Backpacking trips are supposed to be an adventure, giving young people the opportunity to see the world and go where the fancy takes them. Not only do they provide a unique opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful (and sometimes remote) parts of our planet, but can also introduce them to new people and customs.
For some it is a life changing experience; they meet the love of their life, are presented with an amazing career opportunity, meet lifelong friends, or simply discover who they are and what they want to do when they return home. In any event it teaches them how to become self-reliant and self-confident.
Nevertheless, travelling abroad for a sustained period can be daunting for the backpackers and the families left at home, however this type of travel is extremely common and relatively safe in our modern society. A few basic precautions can ensure that they are safe and protected, without feeling restricted, plus giving their folks back home some peace of mind.
The best way to do this is to make sure that they have a good travel insurance policy, just in case anything goes wrong. They should ensure the policy has been specifically designed with backpackers in mind, to make sure the policy suits their needs, for example are they covered to travel to multiple destinations? What about activities? What if they decide to extend their trip for a few months?
Holidaysafe has designed a range of policies specifically for gap year and Longstay travellers. They offer four levels of cover, Backpacker, Backpacker Plus, Longstay and Longstay Plus, so you can choose the level of cover to suit your budget and travel plans.
All policies provide European or Worldwide cover for emergency medical expenses, baggage and money, plus much more. It also automatically covers some of the outlandish activities they might want to have a go at such as Bamboo rafting, Bungee Jumping (yes they will want to try it but not tell you about it!), Gorilla Trekking, Hot Air Ballooning, Swimming with Dolphins and the Sydney Harbour Bridge
To find out more visit Holidaysafe.co.uk.
Please note, Holidaysafe's online prices automatically include a 15% discount against our Customer Service Centre prices.