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National Park Week: Insuring Your Family Adventure

Tomorrow, April 19, kicks off National Park Week in the U.S. It’s also the beginning of spring break for many schools across the country, which makes this week the perfect time for families to get out and explore together. If you’re planning to be among those taking advantage of the opportunity to take in the sights at one of the country’s parks, these travel insurance tips could come in handy.

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Of Oil Spills, Cruises, and Not Sailing as Scheduled

By now, you’ve probably heard something about the oil spill in Texas that has shut down the shipping channel that connects Galveston Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Besides the obvious devastating effects this kind of event can have on the environment and the local economy, it’s also put a serious damper on cruise activity in the area. Jim Walker of CruiseLaw posted today about the nightmare unfolding for passengers trying to embark in Galveston for excursions to San Juan. In a response to his post, a user asked: “Is there any travel insurance that covers situations like this?”

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We Met the Smartest Travelers Alive at the New York Times Travel Show

We’ve probably got the smartest travel insurance team members alive right in this building, but the smartest travelers alive are out there in the world doing just that — traveling. When we had the opportunity to attend a major trade show and hear from those smart, savvy people, we couldn’t resist asking them to record their thoughts for posterity. Now we’re asking everyone else to join us in celebrating the smartest travelers alive by voting for the best tips among those we collected at the New York Times Travel Show.