This week’s question of the week asks if you’ve ever had trouble while trying to buy travel insurance? Did you find the coverage you needed? Did you get it at a good price? Please leave a comment to share your story below.
These days, travelers are offered travel insurance at nearly every turn in their travel planning process – from their travel agents, online booking sites, at the airport – anything to make an extra fee off the traveler. It’s important to understand, however, that there is a best way to buy travel insurance. In this post […]
This week’s question of the week asks if you’ve ever been called home from a vacation or business trip because someone is sick, something happened to your home or business while you were away, or someone was in an accident? After that dreaded phone call, how did you handle the emergency travel arrangements? Did you […]
As a site that allows individuals to post reviews of their travel insurance experiences and invites travel insurance providers to respond, we’ve seen our share of angry comments from insured travelers whose claims were denied. We also see angry tweets that label travel insurance companies as fraudulent, crooks, and worse. While we do not have […]
In both the U.S. and abroad, transportation providers of all kinds have rules governing bags that are checked in and carried on. Here are 5 things every traveler should know about taking baggage on a trip. 1. Know the baggage rules for your carrier Heightened security measures since 9/11, the attempted shoe-bombing, and other threats, […]
As winter storm warnings were issued a week or so ago, we’re reminded of all the ways that bad weather can ruin our travel plans. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other ugly weather scenarios sometimes can’t be avoided no matter how carefully you plan. Still, there are some ways you can minimize how – and how […]
“Don’t tell Mom” or “Don’t tell Dad” is the default reactionary response any time many of us are about to do something stupid or life threatening. You tell this to your siblings, your friends, and even your more lenient aunts and uncles. It also happens to be something that travelers say after they finish booking […]
These days, most people agree that the ‘staycation’ lasts only a year at most and then couples and families typically get back to real vacations pretty quickly. The old days of being limited to staying in a hotel, however, are long over and many travelers – even solo travelers – have turned to vacation rental […]