Should I purchase travel insurance?

Should I purchase travel insurance?

Despite our best efforts to avoid them, unexpected incidents can your vacation adventures upside down. Accidents, illnesses, injuries, cancelled flights, lost luggage and bad weather can derail even the most carefully laid travel plan.

Whether it’s a weekend trip, a golf getaway to Erehwon Retreat or a tour abroad that’s taken years to save for, travel is a part of your life.

The decision to purchase travel insurance really comes down to whether the financial benefit outweighs the cost of the policy premium. For example, if you had to cancel your trip, could you afford to lose the money you paid for the entire trip? 

Keep in mind, trip cancellation is pre-departure coverage if you cancel your vacation for a covered reason such as:  injury or illness, a natural disaster, schedule conflicts such as jury duty or court summons, traffic accident en route, work conflicts, military deployment to help with disaster relief. Travel insurance with not reimburse you because the weather reports suggest rain for the week of your visit or you’ve had a change of heart about taking a vacation that week.

For our guests from overseas, we remind you that trip interruption coverage is different than trip cancellation insurance.

If you wish to purchase travel insurance, please visit our partner website TravelProtection.insure for details, quote and to purchase. By clicking the hyper link you are setting a cookie on your computer which alerts Travel Protection.  When we process your reservation you will receive Email notification.  Sharing our confirmation with the Underwriter will sync with Erehwon and your are set.  Underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.

Holiday musings

Holiday Musings

CC Photo courtesy of Roslyn via Flickr.

During Christmas, the only table open one morning at Starbucks placed me next to the condiment bar (cream, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg). With all the fly-drives to Florida and whistle-stop tours of America I witness hosting foreign guests at Erehwon Retreat, I realized this morning that if you want to discover the essence of American diversity sitting next to the condiment bar will not widen the gulf but rather provide new insights.

Once guests have gotten over their amazement at the size of everything in the United States—from mountains, to prairies, food portions, even the super-sized Tastee Freeze stands—a still more bewildering syndrome afflicts them: the geographic diversity. For example, in West Ashley, SC there’s a lot more latte sold than coffee, likewise the crayfish in Cajun lowlands is a lot different than dining at the Crab Claw in St. Michael’s, Maryland.

Like Philadelphia’s cheesesteak, the Cuban sandwich is an icon for cheap eats in both Miami and Tampa.

And while the Cuban sandwich in either Florida city may look the same to the casual observer and have similar ingredients, the subtle differences can arouse the passions of locals.  Even the origins of the Cuban sandwich are in dispute.

One can never form close bonds with 311 million Americans, but taking notes on what guests talk about during their visit—number one is variety.  Guests marvel over contrariety, and, most important, the discovery that there are plenty of folks who are not only simpatico, but are also indistinguishable from those they left at home.

East is east and west is west, and while the twain may meet, perhaps its at Starbucks condiment bar.