TOP 4 NEW YORK STATE DESTINATIONS TO CHECK OUT TODAY!
Home to some of the world’s busiest cities, quaint towns, and spectacular landscapes, New York State has it all. Although often overshadowed by its largest city, the Empire State is a great place to explore for music, art, history, and nature aficionados. In fact, New York State has set record after record in terms of tourism, and it’s […]
3 WAYS TO GET LOST IN KOH LIPE
Ko Lipe is a Thai island in the Andaman Sea, near Malaysia’s border. It’s part of Tarutao National Marine Park, which is populated with small islands and known for its coral-rich waters. The island has sandy beaches, including Pattaya and Hat Chao Le. Dive sites in the area include the 8 Mile Rock pinnacle and […]
CAVE DIVING: LOOKS DANGEROUS, AM I COVERED?
Answer: Descending into a water-filled subterranean cave is an adventure pursuit and is covered by Triptime®under the scuba diving benefit in the Adventure Sport Coverage but to depths of no more than 50 meters (165 feet). Thankfully, there is no claustrophobia exclusion. Ease your mom’s mind before you go! You’re covered with Triptime. Video Player More from […]
9 LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS WORTH SAVING $$$ FOR
I previously wrote an article on the “BEST 3 BUDGET ACCOMMODATIONS for an Authentic Travel Experience” for those looking for great ways to travel for cheap. Today I’m sharing a few extravagant, out-of-this-world luxury accommodations that will blow your mind. You will definitely need to save up for a stay at one of these unique, […]
ARE YOU COVERED?
I consider myself extremely lucky when it comes to my history of good health and safety in the years I’ve traveled abroad and even then, it has not been a bump-free journey. It doesn’t matter how prepared you think you are, or how alert you plan to be on the road, you can never predict […]
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE: PETTING A CHEETAH
Question: I’m planning my next adventure to get up close and personal with some exotic wildlife. Does my coverage protect me in case of an animal attack or mishap? Answer: Ease your mom’s anxiety and tell her you’re covered. Under the Adventure Sports Coverage, Triptime covers a wildlife safari- which would include a cheetah attack. Pull out your phone, get […]
IS A MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT COVERED?
Question: Is a motorcycle accident covered by Triptime Insurance? Answer: Yes! A motorcycle accident is covered like any other accident and would pay medical expenses to the policy limit selected as long as you have included Adventure coverage on Triptime Insurance policy; standing on the seat while moving and ramp jumping strictly forbidden! More from our adventure writer, […]
IF A CAVE COLLAPSES, AM I COVERED?
Question: I’m going cave crawling! If the cave collapses, am I covered? Answer: YES! Spelunking is one of the covered activities under the Adventure Sports coverage. As in all adventure activities appropriate care must be taken. For example, the insured must not enter a cave that is condemned or boarded. Activities underground should only be undertaken with proper […]
SHARK ATTACK!!! AM I COVERED?
Question: Would a shark attack be covered under Triptime Insurance? Answer: YES. Shark attacks are covered under the Adventure Sports benefit. In the case of a shark attack it would either be covered as part of “scuba diving” or “wildlife (marine) safari”. However, it is never advisable to jump in the ocean holding the bleeding carcass of the […]
IS RIDING AN OSTRICH COVERED WITH MY TRIPTIME INSURANCE?
Question: Is riding an ostrich covered by Triptime Travel Medical Insurance? The answer: YES! Ostrich riding is covered if done as part of an organized or supervised riding experience. You can’t just go out and lasso an ostrich to ride. Got it? Watch this wild ride from our featured travel writer, Savannah Grace: Video Player
THE JOURNEY OF MY LIFE
The journey that changed my life from A-Z was the one that continues to change other people’s lives today. Horseback Riding in Mongol I was 14 years old when my mother decided that she would pack up our lives in Vancouver, Canada and take my brother (25), sister (17) and me (14) backpacking around the […]
WEEKEND TRIP TO ICELAND WITH A BABY
Everything you do without a baby you can do WITH a baby when visiting Reykjavik, Iceland. Below I’ve given some examples of tours, what to expect and what you can do with a weekend trip to Iceland with your baby. In true Savannah style, my trip to Iceland was a very last-minute decision and I […]
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
This week we’re chatting all about UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are 1,073 sites around the world which have been nominated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) for their exceptional physical or cultural importance. You’d be hard pressed to visit even half of these spectacular and unique spots in a single lifetime. […]
8 AFRICAN ESCAPES
If you’re looking for a faraway destination which lies beyond the reaches of your borders to escape thoughts of work and the daily grind, dive into Africa. Made up of a whopping 54 countries, this is a continent filled with possibilities and an endless variety of thrilling and relaxing experiences. Feel the sweat of Africa […]
THE BEAUTIFUL FACES YOU’LL MEET IN THE ‘S#*THOLE COUNTRIES’
Travel can be as mild as an all-inclusive in the sun or as wild as a camping trip in of a foreign country where locals do not speak your mother tongue. I bet for many people when they think of “Extreme Travel”, there’s one word that pops up; “danger!” Over the past decade I’ve encountered […]
MY FIRST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Exhausted trekking in Nepal My first travel experience was the biggest transformation of all. Aside from family camping trips through the USA as a child and local tourist attractions near Vancouver, Canada, I was a complete travel virgin. Nothing could have prepared me for the first travel adventure I was about to embark on in […]
THE BEST OF SNOW & ICE TRAVEL
If you’re looking for some fabulous ice and snow destinations in the new year, here are a few of my top recommendations for what North America, Europe and Asia have to offer. Snow kiting in Norway For those who dare to try extreme sports, head to Norway for kitesurfing…on SNOW! Fly into Oslo and travel […]
A TASTE OF RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE
This week on #TRLT Twitter chat we are discussing “Architecture” so I decided to take a closer look at the miraculous variety of architecture created by various religions around the world. Having traversed overland from Asia to Europe and down into Africa, I have had the privilege of listening to the mesmerizing call of prayer […]
MARRIAGE PROPOSALS ABROAD!
Traversing the globe, living a nomadic life throughout my teen years, as a family we came across many unusual travel experiences; from the“Weird and Wondeful” to the down right bizarre and comical. As a female with two other female companions there were many occasions where we found ourselves in quite strange situations regarding the opposite sex. […]
TOURIST IN NORTH KOREA
Tourist in North Korea, told by my brother, Ammon, an air traffic controller and avid world traveller who has visited 135 countries to date and currently on a trip in countries 136 and 137, Bhutan and Bangladesh with our sister, Bree (stunt performer in Vancouver film industry, worked for films including Pirates of the Caribbean […]