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Altitude Sickness On Arrival: How To Cope

Considering the far-flung destinations many people travel to on vacation today, it’s not surprising that more and more travelers are experiencing altitude sickness. If you travel to locations set at 3,500m (around 11,000 feet) above sea level you may develop symptoms of altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness signs and symptoms include headache, difficulty breathing, nausea and mental confusion. If you feel ill after arriving at a high-altitude location, use your travel insurance to seek medical advice. People with respiratory or cardiac problems are at greater risk of experiencing symptoms, even at lower altitudes.

Drink plenty of fluids on the flight as dehydration can make symptoms worse. R

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US Travel Warning for Mexico

Travel insurance can protect a vacation investment if it has to be cancelled or interrupted for a reason that is written in the policy.  Most of the time this is because of a sickness, injury or death of a traveler or family member, but many other unforeseeable circumstances can apply as well.  A recent expanded US travel warning for Mexico has many travelers asking if this is a covered reason to cancel.  An article from USA Today addressed the travel warning in more detail.

An expanded U.S.State Department travel warning to Mexico, issued before this week’s news that 183 bodies have been discovered in a northeastern border state, is generating mixed responses in tourist spots highlighted in the new alert.

The April 22 warning notes that millions of U.S. citi

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Sex and Car Insurance: How Gender Affects Your Rate

Auto insurance actuaries make generalizations about groups of people to help them determine auto insurance rates. Though it sounds surprisingly un-PC, your gender can generally predict driving behavior and, hence, how likely you are to be involved in an accident. And in spite of the stereotype of the ditzy female driver, you might be surprised to learn who pays more for car insurance. Ready?

Generally, males between the ages of 16-25 pay more for auto insurance than females the same age. It may seem like gender discrimination but there are good reasons why:

  • Males typically drive more than females.

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Advice For Cyclone Season In The South Pacific

Travelers heading to the South Pacific region should be aware of the risk of cyclones during the period of December through April, according to the U.S. Department of State. The threat of cyclones originating in the area could cause problems for your trip.

While most vacations in the South Pacific pass without any negative incident, you should monitor weather reports and take the appropriate action should a tropical cyclone hit the region. Make sure your trip is protected with trip cancellation insurance. Affected areas include Australia, Fiji, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu, as well as French Polynesia.

Make sure you have up-to-date travel insurance to cover a tropical cyclone if it hits your vacation while you are abroad.

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Resedential Caravan Insurance

Sometimes, a static caravan can be more than just a holiday home ? it can be your year-round residence. If thats the case then adequate residential caravan insurance is absolutely essential, much like it is for traditional homes, and if youve got in place then you can enjoy your home with nothing to worry about.

As with all types of insurance, there are several levels of cover that you can consider. This will range from simple third party cover to something much more comprehensive, and it obviously depends on your own personal circumstances (and your budget) as to which one you go for.

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Making Windshield Claims Easy (and Green)

Ever driven down the road and heard the sickening sound of a rock flying into your windshield? Not a good thing to hear, huh?

It happens all the time, though. In fact, glass damage is one of the most common car insurance claims. But there’s good news, too. With Esurance, you can file glass claims online or through your smartphone. A

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