Today I’m going to digress from my usual topic of travel insurance. I want to talk about travel in general…about downgrading your expectations and opening your mind. I generally leave home with an overall plan or itinerary but don’t have every second scheduled. Gaps in time can always be filled with the many things that … More Leave Time for the Unexpected!
As I sat at my computer reading the daily news feed, I came across an article about Caroline Bradner, a young American teacher in Thailand who was struck by Guillain-Barre, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves. It left the woman paralyzed from the neck down, stranded in a foreign … More OnCall International Strikes Again
I’m off once again on a trip that is a little out of the ordinary for me personally. It might seem like a calm, easy trip but that doesn’t take me out of the prospective danger zone for health, accident or terrorism incidents. Yes, I am going to Paris. A friend and I have rented … More Hanging out in Paris
I have many trips planned for 2018, so careful insurance planning has consumed me for the last several weeks. In February, I shall be travelling to Sri Lanka and southern India. This trip started out with the idea that I would be accompanying a friend to Sri Lanka. She will be attending a photographic workshop … More On the Road Again
Every time I plan a trip, I revisit the available travel insurance policies. There is no cookie cutter coverage that will work for every trip. Each journey has different requirements depending on the destination and the type of trip. In addition, the offerings and inclusions are constantly changing. So my favorite policy may no longer … More Travel Insurance in a Changing World
I never could have suspected that any one incident could have such a profound impact on me. I think above all that my Himalayan adventure has made me aware of the little things in life. I think about things as they happen; I think about the possible outcomes and repercussions. Sometimes I feel like perhaps … More A Year Later