Summer Travels Protecting Your Vacation Plans

Travel Insurance: Protect Your Summer Plans

About The Author

Tiffany Boyle, TPRA, CISR- Personal Risk Advisor 

Since joining Gilbert’s Risk Solutions in 2005, Tiffany has dedicated herself to providing personalized insurance solutions to meet clients’ unique personal insurance needs.

Summer travel offers a chance to explore new destinations or relax in familiar places. However, unexpected events can sometimes disrupt even the best-laid plans. Securing the right insurance coverage and understanding practical tips are crucial for ensuring a smooth trip.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a safety net that covers a variety of unforeseen events, like:

  • Trip Cancellation: Provides reimbursement if you need to cancel due to illness or injury.
  • Medical coverage: Protects you from high medical costs abroad in case of illness or injury. 
  • Lost Baggage: Offers compensation for lost, stolen, or damaged luggage. 
  • Travel Delays: Covers additional expenses incurred due to flight delays or cancellation.


Practical Tips for a Safe Trip

Equip yourself with these practical tips to ensure your safety: 

  • Plan Ahead: Book accommodations, flights, and activities in advance to secure the best options. 
  • Stay Informed: Check travel advisories and weather forecasts for your destination.
  • Pack Wisely: Bring essentials like medications, sunscreen, and necessary documents.
  • Stay Connected: Keep loved ones updated on your daily plan and have a reliable means of communication.


Review Your Policy

Ensure your policies are up-to-date and cover all aspects of your trip, including: 

  • Auto Insurance: Make sure your policy covers road trips and driving in different states or countries.
  • Homeowners/Renters Insurance: Confirm coverage for personal belongings while traveling.
  • Health Insurance: Check if your health insurance extends coverage internationally or consider purchasing travel medical insurance.


Taking these steps not only safeguards your vacation plans but also enhances your peace of mind so you can fully enjoy your summer getaway. If you have any questions or need assistance with travel insurance or reviewing your policies, our team is here to help. Wishing you safe and memorable travels this summer!

Summer travels are all about relaxation and adventure, but unexpected disruptions can happen no matter what. If you’re planning a summer getaway and want to ensure your vacation plans are protected, reach out to me or contact one of our talented Risk Advisors today!


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