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There are many vendors who would try and convince you that going abroad without traveler's insurance is downright foolish. However, most people going on vacation have already invested enough in their travel costs that they generally overlook extra costs they consider frivolous, at best.

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Understanding Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is important to understand, since like health insurance coverage, the customer may be refused coverage. Many insurance companies will offer a surplus of coverage for individuals and families. The company will consider few aspects of the policyholder, by reviewing the risk factors involved. If the policyholder is a high-risk the company may cover the holder, but the premiums will be higher than standard in most instances. Travel Insurance on the other hand, can refuse customers if they pose a high-risk.

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Irish island asks Americans to move there

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:51:13 GMT

Down to its last 469 residents, the island of Arranmore, off the west coast of County Donegal, is appealing to Americans to move there, offering high speed internet, beautiful beaches and a sense of community.

Climbers arrested after landing plane on Mont Blanc

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 13:49:03 GMT

Conquering Western Europe's highest peak is an ambition shared by many climbers, but one Mont Blanc summit attempt cut some serious corners en route to the top.

A Paris hotel like no other

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:29:59 GMT

Domaine de Chantilly is home to one of France's lesser known châteaux. When you're visiting Paris, it makes a great alternative to tourist-burdened Versailles.

What's it like to walk the entire length of China's Great Wall?

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 02:35:51 GMT

On a warm spring morning in 1984, Dong Yao-hui and his two young friends, Wu De-yu and Zhang Yuan-hua, pulled on military surplus backpacks and boots and set out on a hike along a stretch of the Great Wall of China.

Global air travel's biggest-ever breakthrough

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 08:42:12 GMT

British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight in 1919. An egg-shaped monument in Ireland marks this moment in aviation history.

Disney World increases price of annual passes

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:15:20 GMT

Walt Disney World Resort has significantly increased the cost of its annual park passes, just ahead of the August 29 opening of the new Star Wars land at Hollywood Studios park.

America's 243st birthday is upon us, and nothing signifies July Fourth like fireworks, a tradition that dates back to July 4, 1777. In recent years, folks have had 15,000 or more fireworks shows around the USA. To help you choose, CNN has compiled some of the best cities and towns that traditionally have great fireworks shows.

The new traveling exhibition, "Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away," brings over 700 objects, replicas and media together to tell the story of death and life in Hitler's most deadly concentration camp. It's in New York City until January 2020.

London Heathrow Airport reveals expansion 'masterplan'

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:11:52 GMT

London's Heathrow Airport has released a new "masterplan" for its much-anticipated expansion, which will see a third runway open by 2026, making it one of the busiest airports in the world.

Quiet supersonic passenger airplane unveiled

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 20:20:11 GMT

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has revealed plans for its Quiet Supersonic Technology Airliner, or QSTA, that will leverage its joints research with NASA to create a passenger airplane capable of Mach 1.8.

10-year-old girl conquers Yosemite's El Capitan

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:31:41 GMT

Selah Schneiter may have just became the youngest person in history to climb the park's 3,000-foot-high rock formation -- Yosemite National Park's famous El Capitan.

First flight for Boeing 777X delayed due to engine problem

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:49:32 GMT

The longest passenger jetliner in the world made its debut this spring -- but we won't see the Boeing 777X take to the skies until the end of the year.

Solar eclipse will be visible in South America next week

Space fans in South America are preparing for a total solar eclipse on July 2, but if you're not in the area you can still watch online.

Norway island wants to be world's first time-free zone

The locals on Sommaroy, an island in northern Norway, make the most of their precious summer sun with no regard to conventional timekeeping. Now they want to be world's first time-free zone officially.

7 inspired ideas for a 4th of July vacation

Looking to make a break for it for the 4th of July holiday weekend or another long summer weekend? The options are endless — you just need to decide if it's a USA road trip you're after or a hop-skip-jump over the Atlantic.

Norway's 'time-free zone' was a publicity stunt

Earlier this month, Norway's Sommaroy island declared that it wanted to become the world's first time-free zone. It was, in fact, a rather clever publicity stunt

Most expensive city for expats revealed

The world's most expensive cities for expats in 2019 have been revealed by Mercer. Wondering which place tops the list? Hint: It's one of Asia's most popular destinations.

Behind the scenes at a private jet factory

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:53:40 GMT

Just like in the artisan neighborhoods of old European towns, each section of the factory floor is dominated by a particular craft.

How you could be a part of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Mon, 17 Jun 2019 22:52:03 GMT

Your dream of being in the Olympics could be much closer than you think.

The 'Lost City' older than Machu Picchu

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:12:28 GMT

Hidden deep in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia sits Ciudad Perdida, the "Lost City." Built by the Tairona people more than 1,000 years ago, the archaeological site only became an attraction after it was uncovered in the 1970s.

Easter Island 'nose picking' trend prompts concerns

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:17:29 GMT

Easter Island has long been a bucket list destination for travelers from around the world.

Spending time in nature boosts health, study finds

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:30:17 GMT

We're told to eat our five a day, get 150 minutes of exercise a week -- and now a weekly blast of The Great Outdoors might one day be part of recommended guidelines too.

Inside Afghanistan's vacation hotspot

It's been described as "Afghanistan's Grand Canyon," and 10 years after it was designated a national park, Band-e-Amir is flourishing as a beacon of stability in a country rocked by decades of violence and unrest.

Boat or plane? Legacy of the Caspian Sea Monster

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:16:12 GMT

In the late 1960s, decades deep into the Cold War, US intelligence analysts monitoring the Caspian Sea came across satellite images of an oddly shaped, winged machine of huge proportions.

Thailand's controversial airport beach

Sun, 23 Jun 2019 00:39:36 GMT

It's 9:55 a.m. and all's quiet on Phuket's Mai Khao Beach.

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World's best airline for 2019 revealed

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 17:31:37 GMT

The results are in -- Qatar Airways is back on top with flying colors, nabbing the top spot at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

The most spectacular shows of Las Vegas

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 14:01:53 GMT

You don't need to be a gambler to enjoy Las Vegas, since it's also known as the entertainment capital of the world.

'Extinct' creatures found alive in rainforest

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:04:06 GMT

Deep in the lush greenery of the Mosquitia rainforest in Honduras, bordered by steep ridges, lies an archeological site home to ancient ruins and an apparently thriving ecosystem.

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