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Safe travels

November 9th, 2011  |  Travel Insurance

At this time of year, Canadians start planning their winter and spring vacations, and while we have a history of choosing to spend it in Mexico, recent events there have turned some people off the idea. That just means more room to enjoy for those of us who still love it there.

Here are a few simple things you can do to enjoy your trip to Mexico this year, or anywhere else for that matter:

Register with the office for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. They'll contact you in cases of natural disaster or civil unrest and help you escape danger. They’re also best equipped to find you in remote areas in case of a family emergency at home.

Pack so you can always keep one hand free. The less you take with you, and the less flashy your luggage is, the less likely you’ll be targeted by thieves. And if you are, you’ve got the free hand.

Party with your eyes open. Don’t take food, drinks or drugs from strangers. Don’t go into back alleys with strange people. Don’t walk alone at night, especially if you’re a woman. It seems like common sense, but it’s amazing how uncommon it can be.

Get travel insurance. If something happens to you when you’re away from home, you’re almost helpless without travel insurance. Comprehensive plans cover everything from medical emergencies to late flights; and while you may not need all of it, you should always at least have medical.  You can compare travel insurance quotes on HUB and connect with one of our brokers to discuss your insurance needs.

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