Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Travel Insurance In A Package: Csa And Hth Travel Insurance

Two of the best known names in the travel insurance industry are CSA and HTH travel insurance. Both of these insurance companies have been around for a while insuring travelers. They both offer packages that will insure the investment that you have made in your travel package.

Travel Insurance
 Keeping your Money Safe while Traveling

When you are spending money for travel, you will want to make sure that the money is safe by insuring the travel plans. The more you spend on the travel arrangements and the riskier the travel arrangements, the more money the travel insurance will cost you. Both CSA and HTH are travel insurance companies that weigh risk of the venture with the premium. Not everyone gets the same flat premium for their travel coverage when they are using these companies. Nor do they get the same coverage. Everything depends on the type of travel that you are doing and the type of coverage that you desire.

Comprehensive Travel Insurance with CSA and HTH Travel Insurance

CSA is a name that is known to most travel agents and is one of the most popular travel insurance companies that is used. Many travel agencies will try to get travelers to get insurance when they are going on a trip, just in case of a cancellation or inclement weather that can prevent their enjoyment. CSA is one of the companies that will protect travelers against poor weather when they are going on a trip where they expect the weather to be good. The amount for which they offer insurance depends on the type of insurance that someone is getting and the likelihood of something going wrong. CSA is a company that will weigh out the risks of the insurance and balance it with the cost of the insurance.

HTH is another travelers insurance that specializes in medical coverage for those who get sick when they are on vacation. HTH also takes into consideration the chances of the person getting sick as well as the general overall health of the person being insured. The country of their travel destination is also considered when it comes to policies offered by HTH travel insurance. Both HTH and CSA will give broad packages for travel insurance that cover just about everything that can go wrong with the trip for one price. The price that someone pays for such a premium on travel insurance depends on the odds of something going wrong.

Quick and Efficient Service with CSA and HTH Travel Insurance
When it comes to claims, CSA and HTH both handle them quickly and effectively. If you get travel insurance and need to make a claim, you will need to have proof of a loss. You will have to present the proof of the loss to the travel insurance claims adjuster so that you can get money back. Neither CSA or HTH will insure a traveler based upon their enjoyment of the trip. Losses that are incurred during a trip have to be concrete losses that can be proven on paper when you are making a travel insurance claim at either CSA or HTH travel insurance companies. No travel insurance company will pay out on a claim for lack of enjoyment - all losses must be substantiated.

Monday, July 17, 2017

On the Road Again: Tokyo Bound!

I've been mostly home over the past month and a half, save for a few short trips here and there. But, the next couple of weeks will be busy ones, as I leave for Tokyo, Japan tomorrow morning and will return on Sunday, July 23 just long enough to do some laundry, collect my thoughts, and repack to travel to Outdoor Retailer on the following Tuesday. It's a grueling job, but someone has to do it. Right?

It is going to be a crazy schedule for sure, but it should be a fun one as well. But, it means there will likely be limited updates to The Adventure Blog while I'm on the road. I'll still keep an eye on some of the big stories that are developing – including potential summits on K2 – and I'll have some articles posted on the two days leading up to the start of OR, but otherwise news is likely to be scare through July 31.

But, I'll be back before you know it, and we'll resume our regular coverage of the outdoor adventure and exploration world. Until then, don't forget to schedule some time for a few adventures of your own. After all, that's ultimately what we're all about around here.

Back soon!

Video: Alex Honnold Interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Show

At the end of last week, rock climber Alex Honnold appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel show here in the U.S., giving a large, mainstream audience an introduction to a man that many of us have been following for years. In the interview, Honnold talks about his recent free solo up El Capitan in Yosemite of course, but also how he got started in climbing in the first place, what his mom thinks about his exploits, and much more. Definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen it, as its nice to see Alex in a relaxed environment like this one.

Video: Footage of the Massive Crack on the Antarctic Ice Shelf Prior to Iceberg Breaking Away

Last week we shared the story of a massive iceberg breaking off from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in the Antarctic. The creation of the 1 trillion ton iceberg didn't come as a surprise, as researchers have been following a huge crack as it developed along the ice shelf over the course of the past few months. Now, we have footage of what that crack looked like as it grew and spread for miles, eventually giving way altogether. As you would expect, it is quite the sight. Check it out in the video clip below.

Kilian Jornet Wins Hardrock 100 with Dislocated Shoulder

By now, it's hard for any of us to be surprised at the things Kilian Jornet pulls off while training, competing, or climbing in the mountains. But this past weekend, the trail runner/mountaineer added yet another chapter to his growing legend when he not only one the Hardrock 100 trail race for the fourth straight year, but he did so with a dislocated shoulder.

Heading into the race, Jornet was once again the favorite. He as been running well this year, despite taking time off to travel to the Himalaya where he managed to summit Everest without oxygen within a span of five days, and set a new speed record in the process. But, it looked like his fourth title might be in jeopardy early on when he fell 13 miles into the race, dislocating his shoulder. Jornet says that he was able to pop it back into place on his own. Later, he received some assistance at an aid station, where the arm was wrapped in a sling, but he received no medication.

For most of us, such an injury would have been enough to put us out of the competition, but for Jornet it was just another challenge to overcome. In the end, he managed to complete the 100.5 mile (161 km) course in a time of 24 hours, 32 minutes, and 32 seconds. That was enough to finish ahead of Mike Foote, who shadowed Kilian much of the way, but ended up finishing in second place 23 minutes back.

The 2017 female champion at the Hardrock wasn't without her challenges either. French runner Caroline Chaverot finished with a time of 28 hours, 31 minutes, and 50 seconds, although she spent about 90 of those minutes lost on the trail. She had led for much of the race up until that point, but wandered off the trail in the dark. Eventually she found her way back to the route, learned that she was still in the lead, and was able to collect herself to get to the finish line ahead of any of the other women in the race.

After the race was over, Jornet indicated that he was in a lot of pain and that his shoulder was incredibly sore, but of course he wasn't about to give up. He said that he had suffered a similar injury in the past and knew what to expect. Whether or not the injury will have an impact on his competition schedule this year remains to be seen, but at the moment he is still the best mountain runner in the world, even with one hand tied behind his back.

See Kilian cross the finish line and conduct a post race interview in the video below.