Year End Reminder – Renew Your Travel Insurance

Posted by on December 31, 2016

This is a reminder that if you are even a semi-frequent traveler, be it for business or leisure, you should considering getting an annual travel insurance policy. The start of the new year is a great time to do it.

Relatively speaking, travel insurance is cheap. Even a top-tier annual policy will run you a bit over $1 per day. The great thing about getting an annual policy (which is what I do) is that you don’t have to worry about insurance on a per trip basis, and you save money over getting a different short term policy every time you travel.

Travel insurance covers many basic and extreme things which travelers may encounter. This includes:

  • Canceled flights
  • Delayed flights
  • Lost luggage
  • Emergency medical coverage
  • Medical evacuation

If you even make one of those claims in a given year, it can cover the cost of the insurance, especially for major medical emergencies.

I get my annual policy through Allianz, who has offices in over 30 countries around the world to provide assistance to travelers (disclosure: I have a business relationship with them).

Take care of your insurance this week and be covered for all of 2017!


Disclaimer: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.

2016: A Year in Photography

Posted by on December 30, 2016

2016 was a year of changes for me. It was the first year I haven’t been living on the road since I started traveling full-time in 2007. I got an apartment in December 2015 which meant I had a place to go in between trips this year. It has radically changed how I travel and how I get work done. Oddly enough, I traveled more in 2016 than in did in 2015 even though I wasn’t on the road full-time.

This year I also made the big switch from Nikon to Sony. I had some minor issues with the change, but overall I was quite pleased with the quality of the results this year. All of the images I took in 2016 were taken with my Sony a7rii or a6000.

In 2016 I was also named Travel Photographer of the Year by the North American Travel Journalists Association for the second time, and I was a Bronze Medalist in the Travel Photographer of the Year competition for the Society of American Travel Writers.

I hope you enjoy my images as much as I did taking them!
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We Have A Winner of the $400 GoBag From Allianz!

Posted by on December 6, 2016

The good folks at Allianz Global Assistance have just been selected as the supplier of travel insurance on Priceline.com and the Priceline Partner Network. Allianz products are available to consumers booking flights, hotels and rental cars on all these platforms.

To celebrate we ran a contest giving away a bag full of amazing travel gear valued at $400. The bag includes:

  • GoPro Hero Session w/SD card ($200 value)
  • Camleback Unbottle ($50 value)
  • iLive Wireless Earbud Headphones ($60 value)
  • Smart Travel First Aid Kit ($50 value)
  • Allianz Portable B200 Power Pack ($20 value)
  • Allianz Passport Holder with RFID protection ($20 value)

The winner of the GoBag is Lili Armstrong, who would love to take the gear on a trip to Jordan.

Congrats!


Disclaimer: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.

48 Hours Left To Win A GoBag Filled With $400 Worth Of Travel Gear from Allianz Global Assistance!

Posted by on November 28, 2016

There are 48 hours left to win a GoBag Filled With $400 Worth Of Travel Gear from Allianz Global Assistance. Here is what the bag includes:

  • GoPro Hero Session w/SD card ($200 value)
  • Camleback Unbottle ($50 value)
  • ilive Wireless Earbud Headphones ($60 value)
  • Smart Travel First Aid Kit ($50 value)
  • Allianz Portable B200 Power Pack ($20 value)
  • Allianz Passport Holder with RFID protection ($20 value)

To have a chance to win, just leave a comment on the original post telling me where you would like to travel with this GoBag filled with gear and what you would do with it (comments have been closed on this post).

Only residents of the United States are eligible to win.


Disclaimer: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.

Win A GoBag Filled With $400 Worth Of Travel Gear from Allianz Global Assistance!

Posted by on November 9, 2016

The good folks at Allianz Global Assistance have just been selected as the supplier of travel insurance on Priceline.com and the Priceline Partner Network. Allianz products are available to consumers booking flights, hotels and rental cars on all these platforms.

To celebrate they are giving away a bag full of amazing travel gear valued at $400. The bag includes:

  • GoPro Hero Session w/SD card ($200 value)
  • Camleback Unbottle ($50 value)
  • iLive Wireless Earbud Headphones ($60 value)
  • Smart Travel First Aid Kit ($50 value)
  • Allianz Portable B200 Power Pack ($20 value)
  • Allianz Passport Holder with RFID protection ($20 value)

To win, just leave a comment on this post telling me where you would like to travel with this GoBag filled with gear and what you would do with it. I will randomly select one winner on November 29.

Only residents of the United States are eligible to win.


Disclaimer: I work as an ambassador for Allianz Global Assistance (AGA Service Company) and receive financial compensation.