If you’re anything like our family, you enjoy travelling. Right this very minute we are on a cruise boat on our way to the Bahamas! I caught the travel bug early in life, as a child my Father was on a touring cricket team and we were often packing up and heading to warmer locations. Before I reached the age of 10 I had travelled most of the Southern states in the US, all over Jamaica and England.
One of the things which I’ve learned about travelling is the importance of having travel insurance. It’s such a dry topic for some, perhaps you’re a person who thinks nothing will ever happen to you and can’t see the need to purchase travel insurance? Well, give me a few moments here and allow me to share a story when I was travelling and we didn’t have travel insurance, it may change your mind.
When I was 18, my Mum and I went to Mexico together to have a week at an all-inclusive resort…some serious girl time in the sun! We were having a wonderful time relaxing in the sun for the first 3 days but on the 4th day my Mum awoke looking grey and unable to get out of bed. For the whole day she was very ill, I was frightened and finally went for help at the front desk.
The only choice I had was to have a local doctor come in and check on her. The fee for this visit was $500 US dollars which I didn’t have on me. I raced back to the room to ask my Mum what we should do but she was essentially incoherent. Thankfully I found her Visa card in her wallet, I raced back to the front desk and they arranged to have the doctor visit.
I went back to our hotel room and began bathing my Mum’s head in cool cloths as I waited for the doctor. He arrived with the lady from the front desk approximately an hour later. The doctor didn’t speak English, I was stressed and scared to death so the next 15 minutes are a blur. The next thing I knew I saw the doctor pull out a HUGE needle which he gave to my Mum, the lady from the hotel explained that this was medicine that would help her recover.
By the next day my Mum was up and moving slowly around. She was aghast to read her bill, apparently it was upwards of $1500 USD for the 20 minute visit. If we’d had travel insurance this would have cost us nothing, these days I don’t take chances when travelling because it’s not worth it.
CAA Travel Insurance
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CAA Travel Insurance takes the worries off us while we’re vacationing. They have choices for people who are travelling one time or for those folks who travel multiple times a year.
Wouldn’t it be horrible to be one of those people you hear about whose lives are forever changed because they got sick or had an accident while on holiday because they didn’t have travel insurance?
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WIN $100 VISA Gift Card
CAA has been kind enough to provide me with 1 $100 VISA Gift Card to giveaway. Entry is simple, just fill in the form below and tell me once location you’d love to visit for March Break. This is open to Canada and ends March 14th.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the CAA Travel Insurance program. All opinions are 100% my own.
Dubai. Dubai is always a good idea.
I would visit friends and have fun
I will go to Washington, D.C.
If I could go on a last minute March break getaway, I would go to Mexico!
Back to Florida!!
somewhere warm for sure …maybe mexico
Susan Hanley says
We’d head to Florida.
Brandee H says
I would go anywhere warm!!! Hot!! Sunny!!! As long as there was no cold I would be happy!! Mexico would be nice!!
stacey dempsey says
I would go to whistler with my family for some great spring skiing
Cassie Fancy says
Nova Scotia for sure
Suzanne G says
Teresa Claire says
I would like to take my daughter and Mum to England. My Mum was born there and moved to Canada when she married my Father. Sara and I have never been and there are so many cousins that we have never met.
I would love to go to Hawaii!
Jennifer P. says
I’d love to try Florida!
Chandra Christine O'Connor says
florida to visit my friend who has a summer home there
Las Vegas :)
Judy C (Judy Cowan) says
I would head to Florida and Disney!
I’d go local – Toronto or Niagara Falls (I get further away with each budget increase though)
I would go to Las Vegas!
Cathy C says
I would go to Florida to visit my parents and to Orlanda
Lori R says
Doris Calvert says
Hawaii or Vegas
I would love to go to Hawaii!
Christina D says
I’d go to California for the first time
Tricia Cooper says
Cabo San Lucas!
Carol M (Lushka S) says
Tina L. says
seham merzib says
I would like to go to Ottawa and skate on the Rideau canal.
Stephanie LaPlante says
Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls
Julie Bolduc says
Id go to downtown n go on a mini shopping spree with the kids
Andrea Amy says
lori b says
if I could i would go back to Mexico, I just had a holiday there at beginning of Feb
I’d go to Vegas with my hubby!
Kristine Ewald says
I would love to go to thailand
Rhonda W G. says
Hawaii…How lovely would that be right now?!…sigh…
Sunshine G says
Leah Lucas says
New York City!
amber y says
For a last minute trip i’d head to Niagara falls.
Somewhere HOT – if it wasn’t Mexico I would even say Florida!
I would go to a hotel in town with a pool! That sounds perfect.
Anywhere warmer than here!
Lori Jackson says
We would love to go to Montreal!
Rhonda W G. says
Katrina Brady says
Without a doubt, I’d head to Mexico
Karla Sceviour says
I would go somewhere,,anywhere,,HOT where I can put my feet in the sand!!
Heidi C. says
I would love to go somewhere warm like Florida!
Victoria Ess says
I would go to New York!
Lindsay T says
Disney World! *though im sure it would be ridiculously crazy at march break!
Mary I says
we would head to Phoenix
Christy Eldred says
Tammy Dalley says
Somewhere warm & sunny!!!
Suzie M says
I would take my grandkids to Disney world
Jen C AKA @JusticeSadie says
Jamaica! I just Love it there. Food, Music, People. my Ultimate Bliss!
melia whyte says
i would love to take the fam to disney if we had a spare 8 grand..but alas.. who does?
I would run away to Orlando FL.
road trip to montreal!
Lori Bazan says
I would love to escape to Orlando Florida!
I would have a staycation at West Edmonton Mall if it was last minute. I like to have things well planned.
I’d fly to Honolulu, HI.
I would go to Hawaii =)
Leigh-Ann Murphy says
BobbiJo Pentney says
I would love to go to Mexico.
Kirsten G. says
After the winter we’ve had in the Niagara region, anyplace warm would be nice! My dream trip would be to Hawaii.
Belinda McNabb says
Cabo San Lucas Mexico
I would go to Vegas
Fan R says
I would go to Montreal.
mongupp (@mongupp) says
New York City
Jen L says
I would go to Jamaica or Mexico, just get me to a HOT beach.
Josh S says
Arizona is where I would go.
Alyssa C says
Somewhere warm and sunny .. like probably Jamaica or Cuba !!
Jo-Anne Pfoh says
california and go see disneyworld
Juliee Fitze says
Would love to go to Hawaii
SUMMER PLEWES says
I would go to California.. maybe even elope…
Mark V. says
Id love to take my baby to New York.