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How to insure my belongings when traveling in SE Asia & South America?


by @adrienbetweets7yr  | 9 comments

I want an insurance that covers my belongings only.
I already have a international travel health insurance, hence I do not need some link or recommendation to do-it-all packages (i.e. insurance for health + rescue + belongings).

I came across this threads:

But they did not help me because:

  • I do not live in the UK, nor am I a UK citizen
  • My credit card does NOT cover my belongings, nor does any of the insurances I already have

Ideally, Iโ€™d like to find an insurance that can insure my belongings regardless of my nationality & residence. Any link to information of quality is welcome.

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@jascha5yr

Just wanted to bump this up. They broke into our villa in Bali a few days ago and took 2 Laptops and 1 DSLR of our roomies with them. (We thankfully had everything in the safe, if not they would have taken almost $10.000 worth of gear in total).

If I have to think about paying 200$ per year for an insurance or 4500$ to buy everything new when it happens, I would rather pay for the insurance.

Where can I get an insurrance for my valuables without residency?

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Hi Jascha, sorry to hear that story. These guys must be super desperate because the treatment they will get, when they get caught by the Indonesian police, will be extremely violent.

Anyhow, back to the topic, here is โ€œthe start of an answerโ€ on travel.stackexchange.com regarding belonging-only insurances.

I hope it helps :slight_smile:

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@spoolphiz6yr

I was in the same position of having health insurance and needing to insure only my stuff. Being an american citizen I decided to use state farm for laptop insurance and decided to not insure the remainder of my gear. Laptop insurance is offered as a plan called โ€œpersonal article protectionโ€ by state farm. It costs $20/month (which is a lot, in my opinion). The backpack and other gear was not eligible for this plan. I was told I would need to take out a renters insurance policy at $19/month in order to have the rest of the stuff covered.

Shopping around with other insurance carriers could be beneficial. If you find something cheaper please do post it here.

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You obviously have no idea what you are talking about.

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@nomadtax6yr

Thereโ€™s a lot of insurance companies out there selling travel insurance. Travel insurance usually covers your belongings, flight delays, cancellation costs etc. Travel insurance doesnโ€™t cover medical conditions, medical/health insurance does.

Simply google travel insurance + your country of residency.

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I mean no disrespect but you could have replied โ€œI donโ€™t knowโ€, it would be have been as useful.
You provide no fact, not even โ€œthe startโ€ of a proof of what you say.


DISCLAIMER: RANT
Itโ€™s funny how hard it seems to be for people to admit that fact: we simply do not know many things.
And instead of not saying anything (or admit we just do not know) we first say โ€œitโ€™s impossible!โ€.
I have experienced this so many times on forumsโ€ฆ this is getting tiring & annoying.
I hope many forum users will read this & try to think twice (or 3 times) before writing the annoying โ€œitโ€™s impossibleโ€.

Think about the times when the first people asked around them how to become a location independent entrepreneur, what kind of annoying/disappointing answer did they get?

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@nomadtax6yr

What I said is absolutely valid: google โ€œtravel insurance + your country of residenceโ€. Youโ€™ll get a list of insurance firms in your country. Simply call them and ask for a quote, easy as that.

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Bump. Still looking for a solution to this. Any pointers welcome!

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Bump! Would love to know this as well!

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by @mariaplslourdes2yr 1 year ago | 12 comments

hello :wave: Iโ€™m planning my next trip (from January/February), and Iโ€™m looking for a place where itโ€™s hot, with the sea, and good wifi.
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Iโ€™m thinking, South Africa or South America, what do you recommend?
Thank you

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How do you avoid settling in one place?


by @sukienniko2yr 1 year ago | 10 comments

As a follow up to my previous question (I guess I donโ€™t have the right to post links here?), but on a larger scale: if living as a nomad in a place for, say, more than a month (which will be beneficial for the sake of getting work done), how to you prevent yourself from getting too involved in the local society?

I find that every time I stay somewhere for a significant amount of time, I naturally start to settle into the idea that Iโ€™ll be there permanently, or at least long term. I guess this is human nature: wanting to have a stable lifestyle, with stable friends, relationship, workplace, recreational activities, etc. But, indeed, that is not my goal-- I believe the benefits of the nomadic lifestyle are far greater at this stage in my lifeโ€ฆ

So, for those of you who have successfully avoided settling somewhere time despite staying for months at a time, what strategies do you use to stay afloat, as in, not getting too deeply integrated locally?

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by @rose_davis2yr 2 years ago | 7 comments

Hi!

I am planning to move to Latin America for 3-4 months (Oct-January). Iโ€™ve narrowed down 6 different places that I want to visit before committing to settling down, but Iโ€™d love to get some community input.

Here are the cities Iโ€™m considering:

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  • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Medellin, Columbia
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  • Antigua, Guatemala
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The most important things Iโ€™m looking for:

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  • Easy to meet other nomads/make friends in general
  • Safe for women
  • Some sort of spiritual community (Iโ€™m also a yoga teacher)
  • Easily walkable city

Anyone have any experience with these places and can give some insight? Iโ€™m also completely open to other recommendations.

Thanks!
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