Importance of Travel Insurance

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I got the chance to sit down with Dave and Deb of The Planet D to chat about the importance of travel insurance. If you follow The Planet D, then you may know that Dave recently broke his back during a river cruise along the Peruvian Amazon.

The Planet D Dave Broken Back

The Planet D Dave Broken Back

The Planet D Dave Broken Back

Although this experience was very traumatic, having travel insurance Dave and Deb at financial ease throughout this situation. The travel insurance that Deb and Dave use is through American Express Canada. I use Blue Cross. Whichever travel insurance you choose to go with, make sure to read exactly what you are covered for. It’s very important to read the fine print! 

The Planet D Dave Broken Back

The above video is a must a watch before leaving on your next trip. Whether you’re travelling for a day or month, participating in an extreme adventure or taking it easy on the beach, getting the appropriate travel insurance is essentials. So, click the play button on the video, sit back and get better informed on the importance of travel insurance.

A special thanks to Dave and Deb for sharing their story with the Hopscotch the Globe community. I am so glad that Dave is healing well, and will be back on the road in no time!


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  1. Daniel Postlethwaite
    March 16, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    This is the second topic relating to travel Insurance I've come across this year, is there a big push on it atm or something?

    • April 2, 2015 / 10:33 am

      It’s definitely something you should think about for sure! Many people don’t get travel insurance, but weird things can happen when you are away. I sure hope they don’t, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.