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Why should I get a travel insurance?

We all love to travel especially when there are Piso fares or low fares but I think most of the time we forget to add travel insurance as part of the budget.  I don’t even know if everyone is aware of a travel insurance.  I worked in the travel industry for 13 years and this is a topic that is close to my heart.  I used to visit travel agencies around Metro Manila and conduct seminars or briefings together with travel insurance companies to promote awareness even to the travel agents.  WHY?! Because sometimes even travel agents don’t know the benefits of having one.  They don’t even mention it to clients!  So why do you ask should I get a travel insurance?

It’s simple! For your PEACE OF MIND!  When you travel there are a lot of what if’s… things that are beyond your control.  What if you missed your plane?  What if something happened to you while on a trip?  What if you get sick?  Cast those negativity aside and just prepare a small amount of money for your travel insurance and you can just enjoy your trip!

How small is small amount?  First of all you have to know the duration of your trip. Travel insurance gets you covered on the day of your flight up to the day of your arrival.  For Domestic travel lowest is Php200 while for International travel lowest is Php369.  I’m sure you can find lower rates than that but take note you also have to know the benefits and the coverage.  This rate is based on Starr International Insurance Company.  You can check out their website at for more details.  Just a note that this is not a paid write-up.  It’s just that I use them personally with all our travels and thank God we don’t have to use their service.  :o)


So going back.  For a minimum of 3D2N travel which is the “usual” travel you will only shell out Php369 per person if let’s say you are travelling with friends or if with family the Family rate is Php963 for an international travel.  That’s just a small amount to add to your budget!  So what are the coverage?  Well there’s a total of 14 sections in the policy but I won’t write them all down.  I will just highlight some of the coverage that I think are worth mentioning.

  • Emergency Assistance Services under which is the Compassionate visit –  If the policy holder becomes hospitalized the insurance company can pay the cost of the airfare and accommodation of one relative or friend or an immediate family member up to 5 consecutive nights.
    •  This is very important especially if you are a solo traveler and nobody will take care of you at the hospital.
  • Loss of Credit Card Benefit – Reimburses monetary loss of credit card as a direct result of theft, robbery or burglary.
  • Trip Curtailment Benefit – The insurance also pays for travel and/or accommodation expenses if there is a need for you to cut your trip short due to serious injury, sickness, riot etc.

These are just some of the coverage of getting a travel insurance of course worst part is death and repatriation,  this is also covered.  Don’t hesitate to call or ask your travel agencies for any travel insurance referral.  You don’t have to get it right away you can review it first and just get it even days before your travel.  JUST DON’T FORGET TO GET ONE!!  This is for peace of mind and for the family members who will be left behind if and when something untoward happens to the policy holder.  This should be automatic!  Do you have a preferred travel insurance?  Care to share?

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Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Jaunt


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USA Trip

USA Trip

I had the chance to travel to the US before I got married and I was too busy then to document any of it.  So I would like to share some of the highlights of that trip.  It was my longest plane ride ever and it was my first time in the US and I don’t have anybody with me.  When the plane landed I remember the words written in the visa application that “a visa doesn’t guarantee an entry to the USA” which of course gave me a little shiver.  Hehe.  I guess my face was that obvious that a customs guy called me for a spot check!  Good thing I didn’t bring anything unnecessary…but he did ask if I have balut or alamang in my bag! Hahaha.  I guess he had seen too many Filipinos already right?! After that short interrogation and opening of my bag I was out the door and I nearly wanted to kiss the ground! Hahaha.  Oh and I forgot to mention I got the plane tickets on sale!  I felt really blessed and lucky!  Of course I had to take a lot of pictures… with a little pocket money these are the best souvenir I can take home!

Picture LAX 601                                                                                 At the airport

Picture LAX 602                                                                       Dinner before going to my Uncle’s house

Picture LAX 622                                                                       SeaWorld to see Shamu

Picture LAX 633                                                                       Their ticket

Picture LAX 660                                                                                  Shamu!

Picture LAX 688                                                                                Real polar bears

Picture LAX 733                                                                              First time to see an apple tree

Picture LAX 743                                                                              Korean Resto for dinner

Picture LAX 749                                                                      Night out with my cousins…tried Sake.

Picture LAX 796                                                                        Universal Studios

Picture LAX 805                                                                          Ticket and map of Universal Studios

Picture LAX 884                                                                   Airplane wreck…looks real!

Picture LAX 916                                                                Alex and the penguin roaming around

Picture LAX 934                                                                     Burgers at Hollywood Grill

Picture LAX2 014                                                                        Jose Rizal and Jollibee at West Covina

During weekdays when my Uncle and cousins are at work I am left alone at home so one day I decided to walk around and this is what I found.

Picture LAX2 043                                                                            Lovely colored leaves

Picture LAX2 044                                                       This signage made me go back to the house! Hehehe.

Picture LAX2 053                                                                     Lunch at the famous In-n-out Burger

Picture LAX2 055                                                                                The menu says it all…

Picture LAX3 167                                                                   The happiest place on Earth!

Picture LAX4 012                                                                       Griffith Observatory

Picture LAX4 029                                                                                       The Observatory

Picture LAX4 102                                                                                               Meteorite?!

Picture LAX4 120                                                                               My weight on Jupiter!

Picture LAX4 201                                                                             Hollywood!

Picture LAX5 153                                                                               Chinese Restaurant for Lunch

Picture LAX5 156                                                                     Mang Max is also here!

Picture LAX5 179                                                                            went to a beach

Picture LAX5 199                                                                             Fishing enthusiasts by the pier

Picture LAX5 244                                                                                            Baywatch

20091120-lax6 017                                                                              P.F. Chang

ifly                                                                                    iFly experience

I think I have around 300-400 pictures of my LAX trip hehe obviously I documented everything…just in case I can’t go back anymore.  I know there are still more places to explore but due to time and budget constraints I had to make the most of what I have.  It was truly a blessing!  Have you been to LAX?  What have you tried and which places have you been to?

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Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Jaunt


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