Travel Insurance vs. Expatriate Insurance

There are two main types of insurance for trips overseas; travel insurance and expatriate insurance. Travel Insurance is for short trips, usually less than 6 months, but possibly up to one year.  Expatriate Insurance is for expats who are living temporarily or full time overseas, or who spend at least 180 days a year living […]

Dear Canadians, Please Read This.

Canadians visiting the USA need international insurance, as do others visiting the USA. Read on to discover more in this great article by the CBC of some horror stories of Canadians who came across the border, some only to shop in the USA without international insurance and ended up owing more than an arm and […]

Trip Insurance – Why Bother?

Do I buy Trip Insurance or Travel Medical? One of the most frequent questions I get is “should I buy Trip Insurance or travel medical insurance“?  Right now it is booking season for all of those amazing trips you are going to take over the summer.  Some of us will by tickets to a far […]

Tips for International Travel

International travel checklist A trip requires careful planning.  Here are some important steps to prepare for a safe trip outside the United States.  These tips come from the department of state’s travel website. Traveler’s Checklist Get Informed Read up on your destination at travel.state.gov. Learn about visa requirements, local laws, customs, and medical care in the […]

Can Mexican Hospitals Hold You Hostage for Not Paying Your Bill?

I was surfing the internet today to see if my last blog was a fluke, or if this was something that was happening all over Mexico.  It turns out it’s more common than you think.  Read on about this poor couple traveling in Mexico without international health or evacuation insurance.  Ask Dixie Stinson from Lafayette, […]

Hospital Took Hostages: $30,000 Bill

Sailing down Baja California, Mexico, this wonderful trip suddenly turned disastrous. This trip almost cut their lives short when the boat they were sailing caught fire. They have an amazing tale of the lessons learned, the causes of the fire and how they both survived. On one level this is a happy tale of a great adventure […]

8 Holiday Travel Tips for Surviving the Holiday Rush

Travel Tips for the Holiday Season The season is upon us and everybody is getting ready for the madness. Here are some tips for helping you get through it all. 1. Try to get a direct flight If you’re flying into a city that is known for getting snow, your better off getting a direct […]

Food Tourism and Culinary Tours

The Rise of Food Tourism Food tourism is travel which is centered around culinary and dining experiences. Of course, we all eat when traveling and most of us seek out interesting and fun foods that are unique to the area. However, food tourism is traveling to an area (or areas) specifically for the food and […]

Family Medical Travel Insurance

In our modern world we owe it to our kids and to ourselves to share in the cultures of the world. There is no greater gift than the gift of travel. When going abroad the focus should be on the culture you are immersed in, the joy of new sights and smells and the excitement […]

Your Glossary Guide to Understanding Health Insurance Policies

A Health Insurance Glossary This glossary provides general descriptions of commonly used terms in health, life, disability and special risk insurance. It should be noted that there are differences between plans and that they all do not function in the same way. Please refer to individual insurance policy brochures and/or policy/certificates of insurance for complete […]