Marla Osgood cancels her Princess cruise under the worst of circumstances: Her husband is dying of cancer. But the cruise line refuses to refund her vacation, citing its refund policy. Can this vacation be rescued?
Some of my fondest vacation memories are from trips to the Yucatán peninsula when my kids were younger: tubing an underground river; bumping down dirt roads exploring the jungle in an open-top Jeep; watching my daughters snorkel for the first time, surrounded by a rainbow-hued school of fish.
Robert Hamilton was looking forward to his six-night stay in Colorado that he booked through VRBO and Turnkey Colorado. But he also knew that with his mother-in-law hospitalized, he probably should buy travel insurance just in case the unthinkable happened. It also led us to wonder if travel insurance always covers a pre-existing condition and the death of a loved one.
Pamela O’Meara narrowly escaped the pre-existing conditions trap.
Oh, you know the trap. It’s the one where your insurance company tells you the policy is no good because your medical condition existed before you bought the policy. Yeah, that one.
James Hager and his wife are looking forward to a relaxing trip to Arizona after she finishes her treatment for a brain tumor. Unfortunately, before they can leave, they receive the troubling news that she needs further treatment. Can Delta provide some relief?
When Jessica Kamzik’s father was diagnosed with stomach cancer last summer, there was no question about what she had to do. Dad’s prognosis was “grave” — the doctors said he probably wouldn’t make it to the holidays — and, “as any loving daughter would do, I immediately cancelled our vacation to stay closer to him,” she says.
Beware of the pre-existing medical conditions clause in your travel insurance policy! Oh alright, maybe that’s a little dramatic. But