While a lot of people think “I’m healthy, I don’t need travel insurance. I won’t get sick,”travel insurance is much than just medical protection. It covers you when your camera breaks, your flight is cancelled, a family member dies and you have to come home, or if something is stolen. It is the single most important thing you should get but hope to never have to use. And for the little money it costs a day, you’re foolish not to get it. I never planned on falling in the sea in Italy with my camera or popping my ear drum in Thailand and if it wasn’t for my travel insurance, I would have been out a lot of money.
"It is perfect in its simplicity, encouraging us both to not be afraid to go it alone and to not be afraid to enjoy it."
"Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit."
Phi Phi is still beautiful, “a discovered paradise still worth checking out” as Matador founder Ross Borden puts it, but for those who knew the island before the crowds arrived, Phi Phi is a tragic example of Paradise Lost.
"Most of the fears people have are unwarranted. Educate yourself, look at things in perspective and stop watching cable news and you’ll will be more confident going on your next trip."
"From bungee jumping into volcanoes, to swimming with millions of jellyfish, these activities should be on every daredevil's bucket list."
"So for now, at least until Benjamin Brin's class action works its way through the courts, put on your reading glasses for some eight point font. And if a hotel refers to a resort fee, unless it's clear that it's optional, assume it's mandatory."