Travel Insurance

The question we are asked more than any other is, “What do you do about health insurance?”

We use a combination of self insurance and travel insurance. Self insurance just means we pay all of our bills in cash. If we were in the United States, we would purchase health insurance on one of the State Exchanges or the National Exchange.

When comparing the various options, I’ve routinely relied on World Nomads.

Travel insurance: simple & flexible

You can buy, extend and claim online, even after you’ve left home. Travel insurance from is available to people from over 150 countries. It’s designed for adventurous travelers with cover for overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities.

  1. Trusted reliable underwriters is backed by a suite of strong, secure, specialist travel insurers who provide you with great cover, 24 hour emergency assistance and the highest levels of support and claims management when you need it most.
  2. Value for money with the cover you need provides cover for what’s important for travellers from over 150 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don’t, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
  3. Flexibility when you need it most
    Had a change of plans? You can extend your policy or claim online while you are still away. You can even buy a World Nomads policy if you’re already travelling.
  4. Cover for a range of adventure activities
    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
  5. World Nomads keeps you travelling safely
    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
  6. More than just great value travel insurance
    All members can learn the local lingo through a series of iPod & iPhone Language Guides and can stay in touch with family and friends with an online travel journal.
  7. Commitment to exceptional customer service
    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.

Why buy travel insurance from World

  1. Backed by specialist insurers and global assistance partners
  2. Buy Online, even if you’ve already left home
  3. Extend and claim online while travelling
  4. Covers a range of adventure sports and activities
  5. Give a little back and support a community development project

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Travel Insurance


  1. E

    It seems risky to self-insurance when u r in the USA, especially if something catastrophic happens

    • Go Curry Cracker

      If we were in the United States, we would purchase health insurance on one of the State Exchanges or the National Exchange.

  2. Doug Nethercut

    What do you recommend for world travelers who are U.S. citizens and who plan to visit the U.S. for two to four months per year?

    • Go Curry Cracker

      I am a world traveler who is a US citizen and when I visit the US I use World Nomads. If you are a resident of the US (I have Taiwan resdency), this will cover you except within 100 miles of your permanent address. If you are a resident of the US and plan to be within 100 miles of “home” then I don’t have a good solution.

      Something else to be aware of are the ACA requirements.

  3. Jordan

    Ive never really thought about travel insurance before. But this is an excellent idea and the reason why is because avoiding a Griswold Vacation situation!!

  4. Adriana L

    How much is your premium for travel insurance? specially for you since you are constantly moving. Do you pay the same premium every month? do you have to notified your insurance regarding your next trip then you get a quote?
    I do want to travel the world just like your family

    • Go Curry Cracker

      I was paying less than $100/month for Western Europe & US. Elsewhere I just self-insure, or have national health insurance when we are in Taiwan (current home base.)

  5. Glen

    I have Medicare, which is only good in the USA. What do you think of simply obtaining a medical evacuation insurance plan to get back home in case of serious health problems abroad? Is this a good solution?

    • Go Curry Cracker

      I believe a lot of people do this.


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