Category: Travel Safety (page 1 of 5)

Seeing Past the Price Tag: Benefits of an Extensive Travel Protection Plan

Not every travel protection plan is created equal. At first glance, it’s everyone’s inclination to choose the 25-dollar plan over the 125-dollar plan. Big savings initially, however, do not necessarily equate to big savings in the long term! If you’re seeking extensive coverage for your next trip, it’s important to stop getting stuck on the initial price tag and start assessing plans based on your travel coverage needs.

Truth being, it’s tough to anticipate what types of travel misfortunes you will encounter on your trip. Choosing an extensive travel protection plan from Travel Insured, however, is one way to safeguard you and your travel investment. Our Worldwide Trip Protector is an extensive coverage option while our Worldwide Trip Protector Plus is among our most extensive coverage options. Here are a few of the benefits of choosing one of these plans:

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10 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Flying

How to Conquer Fear of Flying

Travel anxiety is becoming more and more common in the 21st century world. Fear of flying is one of the most prevalent travel anxieties, with 1 in every 6 adults suffering from “aviophobia.” Surprisingly, even 35 percent of airline crew members – which includes flight attendants and pilots – have some degree of fear of flying. Not all fears of flying are created equal; some people are afraid of enclosed spaces, alarming noises, heights, crashes, crowds, lack of control, or terrorism.

The fear of flying can be difficult to shake, despite airplanes being the second safest mode of mass transportation in the world. Believe it or not, the only safer “modes of mass transportation” are the escalator and elevator. The chance that you’ll be a victim of an airplane accident is about 1 in 11 million, whereas the chance you’ll be involved in a fatal car crash is 1 in 5000. By far, the most dangerous part of your next flight is the drive to the airport!

It seems like the saying, “you have nothing to fear but fear itself” is quite true.

Whatever the severity, here are some ways to beat down your flying fears:

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10 Natural Ways to Beat Motion Sickness

Travelling can be one of the most rewarding life experiences. But what happens when that plane, boat, train, or car makes you feel incredibly motion sick? Motion sickness occurs when the motion sensed in your inner ear doesn’t match the motion you see or feel. So if you can’t see the movement or feel the movement, you might start to feel uneasy. Uneasiness can quickly turn into sweating, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting. Before travelling, here are the best methods to help prevent motion sickness.

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Top Tips to Avoid Germs on Flights

How To Avoid Germs On An Airplane

For those of you who feel like an airplane is a giant petri dish, fear not! There are several measures you can take to prevent contracting a cold or flu.

So why are you about 113 times more likely to come down with a virus on an airplane than in your daily life? The main culprits are the large number of people in extra close quarters and the low cabin humidity on-board your flight. Cabin humidity usually wavers around or below ten percent, which leads to the drying of your nasal cavities and throat, leaving you more susceptible to colds.

So let’s talk solutions! How can you help protect yourself from yucky in-flight germs?

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Prepare for Travel During Hurricane Season

Get Travel Insurance for Hurricane Season

It’s hard to forget the record-setting hurricane season we had in 2017. Though we hope such a severe hurricane season won’t happen again this year, it can serve as a reminder that the weather isn’t something we can control or predict. Your travel plans could be disrupted by a storm, and that’s why travel insurance is a good idea for any travel plans, especially during the summer months.

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When is an Attack Considered Terrorism?

Unfortunately, with so many horrific attacks occurring worldwide, it has caused some travelers to rethink their plans, as well as question if and when they will be covered by travel protection.  In doing so it’s important to understand that while each and every act of violence is senseless and appalling, not every attack is considered to be terrorism.  In order for an attack to be considered terrorism, The U.S. State Department must deem an event a terrorist attack.  Once the U.S. State Department takes this position on an attack, then terrorism coverage will become effective.

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Keeping Your Money Safe While Traveling

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Travelers are more concerned about protecting their money from loss or theft when traveling than they are during their normal day-to-day. Thieves often roam touristy areas because they know people are from out of town and are likely carrying cash. Keep reading to learn some of the safety measures you can take to help keep your money where it belongs – with you.

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Top 5 Holiday Travel Scams

 

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Traveling during the holidays is one of the most exciting times of the year. Visiting with friends and family, enjoying holiday activities and food, getting away from home and exchanging presents are at the top of the to-do list. While this is one of the most giving times of the year, it is also important to remember that with such a high volume of travelers, unfortunately, the number travel scams that occur does in fact increase. We wanted to provide you with some of the most common travel scams and ways to avoid them so you won’t have any disruptions during your perfect holiday season!

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Protecting Your Belongings During Travel

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When planning for a trip, you probably aren’t thinking about how to protect your belongings from being stolen. It’s important to keep your home safe while you’re away too, just as it’s important to keep your belongings safe on a trip. Here are some tips to help you protect your belongings from loss or theft.

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Safe Eating Habits on Vacation

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Getting sick on vacation happens all too often, particularly when traveling outside of the United States. Bacteria and parasites are common reasons for why travelers get sick. Here are some ways to help you eat safely and avoid getting sick on vacation.

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