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I am SO excited for this year! The kids and I (and hopefully Jason when he can swing it) are going on so many adventures. So far we have Orlando, Banff, 30A, Mexico, Kamalame Cay booked and are looking to do Italy, France and Greece as well. There is nothing I love more than traveling with my kiddos.
That being said, there are always risks to traveling a lot. I’ve partnered up with Allstate to cover all the ways you can be protected on your travels.
International Travel with Kids: Tips & Tricks
First, let’s talk travel insurance. You can purchase travel insurance for 3-4% of the total cost of your trip. This is HUGE for international travel. This will cover trip cancellations, lost or stolen baggage, emergency medical while traveling, and even travel delay coverage. If you’ve ever lost a bag or had to cancel a trip last minute, you know how costly it can be. Also, one of my girlfriends got extremely sick while in Vietnam. Thank goodness she had travel insurance to help pay for her hospital bills! You can read more here and learn where to purchase it here.
Secondly, make sure you’re covered for identity theft. This is one of my biggest fears when traveling abroad. Before a big trip make sure to:
- Notify your bank of your travels.
- Make photocopies of all of your important documents: drivers license, SSN, passport and debit/credit cards.
- Put a hold on your mail.
- Put a password on your smartphone.
- Clean out your wallet of any unnecessary junk.
- Don’t post on social media where you’re going. Obviously a hard one for me!
You can read more tips and tricks here.
Last year for our London trip I did not have travel insurance and I will NEVER do that again. Can you imagine losing the kids’ luggage or missing our flight? Whew!
This international travel with kids post was written as part of the Allstate Influencer Program and sponsored by Allstate. All opinions are mine. As the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, Allstate is dedicated not only to protecting what matters most–but to guiding people to live the Good Life, every day.