Allianz Travel Insurance Coverage Regarding the Italian Earthquake

As most of you know by now, a strong earthquake struck central Italy, killing and injuring many and destroying many structures. My sympathies go out to those who have been impacted by this terrible disaster. As many of you know, I work with Allianz Travel Insurance as an ambassador. I thought it was important to […]

170 Million Americans Have Not Taken a Vacation in the Last Year

Americans remain vacation deprived according to the seventh annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index. It found that more than 170 million Americans have not taken a vacation in the last year. This is crazy to me and it says to me that Americans are still leaving a lot of paid vacation days on the […]

Terrorist Attacks are Causing Americans to Change Their Travel Plans

As I wrote about last month, summer vacation spending will jump $5 billion according to the annual Vacation Confidence Index released by Allianz Global Assistance. However, that’s not the whole story given the string of recent global events. The majority of Americans (86%) are concerned about terrorist attacks occurring while on vacation, prompting many to […]

The 2016 Sharing Economy Index Shows Tremendous Growth

We live in a sharing economy these days. You can’t escape it even if you try. I personally use Uber every single day. Why? Because it’s cheaper, more efficient, and cleaner than taxis plus you always have someone who is accountable in case of an incident. I just used Paris Perfect vacation rentals for my […]

Americans are Traveling to Europe This Summer in Huge Numbers

It makes me proud and happy to say that Americans are traveling to Europe this summer in huge numbers despite a bad year for terror attacks and threats. Back in March I wrote about why I am not scared to travel to Europe and apparently other people agreed with me! This makes me happy not […]

A Dream Vacation to Lake Como, Italy

This is a sponsored post from my friends at Allianz Travel Insurance that seemed quite fitting because I am in Italy as we speak. Lake Como is absolutely stunning and one of my favorite places in Italy. This is an excellent guide to Lake Como and since I never really wrote about my experience, this […]

The Majority of Americans Have Never Been on a Cruise

As many of you know, I love cruising. I cruise at least two times a year with Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, I just got back from a cruise in New Zealand stopping in ports like Dunedin, Cape Kidnappers, Picton, Tauranga plus Hobbiton, and Auckland. I used to avoid cruises because of misguided preconceptions but […]

What to do if You Get Food Poisoning While Traveling

On my recent trip to Kenya I became very ill, very quickly. It turned out I got food poisoning or some type of bacterial infection that caused me to become very ill. I was so ill that I literally couldn’t move for about 30 hours and lost about 10 pounds in one day. This was […]

Win a Trip to the New York Times Travel Show

Leading travel insurer and one of my favorite partners, Allianz Global Assistance, has launched a contest giving consumers and bloggers an opportunity to win a trip to The New York Times Travel Show and meet some of the country’s top travel personalities-that’s an all expenses paid trip! The VIP Allianz Global Assistance “Concierge” experience will […]

Win a Game On Go Bag from Allianz Travel Insurance

Over the last year or so of my partnership with Allianz Travel Insurance, I have told you why you need travel insurance, 20 reasons why you should have travel insurance and I’ve told you what’s in my travel insurance policy. On the heels of the Vacation Confidence Index and ahead of my upcoming trip to […]

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