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A woman enjoying a trip at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti.

Benefits of Travel Insurance for Your Bucket List Adventure: The Importance of Getting Covered

There’s nothing like the excitement of finally booking a dream trip! Whether it is a study abroad trip to Salamanca, Spain, a milestone birthday celebration to the Greek Islands with your friends, a honeymoon to the Maldives or a bucket list adventure to Tanzania in Africa, having a travel experience planned, especially if it’s international travel, is one of the most exciting feelings!

During fall 2022, I experienced a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania, Africa! I was privileged to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the Seven Summits of the World and the highest mountain on the African continent. After successfully reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, I couldn’t wait to see the Great Migration in Serengeti National Park!

A woman who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and had one of the best travel insurances through SafetyWing.

I can’t begin to tell you how incredible it felt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. I tested myself mentally and physically in ways I never thought I could handle. I proved to myself that I could do anything I set my mind to.

I believe that nothing should get in the way of your dreams! From blocking out the negative voices that were trying to discourage me from becoming a digital nomad in 2018 to going out of my comfort zone and doing high-elevation treks over the past few years, I’ve experienced amazing opportunities that most people, unfortunately, won’t get to during their lifetimes.

No matter what path you take in life, risks always come with it. The same concept applies to travel plans. That’s why knowing the importance of travel insurance is crucial when visiting new places.

**This blog post is sponsored by SafetyWing.


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The Importance of Travel Insurance for a Dream Trip

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A woman who used SafetyWing during her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Serengeti National Park. Learn about the importance of travel insurance.

After my adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro, I headed to the best luxury safari lodge in the Serengeti for another once-in-a-lifetime experience. As incredible as it was to finally be able to sleep in luxurious accommodation, relax at an on-site pool that overlooks an elephant watering hole, get a well-needed spa treatment and savor incredible meals, I, unfortunately, fell sick not long after I arrived in the Serengeti.

That’s why I want to go over the importance of travel insurance for avid adventurers!

My illness first started with the chills, then came all the stomach issues. After speaking with a doctor onsite, I discovered that I developed a stomach infection from something I ate or the water I drank during my Kilimanjaro climb. I don’t know for sure what type of stomach infection I had or what exactly caused me to get it, but I was extremely ill.

Thankfully, I purchased SafetyWing’s travel medical insurance before arriving in Tanzania. Their travel insurance policies are perfect for digital nomads and avid travelers like myself!

One of the main reasons I purchased SafetyWing’s insurance is for peace of mind when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I was mainly nervous about getting altitude sickness and, in a worst-case scenario, would need a medical evacuation from the mountain!

Little did I know that something I consumed on the mountain would lead to unexpected medical expenses once I arrived at the safari lodge where I was staying.

Importance of Travel Insurance for Nomads: SafetyWing’s Plans are International!

A cheetah in Tanzania, Africa.

Unexpected circumstances happen all the time. You can fall ill and experience travel delays, a natural disaster, lost checked luggage, having your phone or other electronics stolen, or even an unforeseen death of a family member back home. These situations can rack up expenses and additional costs, which is why I emphasize the importance of travel insurance.

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely an avid traveler like myself with a never-ending bucket list. As exciting as it is to see Machu Picchu, stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, check out the floating markets in Thailand or go gorilla trekking in Uganda, you must always be prepared for unforeseen events.

Every travel experience is special to me and I never let a negative situation ruin it. SafetyWing’s affordable travel insurance helps me enjoy my trips even more, knowing I’m covered!

You can use this fantastic nomad insurance at all your favorite destinations. Only seven countries are not covered, including your home country, which, for me, is the United States, where you can use regular medical coverage.

(Your regular health insurance in the USA usually does not cover medical bills in other countries. Although, I encourage you to look into this before making assumptions.)

SafetyWing is perfect for millennial, gen-z and gen-x nomads! In fact, you can use this excellent travel medical insurance up until you hit 70 years old. This travel insurance also covers two children up to the age of 10 years old for free.

If you’re consistently on the road, I suggest auto-extending your SafetyWing insurance policy every 28 days! It’s easy to submit a claim and there is 24/7 support.

What’s also excellent about SafetyWing is that you can buy insurance while already being in a foreign country!

How SafetyWing Helped Me When I Was Sick Abroad:

How SafetyWing helped me see this incredible sunset in Serengeti National Park - the importance of travel insurance.

Unfortunately, my stomach infection in Tanzania wasn’t just a 24-hour virus. I got so sick that I needed to visit the onsite infirmary at the safari lodge where I was staying. (Because I was in a remote area, there wasn’t a hospital nearby.)

Trust me, I wouldn’t allow all of this to ruin my safari adventures! Thankfully, I was treated by a doctor who gave me medication and an IV to rehydrate myself since I couldn’t keep any food down. This also helped me regain my strength so that I could thoroughly enjoy seeing the Great Migration!

The only downside was that I racked up medical costs, which exceeded my travel budget for that specific trip. (This is another reason why I am stressing the importance of travel insurance!)

After being informed of the extra costs of medical care for my stomach infection, SafetyWing made filing a claim easy. I also got my money back in less than a month, so I didn’t have to worry about my next credit card statement!

Even though getting sick while you’re meandering around the world is not ideal, I still had the trip of a lifetime, especially knowing I had incredible travel insurance with SafetyWing!

Learn More about SafetyWing’s Travel Insurance Plans:

A giraffe in the Serengeti of Tanzania, Africa.

Overall, you’ll never have to worry about missing out on your next adventure with SafetyWing! Plus, you have coverage limits of up to $250,000 if you get sick or injured during your travels. Click here to find the perfect travel health plan for your next journey!

Please note that SafetyWing does not cover pre-existing medical conditions, cancer treatment, professional sporting activities or trips canceled before departure.


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2 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on June 19, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    Such an informative guide on the importance of insurance. Safety Wing sounds like a great insurance choice. After all you went through in Africa ~ you were very lucky to have all your costs covered! I will definitely look into Safety Wing insurance on my next big trip ~ love you, 👩🏻 xoxo

    • Taylor Deer on July 2, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      It sure is a great insurance choice for travelers! 🙂

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Taylor-Serengeti6

A woman enjoying a trip at Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti.

Benefits of Travel Insurance for Your Bucket List Adventure: The Importance of Getting Covered

There’s nothing like the excitement of finally booking a dream trip! Whether it is a study abroad trip to Salamanca, Spain, a milestone birthday celebration to the Greek Islands with your friends, a honeymoon to the Maldives or a bucket list adventure to Tanzania in Africa, having a travel experience planned, especially if it’s international travel, is one of the most exciting feelings!

During fall 2022, I experienced a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania, Africa! I was privileged to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, one of the Seven Summits of the World and the highest mountain on the African continent. After successfully reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, I couldn’t wait to see the Great Migration in Serengeti National Park!

A woman who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and had one of the best travel insurances through SafetyWing.

I can’t begin to tell you how incredible it felt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. I tested myself mentally and physically in ways I never thought I could handle. I proved to myself that I could do anything I set my mind to.

I believe that nothing should get in the way of your dreams! From blocking out the negative voices that were trying to discourage me from becoming a digital nomad in 2018 to going out of my comfort zone and doing high-elevation treks over the past few years, I’ve experienced amazing opportunities that most people, unfortunately, won’t get to during their lifetimes.

No matter what path you take in life, risks always come with it. The same concept applies to travel plans. That’s why knowing the importance of travel insurance is crucial when visiting new places.

**This blog post is sponsored by SafetyWing.


Pin the Below Image to Keep Handy

The Importance of Travel Insurance for a Dream Trip

Advantages of SafetyWing – Industry Leaders in Travel Insurance

A woman who used SafetyWing during her once-in-a-lifetime trip to Serengeti National Park. Learn about the importance of travel insurance.

After my adventure on Mount Kilimanjaro, I headed to the best luxury safari lodge in the Serengeti for another once-in-a-lifetime experience. As incredible as it was to finally be able to sleep in luxurious accommodation, relax at an on-site pool that overlooks an elephant watering hole, get a well-needed spa treatment and savor incredible meals, I, unfortunately, fell sick not long after I arrived in the Serengeti.

That’s why I want to go over the importance of travel insurance for avid adventurers!

My illness first started with the chills, then came all the stomach issues. After speaking with a doctor onsite, I discovered that I developed a stomach infection from something I ate or the water I drank during my Kilimanjaro climb. I don’t know for sure what type of stomach infection I had or what exactly caused me to get it, but I was extremely ill.

Thankfully, I purchased SafetyWing’s travel medical insurance before arriving in Tanzania. Their travel insurance policies are perfect for digital nomads and avid travelers like myself!

One of the main reasons I purchased SafetyWing’s insurance is for peace of mind when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I was mainly nervous about getting altitude sickness and, in a worst-case scenario, would need a medical evacuation from the mountain!

Little did I know that something I consumed on the mountain would lead to unexpected medical expenses once I arrived at the safari lodge where I was staying.

Importance of Travel Insurance for Nomads: SafetyWing’s Plans are International!

A cheetah in Tanzania, Africa.

Unexpected circumstances happen all the time. You can fall ill and experience travel delays, a natural disaster, lost checked luggage, having your phone or other electronics stolen, or even an unforeseen death of a family member back home. These situations can rack up expenses and additional costs, which is why I emphasize the importance of travel insurance.

If you’re reading this, you’re most likely an avid traveler like myself with a never-ending bucket list. As exciting as it is to see Machu Picchu, stay in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, check out the floating markets in Thailand or go gorilla trekking in Uganda, you must always be prepared for unforeseen events.

Every travel experience is special to me and I never let a negative situation ruin it. SafetyWing’s affordable travel insurance helps me enjoy my trips even more, knowing I’m covered!

You can use this fantastic nomad insurance at all your favorite destinations. Only seven countries are not covered, including your home country, which, for me, is the United States, where you can use regular medical coverage.

(Your regular health insurance in the USA usually does not cover medical bills in other countries. Although, I encourage you to look into this before making assumptions.)

SafetyWing is perfect for millennial, gen-z and gen-x nomads! In fact, you can use this excellent travel medical insurance up until you hit 70 years old. This travel insurance also covers two children up to the age of 10 years old for free.

If you’re consistently on the road, I suggest auto-extending your SafetyWing insurance policy every 28 days! It’s easy to submit a claim and there is 24/7 support.

What’s also excellent about SafetyWing is that you can buy insurance while already being in a foreign country!

How SafetyWing Helped Me When I Was Sick Abroad:

How SafetyWing helped me see this incredible sunset in Serengeti National Park - the importance of travel insurance.

Unfortunately, my stomach infection in Tanzania wasn’t just a 24-hour virus. I got so sick that I needed to visit the onsite infirmary at the safari lodge where I was staying. (Because I was in a remote area, there wasn’t a hospital nearby.)

Trust me, I wouldn’t allow all of this to ruin my safari adventures! Thankfully, I was treated by a doctor who gave me medication and an IV to rehydrate myself since I couldn’t keep any food down. This also helped me regain my strength so that I could thoroughly enjoy seeing the Great Migration!

The only downside was that I racked up medical costs, which exceeded my travel budget for that specific trip. (This is another reason why I am stressing the importance of travel insurance!)

After being informed of the extra costs of medical care for my stomach infection, SafetyWing made filing a claim easy. I also got my money back in less than a month, so I didn’t have to worry about my next credit card statement!

Even though getting sick while you’re meandering around the world is not ideal, I still had the trip of a lifetime, especially knowing I had incredible travel insurance with SafetyWing!

Learn More about SafetyWing’s Travel Insurance Plans:

A giraffe in the Serengeti of Tanzania, Africa.

Overall, you’ll never have to worry about missing out on your next adventure with SafetyWing! Plus, you have coverage limits of up to $250,000 if you get sick or injured during your travels. Click here to find the perfect travel health plan for your next journey!

Please note that SafetyWing does not cover pre-existing medical conditions, cancer treatment, professional sporting activities or trips canceled before departure.


Discover the importance of travel insurance for your next safari experience in Africa.

If you found this article to be helpful, then you’ll also enjoy the below:

What to do if Your Phone Gets Stolen Abroad

Mastering the Art of Flying Solo

Top Solo Female Travel Destinations

I hope you all enjoyed learning more about the importance of travel insurance and how SafetyWing is the perfect insurance company for digital nomads like myself! If you have any questions, please email me at info@browneyedflowerchild.com.

2 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on June 19, 2024 at 8:30 pm

    Such an informative guide on the importance of insurance. Safety Wing sounds like a great insurance choice. After all you went through in Africa ~ you were very lucky to have all your costs covered! I will definitely look into Safety Wing insurance on my next big trip ~ love you, 👩🏻 xoxo

    • Taylor Deer on July 2, 2024 at 12:37 pm

      It sure is a great insurance choice for travelers! 🙂

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