Backpacker travel insurance

When students decide to take gap years or set off on Longstay adventures, the focus is usually on how brave they are, and all the wonderful things they will experience. However, people tend to forget the effect this type of trip can have on the parents left behind. This became clear when a member of the Holidaysafe Team announced that her daughter was going to spend the entire summer break coaching at a North American summer camp.


Obviously any parent would be extremely proud of their child making the decision to go to another country to help children, gain life experience, make friends and experience another culture. However, that doesn’t mean that they won’t worry every moment they are thousands of miles away from home.

Like most parents and children in this position, they decided to sit down to discuss travel plans, budgets, itineraries, packing and travel insurance. This proved a great exercise, and here are their findings to help other families embarking on the same research:

If you are planning on a backpacking or longstay trip this year, don’t forget to buy travel insurance. has specialist longstay and backpacker travel insurance from as little as 21pence a day.

Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.
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