My First Travel Insurance Claim

After 7 years of having an annual travel insurance plan with Allianz Travel Insurance, I finally used it for the first time. Filing my first travel insurance claim was so easy to do and getting it approved and paid out was equally as easy. The whole thing was streamlined; the email communications were excellent; the […]

Why I Use Allianz Travel Insurance Over Others

I’ve been working with Allianz Travel Insurance for the last 6 years or so as a global ambassador. That said, many people have asked me why I use Allianz Travel Insurance over others. That is a really fair question because there are so many options out there. I generally start by stating why you need […]

Five Tips for Baseball Season

Five Tips for Baseball Season One of my favorite things to do every summer is watch America’s favorite pastime: baseball. My love for the sport recently took me to London to cheer on the New York Yankees (go team!) as they took on the Boston Red Sox in a two-game series at London Stadium. It […]

How I Got a $900 Electronic Travel Certificate from United Airlines

There is a European Union (EU) law that could possibly affect you as a passenger that many Americans don’t know about. I’ve known about it for years but had never actually had an opportunity to put it to use. I guess that meant I had been lucky as I hadn’t had any cancelled or significantly […]

Half of Americans Would Give Up Vacation Time for Higher Pay

Half (49 percent) of working Americans would accept a job with no vacation time if they were paid more, according to the 11th annual Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance. Millennials (63 percent, compared to 47 percent of Gen X’ers and 32 percent of Baby Boomers) and men (57 percent, versus 41 percent of women) […]

Seven Tips to Make Your Summer Getaway Fun and Financially Rewarding

Seven Tips to Make Your Summer Getaway Fun and Financially Rewarding Traveling the world has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I’ve been able to experience awesome new food, scenery and adventures with a combo of advanced planning, research and a little bit of creativity. With summer travel season kicking into […]

Summer Travel Spend to Hit Record of $101.7 Billion

Americans are planning to spend more on their summer vacations this year than they have in at least a decade. Allianz Global Assistance’s 11th annual Vacation Confidence Index* estimates the total spend will cross the $100 billion mark for the third consecutive year in the index’s history, amounting to $101,700,000,000. Americans’ average anticipated spend on vacations […]

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 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 myself, there […]

3 Days Golfing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

3 Days Golfing in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Idaho is one of those Big Sky states that you don’t know much about. You know potatoes. You know the state is shaped funny and you’ve probably heard of Boise (although you may not know it’s in Idaho)-but that’s really about it. I’d always wanted to explore Idaho […]

Micro-Cation: Millennials Leading the Shorter Trips Trend

The majority (57 percent) of Americans did not take a leisure trip longer than four nights in the last year, with Millennials leading this “micro-cation” trend, according to the 2019 Vacation Confidence Index* released by Allianz Global Assistance, a leading travel insurance and assistance company. A “micro-cation” is defined as a leisure trip that is fewer than […]

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