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If your girlfriend finds a new beau, your French poodle becomes angry or you get subpoenaed as a character witness for your criminal uncle, Travel Insurance International has you covered. The company, which sells travel insurance policies, has released a jocular slideshow titled 21 Reasons You Need Travel Insurance, listing a flock of fantastic, funny situations — all of which call for a good travel insurance policy.

Though many of Travel Insurance International’s scenarios are, to say the least, a bit silly, there’s some semblance of truth in each slide. Check out the eighth one: “Your French poodle Gigi is stuck in a Chicago kennel while you are stuck in a Paris hospital. Gigi yelps at you on the phone as you tell her you’ll be home soon. Pet Care coverage will pay her boarding costs for a few more days.” It’s unlikely that your French poodle will develop the ability to communicate with you over the phone (I know some dog lovers who would disagree with me on this point, but I’ll stick to my guns). However, it’s true that any event that keeps you abroad for longer than anticipated will come with a caboodle of expensive consequences — including kennel fees for pet owners.

Travel Insurance International’s slideshow reminds us that Murphy’s Law still applies when you’re on vacation. Not sure whether or not you need insurance? Get answers in Travel Insurance Tips.

Do you book insurance when you travel?

–written by Caroline Costello

2 Responses to “21 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance”

  1. SeaMarmot says:

    Usually get insurance, but thankfully I’ve been able to avoid packs of dogs with bloodshot eyes in Russia, fleet-footed, sideways-gliding crabs in Costa Rica and hedgerows in Ireland. All could have resulted in serious incidents!

  2. CG says:

    I should, but I don’t. When I have gone on long trips, of several months or more, I always bought insurance and spent a lot of money over the years, but have never made a claim. Now, I often don’t even think about it. Will this jinx me on my next trip?

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