That's what I used to say every time I was asked to buy a travel insurance. Every time I travel , I had never bought travel insurance because I think it 's just a waste of money . But my opinion has changed after some unfortunate events such as the loss of my luggage during a flight from Amsterdam to Rome and when Dad was sick so he had to be hospitalised during our trip in Canada . I wish I did buy a travel insurance so I did not have to spend a lot of money to pay the hospital and also I could claim my lost luggage.
|I didn't have clothes and camera charger for days in this beautiful city :(|
|spending a fortune on the hospital bill in Canada :(|
Why I was so skeptical about this insurance thingy? Because I didn't really understand about how it works and I've heard the story from some friends who had to go through a complicated process when claiming their insurance. But lately I came across to an article in LiveOlive (it's a bilingual website by the way, both in Indonesian and English) about the importance of buying a travel insurance and I found out that the insurance actually will provide many benefits for us even before the departure of our trip. Of course it's not like we are expecting something bad to happen during our trip *knock on woods* but you know, just in case. Because believe me, feeling panic while facing an emergency situation in a place which is foreign to us, is no fun at all.
Nowadays I'll make sure to get a travel insurance when I buy a flight ticket. I also felt relieved that the price is not as expensive as I thought before. One thing to remember though, that there are several type of travel insurance depends on the location of your destination , length of trip , as well as your health condition . So take some time to learn before deciding which one is the best for you. Choose an insurance company that provides a 24hours emergency hotline.
Because by the end of the day we all want is to enjoy our holiday feeling relax and at ease, right ?
|enjoying the gondola ride in Venice|