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Backpacking Travel Insurance Allows You to Have an Adventure Without Taking Unnecessary Risk

Nothing beats a backpacking trip to fulfill the sense of adventure. You get to see the great wide open from a unique perspective, up close and personal. Yes, back packers are a special breed. They like to travel on the cheap and don’t mind taking a risk or two during their holiday. Of course, you can take this too far as well. If you decide to forgo a sensible backpacking travel insurance policy then perhaps you are a bit fool hardy as well as adventuresome. Yes, it’s extremely tempting to skip the added vacation expense of backpackers travel insurance but when you consider just how inexpensive it can be it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

When you purchase backpacking travel insurance you are hedging your bets by removing a good deal of the risk out of foot travel. When you have backpacking travel insurance you are making sure that should the unthinkable happen and you take ill or fall victim to an accident you won’t suffer extreme financial consequences. This is particularly the case if you are traveling overseas. Even if you have your own personal medical insurance plan, the chances are this policy will not cover you if you are out of the country. Depending on to which country you are traveling, even a brief stay in the hospital can be quite costly. Imagine now that you have to be airlifted home. A trip like that can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars.

So you are convinced now that you need travel insurance for backpacking. What’s the next step? Well the first thing to do is to figure out where you will be going. If you are traveling domestically then perhaps your personal health policy will cover problems that arise. You definitely want to check out this provision of your health policy. You also need to decide if it makes sense to buy a policy that covers this one particular trip or if it would be more economical to purchase an annual multi-trip policy. This type of policy will be in force for all the trips you take within a particular time period, usually one year.

If you are traveling overseas then buying backpacking travel insurance is a must. Luckily it is also very easy. All you need to do is to conduct a quick Internet search. You’ll quickly see that you have a lot of choices. Once you have a number of quotes for cheap backpacking travel insurance and you are ready to do your comparison. Look hard at the medical coverage to make sure that it will cover the activities you think you might be engaged. Some policies exclude sports such as SCUBA diving that are considered to be too high risk. Winter sports are another area that may be excluded. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a policy that covers these activities but you do want to make sure that you don’t sign on the dotted line before checking exactly what is included.

While you’ve no doubt already peeked at the pricing, it’s a good idea to leave the price comparison until after you have a handful of policies that will cover all the things you really need. Sometimes the lowest price does not mean the best value.

Once you have gathered your cheap backpacking travel insurance quotes, compared the features and pricing you are ready to make your purchase. You can do that right online as well. Once everything is taken care of you can get back to the business of having fun and setting off on your adventure. The key thing is you now know that you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong.

About Author
Peter Jones is a consultant at 1Cover Travel Insurance. 1Cover provides some of the most comprehensive travel insurance cover available for backpackers. Our backpacker travel insurance covers you for long trips abroad, anywhere in the world.

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