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 […]

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 […]

Allianz Travel Insurance Facebook Live

Check out this Allianz Travel Insurance Facebook Live that I hosted at the Jane Hotel in New York City.  It was for the new book launch of Ultimate Journeys For Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent by my friends Mike and Anne Howard of the travel blog HoneyTrek.  It’s a great book featuring fabulous photography […]

The Fallacy of Interacting with Locals

When people regale you with their travel stories, have you ever heard people talk about their local interactions? I hear it all the time amongst serial travelers. When people explain what they do on their trips, they say they go out and interact with the locals wherever they are. They say the locals are so […]

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 […]

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