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How to Survive Getting Sick at Sea

How to Survive Getting Sick at Sea

Posted by Bekah Wright on July 20, 2016 in Travel

Dear Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group: A while back, I went on my first cruise. It was a lovely experience except… I got sick. Not seasick, mind you, but flu sick. I stuck it out for a day before realizing some type of medication might be in order. A visit to the ship's doctor fixed me right up. What caught me by surprise, though, was the hefty bill I received.... 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 ...

How to Survive a Sports Injury Abroad

How to Survive a Sports Injury Abroad

Posted by Bekah Wright on May 17, 2016 in Travel

Dear Tokio Marine HCC - MIS Group: Yes, it's me, the klutziest of travel journalists, writing to you again. So, here's what happened recently: I tried my hand at fly-fishing in Mammoth, California. After that experience, I decided to undertake the sport again in Exmouth, which is located in central-western Australia. My target spot: Nigaloo Lagoon. Word is, the fly-fishing there is renowned, and the landscape glorious. Why are you touching base with us, you ask? Well, there was an incident during my Mammoth Lakes fly-fishing experience. One I hope not to repeat, but, if I do… Well, let me explain.... Read More ...

How to Survive a Dental Emergency Abroad

How to Survive a Dental Emergency Abroad

Posted by Bekah Wright on April 25, 2016 in Travel

As a travel writer, I'm always on the road. And as someone who's accident prone, I've learned the benefits of preparing for the unpredictable by purchasing travel insurance. Which brings me to a recent trip to Germany. Prior to a conference, I visited several major cities throughout Germany. I'm happy to say, despite being a klutz (a word of German origin, by the way), I didn't trip or fall even once. It seemed like I was going to get through the trip without incident, until a fateful encounter with a gummy bear.... Read More ...

5 Ways to Save Your Travel Memories

5 Ways to Save Your Travel Memories

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 11, 2015 in Travel

Traveling is all about discovering, feeling alive, finding out the truth about yourself, and collecting the most precious memories. You can travel far or near, solo or in a group, go abroad or simply re-discover the beauty of your surroundings. Everywhere you go you document the things you see, whether you intend to or not.... Read More ...

Interview: Studying German in Germany

Interview: Studying German in Germany

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on May 5, 2015 in Study Abroad

We interviewed a Michigan State University Alumni, Elizabeth Kelley, who had recently studied abroad to study German in Germany. She graciously allowed us to share her thoughts on studying another language in another country for those who are curious about doing the same.... Read More ...

Featured Customer: De-Neita Peoples Study Abroad in London

Featured Customer: De-Neita Peoples Study Abroad in London

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 20, 2015 in Study Abroad

De-Neita Peoples, a 25 year old Atlas Travel® customer who is currently traveling Europe, strives to live by the saying, “How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these”.... Read More ...

Customer Story: Aswan-Tranquil Temples, No Hassle Markets

Customer Story: Aswan-Tranquil Temples, No Hassle Markets

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the third in a series, detailing her experiences exploring Aswan, the temple of Philae, and the Spice Market. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have traveled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Story: Kom Ombon – the Temple of the People

Customer Story: Kom Ombon – the Temple of the People

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the fifth in a series, detailing her experiences exploring Kom Ombo, an ancient temple dedicated to Horus and Sobek. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Story: Where the Living and the Dead Collide at Luxor

Customer Story: Where the Living and the Dead Collide at Luxor

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the seventh in a series, detailing her experience taking a hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Customer Travel Story: Youri Menna Sings in Paris

Customer Travel Story: Youri Menna Sings in Paris

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 26, 2015 in Travel

After wandering around the Latin Quarter of paris, and poking around in various neighborhoods, Marty ended up in front of the famed Opera House. What followed was an expectantly pleasant street performance.... Read More ...

J’aime Les Belges: An American Girl’s Day in Brussels

J’aime Les Belges: An American Girl’s Day in Brussels

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on February 5, 2015 in Travel

While my stay in Brussels was short—only one day—the city still managed to convince me that it should never be overlooked. Conveniently located between Paris and Amsterdam, my friends and I decided to make it a stop on one of our weekend excursions while we studied abroad. Here’s what we found.... Read More ...

A Good Girl's Guide To Amsterdam

A Good Girl's Guide To Amsterdam

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on January 20, 2015 in Travel

Judging by the reactions of my older family members and friends, it seems there is a common misconception that young adults only travel to Amsterdam for the party scene and some wild nights. However, for me and my girlfriends, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Behind the stereotypes you’ll find a beautiful and culturally.... Read More ...

Reading List: 8 of the Best Travel Books

Reading List: 8 of the Best Travel Books

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on October 6, 2014 in Travel

Reading while traveling is one of the best ways to entertain yourself. Learn a little more about the world by diving into some of the following travel narratives. You’ll get caught up and may be inspired to plan some new adventures after reading any one of the best travel books of all time. This book... 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 ...

South Africa: Proudly African, Truly International

South Africa: Proudly African, Truly International

Posted by Cynthia Roush on April 22, 2014 in Study Abroad

Hi! My name is Cynthia Roush, and I am a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Last summer, before my junior year, I went on a short study abroad to South Africa. South Africa is an incredible country filled with rich culture, food, and atmosphere. Though I have experienced richness in my travels to other countries, such as in Europe, the buzz in the air is different... Read More ...

How Travel Medical Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

How Travel Medical Insurance Can Give You Peace of Mind

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on April 9, 2014 in Travel

It’s winter and you’re leaving home for warmer climates. You pack your swimsuit, sunscreen and beach supplies and soon you’re off to a much-needed vacation. Protecting yourself from the risk of illness or injury while you’re abroad is the absolute last thing on your mind. But what would happen to you in the event of... Read More ...

Customer Story: The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities – The Eyes of the Boy-King

Customer Story: The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities – The Eyes of the Boy-King

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. This blog post, the second in a series, details her experience in her own words. You can also find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog. If you have traveled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video

Sick Abroad Without Travel Insurance Video

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Sharlene Boodram, Caribbean recording artist, recently met with us to share her story of being sick abroad without travel medical insurance. Have you had a similar experience? Share your story in the comments section below.... Read More ...

Top HCCMIS Blogs for August 2011

Top HCCMIS Blogs for August 2011

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Customer Story: Aswan – Tranquil Temples, “No Hassle” Markets Aswan feels like Africa in a way Cairo does not. The people are darker skinned, the dusty streets are full of buildings painted blue and gold, bony dogs,... Read More ...

Study Abroad in Spain

Study Abroad in Spain

Posted by Ryan Love on March 27, 2014 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting time for any student who takes advantage of the opportunity to learn and travel in a different country. However, one of the most difficult decisions you have to make before studying abroad is deciding where you actually want to go. Many students choose to study in countries like England and... Read More ...

Customer Story: Ramses the Great’s Love Letters

Customer Story: Ramses the Great’s Love Letters

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the fourth in a series, detailing her visit to the temples of Abu Simbel. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and video of Allison describing her ride on a camel in our YouTube Channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Live Local -- It's the Only Way to Travel

Live Local -- It's the Only Way to Travel

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Photo courtesy of Trey Ratcliff. A new service was recently launched in Berlin where travelers can hook up with a local to tour the city and learn how to imbed themselves into the local culture of the German capital. This struck me as one of the greatest travel, and business, ideas I had heard of... Read More ...

The 6 Most Annoying Travelers in the World

The 6 Most Annoying Travelers in the World

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

“Because I travel a lot, I get to sit and watch people,” says Chuck Gose. “As you go through the airport, through security, getting on the plane, getting off the plane, there are little annoying things people do throughout the entire process.” Want to avoid making the list? Don’t be any of these people the next time you fly.... Read More ...

Travel to Europe with Kids: Let Her Eat Cake

Travel to Europe with Kids: Let Her Eat Cake

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. ~Mark Twain Marty’s Story Travel to Europe with kids can be challenging. But does traveling with your children make you a better parent? One of our customers, Marty Muse, believes it does. ... Read More ...

Travel Together in Europe: An American Serviceman and Wife

Travel Together in Europe: An American Serviceman and Wife

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

After graduating from college, many of John Carroll’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers worked in cubicles. John’s career path was slightly different. He flew F-18s. After 20 years of military service as a Naval Aviator, including flying combat missions in Iraq, John retired from the Marines and secured work in the private sector. But before... Read More ...

Featured Customer: London Farewell

Featured Customer: London Farewell

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 27, 2014 in Travel

De-Neita has done just about everything in London on her “to-do” list, but her main focus right now is her trip to Italy. Starting off in Rome, De-Neita did as much as she could in the time that she had. It is nearly impossible to see all of Rome in a lifetime, let alone a ... 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 ...