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Busting the Myths Surrounding Medical Evacuation Memberships

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Post updated February 9, 2021 It’s a fact: many people feel travel insurance is an unnecessary extra fee—and that goes double for medical evacuation memberships. Considering, however, that according to a story aired on ABC News millions of Americans are rushed to the hospital every year, with 400,000 of them transported by emergency helicopter, you […]


9 (Fun and Exciting) Things to do in Belize

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Belize: a tiny country blessed with mile after mile of amazing beaches and an offshore dotted with so many cayes (pronounced keys) and atolls that it’s a diver’s dream come true—but it’s so much more than that. Tucked between the Mexican state of Quintana Roo to the north and Guatemala to the west and south, […]


Travel Tips: What Not to Pack in Your Carry-on

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Even though airlines are slowly but surely trying to elbow into the overhead compartments with their “additional charges,” flyers are still bypassing the baggage claim and opting for carry-ons—even for longer vacations. Some non-starters for packing in your carry-on are obvious (no knives, bottled water, guns, etc.), but others might surprise you. Read on! Protein […]


This New Year’s Resolution Could Save Your Life

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It’s the first week of the New Year and there’s still plenty of time to tweak that list of New Year’s resolutions. Along with lose weight, manage stress, save money and enjoy life a little more, we’d like to suggest one more: travel smarter. While finding some really awesome hacks to make your life on […]


Travel Insurance or Travel Assistance? (Or Both?)

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We’ve all seen the little check box when you buy a ticket asking if you want to add travel insurance to your trip cost. Plus, you may have been offered additional “travel assistance” in the form of a membership, many of which include emergency medical repatriation. So what’s the difference between travel insurance and travel […]


Romantic RV Getaways

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Whether you’re getting away for a weekend, a week, or a few months, here are a few ideas for some romantic RV getaways you’ll not soon forget. Please be sure to check online for any closures or restrictions—and reservations are always a good idea! Catalina Island, California Santa Catalina Island, just 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, […]