We are snowed under here in Southern Ontario and I’m dreaming of warmer weather. Spring always feels far away during these months but to combat that I settle into planning our family’s activities for the warmer months.
Living with so much snow in the Winters we dream of time spent in cottage country and our quick shopping trips across the border to the United States or March Break holidays on beaches.
By February many of us are fed up and we decide it’s time to plan a family vacation. We check the rates for travel, scouring the internet for the best deals, we cross-check schedules, make lists and do it all over again until we finally sigh and book the ultimate family retreat.
If you are one of these folks who are considering making plans for your family’s vacations I just want to give you a heads up on two plans that we’ve found useful in the past.
CAA offers annual plans which provide travel medical insurance coverage you can access quickly. This plan is perfect for single trips outside of Canada, or outside your province or territory.Whether you’re taking a day trip across the border, a trip out west or an extended vacation overseas your family is covered. If you’re like me and don’t know how many days you’ll vacation over the next year you can choose to buy 15 days which can be used year-round on sporadic trips as you need them.
We’ve chosen the annual plan in the past and will again, if only because I hate to worry. It just plain makes sense to cross one concern off of my list when I’d rather focus on which beach we’ll be enjoying or what activity the kids want to experience.
Our family values protection when we travel and the cost of protecting ourselves is far lower than what we would experience if one of us got sick while away. I know it’s not the most attractive aspect of family travel planning, but your family is worth protecting and hey, you’ll enjoy your vacation more knowing you’ve taken care of this.
This post is sponsored by CAA but opinions and experiences are my own.
Laura O in AK says
Travel insurance is one of those things my husband thinks it nutty to do. But, I’ve had some famiy members find it invaluable in the past.
My husband used to as well but I finally convinced him when I compared the cost of the insurance to a single visit to a doctor abroad
Bonnie Way says
I’m living in sunny/rainy Victoria and would love some snow!!! :) Planning a giveaway sounds awesome, though. This time last year we went away to Mexico for Reading Week and I wish we could do it again – maybe in a year or two (as we’re having a baby soon so travel is out). Thanks for this post!
Oh Bonnie, right now Mexico sounds glorious!
Great tips on traveling. Insurance is so important these days especially with potential travel mix ups. Here’s to everyone having a great vacation this year.
I could definitely use a vacation, both from the snow and the busy life!
Jody @ Mommy Moment says
I did not know that you could buy 15 days to be used at random. I really like that since like you, we don’t always know when we will make a trip across the boarder.
Exactly, this is something which I don’t think many realize, it’s such a benefit to be covered at the last minute
I love CAA! They have options that suit everyones lifestyle and wants when it comes to insurance! Definitely the company to go with!
We are planning two trips right now. I am looking into CAA thanks.
We just got back from a vacation and it was awesome!
Genuine Jenn says
I am so ready for a vacation also! I go no where without a health plan as you just never know! Especially out of country. Better to pay $40 and not use it then not have coverage and pay $40,000 on health care. I will be looking into the CAA deal.
It’s so important to be covered while you’re away, whether it’s for short or long periods of time. I love how CAA makes it easy to be protected whenever you need to be :)