The Zika Virus Has Arrived At Our Sunspots, And It’s Serious.

The Zika Virus Has Arrived At Our Sunspots, And It’s Serious.

It seemed to come out of nowhere this Zika virus did. A couple of early news bits here and then about a new virus brought to us by mosquitoes, the irritating insect that brought us the Malaria disease that has effected millions, and still is a scourge of nations. Then...
Don’t Leave Home Without It…And It’s Not Your Credit Card.

Don’t Leave Home Without It…And It’s Not Your Credit Card.

I don’t know how often people ask me if they should buy travel health insurance since Canadian coverage is so good. They ask if they are obliged to have travel insurance with the hope of avoiding the needless expense. I’m only going to Mexico for a week, they say. Do...
Car Rental Tips For Your Next Trip.

Car Rental Tips For Your Next Trip.

I often rent automobiles when I travel, and totally identify with some of the frustrations readers have expressed to me over the past months. In this column I have written a few tips which I hope will save you a few dollars the next time you are dealing with an...
Top 10 Important Travel Planning tips.

Top 10 Important Travel Planning tips.

I am often asked for travel tips as readers look for any information that will make their travels safer, more comfortable and hassle free. Here are my top 10 tips to include in your travel planning. Take steps to stay healthy. Travelers to high risk countries need to...
Know What Your Travel Insurance Covers. It’s Important!

Know What Your Travel Insurance Covers. It’s Important!

Some time ago while on a cruise vacation with a number of friends, one of them came down with quite a serious case of Pneumonia. The ship’s medical doctor helped him enough to be able to continue the rest of the trip with as much enjoyment as possible under the...

RBC Travel Insurance Says Your Covered For Volcanic Ash Again

Not everyone is aware that since the days after the Icelandic volcano eruption, those that purchased travel insurance for their trips to Europe were not covered if another eruption affected their holiday. The travel insurers treated volcanic eruption in the same way...

Here’s Why You Must Have Travel Insurance to Go Anywhere

So often people waive the purchase of travel insurance. It is an expensive product and I understand why people would prefer not to add that expense to their travel budget. But so often I have seen it happen. An accident occurs thousands of miles from home and...

Travel Insurance Not on Your Side if Policy bought after April 14

The association to which the major travel insurance companies belong issued a statement on Friday. In their release, The Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada first specifies that travellers who have trip cancellation, interruption or delay insurance, and have...