Trip Crisis and Travel Insurance

Who wouldn’t want to see the beautiful places around the world? Going to different places that you’ve never visited before can be quite exciting. Experiencing the culture, food, and being with new kinds of people can be a wonderful experience. However, when a part of your trip goes wrong and you fail to purchase travel insurance beforehand, then you’re in big trouble.

Before going on a trip, travellers are advised to acquire a comprehensive travel insurance policy before leaving for your trip. Travel insurance policies are available for the most important risks associated with travelling: accident insurance, health insurance, lost luggage insurance, theft insurance, and cancellation fee insurance. Most travel insurances include coverage for medical treatments and emergency medical transportation (evacuations). Medical emergencies are unavoidable and can happen anytime and anywhere. The health insurance policy in your home country may not be applicable to different countries.

Experiencing a medical emergency during your trip that requires transportation or evacuation to a safe place that can give medical attention can be quite expensive especially if your program is not comprehensive.

There are many companies that sell travel insurance. You can get then from cruise operators if you are going on a cruise, or there are independent companies that sell them as well. However, some insurance policies may not be used at different situations and places.

There are criteria to follow before purchasing your any insurance. Many insurance policies require that you do not have existing or pre-existing medical conditions. Some policies will require you to purchase the plan immediately after making your first trip payment. Some can require you to purchase a coverage that covers the full cost of your non-refundable expenses.

Travelling is fun and can surely give you the best experiences of your life. But if you’re faced emergencies or mishap during your trip, you can regret that you were travelling. Always be sure and be safe. Protect yourself and your family by purchasing travel insurance that is offers adequate coverage for all your possible travel problems. Insurance plans have varying costs depending on the coverage. A typical plan with cancellation coverage costs 5-8% of the total trip. Being on a trip can be expensive, but when you experience a medical emergency or your trip is cancelled, then it can cost even more. Travel insurance can be costly but can certainly provide help against potential financial losses. This goes to show what and how important it is.

The Perfect Destination For Your Next Sailing Trip

The incredible number of sailing destinations with quality of facilities ensures you can plan for a perfect trip. Start by considering destinations close to your home port. In the United States alone, you’ll find amazing and accessible points of interest along both east and west coasts, as well as the Gulf and south Atlantic coasts.

The perfect sailing trip may be a quick jaunt along the coast. For those near the East coast, there are hundreds of worthwhile points of interest. Some marinas to consider include (from north to south) the Carousel Marina in Boothbay Harbor, Maine; Machodoc Creek Marina at Dahlgren Marine Center at King George, Virginia; Charleston City Marina in South Carolina, and many more along the Georgia and Florida Atlantic coasts, including Harbor Inn & Marina in Stuart, Florida.

In addition to the marinas, you should check on the facilities at each marina and especially the attractions and opportunities along the trip. Information is readily available both on-line and through print cruising guides. Both sources will provide info on specific coasts and islands as well as light houses, bridges and inlets, and other popular points of interest within reach of marinas available.

Once you’ve taken advantage of the local and regional destinations, you’ll be ready to consider more challenging and distant destinations. The islands in the Caribbean, the Bahamas and even Bermuda offer accessible yet high-interest destinations that will offer something for everyone onboard.

Information for trip preparations as well as destination amenities and facilities are readily available. One example of a current Internet site is where prospective travelers can explore 25,000 marina and marine locations, view 250,000 images of marinas, make free reservations, and even access an interactive mapping database. Print resources are readily available as well, such as the popular and well-reviewed How to Sail Around the World: Advice and Ideas for Voyaging Under Sail by Hal Roth (available from

If you can’t leave tomorrow, and you want to spend some of the cold weather months by planning for the perfect sailing voyage, there is no end to the sources of information you can explore. Happy planning – and happy arrival!