We purchased a Travel Guard policy a week before our trip because we sensed a threat of a late season snow storm in May. Sure enough, a blizzard hit the Midwest on May 1!
But, to our surprise, our plane on its way to our origination airport had a mechanical failure and a significant delay that prevented us from making our connection, and with the backlog of cancelled flights and passengers from the weather, they were unable to re-accommodate us to our destination for 3 days. So the trip was a total loss! Travel Guard was there and helped ensure that our claim was properly filed and complete. Three weeks later, a check arrived in the mail for the entire amount of our trip! We have already called several family and friends and said that a Travel Guard policy is a must for any trip. Thank you for being there to help cover our losses!
Whether you've booked your dream vacation or you're just looking to get away for a long weekend, it's important to prepare before you head out. Knowing things are in order back home will allow you to focus on relaxing while you're away – and that's what vacation is about after all! While it'll be hard to think of anything besides your destination be sure to take into account these travel tips before you go: