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How to Plan the Ultimate Buddy Trip

How to Plan the Ultimate Buddy Trip

Posted by Brianna Weidman on May 23, 2016 in Travel

So you’ve decided to embrace one of the most time-honored traditions in golf—the buddy trip. Whether your trip is an annual event or a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the time you’ll spend with friends is invaluable, and the memories you’ll make will last a lifetime. But where should you go, and who should you invite? Planning a buddy trip presents a series of unique challenges that set it apart from a solo excursion or family vacation; you and your friends have different obligations, separate finances, and conflicting schedules. To aid in the planning process, we’ve laid out the most important aspects of buddy-trip planning: the group, dates, and destination.... Read More ...

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Indianapolis Favorites for Your Indy 500 Experience

Posted by Andrea Emerson on May 16, 2016 in Travel

Every year, thousands of racing fans flock to Indianapolis for the Indy 500, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. As the city prepares for the 100th running of the race this May, spectators from all over the world are gearing up for a weekend full of live music, entertainment and, of course, world-class racing. Are you coming? If so, don't limit your experience to the Motor Speedway--although that will be loads of fun. Below are great ways to get out into the city and explore everything Indianapolis has to offer.... Read More ...

10 Things Every Serious Golfer Needs to Improve

10 Things Every Serious Golfer Needs to Improve

Posted by Ashley Norman on February 1, 2016 in Travel

Bob Hope once said, If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. Golf is a game of skill, and all the seasoned pros have learned to master a combination of techniques and essential tools. But whether you are a novice or have been at it for years with no luck, if you want to be a serious golfer, here are the 10 things you need to improve your game.... Read More ...

Travel Health Insurance Myths

Travel Health Insurance Myths

Posted by Abigail Pratt on May 7, 2015 in Insurance

Do any of the following travel medical insurance myths sound like a reason that has prevented you from buying a policy? Hopefully your situation is unlike the millions of people who travel every year, and find themselves in precarious circumstances without the protection of travel medical insurance. Here are some travel insurance myths you should learn about before you decide whether or not to purchase a plan before your next trip abroad.... 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 ...

Keirin Racing: 5 Fun Facts

Keirin Racing: 5 Fun Facts

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

Keirin racing is a Japanese phenomenon almost as old as modern sporting itself. An over-the-top combination of athleticism, gambling, glory-seeking, and tradition, Keirin has provided Japanese cyclists a place to strategically compete on their bikes for more than half a century. It’s a mega-budget sport, grossing funds in excess of $10 billion dollars in ticket... 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 ...

Improvements to Atlas TravelĀ® Series

Improvements to Atlas TravelĀ® Series

Posted by Jarred Juett on February 5, 2015 in Insurance

At HCCMIS, we work hard to bring you products that will match your needs. With that in mind, we recently announced some improvements for our Atlas Travel Series. You can find an overview of the improvements in the video above.... 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 ...

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 ...

Four Awesome Moments in Olympic History

Four Awesome Moments in Olympic History

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on May 27, 2014 in Travel

Since 1896, the world has seen some pretty awesome moments during the Olympic Games. As countries all over the world gather for friendly competition and rivalry, we all spend a couple weeks, every two years, to celebrate the true athletic greatness that exists around the world. There have been some incredible moments and accomplishments that... Read More ...

Significance and Passing of the Olympic Torch

Significance and Passing of the Olympic Torch

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 27, 2014 in Travel

The significance of the Olympic Torch goes back in history to the ancient Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. According to the old myth, a flame was ignited by the sun and kept burning until the closing of the Olympic Games.... 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 ...

What to Do After Retirement

What to Do After Retirement

Posted by Jarred Juett on April 7, 2014 in Life Transitions

Most people dream of the day when they can finally retire and have as much free time as they could want. However, when that day finally arrives, many people find they don’t know what to do with all of the extra time they now have on their hands—time that used to be spent working. Retirement... Read More ...

International Golf Travel: Going Beyond Par Infographic

International Golf Travel: Going Beyond Par Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Granted, sometimes you just need to grab your clubs and go; however, you’ve always dreamed of playing in a major tournament. Golf is a tradition of class and skill and you’ve wanted to travel the globe—from South Africa to Scotland to Myrtle Beach N.C., to play the most challenging courses in the world. ... Read More ...

Top 5 Moments in the U.S. and Russia Rivalry

Top 5 Moments in the U.S. and Russia Rivalry

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on March 27, 2014 in Travel

From the Space Race to the Cold War to the Arms Race, Russia and the U.S. have a long history of tension—most notably in politics. But the two nations have also had a fierce rivalry in sports. With this year’s Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia, here’s a quick look at some of the... Read More ...

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

London Olympics: A Guide to Local Transportation

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The streets of London are sure to be filled with sports fans from around the world during the Summer Olympic Games of 2012. To help you from getting lost on the streets during the London Olympics, we have put together this short guide for getting around town:... Read More ...

Traveling to the 2012 Olympics

Traveling to the 2012 Olympics

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

You have watched every Olympic games on your television, but this is the year you want to see the games in person. There is only one small problem. Travel in general is expensive and complicated, and Olympic travel can be even more so.... Read More ...