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Posted on Nov 1, 2012 in Guest Posts, Travel |

Visit the world, sleep on couch

A guest post by Elen Collins Elen is a brand new travel junkie. Ever since she visited her friend in Turkey, she has become fond of travelling. She likes the sense of freedom while on the road, and prefers to blend in with the locals in order to experience the authenticity of the place. Her story is about the Couch Surfing project… She is to soon join that society  of travelers and adventure-seekers. I recently traveled to Turkey and stayed at a friend’s apartment. When I first told him I was to visit Turkey, he said, “Hey, no need to couch surf, you can stay at my place anyway.” This was the first time I heard about Couch Surfing, and of course I researched it right away. CS appeared to be one of the biggest travelers’ communities in the world. True travelers really, really love the CS experience simply because it’s free of vanity; it’s unadulterated. It’s a pure adventure where you enjoy the moment, the place and the strangers with every bit of your body and mind. And makes you appreciate the value of a …vacant couch… Couch Surfing in general is a Web site for travelers and more specifically for those who have a spare room/couch/bed/spacy floor at home and also have the courage to invite strangers to sleep over for a day or two. In order to be part of Couch Surfing, you also need a good introduction of yourself so people would actually be interested in inviting you at their home. Ever since I got interested in CS, I found out that many of my friends and colleagues have been participating in CS for while now. Here’s what a colleague of mine went through after he and his roommate registered at CS: He invited their first guests from Poland. A man and a woman were supposed to come. To their surprise, however, four people arrived at midnight…yeah, four people instead of two. Somehow they found space for all of them and all went great. They took them on a tour around the city, did some...

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Posted on Aug 14, 2012 in Guest Posts, Travel |

How can you benefit from health insurance while on the road?

Guest post by Simon Clark Author bio: Hi this is Simon John Clark.  My passion is to write on Finance, Insurance, Travel, Home Improvement and Home appliances, you can reach me @financeport. These days, without a health insurance plan you will end up paying lot on medical bills for illness or injury. Because of the increase in medical cost everyone is trying to protect themselves by acquiring a medical insurance policy that suits them best. These insurance policies cover your medical emergencies, but have you ever thought about what happens in regard to major medical expenses when you are on holiday? Will your health plan cover those medical charges? Answering these questions will let you think about the importance of having a travel health insurance while on the road. No matter how well you plan your holiday if some unfortunate or unforeseen situation rises, you may often worry about the situation. You can avoid such situations by having travel health insurance or by making sure your health plan covers medical expenses even while you are on the road. Travel medical insurance covers emergency expenses, medical evacuation, and many more issues related to health. There are many benefits of having travel medical insurance; here are some of the benefits explained as follows: Medical assistance: It covers medical evacuation costs, doctor’s visits, hospitalization charges and so on, during your holiday; this reduces overall medical costs. They transport you to the nearest hospital by providing ambulance or other transport services and also cover the cost of your return after having your medical treatment. Financial recovery: Since in some countries medical treatments are very costly the person may have to pay more on medical bills if they sustain serious injuries, accidents and illness; insurance helps to cover those expenses. They cover stolen or lost luggage, in case of flight cancellation because of some emergency or delayed flight, delayed trains or any other form of transportation. Money refund: Another benefit with travel insurance is you may be protected against any trip interruption or cancellation. When some emergencies occur you would cancel your trips during...

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