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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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Bag Overboard!

THAILAND | Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | Views [2711]

I was on a boat trip south of Thailand and the boat almost capsized when it hit some rocks that ruptured the outside.   The boat started leaning heavily to one side and my suitcase happened to be on deck because we were leaving that day.   All the ... Read more >

Tags: baggage, boating, insurance claim, thailand, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Ear Woes

THAILAND | Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | Views [2604]

I was on vacation in Thailand when I developed this nasty outer ear infection.   Within 3 days I developed 2 abscesses which had to be removed.   I went to the hospital for each abscess removal and was put on 2 different courses of antibiotics.... Read more >

Tags: antibiotics, ear infections, insurance claim, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Look both ways, and down...

CANADA | Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | Views [1164]

I was on the first day of my ski vacation, walking out to the shuttle that takes you to the mountain.   The driveway was snow-covered and icy, so it wasn’t surprising that I fell and twisted my left ankle and couldn’t ski the whole weekend. ... Read more >

Tags: ankle injuries, insurance claim, ski vacation, skiing, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Just Messin' Around

CANADA | Saturday, 4 Jul 2009 | Views [1959]

I hit the terrain park at Whistler Resort and was a little too confident on my snowboard.  The first jump I went off landed badly and I hurt my back.  I was whisked away in one of those ski patrol sleds and ambulanced to Whistler Health Care Centre.... Read more >

Tags: canada, health, ski accident, ski patrol, snowboard, travel insurance, true claim stories, whistler, world nomads


Not Just a Stomachache

LEBANON | Sunday, 28 Jun 2009 | Views [3195]

I was in Beirut for work and for 2 days I had an acute pain in my abdomen.   I thought it was a stomachache that would pass, but by the night of the third day the pain was so bad I couldn’t sleep.   I went to the emergency room and it turns out ... Read more >

Tags: beirut, cysts, insurance claim, lebanon, stomachache, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Wash, Rinse, Don't Repeat

USA | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [1181]

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


Broken and Entered

ITALY | Monday, 22 Jun 2009 | Views [1608]

My friend and I were trekking around Italy in this beat-up junker clunker of a van.  We were stopped in Casal Borsetti for the evening and sleeping soundly in the back.  Around 4 a.m. we were awakened by someone breaking in to the front of the van.... Read more >

Tags: insurance claim, italy, road trip, theft, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Mystery Illness

EGYPT | Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [1384]

I was rudely interrupted on my vacation to Egypt by a mystery illness the first week I was there.  I had a fever and rash at first and was initially diagnosed with Chicken Pox.  They sent me to the hospital, where I was then diagnosed with suspected ... Read more >

Tags: chicken pox, egypt, health, infection, true claim stories, world nomads


In and Out

CANADA | Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | Views [1177]

While snowboarding in Whistler, Canada I fell on a groomed run dislocating my shoulder. I boarded down to the base of the mountain and caught a Taxi ride to the local hospital where x-rays were taken and my shoulder was relocated. How World Nomads ... Read more >

Tags: canada, insurance claim, shoulder injury, ski accident, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


These Things Happen

FRENCH POLYNESIA | Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [1501]

I was on my honeymoon in Tahiti, and of all things to go wrong I got a vaginal infection! I went to the hospital and thank goodness they were able to nip it in the bud right away with antibiotics so it didn’t completely ruin my trip! How World Nomads ... Read more >

Tags: insurance claim, tahiti, travel insurance, true claim stories, vaginal infection, world nomads


Out of Whack Back

IRELAND | Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [1194]

I was on vacation in Ireland and fell down in the super slippery bathtub at my hotel. I twisted my back but didn’t think anything of it at first. A few days passed and the pain became so bad I couldn’t walk. I went to the hospital, which then referred ... Read more >

Tags: backache, bathtub accident, insurance claim, ireland, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Only a Woman Could Understand

MADAGASCAR | Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | Views [1900]

I started to feel some lower abdominal pain while on vacation in Madagascar. It got worse over the weekend, so I went to a gynecologist because I suspected it might be Pelvic Inflammatory Disease due to the IUD I use for contraception. I’m a doctor ... Read more >

Tags: antibiotics, insurance claim, iud, madagascar, pelvic inflammatory disease, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Attack of the Chicken Pox

SWITZERLAND | Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | Views [1555]

My daughter and I were on vacation in Switzerland, and on our very last day there my daughter developed a fever and red spots early in the morning. As the number of spots rapidly increased, we had no choice but to take her to the hospital. After medical ... Read more >

Tags: chicken pox, insurance claim, switzerland, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Now, that's what I call beginner's luck...

SWITZERLAND | Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | Views [976]

I had just had a lesson on the Bunny Slope and thought I’d be daring and try it without my instructor the next day. Halfway through the day I fell and got all twisted up in my own skis! There was a huge gash in my right leg from my left ski, and I ... Read more >

Tags: insurance claim, skiing accident, stitches, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Next time, shin guards

CANADA | Monday, 8 Jun 2009 | Views [1501]

I was on a ski holiday practicing my downhill when a snowboarder collided with me out of nowhere. Both my shins caught the sharp edge of his board and cut me right through two layers of pants! I made my way to first aid, and they immediately sent me ... Read more >

Tags: canada, insurance claim, ski accident, snowboarding, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


All Washed Out

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 6 Jun 2009 | Views [1059]

While on my trip through Australia my passport decided to take a trip of its own: through the wash. Soaked, tattered and in multiple pieces the Australian consulate informed me I would need a new passport to continue on my way. How World Nomads Helped ... Read more >

Tags: australia, insurance claim, passport, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


The Buck Stopped Me

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [1271]

While horseback riding in New Zealand, we experienced riders had the opportunity to canter along towards the end of our ride. Being an experienced rider I jumped at the opportunity. However, an abrupt stop sent a shooting pain into my lower back leaving ... Read more >

Tags: back pain, horse back riding, insurance claim, riding injuries, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Family Always Comes First

UGANDA | Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | Views [1287]

I was supposed to go on a two month trip to visit 10 countries throughout Africa. My first stop was Uganda, and on my 4 th day there I got a call from my mother to tell me that my step father had collapsed from a heart attack and doctors predicted ... Read more >

Tags: family emergency, heart attack, insurance claim, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Almost bit my tongue off!

BOLIVIA | Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | Views [1733]

I was in the middle of a trip to Bolivia when I got this massive headache and my body felt like it was freezing even though it was hot outside. I began to shiver uncontrollably, and my chattering teeth almost caused me to bite my tongue off. I went ... Read more >

Tags: dengue fever, insurance claim, travel insurance, true claim stories, world nomads


Intestinal Worms!

THAILAND | Thursday, 15 May 2008 | Views [3347]

Intestinal worms are parasites that love the gastrointestinal tract. God only knows how I got them, maybe from unwashed food or dirty water, but I didn’t really care, I just wanted to get rid of them! I ended up in hospital in Chiang Mai, in northern ... Read more >

Tags: chiang mai, doctors, hospitals & health, intestinal worms, parasites, thailand, true claim stories, world nomads


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