When traveling alone, you can enjoy total freedom in planning your trip, seeing the sites that interest you the most, and moving about at your own pace. However, you bear the brunt of the trip’s costs and responsibilities yourself, and you don’t get to share the experience with anyone else. All vacations are different; some may be more fun with companions, while others are best done alone. Here we’ll take a look at why solo travelers need to protect themselves with travel insurance.
Taking a trip by yourself may be the perfect escape for some people. You get to see the sites on your own time and may gain some inner perspective. Traveling alone has many benefits but one consistent drawback: you’re alone with no one else to rely in cases of emergency. That’s why travel insurance tends to be a very important to solo travelers.
Travel insurance can help and support you while you travel alone. If your luggage is lost or stolen, you won’t be helpless and stranded – baggage coverage may reimburse you. Then of course is the worst case scenario: becoming sick or injured on your trip. If you are hospitalized for more than seven days while traveling alone, travel insurance will bring one person chosen by you to and from the hospital or other medical facility where you are confined.
These are some of the protections and benefits of travel insurance. They are well worth considering if you are planning to travel alone.
RoamRight’s VP of Travel, Brice King, has been involved in the travel insurance industry since 2004; working in IT, operations assistance and international medical credentialing. As an avid backpacker and traveler, he has visited all seven continents and over 20 countries. The highlight of his travels was a year long, round the world honeymoon. Most of his recent travels have been on backcountry camping trips in the Western US. Follow Brice on Google Plus
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