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Top Worldwide Travel Destinations to Play Pokemon Go

Top Worldwide Travel Destinations to Play Pokemon Go

Posted by Emmet Pierce on August 1, 2016 in Travel

Combining travel with fun, many tourists are playing Pokémon GO, a smartphone game that uses global positioning systems to help players track down make-believe characters in real-life locations. The game has created a whole new reason to travel. Pokémon GO isn't something you can play while sitting at home. The app enables you to capture virtual creatures on your smartphone screen as you see the world. Your phone will vibrate to let you know when you're closing in on various Pokémon, which you can then attempt to catch with a poké ball. National Geographic describes the game as a city guide that encourages exploration. It also fosters social interaction. In areas where Pokémon Go is popular, some players hold meet-ups and chase the virtual creatures in groups.... Read More ...

5 Dogs More Adventurous Than You

5 Dogs More Adventurous Than You

Posted by Abigail Wilson on July 27, 2016 in Travel

Most pet lovers have dreamed about going on amazing adventures with their dog. It makes the travel experience that much better if you're not constantly worried about how your dog is doing back home. Each of these five dogs and their owners host a travel blog documenting their journeys together. Some advocate the travel of small dogs while others are committed to helping foreign communities. Either way, these five  have proven to be some of the most daring and brave canines out there.... Read More ...

How to Survive an Insect-Filled Vacation Abroad

How to Survive an Insect-Filled Vacation Abroad

Posted by Bekah Wright on July 7, 2016 in Travel

There's something about yurts that intrigue me. So when I had the chance to stay in one while traveling in Malaysia, I jumped at the chance. As for the insect coil that's lit at bedtime, I thought it was merely for ambiance. Then, sometime in the middle of the night, I awoke, feeling as if my body was on fire. I was being eaten alive by insects. Literally.... Read More ...

How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

Posted by Bekah Wright on June 13, 2016 in Travel

Me again. Funny how incidents, er, questions for you keep popping up. Which brings me to a recent trip to Thailand… I'd been dreaming about this visit for many years. The primary goal: to hang out at an elephant sanctuary. Said sanctuary wasn't the first stop on the itinerary. The initial destination was Bangkok, with one day devoted to touring the city.... Read More ...

Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

Posted by Joe Laing on June 6, 2016 in Travel

Visitors to America have so many choices for exciting vacation destinations that it’s sometimes difficult to know which ones represent the “real America.” To help you plan an authentic American experience, here are our picks for the top 10 places to visit on your Great American Road Trip.... Read More ...

Airbnb Best Bets for 2016

Airbnb Best Bets for 2016

Posted by Andrea Emerson on March 7, 2016 in Travel

Chances are someone (or several someones) you know has booked an Airbnb rental. And if you haven't jumped on the bandwagon yet, we're guessing you're at least intrigued by the community-sourced hospitality company. And with good reason: to date, more than 60 million guests have booked one of Airbnb's 2+ million listings — apartments, castles, villas, yurts, lighthouses and more — in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Even the skeptics among us have to admit Airbnb has earned an impressive crowd of fans.... Read More ...

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 15, 2016 in Travel

As winter drags on, people's thoughts naturally turn to spring travel. For many destinations, March through May is the shoulder season, which means you can find cheap travel deals before prices heat up in the peak summer travel months or the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're looking for a beach spot, big city getaway or a foreign destination, you will find a range of options available to you, from all-inclusive resorts to DIY adventures. Here are eight tips and considerations for maximizing your fun quotient- and your budget:... Read More ...

6 Best Travel Medical Insurance Providers

6 Best Travel Medical Insurance Providers

Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on February 9, 2016 in Insurance

Whether you're planning a relaxing beach getaway, foodie-themed city escape, or a safari adventure, you always run the risk of your international trip being cancelled or interrupted by illness. Travel medical insurance provides peace of mind by (typically) covering overseas medical treatments, hospitalizations and medical evacuations, as well as trip reimbursements if you have to go home early. Most policies also offer 24-hour assistance, coverage for terrorism incidents, and reimbursements for lost or stolen luggage.... Read More ...

Travel Insurance Five Types and Why You Need Each

Travel Insurance Five Types and Why You Need Each

Posted by Lauren McNitt on January 26, 2016 in Insurance

There are various types of travel insurance, so how do you know which policies are right for your trip? Below are five common types of travel insurance that can help you protect yourself when you travel.... Read More ...

20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

Posted by Lauren McNitt on January 22, 2016 in Personal Wellness

Have you already broken those New Year resolutions? Or do you find you're always making health-related goals, and need some new ideas for good New Year's resolutions for 2016? Here are 20 non-health related New Year's goals that can help you have a better year.... Read More ...

Top 7 International Festivals for 2016

Top 7 International Festivals for 2016

Posted by Eric Rosenberg on January 4, 2016 in Travel

Music, lights, sounds, and a pulsing sea of people draw millions to festivals and dance events around the world each year. If you want to make 2016 a year to remember, fit one of these seven amazing festival experiences into your schedule.... Read More ...

Insurance for Extreme Sports

Insurance for Extreme Sports

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Insurance

You love the adrenaline rush of competitive exercise, but simple sports like basketball or tennis are not enough to satisfy you. You long for the next big thrill, whether it comes from mountain biking, dune sliding, or running with the bulls. Luckily, HCCMIS Atlas Travel® now includes insurance for extreme sports.... Read More ...

Seven Honeymoon Destinations

Seven Honeymoon Destinations

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 27, 2015 in Travel

Preparing for your wedding can be pretty stressful, and sometimes planning the honeymoon can add even more stress. However, by focusing on the excitement of discovering a new destination and your time away as newlyweds, your planning can turn from stress-filled to stress-free. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, here are seven honeymoon... Read More ...

Finding Online the Best Adventure Travel Buying Guides

Finding Online the Best Adventure Travel Buying Guides

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 22, 2015 in Travel

For many, a vacation is a time to kick back, relax, and enjoy spending time doing as little as possible. For others, the perfect vacation is an opportunity to go on physically grueling new adventures while exploring exciting locations, all the while being covered by travel sports insurance. If your definition of a perfect getaway ... Read More ...

Dog Sledding in Sweden

Dog Sledding in Sweden

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Set yourself apart from the pack and sign up for a dog sledding trip to Sweden. Your inner adventurer will be fulfilled by mushing through an action-packed getaway in Sweden’s rugged Lapland region. Learn to “mush” with your own team of huskies through forests of pines. ... Read More ...

Costa Rica Travel Tours

Costa Rica Travel Tours

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 24, 2015 in Travel

Full of beautiful forests, beaches and wonders, Costa Rica is a dream getaway for anyone. Costa Rica has something to offer every type of traveler. Whether you enjoy relaxing on the beach, hiking through forests, climbing mountains, or flying through the treetop canopy, you are sure to find something that interests you in this Central ... Read More ...

Activities for Your Next Backpacking Trip

Activities for Your Next Backpacking Trip

Posted by Shelby Walton on February 5, 2015 in Travel

When you’re on your next backpacking trip, you might find that you have a lot of free time on your hands. In order to avoid burning out with constant hiking and navigating, it’s always a good idea to have some activities to fall back on. Try these tips and ensure that you stay entertained while ... Read More ...

All You Need to Know About Orienteering

All You Need to Know About Orienteering

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 5, 2015 in Travel

Orienteering is a wilderness navigation race using a map and a compass. Courses can span large areas of diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain. Participants must use their supplied topographical map and compass to reach specified areas called controls. While many people practice foot orienteering, there are several different types of orienteering, including canoe, car, bike,... Read More ...

Beginner Backpacking Trips

Beginner Backpacking Trips

Posted by Abigail Pratt on November 6, 2014 in Travel

You are no doubt getting excited about your first backpacking trip, or you are at the very least daydreaming about taking a backpacking trip. Either way, it is important to know about the do’s and don’ts of backpacking and how to get started planning that trip. When you begin planning a beginner backpacking trip or begin to consider taking a backpacking trip, you are undoubtedly going to be excited. However, it is important to remember that there are a lot of things to take into consideration and plenty of things you will need to think about.... Read More ...

Explorer Travel

Explorer Travel

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on August 11, 2014 in Travel

The adventure traveler doesn’t stay in five-star hotels, dine in restaurants requiring a tie and jacket, or hire a chauffeur deliver him to destination hotspots. The adventure traveler plans for a vacation filled with adrenaline-pumping activities, once-in-a-lifetime challenges and scenic vistas. Proper attire, from waterproof boots to impact-resistant sunglasses, is a necessity. In addition, the adventure traveler must prepare prior to the trip by making various lists, packing documents and other potentially life-saving items such as a first-aid kit, rain poncho and quality compass.... Read More ...

How To Prepare For Black Water Rafting

How To Prepare For Black Water Rafting

Posted by Jarred Juett on July 29, 2014 in Travel

Invented in the mid 1980’s by White Water rafting enthusiasts from New Zealand, the sport of cave rafting, or black water rafting, has taken the world of spelunking and extreme sports by storm. Whether you’re interested in seeing bioluminescence up close and personal, or simple splashing through quick rapids in the pitch black darkness, black... Read More ...

Itinerary for Malaysia: An Asian Adventure Trip

Itinerary for Malaysia: An Asian Adventure Trip

Posted by Jarred Juett on July 24, 2014 in Travel

Known for its iconic blend of three major Asian cultures and vast collection of nature parks, Malaysia offers the perfect destination for your next adventure trip. To help you plan the perfect Asian adventure getaway, we have prepared an itinerary for Malaysia covering the best spots for exploration.... Read More ...

How Your Diet Can Kill Your Backpacking Trip

How Your Diet Can Kill Your Backpacking Trip

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 9, 2014 in Travel

You’re preparing for the trip of a lifetime – backpacking in a third-world country for several weeks. As you plan the logistics of your adventure travel, your friends keep suggesting that you should get travel medical insurance.... Read More ...

Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Caves, Oh My!

Volcanoes, Glaciers, and Caves, Oh My!

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 9, 2014 in Travel

What’s your ideal travel destination? For some, discovering all your home country has to offer is more than enough. Others are content to visit theme parks every opportunity they get. Those who love the outdoors have no shortage of choices. Hiking, rock climbing, skiing – the list goes on and on.... Read More ...

What to Look for in Your Travel Insurance Policy

What to Look for in Your Travel Insurance Policy

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Insurance

Few things are more exciting than taking that long-awaited trip to an international destination. You spend weeks – even months – planning your itinerary and thinking through logistics like how much local currency you’ll need. Despite all the planning involved, many travelers leave home without something quite important: insurance. In fact, only one in three... Read More ...

Exotic Vacation Destinations Infographic

Exotic Vacation Destinations Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

From destinations with the best extreme sports, to cities that host epic parties, this infographic can guide you to your next exotic vacation destination!... Read More ...

Backpacking Tips and Destinations

Backpacking Tips and Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Where do your trips take you? If you’re more likely to be found rushing down river rapids or climbing bridges than taking guided tours to museums and cafes, you may fall into a special category of traveler: the adventure backpacker.... Read More ...

Cheap Skiing Deals

Cheap Skiing Deals

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Many people dread the onset of winter. Shorter days, frigid temperatures and frosty windshields can cause people to long for spring. Then there are those who relish winter and all that comes with it. For those people, winter means snow, and snow means hitting the slopes. Winter Sports enthusiast Robbie Williams recently shared with us... Read More ...

Costa Rica, A Honeymoon Haven

Costa Rica, A Honeymoon Haven

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The beautiful country of Costa Rica has been a honeymoon favorite for many years now. With exotic rainforests and pristine beaches, the tropical getaway is a great place to spend those precious first days as newlyweds. There are many cities and resorts in Costa Rica that can provide lasting memories, so be sure to do your research to find your perfect honeymoon location.... Read More ...

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Abu Dhabi has become quite the destination for expats over the last decade. As a beautiful island in the country of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is close to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Abu Dhabi was once a pearling island and has since grown rapidly as a leading oil foundation in the UAE.... Read More ...

Living Unplugged: Five Worry Free Vacations

Living Unplugged: Five Worry Free Vacations

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Rotorua is a city in the north island of New Zealand. It is known for its geothermal activity, most notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa. The Rotorua region has several lakes, and many people spend time fishing, waterskiing, and swimming. Rotorua features several luxury hotels and resorts, as well as several top-of-the-line spas. It has... Read More ...

How To Pack a Backpack for Travel

How To Pack a Backpack for Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the most difficult parts of backpacking is how to pack a backpack for travel. While that may sound silly, it’s true! It’s tempting to just stuff everything in and hope for the best, but that technique doesn’t work out very well in the long run. Unlike a suitcase, it doesn’t have a nice... Read More ...

The Best Places to Mountain Bike

The Best Places to Mountain Bike

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on March 27, 2014 in Travel

There are many ideal places for mountain biking around the world and, chances are, there is even a trail somewhere close to where you live. However fun this nearby trail might be, is it one of the best trails in the world? The most exciting and enjoyable mountain biking trails feature varying terrain and beautiful scenery. Here are a few of the best places to mountain bike.... Read More ...

Traveling to New Zealand

Traveling to New Zealand

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

One of the best places to visit in the world is New Zealand. An island just southeast of Australia, New Zealand is home to beaches, mountains, lush rainforests, and volcanoes. No matter if you are looking for a relaxing trip or an adventure, traveling to New Zealand will provide you with many opportunities to explore,... Read More ...

Trips for Seniors

Trips for Seniors

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Trips for seniors are in abundance, because the amount of seniors that travel are enough to surprise us. These mature travelers and mature business travelers are what we consider as seniors. It is clear that senior travel is a huge percentage of the U.S. population. Those born before 1946 are referred to as “mature travelers.” ... Read More ...

What to Pack for Alaska

What to Pack for Alaska

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Taking a trip to Alaska is a great opportunity to explore a new part of the world. Filled with wildlife, natural wonders, and new experiences; Alaska is a world of its own. Whether you enjoy ice fishing, climbing glaciers, or taking a relaxing hike; you are sure to find something worth your time in Alaska.... Read More ...

Travel in Eastern Europe - Finding My Family Roots and Battling Techeniye

Travel in Eastern Europe - Finding My Family Roots and Battling Techeniye

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 26, 2014 in Travel

Last year, Phil headed to Europe. The plan was to visit friends in Italy, then head to Bulgaria and end up in Istanbul, Turkey. Phil ended up in Koper, a small port town in the southwest of Slovenia. Koper is the oldest city in Slovenia and was part of Italy and Yugoslavia before gaining independence in 1991. But none of that was on Phil’s mind as he walked the streets of the city.... Read More ...

What You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Alaska

What You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Alaska

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The opportunities to experience the state’s natural beauty are seemingly endless. If getting out in nature is your idea of a great vacation, Alaska’s 54 million wild acres, 15 national parks and 6640 miles of coastline has you covered. One of the top sights on the list is the Aurora Borealis, which can be seen very clearly in Alaska.... Read More ...

Destinations and Adventures: Unusual Places for Travel

Destinations and Adventures: Unusual Places for Travel

Posted by Jarred Juett on February 27, 2014 in Travel

Families pack up their stuff, get the kids in the car, and drive to the obvious travel spots: theme parks, local nature preserves, and other standard destinations. Sure, visiting major cities and tourist attractions is fun, but what about all the other unique destinations and adventures that everyone is missing out on?... Read More ...