How to Compare Travel Insurance Plans and Pick the Perfect Plan For You

You’ve been on enough trips — and dealt with enough travel crises — to know you need travel insurance. The tough part is picking the right plan. Some travel insurance plans help with catastrophes, like covered medical emergencies overseas. Some help with travel hiccups, like missing suitcases and delayed flights. And some do both. Here’s […]

Branson is a Golf Destination

I never really pictured myself going to Branson, Missouri. In fact, I knew very little about it and had no idea that the Branson/Lakes Area is a golf destination. I only heard that it was a place for older people with a lot of country music shows. I also met a guy on my Pitcairn Island expedition that was a […]

2 Days in Rangiroa

Rangiroa is a low-lying island in the Tuamotu Island Group in the Islands of Tahiti. It is a 12km long, skinny stretch of land with a massive lagoon said to be the second largest in the world behind one in New Caledonia. Rangiroa is similar in layout to the Pacific Island nation of Tuvalu; which […]

2 Days in Taha’a

French Polynesia is so beautiful. It really is. Everyone has heard of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora but there are so many other beautiful islands with amazing hotels as well. Taha’a is certainly one of those islands. I didn’t know much about Taha’a before this trip. In fact, it doesn’t even have an airport, you […]

Why I loved Rurutu, French Polynesia

To be honest I had never heard of Rurutu until a few weeks ago when I started researching this trip to French Polynesia. I had never been to the Austral island group either. Rurutu excited me because it seemed raw and natural and for me it was brand new. Those two words are pretty much […]

What are the Differences Between Samoa and American Samoa?

Most people have heard of Samoa at this point. Many may not be able to point it out on the map but they know it’s an island in the South Pacific. Few people, even fewer Americans, know there is also a territory of the United States called American Samoa located nearby. They are cut from […]

My Week in Samoa

I was last in Samoa about 8 years ago when I took a massive trip to many islands in the South Pacific. I spent the majority of my time on Samoa in the capital of Apia dealing with the remnants of a disastrous Tokelau expedition. So I didn’t get to do too much around the […]

2017 ScholarTrips Contest from Allianz Global Assistance

As many of you know, study abroad was the best decision I ever made and completely changed my life.  Travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA; which I am a global ambassador, has launched its 13th annual scholarship contest for students who want to study or volunteer abroad.  The “ScholarTrips” contest provides grants to students […]

What My Annual Travel Insurance Policy Covers

As I embark on a 3 week trip abroad where I’ll be doing a lot of things in different climates, I thought I’d share why I never get nervous. I have an annual travel insurance policy from Allianz Travel Insurance that covers just about everything. In fact, here’s exactly what’s in my annual travel insurance […]

Staying in Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama is one of those countries that you don’t normally think to go to but every time you do you’re thrilled you went. I just went for my 4th time and had a really great experience staying in Casco Viejo-the old city. Modern Panama City is like a mix of Miami and Dubai in terms […]

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