No one can deny the importance of a proper travel insurance plan, which covers cancellations, medical expenses and other sorts of losses that a traveler may face during their trip. Insurance plans can be selected to cover your national vacation trip or you may choose an insurance that covers your international travel plans. There insurances can be classified in terms of duration of our trip. On the basis of the duration of your travel and foreign stay, this type of insurance can be divided in three types:* Single trip,
* Multi-trip and
* Long stay or AnnualSingle trip insurances are for those people who are not regular travelers. Many prefer to stay at their home during the vacation while exploring and enjoying the local picnic, spots and scenic sites. Yet, anyone can face situations where this type of insurance may become necessary. For such instances, single trip travel insurance is best.Multi-trip insurance are for those people who are frequent travelers. Some people remain in such profession that requires them to travel frequently. On the other hand, there are people who regularly choose to go on leisure vacation trips. Such people may choose the Multi-trip travel insurance.Long-stay travel insurance programs are specifically meant for those travelers who travel to exotic places and remain there for longer periods. Some people travel for their sabbatical leaves for educational researches, some people tour to explore their business prospects in a new country or region. Some tourists may choose to stay for a month or for a year at their travel destination and for such travelers; long-stay travel insurance is the best option.Travel insurance helps you to manage your travelling plans and they ensure your safety and health during the vacation trip. Travel insurance is a safety cover for cancellation charges, luggage and personal belonging, health issues and well being and financial investments. Furthermore, proper insurance for your vacation trip also ensures peace of mind for you as a traveler.
Travel writing is definitely not for the thin-skinned, faint-of-heart, or slackers. To make it as a freelance travel writer, you must hustle for work and convince others that you’re the right person for the job.After you receive a plethora of opportunities, you now have the task of balancing each client. Deadlines will differ and you must be extremely organized to keep track of them. On the other hand, you could get lucky and score a lengthy contract for one client.Travel jobs such as travel writing require you to research, write, edit, market yourself, and be skilled at time management. You also must create a rate schedule, learn contract law and how to negotiate a contract, and research tax law for sole proprietors (self-employed).If you’ve been freelancing for years, then you probably have a great portfolio with the contacts to match. After all, if you write one travel article it probably lead you to opportunities to write more travel articles.For “newbie” travel writers, consider knocking on the door of the local newspaper and start a blog. Peruse the internet for opportunities to write for magazines. Writing for a newspaper or magazine can lead to bigger and better opportunities. If there’s one particular newspaper or magazine that you would like to write for, do not take no for answer! Keep submitting your work until the editor agrees to hear what you have to offer. Persistence can take you a long way in your travel writing career.Tips to Travel Writing
Start a blog. This is a great way to build your portfolio. Make sure to include a link to your blog when you send out emails to family and friends. Word-of-mouth is still a great way to advertise and it’s free!
Constantly look for freelance leads. Look for freelance leads on websites such as Travel-Writers-Exchange.com. “Google” words like “travel writing, freelance writing jobs, and travel writers” and look at the websites that “pop-up.”
Network with other travel writers and travel industry professionals. Join a writing group and or become friends with your local travel agent. A writing group is a great way to meet fellow travel writers. A travel agent will have knowledge about the travel industry. If your travel agent will be going to a travel convention, conference, or trade show, ask if you can attend as their guest. It’s a great networking opportunity.
Read a book to learn how to run your travel writing business. Pickup a book on how to run a small business or sign up for tele-seminars on how to grow a business. You can receive some great information from certain tele-seminars. Beware! All tele-seminars are not created equal. You’ll find some facilitators of tele-seminars make BIG PROMISES, but they tell you nothing you could not have found on the internet. Remember, the price you pay is your time and use of your minutes from your cell phone or communications provider!
Take advantage of your day job. First, save as much money as you can so you will not be living month-to-month! Second, learn as much new technology as you can. If your employer has tuition reimbursement, use it. And – if they want to send you for training in the latest software, go for it. Third, take on extra projects. The knowledge you gain will be invaluable along with the relationships you build with others. You can also build a stellar portfolio of work samples. Finally, create a networking list filled with the names of vendors, co-workers, customers, and business associates. These people might hire you or give you a referral for future freelance writing work.
Travel writers, get out their and grab hold of freelance travel writing opportunities. Do not be shy about it. If you really want an opportunity, go after it with gusto. Perhaps you will not receive the opportunity this time, but you’ll make an impression on the hiring manager or editor. They’ll remember your tenacity and passion!
The International Woman’s Day theme for 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Women have come a long way. Their role in the society is not limited to reproduction and an aid to men. Today she stands on equal footing as men. She does everything that only men did, up until a few decades ago. She serves in the military; she runs businesses, leads nations, runs space missions, makes families and fights the fair fights of the society. Among all this she hasn’t given up on the institution of marriage and family. She is still a mother first and a woman.
It’s not easy for a woman to make it in this male dominated world. Not all nations of the world consider their women citizens to be equal to their male citizens. In some war trodden countries, the situation of women is abominable. She is traded as a physical quantity and treated worse than animals. In the more developed and free thinking world, she has to face gender inequality, unequal pay issues, and biased medical issues.Many countries do not give importance to many health issues faced by women. No gender specific health care criterion is available to them. Mental health and reproductive health of women are some such issues which have long awaited significant development. Today we divert our attention towards a handful of such issues.Cancer – Cancer affects women more than any other form of diseases, with two of the most common ones being breast and cervical cancers. It is said that each year around half a million women die from cervical cancer and half a million from breast cancer. Most women still do not know about the mammograms and pap tests, when and how to take them. Breast and cervical cancer awareness is important in today’s time and day.Mental Health – Women are more likely to face depression and anxiety at some point of their life than men, due to biological differences. While depression is the most common mental health problem for women, suicide is a leading cause of death. Abuse and neglect are often factors in women’s mental health problems. Treatments need to be sensitive to and reflect gender differences.Heart Disease – Heart diseases are a leading cause of death. Important differences in the approaches to treatment and prevention of heart disease between women and men have lead to the increase in death numbers. We should be made more aware of the heart healthy choices they can make and the kind of lifestyle they should lead so as to lead a happy, healthy life.Reproductive and Maternal Health – Sexual and reproductive health problems are responsible for one third of health issues for females between the ages of 15 and 44 years. It said that unsafe sex is a major risk factor, particularly among females in developing countries. While progress has been made, almost 300, 000 women died from complications in pregnancy and childbirth, and most of these deaths could have been prevented if the women had access to family planning and basic services.
HIV/AIDS – HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for ladies aged between 15 to 44-years-old. It said that too many young girls still struggle to protect themselves against sexual transmission of HIV and to get the treatment they require. The stigma attached to STDs is also a major factor for these deaths. It stops them from seeking the required medical help and advice.These entire problem have one thing in common, they all seek a very different gender specific approach towards handling them. It’s about time gender specific studies and research to start, and we should enjoy equal rights as men.
Political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. With all the efforts dedicated towards us for one day, it is essentially to have resources diverted towards our health.