Recently, I received a post card from myself. I know this sounds weird, however when I was in Iceland I had the opportunity to send myself a post card and I figured, why not. I had never done it before and thought it would be cool to do. This week I received that post card. I told my future self that I was proud of her and to keep being brave as a lot of people have told her on this trip. Honestly, I smiled when I got this post card because it honestly just lit my adventurous spirit back up again and had me ready to book a trip. But I have several other things coming up in a few weeks that need my focus. But I want to encourage anyone reading this to always send yourself a message. You don’t have to leave the country to send your self a note. You could simply take a piece of paper and write a note yourself and hide it. I find that when you least expect it and when you need the note the most, it shows up. I honestly needed a reminder of how far I came and that I have more to explore.
Travel Tip: Try to send yourself a note from another country
or hide a note to yourself in your home and let fate help you receive it when
the time is right.
insurance is not one of the things that is not always highlighted when it comes
to traveling. Honestly, when I first began traveling I knew nothing about it.
But I always believed that when you know better you do better. Travel insurance
is essential because it protects you and your trip. There are a variety of
companies that offer a variety of insurance as well as airlines, cruise lines,
buses and trains. I advise anyone and everyone to get it. Travelers insurance
covers everything from the trip, delays, emergency evacuations, medical,
canceled flights, and (I know some don’t want to admit this) death. Yes,
unfortunately people have died while traveling and I am not wishing this on
anyone, but an informed traveler is a good traveler. Here are four reasons why
you should get travelers insurance.
you could get hurt: just like in your normal day to day life you could get hurt
walking down the street, you can get hurt traveling. I have read stories of
people’s ear drums popping while diving and people have chipped their tooth
while traveling. Travelers insurance was able to cover the bill.
you cannot take a trip: Life happens. Sometimes you have to cancel a trip due
to health reasons, or a death in the family. Most travelers insurance will
refund the amount of the trip. Also some insurance carriers have cancel for any
reason. It is usually a little bit higher, but it may be worth it to some.
may already have it: Some credit cards, if you book your trip with the card, they
may have some insurance to protect your trip. However, please check with your individual
credit card company. If the insurance is not sufficient for you. The flight and
hotel maybe insured but not your health. So please look.
- Health care is not always free: Many people
believe that since most of the countries in the world have free health care,
most of the time it is not free to travelers.
Bonus: It’s not that
expensive. Some polices are even $20! Most of us spend more than that in a day
on food. Spend the money to save your life and peace of mind. You just have to
find the right fit for you.
These reasons are not in any specific order. This post
is not sponsored. I just wanted to encourage travelers to get insured. Most
travelers do not have $100,000 sitting around for travel emergencies. There are
many websites that one can compare policies and I advise you do. Please be
informed and pick the policy that fits you best.
Happy planning, safe travels and smile.
Question to think about: Why haven’t you purchased travelers insurance?