Travel Insurance


Should I get travel insurance?

But seriously, do I REALLY NEED travel insurance?

In my honest opinion, it’s a good idea.  Just in case.



You can call me grandma, you can call me a worrier, you can say that I’m expecting the worst – go right ahead.

But I will never go on a big trip without travel insurance. I have been travelling on my own since 2012 – I am done with worrying over the little things, I don’t panic about the availability of shampoo or have if you can drink the water. I google that stuff and hustle on to the plane!

It’s a little cliche but I feel like if I cant afford the travel insurance, I can’t afford to go. Yeah I’m serious!

From little things like a phone getting involuntarily sacrificed to Poseidon.

Or big things, like medical bills or emergency evacuation.

world nomads travel insurance

Me, Chillin with some Egyptian Pyramids. Not a care in the world because my travel insurance was with World Nomads 😛

World Nomads, they are my go to. They are my favourite. I have had many policies with them and they have helped me out many times – you can read my full review here.

If you don’t have time for that – here are my three kickers:

  1. Easy process from quote to purchase
  2. Ability to extend, or initiate new policy while on the road
  3. Customer service that every company out there should be working towards

Oh – and they actively support communities around the world with your help!

Oh AND – they love travel writers. Check out their incredible writing scholarship for 2018

7 things you should know about travel insurance from

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need provides cover for what’s important for travellers from 140 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions please contact directly.


There you have it, my spiel, the official spiel, and a cheeky selfie as well.

As with ANY THING, I love this company and they have been really good for me, but make sure you check out the policy details to make sure it’s the right choice for you.

You can click here for a quote!






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