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Seven Corners' Most Read Travel Blogs of 2016

  • Melanie Danko
Jan 05, 2017

Here at Seven Corners, we hope you enjoyed your holidays and welcome to 2017! As we look forward to a new, exciting year full of adventure and wanderlust (and travel insurance!), although it's that time of year for all the "New Year, New You" excitement, let's take a look back at the highlights of 2016. Here is round-up of our top 10 most read travel blogs of 2016:

10. 10 Effective Tips to Help You Learn a New Language

Despite what you may have picked up in high school Spanish, language is not a test to cram for. It's a slowly acquired skill that if you're serious about requires a daily commitment. Here are 10 practices to incorporate into your life that will signify increase the speed at which you are able to learn a new language. 

9. How to Read an Insurance Policy

Most consumers don’t take time to review what they bought and that means that when they do have to file a claim against their policy, they are often confused about what’s covered and disappointed if it’s not. Also, there are often certain actions you have to take, such as filing a claim within a certain time period. This type of detail is stated in the policy, and you need to be aware of it. The only way to truly understand the coverage you purchased is to actually read your insurance policy.

8. 10 Ideal Locations for Backpackers to Begin their Journey

If you ever have the opportunity to travel as a backpacker, take that enchanted chance! Such an adventure filled peregrination across the globe is a life changing, perspective pumping trip that teaches a traveler how to be a citizen of the world—navigating land and language, culture and coastlines, nations and nuances of our shared humanity. 

7. Want to Survive Your Next Trip? 10 Things NOT to Do

The fact is, as foreigners in a foreign land, we have to acknowledge that in a new place what we think of as common sense is strange custom. What you don't know is what's liable to get you killed, cut, robbed, sick, swindled, and camel kicked. In the very least, you'll be overcharged. There's an innate ineptitude that's inescapable when traveling to place you've only read and heard about. So here are some of the best ways I’ve encounter to get killed, sick, burned, maimed, arrested, and robbed

6. The Traveler's Guide to Zika

If you’re planning to travel at some point in the next few months, chances are you’ve given some thought to the Zika virus and whether you could be at risk for this illness. Below is a quick guide to help you answer questions you may have about travel and the Zika virus.

5. How to Travel Safely in Uncertain Times

Have recent terrorist events caused you to be fearful about traveling? It’s common these days for many people to be concerned about travel plans, especially when venturing abroad. Fear of the unknown is always difficult, and for this scenario it centers around not knowing when or where a terrorist event could occur and how to deal with it. The good news is people are not letting their fears prevent them from traveling. 

4. 5 Lessons I Learned from Travel that I Didn't Learn in School

Throughout my undergraduate career, I had the chance to travel abroad for internships, classes, and leisure. Traveling challenged me in ways that I never thought possible, and it helped me understand my significance — and laughable insignificance — in relation to the rest of the world. Travel blogs are often saturated with breezy platitudes like, “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer,” and “we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” But many of the lessons I learned from travel forced me to grapple with messy, often uncomfortable realities. Here are five of my favorites.

3. Why CFAR Coverage is Vitally Important in Wake of Zika Virus Outbreaks

For the past several months we have been keeping tabs on Zika. As travel season has arrived, we find this update from NPR. Scientists and other experts have confirmed Zika is coming to the continental United States. The highest risk areas seem to be Florida, Texas and Mexico.

2. Seven Corners' Best Travel Insurance Plans

 

Find out why you need travel insurance with Seven Corners... Seven Corners offers the industry’s most comprehensive trip cancellation insurance and travel insurance policies. For more than 22 years, we have served U.S. citizens traveling abroad and foreign nationals visiting the United States with both short, and long, stay travel insurance.
 

1. The Ethical Traveler: 8 Strategies to Maximize your Positive Impact 

...Traveling can powerfully influence the culture and economies of countries. So, it’s worthwhile spending the time it takes to drink a margarita and read this article to understand how academics view the tourist or traveler. From there, I'll give you eight tips to put you on the good team when it comes to traveling.


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