Tag: safe travel

Travel Con Games + Travel Tips to Avoid Them

The following is a guest blog post from our friend and well-known travel expert, Rudy Maxa. You’re driving along a highway in Italy and a car pulls up beside side you beeping and pointing to your rear tire.  The concerned-looking driver’s gestures suggest you pull over to the side of the road. Don’t do it…. Read more »

12 Reasons for Travel Assistance in 2012

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Why not make an easy change that will improve your safety and well-being on your travels this year – all without breaking the bank? From the political crisis in Egypt, to the natural disasters in Japan and Southeast Asia, 2011 showed us that planning ahead is crucial to… Read more »

Top Travel Trends in 2012

Where will you be heading on your vacations in 2012? After a tough 2011, it might have been expected that leisure travel would be one of the areas experiencing cutbacks. Instead, experts predicting the top travel trends for 2012 report that expenditure on vacations is going to remain buoyant. Maybe it’s all that bad financial… Read more »

Medical Monitoring – A Life-Saving Service

As a travel assistance company, we help thousands of travelers every year with medical incidents they’ve encountered while on vacation, business trips, or while working or studying abroad. In fact, we oversee more than 7,000 medical cases every year. Many of those cases result in medical evacuation or other medical transportation, while in other cases,… Read more »

What is Medical Evacuation?

We get this question all the time: What exactly is medical evacuation? And how does it work, and why or when do I need this coverage? Today, we’ll help you understand this technical term and why this life-saving benefit should matter to you. So, what is medical evacuation (sometimes also referred to as “med evac”… Read more »

Safety Tips for Your Next Hiking Trip

Fall’s pleasant temperatures and gorgeous leaves have a lot of outdoor enthusiasts ready for a hiking vacation. Whether you’re hiking international trails, or staying close to home, these tips will help you plan a safe and enjoyable hiking adventure. Research your options. The home page of the National Park Service is a great place to… Read more »

Road Trip: How to Drive Safely in Mexico

Taking to the road to explore neighbor to the south? Driving around Mexico offers great opportunities to see the sights off the beaten path. With the right precautions, you’ll be set for an amazing adventure. Here are some tips to help make your trip safer: *Always purchase insurance. If you’re involved in an automobile accident… Read more »

Tips for Safe and Fun Labor Day Travel

The end of summer is upon us. As everyone prepares for cooler weather and back to school, many are planning Labor Day trips for summer’s last hurrah. Whether you’re planning a long weekend of camping, visiting the beach, or staying with family, here are some tips to help make sure your travels are safe and… Read more »

Travel Tips for Hurricane Irene

Your plans might be changing pretty quickly with Hurricane Irene currently affecting the Bahamas and expected to slam parts of the East Coast. Here are a few quick tips to make your travel schedule a bit smoother this weekend. 1.    Stay Tuned & Connected – Watch the news! See what stations are saying at your… Read more »