We’ve always bought travel insurance, wherever we’ve travelled with our children – the peace of mind it gives us is worth the cost alone. 

We get our travel insurance with World Nomads. The wide range of cover they offer runs from emergency medical expenses down to car-hire excess – you can check exactly what’s covered here – and they’re on hand to assist you 24 hours a day.

They cover all sorts of activities, too, from sea kayaking in Croatia to glacier hiking in Iceland. Make sure you take out the correct level of coverage for what you plan on doing, though – Level 1 covers you to go on a camel-riding day-trip, for example, but you’ll need Level 2 if you plan on camel trekking overnight.

World Nomads let you extend your policy or claim online while you’re still abroad, and you can even take cover out if you’ve already left home.

And if you buy travel insurance with them, you’ll get access to travel safety alerts, as well as their series of free language guides.

Why we love World Nomads

  • Excellent range and level of insurance

  • Cover for hundreds of activities available

  • Claim online, with access to 24/7 phone assistance

  • Travel safety alerts

  • Extend your policy while travelling

  • Give something back – support a community project