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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Document your illness. Keep your doctor’s bill and any receipts of any medication or supplies you buy.
  4. 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

If you're traveling and want to travel longer, World Nomads lets you buy more cover to keep you on the road.
If you're traveling and want to travel longer, World Nomads lets you buy more cover to keep you on the road.

24/7 Emergency Assistance

Wherever you are, the team can help you when you need it most. They can connect you with medical treatment and transportation 24/7.
Wherever you are, the team can help you when you need it most. They can connect you with medical treatment and transportation 24/7.

Cover for 150+ Adventure Activities

The World Nomads team loves to explore the boundaries when traveling. They have worked for over ten years developing one of the longest lists of covered activities.
The World Nomads team loves to explore the boundaries when traveling. They have worked for over ten years developing one of the longest lists of covered activities.

Donate to local communities

World Nomads connects customers to projects run by established charities so you can fund projects in destinations with the greatest need.
World Nomads connects customers to projects run by established charities so you can fund projects in destinations with the greatest need.

Here’s Whats Covered

Click each icon to see more events covered by World Nomads.

 

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

World Nomads works hard to protect it.
Been working hard for your trip? World Nomads works hard to protect it.

Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.
Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured? Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, World Nomads will get you there quickly.
Know where the nearest hospital is? Don’t stress, World Nomads will get you there quickly.

Baggage & Gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.
Love photography, filming or sport? Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Natural Disasters

Earthquakes, fires and floods can ruin your dream trip. You can get covered for extreme weather and disasters.
Earthquakes, fires and floods can ruin your dream trip. You can get covered for extreme weather and disasters.

Stolen Passport

See how to recover your identity and documents if your passport is stolen.
See how to recover your identity and documents if your passport is stolen.

Over 150 Adventure Activites Covered!

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Snow
Bobsledding
Ice Hockey
Ice Skating
Kite Wing
Skiing
Ski Joring
Snowboarding
Snow kiting
Snowmobiling
Tobogganing
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Water
Canoeing
Kayaking
Paddle Boarding
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Snorkelling
Surfing
Tubing
Windsurfing
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Air
Aerial Safari
Ballooning
Bungee Jumping
Hang Gliding
High Diving
Hot Air Ballooning
Passenger in a commercial aircraft
Skydiving
Tandem Skydiving
Zip Line
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Land
Bushwalking
Camel Riding
Camping
Caving
Elephant Riding
Hiking
Orienteering
Motorbiking
Mountain Biking
Trekking
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Sports
Baseball
Basketball
Cricket
Fencing
Go Karting
Golf
Hockey
Tennis
Ultimate frisbee
Volleyball
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Experiences
Childcare work
General farm work
Hospitality
Restaurant
Teaching
Fruit Picking
Admin work
Ski instructor
Office work
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