QT: Is Travel Insurance Worth the Cost or a Complete Waste of Money?

What are your thoughts on travel insurance?

Me? I’m skeptical at best.

Joining me on today’s quick tip episode are two folks that know a thing or two about traveling and are going to let me know if I’m right to pass on travel insurance or if it would be worth thinking about the next time I’m planning a racecation.

Tom Leddy and Carol Valls are the co-writers of the book The Ultimate Travel Guide for Runners.

If you have a destination race on your horizon, you definitely want to check out their book full of tips and tricks that will help you save some money and improve your traveling/racing experience.

Travel Insurance: If You Need It, It’s Invaluable

Travel insurance, like any form of insurance, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.


So does that make it worthwhile? Maybe.

Travel insurance provides a lot of protection should your plans go south before or during your trip.

So if nothing else, it can provide some peace of mind, especially if you’re traveling internationally.

And what about the cost? Somewhat surprisingly to me, the cost of travel insurance may very well be worth the peace of mind.

Obviously, things are going to vary based on the specifics of your trip, but according to Carol you are looking at a price of basically a few dollars per day.

And when you think of the hundreds/thousands of dollars that you could be out if something happens before/during your trip, a few dollars a day might just be worth it.


This Series Continues Next Week

Tom and Carol will be back next week to talk more about traveling smarter when it comes to destination races.

And you should definitely check out their book, The Ultimate Travel Guide for Runners, for more tips and tricks you can use before signing up for your next destination race.

If you’d like Carol to help you make travel plans for your next destination race, check out her website at 2LTravel.com!

Is travel insurance worth it? Or is it a complete waste of money? Two travel experts weigh in on the topic. #running #runchat Click To Tweet

Have You Ever Purchased Travel Insurance? Why/Why Not?

Want to Support the Continued Growth & Production of the Show?

Check out the support page for ideas and suggestions of ways you can help me grow the show. And remember, not all support involves money. Some of the best ways you can show your support are 100% free.

Subscribe to the Show

Never miss another episode of the Diz Runs With podcast by subscribing to the show, and for my fellow Apple fans out there, it’s never been easier now that the podcast app is native on the new operating system. iPhone/iPod/iPad users click here. Android users click here. SoundCloud users click here.

Please Give Me Some Feedback!

Take the 6 question listener survey to help me shape the future of this podcast.

Register for a Free Race Training Plan

Every month, I’m giving away a FREE training plan for the race of your choice. For details/information, and to sign up, just click here.

Join The Tribe!

There’s always room for more members of the tribe! Both the Facebook group and the email group provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like-minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else. If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!


Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. This simply means that if you decide to make a purchase using one of the links, I get paid a small commission at no extra expense to you.

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *