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Travel Insurance Claims - True Stories Just some of the weird and wonderful things that happen to World Nomads travellers while on the road


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True Travel Tales - Disaster Response

Thursday, 10 Feb 2011 | Views [1751]

What happened? Tell us your tale. In 2005, as a FEMA Community Relations Field Specialist, I was deployed to St. Bernard, Louisiana, truly the “ground zero” of Hurricane Katrina in that state. This was the most tragic thing I’d ever experienced ... Read more >

Tags: disaster relief, e coli, emergency, fema, hurricane katrina, skin infection, terrifying travel tales, united states, usa

Wash, Rinse, Don't Repeat

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [1232]

Long story short- I was camping in Los Angeles, California while on a cross country trip of the USA.  I had the opportunity to do laundry at the campsite for the first time in quite a while, so I washed everything I had, including my cell phone that ... Read more >

Tags: camping, cell phone, insurance claim, laundry, mobile phone, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads

Mountain bike accident

Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [2979]

I was out mountain biking in the element... when a tree got in my way. On impact, the handle bars of my bike twisted, bluntly jutting into my ribs before I went flying. I was in a lot of pain but there was no external bruising. I figured that even if ... Read more >

Tags: accident, bike, claim, cycling, hospitals & health, medical, true claim stories, usa, world nomads


Thursday, 8 May 2008 | Views [1311]

We received terrible news while we were travelling in LA. My wife's parents called to let her know her brother had passed away. We needed to return home immediately, to help with funeral arrangements and simply be with our family during this distressing ... Read more >

Tags: cancellation, claim, family, true claim stories, usa, world nomads

Skiing Accident

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | Views [4347] | Comments [1]

I should have called it quits for the day and headed into a bar for a warming Schnapps. Instead, I decided to take the last ski run down the mountain. As I was flying down the slopes, my left ski collided with my right, blowing out my left knee and ... Read more >

Tags: claim, injury, medical, rescue, skiing, snow, true claim stories, usa, world nomads

Eye cut, Alaska

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2006 | Views [1494]

I was walking through a forest on the kenai peninsula and was ducking under a brach of a tree only to waljk into the broken off stump of a lower branch. I managed to walk back tyo the car, where my sister cleaned and applied butterfly strips to the ... Read more >

Tags: alaska, eye cut, mountains, stitches, true claim stories

My ear was swelling down past my neck

Sunday, 4 Jun 2006 | Views [3721]

My ear began to hurt and started to swell rapidly due to an infection. The infection/swelling started to spread down my neck (in a space of 24 hours). I went to a pharmacy to see if there were any over the counter anti-biotics, but the pharmicists were ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health, true claim stories



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