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  • 5 Tips for A Safe Car Trip

    Heading out on a car trip? We’ve compiled some car tasks to do before you get on the road to make your trip safe and comfortable. 1. Schedule a tune-up for your car a week or so before departing. Why? It’ll give you a peace of mind knowing your car will run correctly. If you recently had […]

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  • Top 5 Packing Tips

    Are you one of those travelers who packs for your trip, only to find your clothes are a wrinkled mess when you get to your destination? With these tips, you’ll be able to fit what you need in your suitcase, and find your clothes in wear-ready condition when you arrive! WHN TIP – Make a […]

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  • Travel Tips for Seniors

    Over 50 and traveling for business or pleasure? Or maybe you’re planning a family trip and some of your fellow travelers are on the senior side. Plane, train, ship or car — whatever your mode of transportation, there are some strategies for making your journey or that of your senior safe and comfortable. Plan Ahead […]

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  • 11 Tips for a Smart Vacation

    Whether you’re hitting the slopes, the beaches, planning spring break or exploring new places abroad, here are quick tips from travelers and industry experts on getting ready: 1.     Double-Triple Dare You Triple-check your reservations before heading out the door (airplane, hotel, rental car, any other tours or trips). Nothing’s worse than getting to your dream […]

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  • Keeping Your Home Safe While You Travel

    Here are some smart “insider tips” from industry professionals and everyday travelers we interviewed that cover the preparation of your home while you are on vacation. The House: Main Rooms Have a friend, family member or trusted neighbor check on your house. Give the person your house keys and security codes (if necessary). WHN TIP […]

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  • Travel Insurance: What You Need to Know

    Travel insurance is like other insurance: you may be reimbursed if the unexpected occurs. Talk to your insurance agent about what areas are covered under your current homeowners (or other insurance) policy before purchasing travel insurance. What is Travel Insurance? Travel insurance is similar to homeowners or car insurance. If a hurricane or blizzard prevents […]

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  • Car Theft —8 Prevention Tips While Traveling

    Here’s a two-part video on how to prevent car break-ins: If you drive with your windows open, keep personal items off the seat and out of reach. Keep loose change in an enclosed change holder or an ashtray you can close. If you drive with the roof down or sunroof open, close them before parking. Shopping? […]

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  • After the Accident: Insurance Claims

    WHN TIP – Accident File: When you get home, make an “accident file”. This will include all of your notes, contact information, messages and other pertinent information. This can be an envelope, file folder, binder – whatever works best for you. Prefer digital files? Create a folder on your computer where you can save your scanned notes, […]

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  • Renting a Car

    We’ve talked with rental car agencies, car insurance agents, people who rent cars—and rented a few cars ourselves—to prepare this handy guide to help you through the rental car process. Insurance Options Review your auto insurance policy. According to the Insurance Information Institute, if you have comprehensive and collision coverage, your personal insurance policy will likely […]

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  • 20 Items for Your Emergency Entertainment Kit

    What do you do with the kids when: the power goes out? you’re stuck at the airport? you’re stranded in your car during a snowstorm? you’ve been evacuated to a temporary shelter due to a natural disaster? for whatever reason, your kids are without their usual toys and diversions? If you’re not prepared, children will […]

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