  and scuba dive all around. Malaysia Travel   Before getting started to the tour, it is recommended to plan for basic things such as accommodation, local travel, currency, food etc., These vary from country to country that you are visiting. However, it is better to keep these ten broad things in your mind before you kick start your travel.   1) If you are planing well ahead, then book your tickets well in advance. International airlines offer a great deal of concessions to travelers who book tickets well in advance. Prefer the routes that have...

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Accommodations, Money and Travel, Transportation, Travel Africa, Travel and Health, Travel Destinations, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Tips, World Culture and History |

10 Things to Consider When Visiting Africa

10 Things to Consider When Visiting Africa

Embarking on your first time visit to Africa can be one of the most challenging endeavors of your life, especially if you are traveling to any country in the Southeast Africa. However, you should bear in mind the fact that traveling is simply a skill and it doesn’t have to come as a trait encoded in your DNA. This means that you should equip yourself with some things that will help make your visit the most exciting one. In most cases, it can be both exhilarating and scary. Here are some 10 things you should consider when visiting Southeast Africa. 1. Do not forget your money Money management is one of the most important elements any seasonal or first time traveler should have. However, this does not mean that you have to literally carry your home currency in a bag, instead employ other means that are acceptable worldwide. For instance, your ATM card should be your best friend because it is the most convenient way to access your cash everywhere...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Money and Travel, Transportation, Travel and Health, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel Tips |

20 Tips Before Traveling Internationally

20 Tips Before Traveling Internationally

If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here’s a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip Security & Health Bring copies of your passport. If your passport gets stolen or lost you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship. Leave a copy of your passport. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well. Register with your embassy. If there’s a problem in the country, this will make it easier for your government to contact you and get you to safety. U.S. citizens can register here. Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your...

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