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1. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member, 297 posts) 13 Feb '08 19:32

i suppose travel insurance is a form of gear, so then.

i'm scouting about for some travel insurance for my trip (starting aug 1st - year and a halfish, say). i live in vancouver, bc, so i started looking at pbc's stuff first (pacific blue cross, i mean), since i got a sort of good deal through my previous company. i noticed the world nomad one on tp's site...i read the policy wording and all that, quotes (so much cheaper!!), etc...it seems pretty good. but finding something that good on the internet...ehhh..you know how it is...so, does anyone have any experience with it?

haha, i'm giving this question to people from the internet. how hypocritical. :)

thanks!

kat

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5572 posts) 14 Feb '08 01:07

I know a few members of the site have bought it regularly, including Peter. You can probably find some of their posts on it using the forum search. I remember someone also having to file claims and it was really hassle free, which is always good to know in advance! I haven't had to use it yet because my regular family insurance has always covered my trips (all been too short of late!). It's also recommended by Lonely Planet (although that doesn't really mean much because they recommend an absolute ** of a travel blog system!!).

3. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member, 297 posts) 18 Feb '08 19:29

hahaha! ah, lonely planet.

thank you so much for your input!!

4. Posted by jess_capri (Budding Member, 53 posts) 19 Feb '08 19:49

I used WorldNomads on my 4 month trip across Europe and they were definately better than others and a lot cheaper too. I had two claims - a broken camera, and a stolen passport. The only hassle I had was that my pasport was stolen in Spain, and the police report was in Spanish, but Nomads only accepts documents in English so I had to go pay to have it properly translated. However saying that they paid out on both claims and in a relatively short time, so they're not too bad

5. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member, 297 posts) 25 Feb '08 20:05

That sounds pretty good! Thanks Jess!!

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