Shhh… Insurance companies don’t want you to know this, but you may not need to specifically buy a policy for travel. You may already have free travel insurance coverage — from your credit cards, existing insurance policies, and other sources.
So a trip is coming up and you’re asking yourself: Do I need travel insurance?
I’ll admit that I don’t always have travel insurance.
Sometimes I wonder if wanderlust and risk-seeking behavior are correlated. That definitely seems to be the case, if travel insurance statistics are any indication. Only about 30% of American travelers buy travel insurance, according to the US Travel Insurance Association (USTIA).
Anyways, the answer to whether you need travel insurance is: Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.
When Karolina and Patryk realized that they wanted to spend their lives traveling, they agreed that there was only one way for them to do it: start an online business and earn money online.
They were so confident in their plan that Patryk dropped out of college to pursue it. And it worked! They’re now digital nomads traveling the world as they run their Internet business.
More details in this interview!
Lowcostholidays had 27,000 clients already traveling and 110,000 more waiting to go on holidays when they went bust last week. That’s a lot of travelers currently scrambling to make last-minute arrangements. It came as a surprise to most. Lowcostholidays had been conducting business as usual before the news broke. They literally sent out promotional emails in the morning and went out of business in the afternoon of the same day. Lowcostholidays blames it
When I first heard about VPNs, I remember not understanding what it was for. I thought it was something I might need someday if I ever pick up hacking as a hobby or if I happen to share the hostel WiFi with known drug smugglers — you know, shady stuff. But as it turns out, it’s pretty much essential to have a VPN for travel — yes, even if you don’t plan on doing anything shady.
Air travel is expensive. A friend recently told me how she had to spend nearly $1,000 on a flight overseas, which easily beat out any other vacation expenses. That is money that you could be spending on delicious cuisine or a better hotel. You can even put some of that money away to prepare for your next trip!
There are tools to get you the best flight deals, and they are easier than they initially seem. The investment of time and money will make up for itself in one trip.
Here are five great ways for you to find a better airline deal for your next trip:
Sofie has quit her job to travel and blog full time. Sofie’s case is a little different from other travelers I’ve interviewed because she still lives in the same city as before, but she has freed up her schedule so she could take off to travel any time she wants. In this interview, find out how Sofie prepared herself before quitting her 9-to-5 and becoming her own boss.
There’s no doubt about it; Tokyo can be expensive. But you can reduce your expenses by enjoying these free things to do in Tokyo. Along with a few other tricks, this will help you cut your spending down to as low as $60 per day.
Fortunately, there’s no shortage of free things to do in Tokyo
In this guide, you’ll find 27 of Tokyo’s best free attractions. I’ve grouped them by neighborhood and I’ve also included a walking tour map for every neighborhood.
Jo of The Blond Travels grew up in Poland and lived in the UK for 10 years. Then, without having done much planning, Jo quit her job in London and moved to Thailand. Find out how she fell in love with travel and created her new lifestyle in this interview!
You caught the travel bug the first time you went to Thailand. What was it about this trip that made you want to travel more?
The sights, smells and tastes of Thailand stole my heart, but I was also taken away by the freedom I felt while travelling. We didn’t really have a schedule. We went to Bangkok first and then decided where to go next on a whim. I didn’t know that you could travel like that.
Some of my friends in the UK did backpacking and I had no idea how they could afford travelling so much. During that trip I realized that countries like Thailand are really cheap. Plus, you could stay in hostels and dorms and still have a wonderful holiday.
I finally felt like doing something else rather than being stuck behind a desk. At 30, I understood that in my 20s I should have lived my life in a completely different way, that I took life too seriously when I really should have done more travelling, have fun more.
The best travel gifts are the ones that will keep on giving.
All the travel gift ideas in this post are items that will — directly or indirectly — help save money while you’re on the road. They minimize airline fees, keep your devices running, reduce your risk of being mugged, cook you great food, and help you sleep in uncomfortable places (like on that overnight bus you’re taking to save one night’s accommodation costs).
Hope you’ll find some inspiration here!