I didn’t always have travel insurance but boy am I glad I do NOW. Lost baggage, canceled flights, …World Nomad Travel Insurance was there for me when I experienced:
Lombok’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake and five subsequent aftershocks. Over 600 people were killed, and 350,000 locals and tourists were displaced. Zoe and I had to cancel our trip to Gili Air island for her 17th Birthday, and World Nomad covered the trip.
Flights were canceled due to ash fall when St. Agung’s volcano erupted. 150,000 people were evacuated, and I had to figure out how to get off the island. 24/7 Emergency insurance was critical.
My wallet was stolen from my camera bag as it was strapped to my back while exploring Guadi’s spectacular Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain. All my credit cards and cash gone. World Nomad saved the day.
Why I love World Nomads:
Here are some of the reasons why I continue to use World Nomad:
- 24/7 Emergency Service so I can get help any time anywhere from around the globe
- Covers over 150 adventure sports and I’m all about adventuring.
- Flexibility to add new countries online or extend if I stay longer in any given country.
- Filing a claim online is easy. I was able to take photos of receipts and upload them while on the road.
- Natural Disasters are covered (with some exceptions)
How to File a Claim
We are all guilty of not reading the fine print, but I encourage you to read your policy in advance so you know what’s covered. Also, keep in mind:
- Save your receipts. If you buy something ALWAYS keep the receipt. Before I go on any trip I take photos of all my travel bags and contents and strive to keep records of my receipts in an online folder on the cloud or an external hard drive. Whether you buy online or in store, make sure you always keep the receipts for anything but particularly if it’s over $150.
- File a police report if something was stolen, so you have documentation to prove that the event occurred. Keep a paper trail of the effort you made to recover your items. Get the names and contact information of anyone you spoke to that might be able to corroborate what happened. For instance, the name and contact info of the Manager of the hotel or location where your items were stolen or went missing.
- Document your illness. Keep your doctor’s bill and any receipts of any medication or supplies you buy.
- Check for Travel Warnings. Before you travel somewhere it’s a good idea to check for travel warnings from the U.S. Department of State. Although World Nomad covers natural disasters you can’t exactly be a storm chaser and go looking for trouble or intentionally put yourself in harm’s way. State Government’s Travel Advisory website
Travel Insurance Perks
Buy coverage while traveling
24/7 Emergency Assistance
Cover for 150+ Adventure Activities
Donate to local communities
Here’s Whats Covered
Click each icon to see more events covered by World Nomads.