Category: Student Travel (page 1 of 2)

5 Reasons Students Need Travel Protection

One of the greatest things that a student can do is travel. This type of travel can be a short vacation with a group of peers, a volunteer program, or a study abroad program. In each case, young adults have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a culture other than their own. This is invaluable for students and it expands their ways of learning by being able to experience cultures and traditions around the world. But, with the exciting adventures that lie ahead, it is also important to recognize the risks that can arise from this expedition.

There are several risks that could come along with students traveling. Whatever the risk, it is important to purchase travel insurance to be proactive in case something does happen to go wrong. Here is a list of 5 reasons you or your student shouldn’t overlook travel coverage.

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Best Spring Break Spots You Didn’t Think to Visit

Cancun, Miami, Daytona Beach, Montego Bay, Myrtle Beach…spring break typically isn’t stamped with originality. In this day and age of immersive, off the beaten path travel, wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to re-brand the stereotypical spring break getaway?

Here are a few unconventional spring break spots that might transform your plans from ordinary to extraordinary.

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2019 Travel Trends

2019 is upon us and that means a whole new year of travel trends. 2019 also means a whole new set of travel predictions, so let’s get forecasting:

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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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Why Millennials Should Buy Travel Protection

why millennials should buy travel protection

Millennials are traveling more and more often, but how many actually invest in travel protection? Most young people couldn’t afford to dig into their savings for unexpected circumstances. So if you think of travel protection as a thing that older travelers need, know that there is value for travelers of all ages! Check out our top reasons why young travelers should purchase a plan.

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Too Many Snow Days, What Do I Do?

If you live in the Northeast, like I do, you know we’ve had a long cold winter. With that long cold winter came many snow days for the kids. Many school boards are now shortening or all together cancelling pre-scheduled school vacations—Bet you never thought of that when you scheduled your spring break vacation last year!
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What Does “All-Inclusive” Really Mean?

You’ve read the brochures, searched the internet for cruises and vacation packages –all advertised as “all-inclusive.”
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Family Members May Affect Travel Insurance

Did you know that when you purchase travel insurance, some of your coverage may be affected by family members not traveling with you?
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Reasons Students Need Travel Insurance

One of the most amazing things that a student can do is travel to a faraway destination whether it is for vacation or for attending school abroad. Traveling provides new experiences, cultures, and history lessons that students would never be able to take away from reading a text book. Since it is important for a student to travel, it is almost important to remember that when students are away from home, especially in another country, the risk of something undesirable happening along the way dramatically increases.

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Avoid Getting Scammed While on Vacation

We can all spot them: that person who takes pictures of everything, walking around with their fanny pack on, map in hand…the typical tourist. When you are in a foreign place you can easily be picked out of the crowd by a local. Although we all try to be conscientious of our surroundings, it only takes a second to become a victim. They may appear to be a helping hand in a time of need, be weary of their smiling face!
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