Travel Tips: Travel Insurance


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Finding Health Insurance Online

When I was a teenager I had this ideal image of myself being the Carrie Bradshaw of London.  I was going to live in a beautiful apartment in the middle of Camden, have thousands of friends, a gorgeous boyfriend and live the high life.  I would attend parties, go sky diving, four-wheel driving, etc. – while looking fabulous of course.  As a teenager I watched too much television because reality is very different.  When I left university for London, it was very different.
Instead of living in a Camden apartment, I am living with friends in Hackney.  Instead of a life as a fashion designer and lifestyle blogger, I am working as a freelance content writer.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my life and indulge in extreme sports; but there are so many expenses that my Carrie Bradshaw life hadn’t accounted for, like insurance.
As an extreme sports junkie I really could use some health insurance.  My girlfriend continues to bug me about this because she worries that I’m going to hurt myself and not have any funds to cover medical costs.  I didn’t care, until my best friend was thrown from his motorbike.  He was seriously injured and needed surgery, that was when I took health insurance into consideration.
I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to financial matters and wasn’t sure who to contact, so I asked my best friend who he spoke to about his insurance.  He gave me advice and told me to look online.  He told me there are different websites available that provide quotes that are affordable based on your needs and lifestyle.
As I said, I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to finances; but I am glad I took the initiative to finding health insurance online.  It was simple, quick and easy (even for a dunce like me).  I found a policy that suits my lifestyle and my budget, so I am now able to enjoy my life without too much worry about potentially hurting myself.