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An Adventure of a Lifetime Postponed

Curts Adventure of a Lifetime Postponed

Sometimes Life Happens & Adventures Are Put On Hold

As many of you are aware, our very own Curt Carlson was going to take on an adventure that is considered one of the toughest challenges for adventure travelers in the Western Hemisphere.  Unfortunately for Curt and all of us who were planning on following his travel journey, he experienced an injury while training and will not be able to go on his mountain hiking adventure.

Curt was scheduled to embark on a 14-day mountain climbing trip with mountain climbing experts Mountain Madness if you recall from our previous blog post.  The tour he chose is called Volcanoes Around Ecuador: Guided Mountaineering on Cayambe, Cotopaxi, and Chimborazo.  He was determined and trained to make it to the summit at Cayambe, 18,996 feet above sea level.

Curt wanted us to reach out to everyone and thank them for their interest in his journey and all of the good wishes after his injury. He also wanted us to take this time to explain how SafeTeker would work if he were injured while hiking during his trip. 

Understanding The Travel Insurance He Choose

Please remember he chose to purchase SafeTreker, an adventure travel protection product designed to cover numerous sporting activities.  This adventure travel product offers varying benefits and coverage levels, depending on your budget and travel needs. 

The policy that Curt chose to protect his investment in his travel adventure was SafeTreker Extreme+.  He chose this plan because it covers his mountain climbing activity and provides up to $10,000 for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption coverage with up to $100,000 Accident and Sickness Medical Coverage, up to $3,000 for baggage, Search and Rescue up to $10,000, and Sports Equipment Rental protection up to $3,000, among other benefits.

An Example Of How SafeTreker Would Work

Imagine that Curt is on the second leg of his journey with his tour group, Mountain Madness.  They are hiking up the world’s highest active volcano, Cotopaxi. I mean, you are hiking an active volcano. What could go wrong?  Two-thirds up their ascent of Cotopaxi, the climber in front of him, slips and falls back into him, knocking him off of his feet and he tumbles down the side of the volcano.

His Mountain Madness team rushes to his aid and determines that Curt has significantly injured his knee. 

It could have been much worse for Curt if he didn’t have SafeTreker adventure travel protection, as horrible as this situation sounds.  We noted that Curt chose SafeTreker Extreme+ as his insurance policy.  This policy provides up to $100,000 in Accident and Sickness Medical Coverage.  This coverage will cover the costs associated with the treatment of his injuries.  Additionally, his Trip Interruption coverage will reimburse Curt for the portion of the trip he missed and cover his return flight home.

Sometimes Things Happen When Going On Adventures

We are sad to say that Curt will not be going on his adventure, and we are glad the hypothetical situation we described above didn’t happen.  Still, we want everyone to know if you are willing to embark on an extreme adventure, make sure you talk to us and obtain a SafeTreker policy before you go on your journey.

By Administrator at 26 Jul 2021

An Adventure of a Lifetime

Curts Adventure of a Lifetime

Our very own Senior Vice President Curt Carlson will be taking on an adventure that is considered one of the toughest challenges for adventure travelers in the Western Hemisphere.  Curt will be embarking on a mountain climbing trip that will take him over 18,000 feet.  Yes, you read that correctly. He will be climbing mountains that are over 18,000 feet above sea level.  That is cruising altitude for some airplanes!  This blog post is the first post about Curt’s Adventure of a Lifetime.  We will keep you updated on his journey with a series of blogs and social media posts.  So, make sure you follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

Trip Details 

His trip will take him to Ecuador, where he will be taking on the “Avenue of Volcanoes”  with mountain climbing experts Mountain Madness.  The tour Curt chose is called Volcanoes Around Ecuador: Guided Mountaineering on Cayambe, Cotopaxi, and Chimborazo.  His mountain climbing adventure will consist of 14 fun-filled days of climbing and sightseeing through the region.  The first mountain he will trek is Cayambe, which is 18,996 feet above sea level.  After a few days of resting and sightseeing, Curt will climb the world’s highest active volcano, Cotopaxi.  If you didn’t think climbing an active volcano was crazy enough, Curt and his climbing partners will take on attempting the summit of Ecuador’s highest peak at Chimborazo. 

Choosing the Right Travel Insurance 

Mountain climbing is not a cheap hobby, especially if you are traveling to Ecuador for 14 days.  Curt will have to pay for many things such as his flight, lodging, meals, equipment and guides.  All of these items add up, making his trip an expensive one.  Curt is not the average traveler. He is an adventure traveler looking to take on some of the most challenging mountains in the western hemisphere.   So, his trip is going to cost way more than the average vacation trip.  Knowing this and being a travel insurance expert, he has to decide on what type of travel insurance to purchase.  Luckily for Curt, he is the Senior Vice President of Trawick International and played a huge hand in developing our SafeTreker Adventure Travel Insurance

This type of insurance is designed to provide adventurers like Curt with the protection they need when traveling and taking on an experience like this.  SafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover numerous sporting activities.  This adventure travel Insurance offers varying levels of benefits and coverage, depending on your budget and travel needs. 

The policy that Curt chose to protect his investment is SafeTreker Extreme+.  He chose this plan because it covers his mountain climbing activity and provides up to $10,000 for Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption coverage with up to $100,000 Accident and Sickness Medical Coverage, up to $3,000 for baggage, Search and Rescue up to $10,000 and Sports Equipment Rental protection up to $3,000.  This insurance provides Curt with confidence knowing his eligible travel and adventure expenses may be protected so he can focus on getting his gear ready and training for this Adventure of a lifetime! 

Follow Curt's Journey 

There is nothing like a good adventure story and since Curt is one of us, we feel compelled to document his journey and help other adventure travelers understand more about our SafeTreker Adventure Travel Insurance.  So, follow this blog series and follow Trawick International on social media to keep up with our guy.  Good luck, Curt!  You got this and stay safe! 

 

By Administrator at 1 Jun 2021

Ski Jackson Hole

Skiing at Jackson Hole

Have You Tried to Ski Jackson Hole

When people think of popular ski destinations out west in the United States, people think of Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.  Many have not heard or experienced Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Jackson Hole is part of the Teton Mountain range and is located just south of Yellowstone national park.  Jackson Hole is becoming a trendy ski destination and even has started to rival well-known ski destinations out west such as Vail, Aspen, Park City, and Lake Tahoe.

Jackson Hole averages over 500 inches of snow a year, making it a desirable winter activity place.  Rumor on the street is that Jackson Hole is one of the most challenging ski destinations in the United States, with half the mountains terrain rated expert.  This is true, but there are many ski runs available for beginners and intermediate skiers too.  This ski destination has a little something for everyone.

Now that you found out some information about the ski conditions at Jackson Hole, why not find where to stay.  As noted by visitjacksonhole.com, Jackson Hole offers various lodging from hotels right on the mountain to accommodations downtown.  Here some more information about the resorts:

The Wort Hotel

The Wort Hotel offers 55 luxurious guest rooms with five sophisticated Western-themed suites, including the famous Silver Dollar Suite. Each of our Jackson Hole lodging accommodations is uniquely decorated and beautifully afforded with custom-made furniture and original western art.

The Lodge at Jackson Hole

Located just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Jackson’s historic Town Square, The Lodge’s inviting guest rooms, world-class amenities and personalized service ensure that you are well-rested and well prepared for an unforgettable Jackson Hole experience.

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole

Choose from spacious guest rooms, private cabins or exquisite spa suites – all uniquely designed and appointed with décor that honors a Western theme of early settlers paired with contemporary comforts that will exceed your expectations.

Like many ski destinations, in 2020, Jackson Hole was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many ski resorts in and around Jackson Hole have implemented new protocols to keep visitors safe this ski season.  As reported on Jackson Hole.com,  guests are required to wear face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public areas, including village common areas, upper mountain common areas, inside all buildings and facilities, in line mazes, when loading, riding, and unloading lifts, gondolas, and the aerial tram. The only exceptions are when skiing and when seated for dining.

Before you hit the slopes and go skiing or snowboarding, make sure you reach out to Trawick International and inquire about our SafeTreker Adventure travel insuranceSafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities.  Pretty much every activity you would like to try in Jackson Hole can be covered and if the activity or sport does not appear on the list, call us today and we will see if we can arrange it to be covered.


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. Contact us at 888-301-9289 or info@trawickinternational.com.

By Administrator at 8 Mar 2021

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel Destinations & Insurance

No Matter The Adventure Or Location We Got You Covered

This is your year.  This is the year you go and finally take that adventure trip you have been thinking about since the pandemic began.  You have been cooped up in your apartment exercising on the new exercise equipment you purchased since you couldn’t go anywhere.  The whole time you were thinking about your next extreme adventure.  The time is right. Now is that time to book that adventure trip you have been craving.  The question that you now have is where should I go and what should I do?

A recent Travel Pulse article listed the top 10 states for adventure travel.  Based on the following available adventure sports, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, zip-lining, surfing, caving, skydiving and hang gliding.  The top states are Texas, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and California.

If you feel like you would like to travel outside the United States, Traveler magazine recently came out with its top ten international destinations.  Their top countries for adventure travel are Australia, Argentina, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Portugal, Thailand, Greece, Spain, Italy, and Brazil.  Each one of these great countries offers a different adventure you can embark on.

Now that we have given you some food for thought let us tell you what you need to ensure that this trip goes as smoothly as possible.  You need SafeTreker adventure travel insurance.  SafeTreker is an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities.  This adventure travel insurance offers varying benefits and coverage, depending on your budget and travel needs.

That’s right, you read that correctly, SafeTreker covers over 500 sports and activities domestically or internationally.  For domestic adventures, you have to be U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents and must travel 100 miles or more from your home.  SafeTreker will even cover COVID-19 if you happen to catch it while on your adventure and we will treat it just like any other sickness.

So go and check out the SafeTreker website and get the activity or sport you want to participate in covered!


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

 

By Administrator at 2 Feb 2021

Winter Adventures and Excursions Covered

Winter Travel Excursions Covered

We Have All Your Winter Adventures and Excursions Covered

It’s the season of winter and for many, it’s the beginning of winter activity season.  Let’s keep it real. Many of these winter activities come with some risk.  Data issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated almost 200,000 people were treated at hospitals, doctors' offices, and emergency rooms for injuries related to winter sports in 2018.  This figure includes:

  • 76,000 injuries from snow skiing

  • 53,000 injuries from snowboarding

  • 48,000 injuries from ice skating

  • 22,000 injuries from sledding and tobogganing

Expenses resulting from injuries while performing these activities could have been covered through Trawick International’s SafeTreker adventure insurance.

You are probably asking yourself what is SafeTreker adventure travel insurance and do I need it.  To answer your question, the simple answer is yes. You need it.  So what is SafeTreker?  It’s an adventure travel insurance product designed to cover over 500 sports and activities. With our SafeTreker adventure travel insurance, all of the following sports and activities can be insured such as ice hockey, figure skating, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, speed skating, Alpine skiing, bobsledding, snowmobiling, and many more.  This insurance product offers varying levels of benefits and coverage, depending on your budget and travel needs.  The four levels are:

SafeTreker Basic

Our Basic plan includes only our comprehensive 24/7 Emergency Assistance Services as well as $1,000 for Trip Cancellation and Interruption; $25,000 coverage for Accident and Sickness Medical and has baggage and many other essential benefits while you travel.

SafeTreker Sport

Provides coverage for some Hazardous Sports, including skydiving, hang-gliding, parachuting, mountaineering, bungee-cord jumping, scuba diving (if accompanied by a divemaster or if the depth is equal to or less than fifty (50) feet, spelunking, or caving). This plan includes $2,500 for Trip Cancellation and Interruption, $50,000 coverage for Accident and Sickness, and $2,000 for baggage. Also included in this plan is the Search and Rescue benefit of $5,000 and Evacuation, in case of a natural disaster at your location, up to $50,000.

SafeTreker Extreme

In addition to Hazardous sports covered by SafeTreker Sport, SafeTreker Extreme offers coverage for over 400 named sports! Up to $5,000 for Trip Cancellation Trip Interruption and $100,000 Accident and Sickness Medical Coverage, $3,000 for baggage. Search and rescue up to $10,000 and Sports Equipment Rental protection up to $3,000.

SafeTreker Extreme +

For the most adventurous, SafeTreker Extreme Plus covers up to 500 extreme activities and sports. This plan covers up to $10,000 for Trip Cancellation Trip Interruption and $100,000 Accident and Sickness Medical Coverage, $3,000 for baggage. Search and rescue up to $10,000 and Sports Equipment Rental protection up to $3,000.

Also, when you purchase a SafeTreker adventure travel insurance policy, you will receive a LutiKey.  Never heard of LutiKey?  It’s an incredible device and service that will help you stay safe on your next trip by offering strong tracking abilities for you, your companions, and possessions, in addition to having your sports and activities covered with SafeTreker. You will now have a free tracking device that will help safeguard you and your valuables while traveling. Some of the benefits of Lutikey are:

  • Emergency Services Contact

  • Guidance in Unfamiliar Surroundings

  • Find Luggage and Valuables Anywhere

Now that you know about SafeTreker adventure travel insurance.  Take advantage of its coverage next time you book your winter sport or activity.


Founded in 1998, Trawick International is a full-service travel insurance provider specializing in protecting travelers of all types worldwide. We offer various travel insurance plans designed specifically by types of coverage, including comprehensive travel protection insurance, international travel medical insurance, visitor’s insurance, and international student insurance. Our company's mission is to deliver superior travel and medical insurance products that offer the best 24/7 emergency assistance services available. To become a Trawick International partner, call 888-301-9289 or email info@trawickinternational.com.

 

By Administrator at 8 Jan 2021
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