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Sunday, 01 April 2012

An insurance story with a happy ending

If you've been following my adventures, you'll know it's been a bumpy ride, like when I was robbed, mugged and stolen from in Argentina.


Before the trip I looked at lots of insurers but half of them wouldn't cover me since riding a bicycle is considered a 'highly dangerous' activity. (I was electrocuted on the bike once so maybe they have a point!) In the end I went with World Nomads, an Australian company who specialise in covering adventurers who like an action-packed holiday. Initially I only bought 3 months cover but as the Indiana June story took off, I was able to extend it online without paying extra fees.

Normally I'd rather poke myself in the eye rather than lodging a drawn-out insurance claim so the real test came when I had to claim for my iphone.

I was in Ecuador, logging in from random internet cafes but I found I was able to do the whole claim online. They opened a cool little claim file for me that I could log into at any time and see the entire thread of conversation. I think it took about 7 weeks from putting in the claim until the payment went into my account and they paid out the full $800, so I was able to upgrade from an iphone 3 to an iphone 4.

Insurance aside their website is a travel treasure-trove. You can tap into the knowledge of more than 11,000 travellers from 129 countries to help plan your next trip. You can ask a nomad directly for help or advice and there is a community of travellers who write articles about what you need to know, before you go. So in short, they make the whole boring and complicated world of insurance fun and easy.

I've referred a few of my friends to them so to say thank you they have offered to support Indiana June with 10% of each new referral. After 8 months of cycling I'm pretty low on funds so this is a good way to help support me via something people need to buy anyway.

If you're in the market for travel insurance or have a friend or family member who has a trip coming up please let them know about World Nomads. Whatever policy is bought, 10% will go towards my adventures so I can keep sharing my stories with you all.

Happy travels = happy campers .... so just click this link and go from there.

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New York: What will Indiana June do in the big apple?
21% Track down and visit Oliver Jeffers:
Renowned Children's storybook writer & illustrator
11% Walk the High Line:
A linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the elevated NY Central Railroad 
11% Be a NYC detective for a day: 
Part game, theatre and tour to discover some of NYC's most off-the-beaten path spots
13% Explore the City Hall Subway Station: 
Abandoned & hidden from the public for 60 years
12% Flying trapeze class:
Hone her circus skills learning how to fly on a trapeze 
30% NZ Flag + Statue of Liberty:
Bodypaint the NZ flag on her body and go up the Statue of Liberty
2% Go to Queens and find a 'Nanny' sound-alike:
Video someone with the nanny accent saying "noo Zealand, i love that place"
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