Your travel bucket list: the flip side

Are you a thrill-seeker? Aside from packing your equipment, don’t forget another type of protective gear – insurance to buffer the cost of medical emergencies.

Not all emergencies are medical in nature. If you misplace or destroy your passport, money, visa, or other important documents, your adventure might be over before it even begins.

To minimize the hassle, veteran travelers recommend scanning all your digital documents and keeping both hard copies and soft copies in your email account. Don’t bring all your money and cards when you head out – make sure to keep your cash in different places such as your bag or pocket, and leave some behind at the hotel.

Share your itinerary with someone back home. That way, they’ll have an idea where to reach you should news of an emergency arise.

Getting travel insurance can also protect you from losing money due to cancelled flights, itineraries, and lost luggage.  It’s a good idea to consider it each time you leave home for a trip.  

This list is not meant to discourage you from traveling – in fact, it’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. But it’s best to have all the bases covered so that you can have a great time wherever you end up. –