Ugh, insurance. After budgeting for your trip, who wants to shell out more cash for insurance?? We get it. But, keep in mind, a trip is an investment and if things turn upside down, whether it’s something that happens at home before your trip, or something that happens during your trip, you really want to make it easier on yourself by having travel insurance to cover you.
Travel insurance covers situations from an illness preventing you from taking the trip to lost luggage, flight delays/cancellations, or even the extreme of medical evacuation. Most travel insurance companies offer various packages with different coverage options priced accordingly.
Note that some coverage options require you to purchase travel insurance within 21 days of your first deposit towards the trip, i.e. the purchase of your flight, hotel reservations, etc. This can be tricky as part of purchasing travel insurance is knowing what your trip is worth so you can insure it properly. If your travel insurance needs don’t require you to book within 21 days, then wait and see what your final costs are. Otherwise, figure out your general budget for big ticket items like flight, hotels and transportation, so you can purchase your insurance lickety split.
We have found that Yonder has always suited our needs – it compares many insurance providers and helps you find the best insurance for you. Check it out and make purchasing travel insurance one of the first things you do on your trip “to do” list.
Once you get that checked off your list, you can breathe easier that you have yourself and the investment you’ve made in your trip covered. Travel happy!