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Travel Tip: Why You Should Read the Policies on Travel Insurance Plans
Travel Insurance / Travel Safety / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Should Read the Policies on Travel Insurance Plans

There’s been a surge in travel insurance sales in the wake of terrorism, disease, and extreme weather. In 2008 Americans spent over $1.5 billion in travel insurance. Last year it… Read More…

Travel Insurance with Repatriation & Medical Evacuation Coverage
Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance with Repatriation & Medical Evacuation Coverage

Travel insurance remains one of the most confusing aspects of the travel process. Are you covered, for what, and for how much? Now most people know—or think they know—about something… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? How much do local weather conditions and the time of year influence your decision? What should you know before booking that cruise, especially during the… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are TSA Delays Covered by Travel Insurance?
Airlines & Airports / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Are TSA Delays Covered by Travel Insurance?

It’s been the summer of long lines at the TSA. In many cases, passengers missing their flights because of those long lines. The financial fallout to some travelers has been… Read More…

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover the Zika Virus?
Health & Fitness / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Does Travel Insurance Cover the Zika Virus?

Growing worries over the Zika virus haven’t stopped many people from traveling—except in cases where the traveler is pregnant or considering pregnancy. But as concerns continue to grow over the… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Determine If You Need Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Determine If You Need Travel Insurance

Here’s a statistic that might surprise you: Only about 20 percent of the people who are eligible and who should be buying travel insurance actually purchase it. Why? For many… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Your Travel Insurance Plan Should Include
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Your Travel Insurance Plan Should Include

Travel insurance remains one of the most confusing aspects of any trip. Do you need it? If so, how do you you know you’re getting the right coverage? One of the… Read More…

Peter Greenberg & MedjetAssist Host Holiday Travel Twitter Party
Travel Insurance

Peter Greenberg & MedjetAssist Host Holiday Travel Twitter Party

Join @PeterSGreenberg and @MedjetAssist for the second #TravelingWell chat, where we will be talking about holiday travel. It will be Friday, October 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET. We want to… Read More…

Peter Greenberg & MedjetAssist Host #TravelingWell Twitter Party
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Insurance

Peter Greenberg & MedjetAssist Host #TravelingWell Twitter Party

Peter Greenberg and MedjetAssist—the air medical transport membership program for travelers—are hosting a Twitter party—and want to chat with you! We’ll discuss travel safety during the fall, and we want… Read More…

Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service
The Travel Detective® Blog / Travel Insurance

Travel Detective Blog: Travel Insurance with Crisis Response Service

Travel insurance continues to be one of the more misunderstood essentials. When do you buy it? What kind? Of equal importance is WHERE you purchase it. I’m a big fan… Read More…

Travel Tip: Countries Where Medical Travel Insurance is Mandatory
Health & Fitness / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Countries Where Medical Travel Insurance is Mandatory

Medical coverage when you travel is one of those things you don’t miss until you absolutely need it. But sometimes, it’s not just a good idea…it’s actually mandatory. To travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Traditional Travel Insurance is Not Enough
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When Traditional Travel Insurance is Not Enough

It’s one thing to protect your travel investment with a basic trip-cancellation insurance policy. But with so many other “what-ifs” in the travel process, you may need more than traditional… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Much Travel Mishaps Could Actually Cost You
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Much Travel Mishaps Could Actually Cost You

It’s a no-brainer that a delayed flight, lost passport, or missing hotel reservation can wreak havoc on a trip. But do you know how much it’s costing you? Turns out,… Read More…

The Benefits of Having Travel Insurance
The Travel Detective Exclusive / Travel Insurance

The Benefits of Having Travel Insurance

Only about 30 percent of Americans purchase travel insurance when they hit the road. But what happens when you encounter those unexpected travel nightmares? Who pays for all that? Delayed… Read More…

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season
Caribbean / Hurricane Season / Natural Disasters / Travel Insurance

What You Need to Know About Traveling During Hurricane Season

With the peak of hurricane season around the corner, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t travel to hurricane-prone areas. It just means you need the proper information, a plan B,… Read More…

Your Checklist for International Travel
Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Insurance

Your Checklist for International Travel

Preparing for a big international trip means getting credit cards and foreign money in order. But smart travelers know you also need to prepare for anything. Contributing writer Margaret Magnus… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why You Need Medical Travel Insurance
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why You Need Medical Travel Insurance

Whether you’re sailing on a cruise ship, climbing a mountain, or are simply in another country, getting really sick or injured on the road can be catastrophic…and expensive. According to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Do You Need Travel Insurance for Skiing & Adventure Travel?
Travel Insurance / Travel Tips / Winter

Travel Tip: Do You Need Travel Insurance for Skiing & Adventure Travel?

You’ve heard me talk about getting travel insurance on pricey vacations, to help protect your investment. But what happens if your claim is denied because…you’re too active? That’s right, basic… Read More…

Why Travel Agents Still Matter
Shopping / Travel Insurance / Travel News / Travel Tools

Why Travel Agents Still Matter

In the past month, both Women’s Day and CareerCast received heavy backlash when they questioned whether travel agents still matter in this economy. CareerCast called out travel agents as one… Read More…