Travel Blog Posts

Guide to Backpacking Through Europe

Guide to Backpacking Through Europe

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Backpacking through Europe is a vacation that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The sights of the Old World combined with travel-friendly countries are attractive to all types of tourists.... Read More ...

Amusement Parks of the United States

Amusement Parks of the United States

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Amusement parks are excellent places to spend time with your family. They can be perfect for a fun getaway for a day, or you can organize an entire vacation around it to really take your time and enjoy the experience. Amusement parks provide fun for people of all ages, but depending on the ages of... Read More ...

Top 5 Alternative Destinations for College Mission Trips

Top 5 Alternative Destinations for College Mission Trips

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 30, 2014 in Travel

Traveling is becoming a growing trend among today’s student population. Most students tend to travel to Western Europe or Australia in order to study abroad in countries that are culturally similar to their homes, but college mission trips offer an exciting alternative to the traditional college student trip. College mission trips take place all over the world similar to study abroad programs. While many missionaries flock to a few typical destinations to work (Haiti and Mexico top many lists for good mission fields), you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to choosing a place to volunteer abroad. If you’re looking for a unique place to lend a hand, consider our top 5 alternative destinations:... Read More ...

Five Tips For Visiting The U.S.

Five Tips For Visiting The U.S.

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 29, 2014 in Travel

Traveling to the United States can differ from traveling around your own country, or other places around the world. Like any time you travel, there are things you should consider doing before you leave home, and a few things you’ll want to do when you arrive. Here are a few tips for visiting the USA. ... 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 ...

Snowbird Travel Destinations

Snowbird Travel Destinations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 29, 2014 in Travel

It can be difficult to stay motivated and upbeat during the dreary months of winter. Escaping the freezing temperatures is just one of the many reasons to visit one of these sunny winter travel destinations. Even if you don’t have immediate plans to travel, let your imagination take you on a journey to some of the sunniest winter vacation spots around the world.... Read More ...

Trip Accidents: South America Trip Accidents Infographic

Trip Accidents: South America Trip Accidents Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 29, 2014 in Travel

From the picturesque beaches of Venezuela to the snow-capped summits of Chile, South America holds some of the most beautiful locations in the world and attracts visitors from around the world. Whatever your escapades throughout the continent, whether it’s reading Borges in his hometown of Buenos Aires or racing llamas through Peru, keep in mind that trip accidents may happen. Getting travel insurance can help in the long run if you happen to catch a soccer ball to the face during a Brazil match. This infographic gives you an idea of how much trip accidents abroad could cost you without insurance. Before going south of the equator, check into your insurance options, and try not to get too crazy with your tango moves.... 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 ...

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 24, 2014 in Travel

If you’re not a fan of the hustle and bustle of holiday travel, take heart. The “getting there” part of the holidays doesn’t have to be painful. Whether you’re traveling internationally or domestically, the key to worry-free traveling is all in the preparation.... Read More ...

Trip Accidents: Asia Paradise or Peril Infographic

Trip Accidents: Asia Paradise or Peril Infographic

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on July 24, 2014 in Travel

Does your dream trip to Asia include a seven-day hike in the Himalaya Range or a stroll along the Great Wall of China? If your vacation is an adventure or a leisurely journey through paradise, this part of the world can be the perfect place for a vacation. The latest travel hotspots for adventure seekers and loafers are China, Mongolia, Nepal, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. Just be careful, because you never know when mishaps or trip accidents could translate into major medical costs overseas. When you pack your bags, make sure you research international health insurance products such as Atlas Travel® Insurance.... Read More ...

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Busting Myths of Travel for Business

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on July 23, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to people who travel for business, there are lots of stereotypes and myths. Just because you are a business traveler, it does not mean you have to sacrifice comfort or style for cost and lesser quality (or spend lots of company money for no good reason!). We are going to break down myths surrounding people who travel for business and try to explain how you can break them during your travels.... Read More ...

Must-See St. John Beaches

Must-See St. John Beaches

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on July 22, 2014 in Travel

If you’ve read some of my past blogs you know I’m a seasoned St. John visitor. It’s by far my favorite Caribbean destination, in most part because of their legendary beaches. Time is precious on vacations so be sure to make the most of it. Whatever you do, do not leave St. John without experiencing... Read More ...

International Travel Immunizations: An Interactive Guide

International Travel Immunizations: An Interactive Guide

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on July 21, 2014 in Travel

At HCC Medical Insurance Services, a big part of what we do involves helping international travelers to prepare for their time abroad. One question in particular tends to come up often: What travel immunizations will I need for my trip?... Read More ...