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Planning your trip

So you’ve been bitten by the travel bug and want to leave the country. Enough scrolling through your friends’ Instagram photos from trips to Iceland and Amsterdam and Berlin. Now it’s your turn. But where to begin? Poll the audience If you’ve been secretly (or not-so-secretly) envious of the travels of your friends, family, and coworkers, use their vacations as…

Whether traveling, relocating or digital nomading, your health insurance will depend on your nationality or residency, or what your employer has set up for you, or a combination… Or there may be nothing limiting what healthcare services you do or don’t have access to.  The latter absolutely applies to emergency medical care, which any hospital anywhere is obligated to provide.…

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When you’re planning a trip, you’re focused on where to stay, how to get there, and what to do while you’re there. But there’s another thing you may want to consider during the planning process: travel insurance. If you’re booking a trip through a travel agency or cruise company, the agent booking your trip may recommend travel insurance, but you…

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When you decide to become an expat, you immediately create a huge list of “To-Dos”. In addition to preparing your belongings, finding an apartment abroad, dealing with visa paperwork, getting immunizations, and so much more, it might be easy to forget about health insurance. But you definitely shouldn’t. Around the world, hospitals are very different than they are at home…

Sailing Off: Cruise Around the World without Getting Sick

Norovirus. It’s the worst nightmare of cruise lines and cruise ship passengers alike. When an outbreak occurs on a ship full of people, the ship’s staff scrambles to contain it and sanitize, passengers deal with the nasty symptoms of the illness or fear catching it, and the cruise line company’s PR department goes into crisis mode. According to the Centers…

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If you consider travel insurance to be an extra unnecessary expense, you’re not alone. Travel insurance has a bad rep around the world, with most people lamenting over paying for something they probably won’t end up needing. However, life’s full of unexpected events – and those events don’t need to be catastrophic to ruin a trip. You never know when…

Hospital in France

Better safe than sorry, they say. Well, they may be right after all. When it comes to travel health insurance, most people would rather take the risk and let the chips fall where they may. According to a survey conducted by The Points Guy, only 21 percent of people actually purchased travel insurance. But this number isn’t low because people…

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