An ounce of prevention and all that...
Making sure you're up to date with all your immunizations is perhaps the most important 'insurance' you can take out. I know I'd rather stay healthy and well over the course of my travels, even if it meant not making a claim on my travel insurance!!
I've always found it astonishing how many people set off on a trip around the world without even the most basic medical or first aid kit. Click here for a list of the medical and first aid supplies I carry in my backpack. And remember there's an important difference betwen an oral thermometer and a rectal thermometer- the taste!
WORLD NOMADS TRAVEL INSURANCE
One thing I need to do before I waste any more time,
is to give a big juicy plug to World Nomads
. World Nomads is the only travel insurance company that I use, the only travel insurance company I will ever use, and the only travel insurance company that I will promote through my website. Over the years I've spent thousands of dollars on travel insurance. It's something you can't go without, but until I discovered World Nomads, I was spending almost twice as much money as I needed to.
It seems that readers of this website have been appreciating the value for money that World Nomads travel insurance policies represent. For every policy purchased through links in my website, I earn a commission, and these commissions have been growing steadily over the past twelve months. Thanks to those readers and thanks to World Nomads, the only insurance company that caters specifically to backpackers and independent budget travellers.
WITHOUT WORLD NOMADS, YOU'LL BE OUT IN THE COLD!
World Nomads is underwritten by Allianz,
one of the biggest players in the insurance game, worldwide. By giving you only the cover that you need (how many backpackers want to pay to be covered for ten thousand dollars worth of personal belongings? or a thousand dollars for a missed connection?) You can always be confident that you're still covered for a squillion dollars worth of medical expenses, and all the other essentials.
DON'T MAKE ME TELL YOU AGAIN!
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