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Month: October 2017

The Benefits of Holiday Travel Insurance

Tourism is a growing industry worldwide. So are undesirable things like terrorism, flight crashes, accidents, wars, disease, natural calamities etc. Any experienced traveler can tell you that travel is full of uncertainties. But it is not possible to sit at home afraid of calamities. Holiday travel insurance is one way of mitigating the financial risk of such unforeseen events or calamities. There are a variety of holiday travel insurance policies available today on the internet or the market. It is easy to get confused with so many offers. However most holiday travel insurance policies have certain basic benefits which are common. Holiday travel insurance policies typically provide coverage for: Trip cancellation / interruptions. Trip cancellation / interruptions due to a variety of reasons like death of an immediate family member, weather, sudden illness, bankruptcy of airliner, jury duty, terrorist activities etc. Medical costs. Costs incurred for doctor visits, medicines, treatment, surgery etc and some policies even provide coverage for costs of medical evacuation to the nearest medical facility. Accidents. Accidents or calamities like earthquakes, tsunami, storms etc and the related costs. Some policies also provide vehicle accident costs. These are especially useful when going for a driving holiday to a foreign country. Most of your regular policies for auto insurance only provide insurance within the United States and do not provide for accidents out of the US. Baggage Loss....

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Walt Disney World For Adults

It is my personal opinion that while there is a plethora of Disney World (WDW) information out there, sites which directly address adult travelers to Walt Disney World are expressed are scarce. I love Disney World. And one of my best trips was, in fact, the trip I took with my precious nephews in 2008. That said, there's a joy to being an adult traveler in WDW that I think a lot of people miss out on. There's great things to see, behind the scenes tours to take, you can even see a Cirque Du Soliel show! Do not get me started on the plethora of eating opportunities! In short, the goal of this article is to both educate and celebrate the fact that Walt Disney World is not just for kids! Also, I think that adults who do not have children (or, at times, even do not have young children) are an invisible market. Case in point – the Disney Mom's panel and the Disney Social Media Mom's event. Similarly, the new Kids Stay and Dine free promotion shows how Disney prioritizes adult travelers who do not travel with small children. Also, if you go with a package, it is possible for you to have your room, ticket, and meals paid for in full before you even leave home! That fact is a nice bonus, and a thing...

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Sightseeing in Thailand

There are many regular directories on Thailand, including excellent locally produced publications and Web sites, and an extensive section on travel would be superfluous here. However, it is worth mentioning just a few of the interesting sights in and near Bangkok, and in more distant locations. In Bangkok The oldest site is the Grand Palace complex, which includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Keo). This was begun in 1782 by King Rama I and continued by his successors. The National Museum, which houses a fine collection of antiquities, offers a fascinating introduction to Thai history and art, as do Thailand's other historical museums. A boat trip on the Chao Phraya River is a must, enabling you to see Bangkok as it once was a complex of floating houses and shops ranged along the river. You will also get spectacular views of Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and the Grand Palace. Close to Bangkok Nakorn Pathom and Kanchanaburi These can both be managed on a long day trip. The first boasts the largest Buddhist chedi (shrine) in Thailand, while the second is famous for the "Death Railway: 'built with forced labor during World War II by the Japanese, linking Thailand to Burma. spectacular scenery, and a museum. Ayuthaya and Bang Pa-in Both are on the Chao Phraya River. The first is the former capital of Siam....

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8 Smart Tips For Airport Security Safety!

Whether you are traveling through the airport on business or for pleasure, the last thing you are thinking of is safety. Sure, you wonder if your bags are going to be at your destination and your focusing on getting to the gate in plenty of time, but are you thinking about the hazards at the airport that could ruin your day? I would like to share a couple of true stories that happened to two different airport employees. A screener in checked baggage worked with a high-powered x-ray machine, much larger than those you see in checkpoint. While the x-ray machine was running, she leaned over the belt to get a better view of an erection and was sucked into the x-ray machine with her legs dangling out. The x-ray operator reacted quickly and hit the emergency stop button and called for medical assistance. She survived the accident with only a minor concussion and was issued a clean bill of health. An x-ray machine has a belt on each end, one to load and one to off load. A screener was standing at checkpoint near the off load belt, taking bags off. The screener's glove got caught, and his hand was dropped underneath the belt. The x-ray belt was stopped immediately, and the screener's hand treated only minor cuts and bruising. In both cases the screeners did not exercise...

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Top 5 Backpacking Adventures in the United States

All around the United States there are exciting places to take have a backpacking adventure. From the Appalachian Trail to the Sierra Nevada, a backpacking trip is the perfect way to both challenge yourself and have a great time in the process. But with so many different locations to choose from, deciding where you'd like to visit can be difficult. Below you will find my top 5 picks for the best backpacking adventure in the United States. # 5 – Appalachian Trail From Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is a classic place to go backpacking. It is steeped in history and the Appalachian mountains are both beautiful and inspiring. It is also one of the safest places for hiking in America with clearly marked trails and signs for scenic views, lodging, and camping. Whether you decide to visit for a week, or if you intend to through-hike the entire trail, a backpacking adventure here will leave you with a lasting memory. # 4 – Glacier National Park Located near the border of Canada in the state of Montana is one of the most pristine areas of wilderness left in the United States: Glacier National Park. This vast 1 million acre land reserve is home to hundreds of unique species of animals, and backpacking here will allow you to experience the west the way that Lewis and Clark did....

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