Henchmen should always have insurance! (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom).
Let’s get the famous, much used philosophy on the subject out of the way…
If you can’t afford the travel insurance, don’t travel!
Why? If something bad happens to you on your travels be it an injury, flight cancellation, hijacking, family death, theft of property etc. then you need to be able to pay for the treatment or to replace the item and recoup the costs of a cancelled trip.
There are over two hundred individual countries on planet Earth, a planet which covers around 197 million square miles of area. You have a backpack ready to be packed for adventure, a bit of money and a valid passport… so where do you begin?
Photo Credit: Steve Collier, 2014.
There are no right or wrong answers to this question. It’s purely subjective. You may find as much joy on a jaunt to rural Somerset as a trek to a hilltop village in Papua New Guinea. Your trip plan can depend on budget, comfort zone, personal interests and any number of factors. What we’ll do then is take you through our ‘process’ and any useful tools we found to help us plan our route.