Should you cancel a vacation to a country struck by disaster?
Few of us have the luxury to take a vacation whenever and wherever we want. For most people, vacations require lots of planning. We often have to clear multiple work or school schedules, and set aside substantial amounts of money for transportation, food and lodging. Then, we agonize over travel itineraries before finally booking our holiday (usually weeks or months off).
So what happens if tragedy strikes at or near your tropical isle, Alpine resort, or big city getaway just before your vacation is set to start?
Yes, there’s always travel insurance. We purchased it a couple of years ago, when we were headed to North Carolina’s Outer Banks in the middle of the summer hurricane season. The Atlantic was calm throughout our stay on Ocracoke Island, but we never questioned our mid-winter decision to get the insurance.
For travelers heading to hurricane-prone territories in season, trip insurance is often part of