What Happens When You Miss Your Cruise?

BY: - 22 Dec '14 | Travel

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What happens when you miss your cruise?

Earlier this year we hosted our very first marriage cruise. The 2014 BMWK Marriage Cruise was an awesome mix of marriage education, fun and connecting with like-minded couples. But during the cruise we also found out what happens when you miss your cruise.

Now, this didn’t happen to us, but it did happen to one of our couples. And it could have easily been us since my wife Ronnie had to have an emergency surgery right after we returned.

Could you imagine planning for a trip for almost an entire year then not being able to take it?

Could you imagine paying for a trip for almost an entire year and not being able to get your money back?

I never really thought about travel insurance. When our travel agent recommended that everyone purchase it, I just assumed it was an extra fee for something that you would never need or use. Boy was I wrong!

Our couple that was unable to board the ship could have been saved by travel insurance. Or, if Ronnie had needed surgery before our trip we would have been covered by trip cancellation and interruption through our travel insurance coverage.

So you may be thinking, I would never miss something as big as a cruise, but believe me it happens. Or what if something happens to your luggage, like the time we cruised and the bag handlers dropped a bunch of bags overboard while they were placing them on the ship.

Things happen and it’s best to be prepared when they do.

At times like this, that’s when you need coverage from a company like Protect Your Bubble. Protect Your Bubble is focused on protecting what matters most to you and your family. Through their travel insurance coverage you can receive protection for certain unexpected travel problems. You’ll have 24/7 on demand medical services, emergency and concierge services, and trip cancelation, interruption and travel delay coverage.

And not only can they assist with travel insurance but also issues like protecting your mobile device or tablet from water damage or cracked screens, rental car insurance or ID theft protection.

Don’t wait until it’s too late and you have a case of the what ifs! Get covered today to make sure you get the protection that you need when life happens.

Protect Your Bubble makes it easy to protect the things that matter most to you, with easy to use services, to personal care when you need it most. Visit ProtectYourBubble.com to learn more and protect what matters most to you!

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Protect Your Bubble. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Lamar Tyler wrote 2229 articles on this blog.

Lamar Tyler is co-creator BlackandMarriedWithKids.com. He also is the co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing.

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5 Final Holiday Flying Tips to Keep You Stress Free!

BY: - 23 Dec '14 | Travel

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It’s here!  We are days away from the biggest holiday of the year and one of the busiest travel days of the year.  Christmas Eve is going to be the busiest shopping and travel day of the year.  It’s a fact that no one can deny and we have a few final tips to help you navigate the busiest travel day of the year and remain stress free.

  • Plan ahead. Get ahead of the game and check-in online and print your boarding pass or send it to your smartphone/mobile device. This will save you time once you arrive at the airport. You won’t have to wait in a curbside line or counter lines to check-in.
  • Leave early! Normal suggested airport arrival time, for a domestic flight is 75-90 minutes before your flight.  You must be checked in 30 minutes before your flight.  Tack on an extra hour for traveling on one of the busiest days of the year.  The last thing you want to do while traveling during the holidays is to miss a flight (been there done that, it’s no fun).  So give yourself an extra hour in case you run into traffic on the way to the airport, trying to park or clearing the TSA security check point.
  • Know your flights’ status. Use the airlines app to check the status of your flight.  Knowledge is power and it will help you plan your time more efficiently.
  • Stay alert! Keep your belongings with you or in the care of a trusted travel partner.  Criminals are lurking in airports/train/bus stations waiting for the opportunity to strike.  Don’t be distracted by talking on your cell phone or being careless with your belongings.  It’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • Pack your patience. You’re not the only traveler.  It’s not called the busiest travel day of the year for nothing, so pack plenty of patience.  You’ll need it to deal with your fellow travelers and airport staff.

Enjoy happy and safe travels.   We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

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Kirstin Fuller wrote 285 articles on this blog.

Kirstin N. Fuller aka The Travelin Diva is a DC based travel journalist bringing fellow travelers the best deals on family vacations, couples retreats, spa getaways, the best travel gadgets and more in BMWK's exclusive Travel Tuesday & Weekend Travel Guide columns. Check out her new travel blog daily for more deals & destinations www.passenger156.com.

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