The initial plan for this post was to research all of the different travel insurance options on the market for backpackers and world travelers. I did the research—it took ages. And I had planned to compare and contrast what’s included in key companies (which I do below). But my overall conclusion is that World Nomads is the best travel insurance for backpackers.After sussing out the negative and positive reviews on other sites, it’s pretty clear that the while every single travel insurance company has some negative reviews, there are many success stories for World Nomads and its support staff. And I have used them for 10 years now, and still love their coverage.That said, different trips call for different travel needs!It would be disingenuous for my World Nomads review to not cover when it might not be the right fit for your planned trip.Below I’ll cover why I picked World Nomads for most of my world travels, but also why I’ve used IMG … [Read more...] about A Little Review… Should You Buy World Nomads Travel Insurance
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Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 8:37 PM EDT Oct 13, 2018 The morbid discovery of 11 babies' corpses in the ceiling of a former funeral home in Detroit, and the investigation into who hid them — and why — follows other incidents over the years that have stoked dark fears about the mortuary business across the country. Some have prompted numerous warnings from home associations, and consumer groups warn of schemes, scams — and offer advice to loved ones and older Americans planning ahead for their deaths on how to protect themselves. "The typical funeral these days costs almost $8,000," AARP, an advocacy group for older Americans, warned in a previous bulletin. "Often it's planned by family members who are emotionally vulnerable, unsure of costs, and in a rush to get things settled — a recipe for exploitation." One of the worst industry cases involving may have been in 2002, … [Read more...] about Bodies hidden in Detroit funeral home add to industry horrors
ROSEVILLE, Minn. — The lights from the police car flash blue and red against the white minivan. An African-American family of six sits inside the Nissan Quest in this first-ring suburb of St. Paul on a warm June evening. Mom’s at the wheel, grandma’s in the passenger seat, and four children, including a boy in a wheelchair, fill in the two rows in the back. The car tells a story of poverty: Plastic covers a broken window; rust lines the wheel wells. Officer Erin Reski pulled the vehicle over for a burned-out taillight, a problem similar to the one that led an officer to stop Philando Castile in the Twin Cities two years ago. That incident rapidly escalated and ended with Castile fatally shot. This situation ends very differently. Reski walks back to the minivan after running a check of the driver’s license, insurance and registration. She hands over a sheet of paper and offers a brief explanation. The response is swift and emphatic. “Oh, thank you!” … [Read more...] about Philando Castile shooting did prompt change. Will it last?
Published 8:01 am, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 5 tips when buying a car for a teen 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - With graduation season and summer break upon us, many parents may be on the hunt for a new car for their graduate. Memorial Day deals offer some of the best incentives of the year, so it's crucial to know how to navigate what can be an overwhelming and exhausting process. “USAA helps members find, finance and insure vehicles that are right for their personal needs and financial goals,” says Heather Pollard, vice president of Auto Experience at USAA. “We want to avoid you ever having to regret your purchase decision, or worse, lead to financial hardships where you can no longer afford to keep your vehicle.” If you are one of the millions of Americans looking to buy a car, here are the five things you need to know before you step foot on a dealer’s lot. Know what you … [Read more...] about 5 tips when buying a car for a teen
In slow motion, Petty Officer 2nd Class Taryn McLean pulled his Navy uniform blouse over his T-shirt and pressed gingerly at his still-sore belly. He loosened his belt a notch, pulled his cap from a hook in the foyer of his Portsmouth bungalow and headed out the front door into a blizzard.The snowstorm on Jan. 7, 2017 dashed Taryn’s plans to gather friends and family at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to mark another milestone in his career. There would be no photos in front of the King Neptune statue for the shadowbox that he hoped to make for his grandchildren someday.With a long drive out of the question, Taryn, who enlisted in 2010, settled on a different spot, along the banks of the Elizabeth River, two blocks away from his house.He stood at attention in the bitter cold as a handful of people walked by, sleds in hand, taking no heed of the wintry spectacle.Navy Lt. JoAnna Kyle, a friend who flew in from New York for the occasion, administered the oath, shouting to be heard … [Read more...] about President Trump tweeted, and suddenly a sailor’s career is on the line