Medical and Travel Insurance

This section covers International Travel Insurance, Health / Medical Insurance and Life Insurance. All of these are very important to look into before traveling and while on your adventures as well. 

Click on the links below to learn the details about insurances, how important each of them are, which ones you will personally need, and who the best company is for you to deal with. 

Don’t leave this part of your To Do List till the last minute, as it can take a while to finalise, and is vital for the smooth-running success of long term traveling.

A quirky family of four (two humans, two dogs) that love traveling, new experiences, exploring the outdoors, and finding the joy in life. They don’t love being tied down or squeezed into “little boxes” – which is why they decided to sell everything they owned, move into a van, and adventure full time since April 2017. In that time, they’ve learned a thing or two about building vans and living in them. Gnomad Home has grown into a top resource for van builders everywhere. 

Their guides have helped many people break out of their comfort zones and embark on their own vanlife journeys – here is some fantastic information about health insurance..

Nick and Dariece are Canadian Travel Bloggers with an aim to show others how to earn money online, on the road and on-the-go, so that they can make travel a bigger part of their lives. They have been traveling for over 8 years and their motto is: Keep your life on your back and get more back from your life!

There is lots and lots to have a look at on their website – like this very interesting and informative guide on international travel insurance

Mike and Oshin have been full time traveling for over 7 years. This incredible blog is about where they go, what inspires them, and explains in a lot of detail the numerous ways how they consistently make money online to foot the bill on a travel-intensive lifestyle. Their primary objective is to help and motivate others to pick up a passport, get a remote job and explore it –to find balance and improve their quality of life.

Have a look at this article chock-a-block full of really helpful information about travel insurance.

Jodi Etternberg, quit her job as a lawyer in 2008 to visit Siberia. She planned to take only a year sabbatical to travel the world but never returned to the law. Instead, as a celiac, she ended up living the Nomadic Lifestyle with exciting work in food, public speaking, and storytelling.

In 2017, a botched spinal tap derailed her life and left her disabled. Her work and travels ground to a halt. Legal Nomads now reflects her new reality: she shares lessons from the road, and also how to cope with grief and chronic pain. And how to cultivate the resilience required to navigate tough times.

Legal Nomads remains a place to connect with others through curiosity and discovery.  Read her fantastic article World Travel Resources, which includes Insurance advice here…

Fabienne and Ben are 2 bloggers, authors, and web entrepreneurs from the french part of Switzerland. After working for 2 years in Vienna, they left backpacking around the world for 19 months (2013-2015). This was a real “life changing” experience and they discovered during this trip what the words “freedom” and “flexibility” really mean.

Since then, they have been moving forward on the path of web entrepreneurship, embracing the digital nomad lifestyle

You can read all about Insurance and a comparison of the best Backpacker Insurance Companies on their blog…

Gaby and Kristen‘s website is full of real, actionable information that guides you, step-by-step, into the digital nomad lifestyle – representing the idea of maximum travel with minimum baggage (and not just the luggage kind). One Bag Nomad exists to help you leave all the unnecessary behind and to save time by finding all the information you need in one place.

Peruse this awesome site and learn the finer details of being a Digital Nomad, and how medical insurance works for travellers.

In 2005, Howard & Linda Payne quit their corporate jobs, sold their house at age 41, and started a life on the road in an RV for an indefinite period, as they felt there was more to life than what traditional society expected.  They started RV-Dreams.com, where Howard took the mounds of research he’d done and compiled it into one place for others considering full-time RVing.  They opened up their lives and posted their journey, their triumphs and mistakes, and their financial information for a more complete, honest look at full-time RVing. 

Howard and Linda also worked a variety of jobs on the road to support their lifestyle.  Their diversity of experiences, age, and background combine to create an interesting perspective on RV living. Enjoy this fantastic guide to Insurance

Will Hatton has been an adventurer and entrepreneur for 10 years. He is passionate about real adventures; freezing peaks and steaming jungles, crashing waves and raging rivers; if it gets his heart pumping and his blood racing, he is down. The goal of The Broke Backpacker is to show budding adventurers how to ditch their desks, hit the road and discover the intoxicating levels of freedom that can only be found while traveling the world. Will believes that travel is the ultimate learning experience and that when you are out of your comfort zone, this is when you learn the most.

What a website! That’s all I can say… have fun reading Will’s post on the best travel insurance.

Nora Dunn, originally from Canada, slow traveled the world full-time for 12 years (through over 55 countries and 5 continents), and still travels for half the year! She’s an expert on travel, personal finance (as a former Certified Financial Planner), and lifestyle design. She’s lived a variety of lifestyles by working in trade for free accommodation. Her location independent writing career takes care of the rest of the expenses. She has got a ton of content on her website. Since 2007, she’s perfected the art of traveling full-time in a financially sustainable way. If you’d like to learn how to do the same, then check out her brilliant site.

For her post on Travel Insurance, click the button below here… 

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy and claim online, even after you've left home. Travel insurance from WorldNomads.com is available to people from over 130 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travellers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

Medical and Travel Insurance done >>> tick. Now Visas and Passports… Click on this link to view all the information you need to know to finalise this part of your checklist:

Visas and Passports

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