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Friday, 23 June 2017
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Senior adults: You have worked hard over the years and have now arrived at the time of your lives where you can travel and enjoy the fruits of your labor. And that is exactly what you are doing! AARP says that 99% of baby boomers traveled for leisure last year, with an average of 4-5 trips in 2016!  

There are so many great resources for senior travel. So many in fact that it can get very overwhelming to find the good ones! We'd like to save you some time and energy by giving you a list of our top 5 favorite online resources for senior travel! 

  1. Rick Steves Travel Tips for Senior Travelers  We all know Rick is the global expert when it comes to all things travel. He packs this article full of travel advice for savvy seniors including advice on when to travel, what to pack, travel insurance, getting around and much, much more! 
  2. AARP TRAVEL  AARP continues to provide excellent resources for seniors with their travel site! This is a 1 stop site for all your travel needs. You can find travel discounts, inspiration, ideas and so much more.
  3. ElderTreks ELDERTREKS is the world's first adventure travel company designed exclusively for people 50 and over. Established in 1987, ElderTreks offers active, off-the-beaten-path, small-group adventures by both land and sea in over 100 countries. 
  4. TravelCoverage.com for all of your travel insurance needs! You can easily and quickly find and purchase affordable Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation Insurance or Flight Insurance options. We believe it is expecially important for senior travels to purchase additional travel insurance (read our recent article for more information).
  5. Kayak searches the other travel sites, from online travel agencies to airlines, hotel and rental car websites and show you all the information you need to make the best travel decisions.

Wherever you decide to go and whatever you decide to do, we hope you enjoy your travel adventures! Hopefully we have helped you get the trip planning started. Don't forget to choose and purchase the right travel insurance plan for your trip. We have everything you need to navigate that process here!

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Posted on 06/23/2017 11:25 AM by Travel Coverage
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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Are you planning to travel internationally soon? Getting everything ready for that vacation or business trip to Europe, Asia or another wonderfully exciting continent can be a daunting task. That's why we've put together this list of resources to help ensure you are fully prepared for that upcoming international trip! 

For Travel Insurance

Resource #1

For hot hotel deals around the world, in-depth destination guides, travel stories, trip planning tips and more we recommend JetSetter.com. They've cover every subject on international travel including best sunsets around the world, where to find the best craft beer in Japan to island hopping in Greece! You just can't beat it! 

Resource #2

For International connectivity we recommend SkyRoam - Unlimited global Wi-Fi at your fingertips. Having access to the internet has become a way of life for us and is essential when traveling internationally for many reasons including safety. Don't leave home without your Wi-Fi!

Resource #3

When traveling internationally, having additional travel insurance coverage is essential! We have several plans available including international student travel, international major medical and international term life. Visit our website for all of your international travel insurance needs!  

Resource #4

One thing you MUST to do and LOVE to do when traveling internationally is EAT! You get to try authentic cultural foods that just aren't the same when Americanized in the states. Yet, it's often difficult to find the best places to eat locally when you're traveling the globe. Well, look no further! We found this great article: 207 of the Greatest Restaurants in the World, According to Those Who Eat, Cook, and Travel for a Living. Bon Appétit

Happy Traveling!  

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Posted on 04/19/2017 1:13 PM by Travel Coverage
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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travel insuranceDo I need travel insurance? We get this question often. Here’s our answer: When planning for that vacation, business trip, school trip or perhaps a honeymoon, travel insurance is such a low cost way to add additional peace of mind that you’ve covered everything and can enjoy your trip! That being said, there are times when travel insurance isn’t crucial.

Travel expert Rick Steve’s says “For some travelers, insurance is a good deal; for others, it's not. What are the chances you'll need it? How willing are you to take risks? How much is peace of mind worth to you? Take these considerations into account, understand your options, and make an informed decision for your trip.”

We couldn’t agree more! That’s why we’re here to help you research the different types of travel insurance options and determine your own level of risk and security for each individual trip.

Wanderlust Travel Magazine shares several real life situations in which not having travel insurance cost various individuals thousands of dollars. One example: A scheduled flight, stretcher and doctor escort from Australia can cost £15-20,000! Hospital costs in France can average $853 per day. Read more here for helpful information on why you should get travel insurance.

When travel insurance isn’t necessary

There are some travel experiences in which additional insurance isn’t a necessity. If you’re traveling domestically on a low budget flight and staying with relatives, it’s unlikely that something could go wrong. You’re probably ok without it if you get a cheap, last minute deal on flights as well.  

When you absolutely need travel insurance

We recommend adding travel insurance on all other trips. Especially the following:

  • International travel

  • Adventure travel

  • If you think you may need to cancel your trip

  • Traveling with a chronic medical condition

  • Traveling with valuable items

  • Costly trips

  • For emergency medical security

  • For protection in case of flight accidents

  • For baggage loss or delays

  • For possible emergency evacuation due to natural disaster or terrorism.

We hope this resource is helpful to you and we’ve helped answer the question ‘do I need travel insurance’. You can quickly and easily find and purchase the right travel insurance plan for your trip here! Happy traveling!


 

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Posted on 03/24/2017 12:59 PM by Travel Coverage
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Friday, 10 March 2017
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Vacation planning can be fun and arduous at the same time! Once you’ve chosen your vacation destination, the decision making process begins. And there are MANY decisions to be made like how much to budget, where to stay, where to eat, sightseeing options, local entertainment and many more. Fortunately there are lots of websites available now with the single purpose of helping you find the right options to fit your vacation style! And.. unfortunately there are lots of website available now…. you get our point!

 

To save you hours and hours of digging through online articles about vacation planning, we’ve done the hard work and narrowed them down for you.

 

Here are our FAVORITE VACATION PLANNING WEBSITES

  1. Rome2Rio A comprehensive global trip planner that helps you get from a to b worldwide. You can enter any town, address or landmark as your destination and Rome2rio will instantly display flight, train, bus, ferry and driving options with estimated travel times and fares.

  2. Kayak searches the other travel sites, from online travel agencies to airlines, hotel and rental car websites and show you all the information you need to make the best travel decisions.

  3. Google Translate the easy way to translate quickly on international trips!

  4. Tripit Organizes your travel plans in one place. Finds alternative flights. Sends real-time alerts. Snags the best seat. They have something for every traveler.

  5. TripAdvisor.com Millions of traveler reviews, photos, and maps from TripAdvisor. Know better. Book better. Go better.

  6. Be My Travel Muse Travel blog by Kristin Addis, a solo female traveler who has been traveling consecutively for two years. Packing tips, compelling reads and country guides.

  7. Lonely Planet Love travel? Plan and book your perfect trip with expert advice, travel tips, destination information and inspiration from Lonely Planet.

  8. Trip Hobo TripHobo’s trip planning platform serves as one-stop destination for all the travel needs- exploring attractions, creating itineraries and booking hotels, transportation and tours.


We hope this list of our favorite vacation planning websites is helpful to you. Also remember to choose and purchase the right travel insurance plan for your trip. We have everything you need to navigate that process here!

 

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Posted on 03/10/2017 6:51 PM by Kari Slusser
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