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Top Travel Destinations for December

If you’re looking to escape the winter cold and head somewhere a little warmer, a few tropical destinations that need to be on your radar include any of the Hawaiian islands, Phuket, Thailand, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hawaii, specifically The Big Island, is the perfect spot for the adventure traveler looking for a winter escape. Not only are you surrounded by miles of beautiful beaches, but also stunning mountains filled with some of the world’s most beautiful hiking trails. Phuket, Thailand, has year-round warm weather, and during the month of December, the waters are extra calm. Plan to spend much of your time soaking up the sun and scuba diving the days away! Rio de Janeiro makes the list due to December kicking off the start of its summer season. Rio is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a lively party scene during your vacation.

If none of these destinations spark your interest, or if you’re looking to travel somewhere on the colder side, check out this US News article for more inspiration for your December travels!

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Best & Busiest Travel Days

With Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa all falling in the same two-week span, from December 18 - January 1, December is sure to be one of the most holiday-centric travel months of the year. So when are the best and busiest days to travel during this time?

This article from The Vacationer gives a little insight into the best days to travel during the 2022 holiday season. According to the article, the best departure dates are December 18-20, and Christmas Eve or Christmas day. Wednesday, December 28, and Thursday, December 29, are also favorable. On the flip side, if you have the luxury of selecting the days you travel, you probably want to avoid December 22 and 23, which are predicted to be the highest air traffic days.

The best way to prepare for delays and a busy holiday travel season is to protect your trip with a trip cancellation plan that includes trip delay coverage. This type of plan can reimburse your nonrefundable travel expenses should your trip be canceled or delayed. Our 24/7 customer service team can answer any questions you have about our plans and help book the right plan for you. Live chat with us today.

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Gifting Travel

It’s no secret that people are moving more towards gifting experiences over material possessions during the holiday season. We’ve seen a tremendous increase in this since COVID-19 hit in 2020, and nobody could travel for months.

Travel is a universal gift that can be enjoyed by any person of any age, and we have ideas for everyone on your list, from the Disney fanatic in your life to your stressed-out bestie. And, fun fact, travel insurance is one of the few (if only?) types of insurance you can purchase for someone else, so after you get the BEST GIFT EVER for your lucky loved one, don't forget to protect it, too.

This blog post has plenty of gifting inspiration and what to include for your big gift this holiday season. Read on.

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Weather Delays

The weekend of Thanksgiving saw more than 6,000 flight delays and almost 200 complete flight cancellations due to an unexpected severe storm in the Northeast. The heavy rain showers and wind gusts affected millions of travelers over the holiday weekend. As we move into the last part of the year and the early parts of next year, winter weather remains unpredictable, and that can cause many issues for travel, whether by air or road.

Trawick International is a key player in providing air travel insurance, but did you know we can also insure your road trip? We treat road trips as any other trip and can insure you if you can no longer take it due to covered, weather-related conditions. We can also insure those pre-paid non-refundable expenses such as Disney World tickets, Broadway tickets, and more! If you’re more of a road tripper during the holidays than an air traveler, check out this blog to learn more about how we can cover you!

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