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Attention Snowbirds: Protect your home while away for the winter

Here are some guidelines to consider before you take off.

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Canadian SnowBirds Beware! 2014 Border Crossing Rules Increase Stakes For “Day Count”

Virtually all Canadian snowbirds know they must keep track of how many days they are in the US and outside of Canada because “bad” tax and non-tax surprises await those who are in or out of either country too long.

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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

  A pensioner, whose false teeth fell out while he vomited over the side of a cruise ship, put in a claim to his travel insurers for new dentures under “lost baggage   Excerpted from The Telegraph Print

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Unusual Travel Claims of the week:

Two children in Cornwall buried their parents’ video camera in the sand to prevent it from being stolen whilst they went swimming, but could not remember where. Thankfully, the insurers paid out. Excerpted from The Telegraph Print

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Aeroplan error shocks parents with $4,600 flight for toddler

Young couple from Revelstoke, B.C., were hit with a staggering $4,600 bill when an Aeroplan booking mistake forced them to buy a last-minute Air Canada ticket to fly their two-year-old home from Europe.

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Survey: Mature Drivers Catching Up To Phone-Obsessed Youth

Annual State Farm® Distracted Driving survey shows drivers use phones for much more than talking.

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Some of the most Unusual Travel Insurance Claims

A monkey threw my backpack off a cliff’ sounds rather like it’s from the ‘dog ate my homework’ school of excuses. But it is up there with some of the more unusual claims that have come across travel insurance assessors’ desks.

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Everything you need to know about rental-car insurance

Check and double-check what your own insurance and credit card will cover — it may not be as good as you expect.

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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

A couple on their holiday in Malaysia returned to their lodge to find that monkeys had stolen their clothes and scattered them all across the neighbouring rainforest. Fortunately, their insurance company paid their claim. Source: The Telegraph.com Print

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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

A family’s camping holiday in Wales was ruined when a parachutist from a nearby airbase landed on their tent, destroying their equipment. Their insurer rejected their claims. * “Like” us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free daily Canadian Insurance Newsletter Print

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HealthCare Coverage for Snowbirds?

Did You Know that B.C. residents can now vacation for seven months and still retain health coverage

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Introvert? Extrovert? What’s Your Personality Like When You Travel? (Quiz)

Travel is an incredibly liberating thing. It opens minds, adds new perspective and lets people come out of their shell. But it also gives people a chance to climb back into their shell, if that’s what floats their boat.

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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

A bride’s dream Caribbean wedding was ruined after her dress caught fire on the barbecue.

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Unusual Travel Claims

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Unusual Travel Claim of the week:

Ridiculous travel insurance claims.

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Traffic blitz focuses on pedestrian safety and seatbelt use

“In more than one-third of all traffic fatalities in the province, the person killed was not wearing a seatbelt,” said Andrew Cartmell, President and CEO of SGI. “Buckle up each and every time you get behind the wheel and make sure your passengers are buckled up too. And for both pedestrians and drivers, keep your heads up so you can see each other.”

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Insurance company off hook for woman’s $27,000 medical bill

“The front page of the policy also advised there may be limitations and exclusions to coverage, and stated: ‘PLEASE READ YOUR POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU TRAVEL,’ ” Justice Neilson pointed out. “Ms. Turpin did not read the policy.”

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Beat the Heat In Canada’s Coolest Pools

“When it’s hot outside, there is nothing better than relaxing poolside or taking a dip in the cool water,” says Taylor Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com.

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