Deciding to purchase travel insurance can either be a lifesaver or a waste of money, depending on your personal circumstances, your travel experience and the company you choose to purchase insurance from. Before you decide whether travel insurance is right for you, consider the following tips.
Check to see if you’re already insured. Your rewards credit card may already come with coverage for certain travel expenses like flights. Similary, your life or health insurance may also provide coverage for travel expenses. Double check your plans and benefits to make sure you don’t double up on paying for insurance.
Review benefits closely. When you’re presented with sample benefits, read them carefully and make sure you’ll be covered for what you need. If you’re traveling alone, for example, you may not need as much coverage as a couple or a family traveling together, and if you’re only planning to take a carry-on bag, you most likely won’t need coverage for lost luggage. Also be sure to read the exclusions as some benefits listed as part of the plan may be excluded based on certain factors like forces of nature.
Research and shop around. There are a lot of too-good-to-be-true travel plans out there. If you’re eyeing a plan with a lesser-known name, do a bit of legwork to find reviews from those who used the company in the past. The Better Business Bureau is a great resource for validating insurance companies.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.
CBD oil is everywhere from lotions and lip balms to sleep-enhancing aids. This non-psychoactive component of cannabis claims a variety of benefits from soothing muscles to clearing up skin issues. Studies point to reduced inflammation and anxiety after using CBD products.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.