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  • Whining Kids, Enthusiastic Parents, Insurance Protection: The Summer Holiday

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This isn’t an isolated memory, for sure. Planning for a summer family vacation—perhaps to a place learned about in school—Mount Rushmore one year, and the Washington Memorial the next. The planning and plotting began way before school closed, and everything was discussed in detail—everything but travel insurance, that is.

And one of us always fell ill when on the road, after eating something particularly adventurous, or after a long day of sightseeing. There goes the holiday, we cried, and whined about how much better home would have been! This happened quite often actually, and we were always rushed to a doctor if it got worse. The medical care was paid for by insurance, which worked inside the United States.

The summer vacation of today is a bit different for many folks. It has expanded in scope to include international destinations. Kids still sulk at parents’ choice of things to see, do, and eat, and parents still try to make the trip not just about fun, but about education as well. And children still fall ill when traveling.

The only difference? U.S. health insurance does not work abroad. No wonder then, that travel experts especially advise people traveling with children to purchase adequate travel insurance. For less than the price of a cup of coffee a day, parents can breathe easy that their kids’ healthcare costs will be taken care of, if necessary. And then they can move on to tackle the whining kids!

Travel tip: Have games ready for children who get impatient with long drives.

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