Americans are Spending More on Summer Vacations This Year

According to the 8th annual Vacation Confidence Index just released by Allianz Travel Insurance, Americans are spending more on summer vacations this year.  In fact, vacation spending has topped $100 billion for the first time.  This is an increase of 12.5% from last year.  I have to say this is a bit of a surprise […]

What Illnesses are Covered by Travel Insurance

Without question, canceling or cutting short a trip because of illness is a worst case scenario.  You’ve been planning for months, the unforeseen happens and memories are dashed.  Of course your health and wellness are the most important things but getting sick on the road can be costly and nobody likes to lose money.  That’s […]

Allianz Travel Insurance Partners With Mastercard

As most of you know I am a global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance.  So I try to keep you updated when important things happen with them.  Allianz Travel Insurance has just announced that it has joined forces with Mastercard to deliver claims payments in real time to bank accounts through debit cards.  This is awesome […]

How Travel Insurance Covers Family Members

As you know I am global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance.  Each week I peruse the articles published on their website and I try to pass along the best and most useful information to help others.  I thought this article was particularly informative and provides some excellent information for you and your family’s coverage needs. […]

Americans are Less Interested in Taking a Trip to Cuba than in 2016

It’s been tough sledding for many US airlines since Cuba has been accessible to US citizens.  Originally deemed a goldmine, significant numbers of flights have been reduced to the Caribbean nation.  So it probably doesn’t come as a big surprise but an annual survey by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance is reporting that Americans are […]

The New Travelers Protection Plan From Allianz Travel Insurance

I am an ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance and am a huge proponent of travel insurance. I always believe in protecting assets like yourself and your trip because ‘stuff’ happens as they say! I have an annual travel insurance plan because of the amount I travel. But that plan is not for everyone. Allianz Travel Insurance […]

5 Reasons to Buy an Annual Travel Insurance Plan

A lot of people mistakenly think that they should only buy travel insurance to cover themselves for big or expensive trips. Obviously you’d want to cover yourself for those trips but you also want to cover yourself for short trips too. For instance a weekend trip to Canada or Mexico. For a frequent traveler like […]

Why I Chose Not to go on my Expedition

Travel and life are funny sometimes. They coincide more often than not with sacrifices in life in order to travel. It usually doesn’t work the other way around unless you decide it will. This will probably come as a surprise to many of you, especially those that don’t really know me personally. I have decided […]

Allianz Travel Insurance Announces Innovations for the TravelSmart App

As a global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance, I know that one of the most frequent complaints that insurance companies hear from customers involves the claims process. Customers often feel that the process is too cumbersome, time consuming and doesn’t meet the needs of today’s on-the-go consumer. In order to improve the claims filing process, […]

My Upcoming Atlantic Odyssey Expedition

The time has finally arrived. I booked my Atlantic Odyssey expedition with Oceanwide-Expeditions back in June. I will be sailing on the MV Plancius and the total time onboard will be 27 days. I embark Sunday from Ushuaia, Argentina; which is the southernmost city in the world. I disembark nearly 4 weeks later on Ascension […]

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