The World's Worst Travel Disasters
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Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Other Natural Disasters
The Scenario: While on your honeymoon in Playa del Carmen, it’s announced that your hotel is being evacuated due to an oncoming typhoon.
The Location: The Caribbean, the U.S. Gulf Coast, and Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula and Riviera Maya.
The Information: The best precaution you can take before traveling to any storm-prone destination is to purchase traveler’s insurance. Your honeymoon may indeed be ruined (if your resort evacuates, you will have to do as local authorities tell you and get to safety). But if you’re insured, your insurance company will help coordinate your return home and make sure you’re reimbursed for many of your expenses (like changed flight schedules). A good place to comparison-shop for insurance plans is www.insuremytrip.com.