We have all been asked a similar question at a backyard barbecue:
Do you have any recommendations for Travel Insurance for my 20 something child who is about to head out on a 6 month backpacking trip to Asia/Europe etc…
It is a daunting time as a parent (as it is for the backpacker) watching your child head out into the big wide world without you being a quick car trip away.
It doesn’t matter when in the world they are heading, whether it be Bali, the USA or Europe and the UK backpacking is a right of passage for most Australians and it should be embraced as should all the adventures that come with it.
There are of course many hurdles and pitfalls along the way for the backpacker and it is wise to give them the protection they may (hopefully not) need. Whether it is having the money stolen at a hostel or slipping and needing medical attention after one too many beers. Having your expenses covered when you have little or no spare money is as important as having your flights booked.
Backpackers need travel insurance just like the rest of us on a holiday, it is just that they tend to go on longer holidays, but that shouldn’t preclude them getting the cover they need.
To check out our cheap, special online backpacker travel insurance rates and wide range of options, press the “get a quote” button on this page. Happy backpacking!