Another reason to protect your vacation with travel insurance…

Welcome to Peak Hurricane Season!  Not sure if you realize that hurricane season lasts for 6 months and this year is supposed to be a big one.  We’ve already had a bunch of named storms and we are just about 1/2 way through the season.

I bet you thought we were going to take this time to talk about taking out travel insurance because we are now in the middle of hurricane season.  Well you should.  My Vacation Lady personally takes out travel insurance for our vacations.  Believe it or not, this time we are talking about other reasons to include travel insurance on your vacation or honeymoon package.

Let’s imagine that you were heading down to Saint Lucia for your honeymoon and you had a connection in Miami.  Your 610am flight to Miami would arrive at 905am and your flight from Miami to Saint Lucia left at 1015am.  If you missed that flight, your only option would be to overnite in Miami and hope that you could get on the 1015am flight the next day.  Well, there was a problem with one of the controls on the plane (and you certainly don’t want to be on an unsafe plane) but you missed your flight and now you’re stuck in Miami for the night at an airport hotel.

Astra Suites, Santorini

Let’s imagine that you are heading home from your romantic honeymoon in Greece.  You have already flown back from Santorini to Athens to catch your flight back to Newark.  Too bad your plane never took off from Newark because of bad weather.  You did like Athens but you really wanted to fly back on Friday to have Saturday and Sunday to recuperate.  Luckily, you only spent 1 extra night in Athens and were able to get home on Saturday.

Or imagine a crazy thing like someone decides to skip past security and the airport shuts down. You’ve missed your cruise, you get stuck in a connecting airport, you miss your first day at your romantic resort that you paid a lot of money for.  If you don’t have travel insurance, you are likely out a good deal of money.  With travel insurance, your policy would likely cover this under the missed connection or travel delay section of the the coverage, and your loss would likely have been minimized.

Travel insurance covers a lot more than just missed connection or travel delays and My Vacation Lady always recommends travel insurance to protect your vacation investment.  We never anticipate problems and we would prefer you never have to use the insurance but we bet you’ll be much happier knowing you have it, when you do need it.

About the Author:

Mindy Gilbert of My Vacation Lady has been helping clients, just like you, plan their dream vacations, cruises and honeymoons since 1994.