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World Nomads - World Nomads Travel insurance has been designed by travellers to cover everything you need.

Come Back Alive - Strangely addictive writing from Robert Young Pelton, editor of The World's Most Dangerous Places. Pelton loves dangerous places and provides entertaining advice on the places to avoid.

MASTA - The Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad is a long standing organisation that provides info and products for avoiding illness or injury while away.

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Accidents-abroad.com - Specialist solicitors for claiming compensation if you have suffered an injury or illness while on holiday or abroad.

ACE Gap Year Travel Insurance - Gap year, backpacker and student travel insurance.

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Official Australian government travel advisories.

CDC Travel Information - American government agency advice concerning travel health. A huge range of information from vaccination recommendations to disease outbreaks in the news.

COE Connections International - Long stay travel insurance cover for backpackers, students, study abroad, gap years, working abroad and winter sports.

ColumbusDirect Travel Insurance - The first company to sell travel insurance direct to the public, Columbus offer a range of cover suitable to backpackers including cancellation, medical expenses, travel delay, money and documents, personal baggage, 24 hour help line number, legal expenses and more.

Come Back Alive - Strangely addictive writing from Robert Young Pelton, editor of The World's Most Dangerous Places. Pelton loves dangerous places and provides entertaining advice on the places to avoid.

Downunder Travel Insurance - Travel insurance for gap year students wanting cover for 80+ adventure sports, medical emergency assistance, baggage and lots more. 10% off online.

Durex World - Healthy sex.

Etravelinsure.com - Provides travel insurance for long stay backpacking, adverture travel, and work abroad, for two to 12 months, for UK and Irish residents.

FCO Travel Advice - Official travel advice and warnings from the UK government.

International Travel and Health - Official World Health Organisation information.

JS Insurance - Taking a gap year to travel the world? JS provide comprehensive gap year travel insurance that includes medical emergencies and repatriation, personal liability and legal expenses.

Malaria Hotspots - Advice for those travelling to a malaria zone. An educational initiative by GlaxoSmithKline Travel Health.

MASTA - The Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad is a long standing organisation that provides info and products for avoiding illness or injury while away.

MD Travel Health - Click where you are going on their map for travel health information, updated daily for doctors and travellers.

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Official warnings and advice.

Primary Insurance - Long stay and budget travel insurance policies online intended for backpackers or students on a gap year.

Safe Travel - Safety advice organised by category.

Sara's Wish Foundation - Established to perpetuate the memory of Sara Christie Schewe, a young woman killed in a fatal bus crash in India along with three classmates while participating in the University of Pittsburgh's Semester at Sea Program. As the families of these Semester at Sea students soon learned, even the more prominent study abroad programs often lack travel safety standards and do little to promote travel planning tips. Sara's Wish Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to supporting Safe And Rewarding Adventures for students, emerged out of this Semester at Sea tragedy.

TIA Insurance - Skiing and wintersports travel insurance, plus backpackers and multi-trip.

Travel Doctor - An Australian organisation whose goal is to promote safe and healthy travel.

TravelHealth.co.uk - Ever wanted to know what dengue fever is? Or what about cholera or polio? This site provides honest advice about travel diseases and how to prevent getting ill. Many topics are particularly relevant to UK travellers such as the introduction of the E111 card and staying healthy at international sporting tournaments such as the World Cup.

Travel Health Online - Destination information from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, a guided overview of infectious diseases and vaccines and travel medicine providers across the USA and the world.

Travel Insurance Direct - Travel insurance, backpackers insurance and ski insurance policies available online to UK and Eire residents.

TravelInsuranceGuide.org.uk - Covering all the insurers in the UK this site is designed to help people save money and make the process of choosing travel insurance as easy as possible.

Travel Insure - Travelinsure offer travel insurance for Australians heading overseas and international travellers traveling to Australia. Budget backpacker and business insurance products available.

uSwitch Travel Insurance - A free, impartial online and phone based comparison and switching service that provides travel insurance comparisons in minutes from 15 providers. The uSwitch travel insurance calculator works out which plan is right for you.

US State Department - Official US government travel advice and warnings.