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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The initial plan for this post was to research all of the different travel insurance options out on the market for budget backpackers and round the world travelers. And I did all of the research. It took me ages. And I had planned to compare and contrast key insurance companies. Which I do below. But my overall conclusion is that World Nomads travel insurance is fantastic for budget and round the world travel.After sussing out the negative and positive insurance reviews on other backpacking and travel sites, it’s pretty clear that the while every single insurance company has some negative reviews, there are many success stories for World Nomads and their support staff.That said, different trips call for different travel needs! Below I’ll review why I picked World Nomads for my one-year RTW, but also why I have used IMG patriot for some trips as well—I’ll explain which type of trip worked for each of the different insurance companies that I use. … [Read more...] about A Little Review… World Nomads Travel Insurance vs IMG
TOURISTS have been scrambling to leave Bali, Lombok and the Gili archipelago after a series of earthquakes left more than 340 dead. After another quake struck today, here's what you need to know including the latest travel advice. What happened in Lombok? A series of earthquakes have rocked the islands of Lombok and Bali in Indonesia. On July 29 Lombok was hit by a 6.4 magnitude quake close to the surface, killing 16 people. A week later on August 5 a bigger earthquake measuring 6.9 brought devastation to the same area. Worst hit were the Gili Islands off the North-West of Lombok. Buildings were flattened and scores of people killed. Residents and tourists were left scrambling for space on evacuation boats in Dunkirk-style scenes on the beaches. Officials said more than 2,000 people had been evacuated from the three Gili islands as fears spread of a tsunami. The Foreign Office said staff were sent to Lombok to assist stranded British tourists, with extra flights added to help … [Read more...] about Is it safe to travel to Bali and Lombok following the recent earthquakes?
TOURISTS have been scrambling to leave Bali, Lombok and the Gili archipelago following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. At least 142 people were killed and more than 200 injured as houses were flattened and bridges toppled, and the Foreign Office said staff were being sent to Lombok to assist stranded British tourists, with extra flights added to help holidaymakers who want to leave. Officials said more than 2,000 people had been evacuated from the three Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok, where fears of another tsunami spread among tourists. But what does this mean for Brits who have holidays booked in the coming weeks - is it safe to travel? While Indonesia's centre for meteorology, climatology and geophysics did issue a tsunami warning after the earthquake, that has since been declared over. If you’re in the area or heading there in the next few days, the Foreign Office is warning that should be mindful of the risk of aftershocks in the coming days. Can you still fly to … [Read more...] about Is it safe to travel to Bali and Lombok following the earthquake?
By: Christy Woodrow 0Easily one of the most beautiful regions in the world, the Lofoten Islands in Norway are home to dramatic fjords, icy blue waters, scenic beaches, and quaint fishing towns. While trips to the islands are increasing in popularity every year, this otherworldly region is still home to pristine landscapes and extremely friendly locals. The Lofoten Islands have been a dream destination of mine for as long as I can remember, and the magic I found there was unforgettable! Lofoten Islands Travel Tips: Everything You Need To Know How to Get to the Lofoten Islands Flying to Lofoten Islands To get to the Lofoten Islands by flying, I recommend flying into Svolvaer as I did, which will give you the maximum amount of time in Lofoten. This small airport is a hub of the region, and has flight options from Oslo, Bodo, Leknes, Andoya, Stokmarknes, Rost, and Tromso. Driving to Lofoten Islands If you’re dreaming of seeing all the sights along the way to the Lofoten … [Read more...] about Lofoten Islands Travel Tips: Everything You Need To Know