Puerto Rico is Back and Holiday Travel Increases 15%

According to Allianz Global Assistance’s 2018 Top Holiday Destinations Report, American travel increased 15 percent this holiday season over last year. New York City and Cancun continue to reign as the most popular domestic and international destinations. Personally, I totally understand New York! After reviewing American plans to travel from December 19 to December 27, […]

Holiday Shopping & Travel: Treat Others Now, Treat Yourself Later

The holiday season is a time of giving, but that doesn’t only mean clothes, electronics or home goods. As you probably know, I love travel and I get all warm and fuzzy when I’m gifting those types of experiences to my friends and family during the holidays – whether it’s tickets to a sports event […]

Enter the 2018 ScholarTrips Contest to Win Money to Travel

Want to travel the world? Who doesn’t, right? Well when you’re a student the biggest issue is usually money so that’s why I’m excited about this new opportunity from Allianz Travel Insurance. It’s called ScholarTrips; a national written or video essay contest awarding six students with $2,500 scholarships, ten students with $1,000 scholarships and twenty-five […]

Half of Americans Haven’t Had a Week Long Vacation in Years

Half (51%) of Americans haven’t had a vacation in more than a year, including four in ten (38%, up a point from last year) who say it’s been more than two years, according to the 10th annual Vacation Confidence Index released by Allianz Global Assistance. A vacation is defined as a leisure trip of at […]

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 […]

5 Ways Allianz Travel Insurance Plans Just Got Better

As you know, I work as a global ambassador for Allianz Travel Insurance. This post has been reposted from the Allianz Travel Insurance website as I think it contains important information for people to better plan and understand travel insurance. When our customers speak, we listen. We heard travelers ask for simplified claims filing, improved […]

Social Media Deception

We’ve all seen it and many of us have done it. Social media deception is a real thing. Some people post photos of themselves that are so heavily edited it doesn’t even look like them. I know people that edit out lines, wrinkles, grays and even tattoos. People change eye color, make themselves skinner, change […]

The New Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index is Out

It seems crazy to me because I use them nearly everyday but according to the new Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index, half of Americans are unlikely to use sharing economy services for 2018 summer travel. This is despite reporting high familiarity and better value for money. This has a lot to do with the […]

It’s Your Vacation, Make a Plan and Take It!

Do you find yourself struggling to find time to get away for a dream vacation – with excuses like too many errands, finding someone to take care of your pet, or family obligations? When I worked on Wall Street I found myself focusing on work, rather than experiencing the world. After 9/11, I realized that […]

2018 Top Summer Travel Destinations

Each year Allianz Travel Insurance analyzes customers’ summer vacation plans. This is determined by trips booked between May 28 to September 3, 2018 for travel between 5-8 days in length, to determine the top summer travel destinations for Americans. Once again, the top summer travel destinations are Cancun for an International destination and Orlando is […]

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