How travel insurance can help in emergencies large and small
A billowing cloud of smoke from the Swan Lake Fire seen from the Kenai River

How travel insurance can help in emergencies large and small

Getting stuck without your clothes, laptop and phone charger pales compared to a medical emergency away from home. In either event, travel insurance certainly can alleviate the stress of the situation.

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Taking the Kids — options when weather derails your trip
The lines were long in the North Terminal waiting for the security checkpoint on Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the day after a massive power outage brought operations to halt

Taking the Kids — options when weather derails your trip

Flight cancellations still occur on a regular basis because of the weather, but these days there are more options for passengers, especially if they are proactive, starting with carefully monitoring weather, road and airport closures

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Tragedy on cruise: ship responsible for couple’s death, report finds
La Estrella Amazonica

Tragedy on cruise: ship responsible for couple’s death, report finds

On the first night of a long-planned cruise in the Peruvian Amazon, Larry and Christy Hammer, retirees in their early 70s, were killed in a fire that broke out in their cabin on the 31-passenger La Estrella Amazonica.

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Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance
Jim Grace, CEO of InsureMyTrip in the call center

Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance

. I know most families don’t think they need travel insurance, but it really can save the day — and lots of money as costs can run into six figures when someone must be evacuated in a medical emergency. And, as travel insurers note, that is as likely to happen at a Mexican resort as on a cruise ship in some exotic locale.

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The best laid plans, waylaid by Frankenstorm
American Airlines Terminal at JFK Airport after 2010's Christmas blizzard

The best laid plans, waylaid by Frankenstorm

UPDATE (Wednesday, Oct 31) -- It's Halloween, but the really scary thing is now bad the damage from SuperStorm Sandy is all over the Northeast. We still have power at our house so we are one of the few lucky ones. But we lost cable, which means almost all forms of communication for us these days. I'm updating this blog from our Town Hall where they have electricity and free public wi-fi. It's impressive the way people are pulling together and helping each other out. Just this morning my husband helped a neighbor jump-start his car. His battery had run down after he and his son tried to recharge too many electronic devices. Meanwhile... if you trying to travel, or get home, during the storm's aftermath, check out www.johnnyjet.com for some great tips!

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