Depart Smart’s mission is to prepare world travelers from all walks of life to be able to identify and avoid risks, get help and home with a personal emergency safety plan. Recognized as consumer travel safety experts and advocates, we have more than ten years learning about dangerous situations and common pitfalls from survivors whose trip abroad went terribly wrong.  Our founders’ teenage son, Tyler, died a few minutes away from the Japanese Red Cross Hospital. If only…

Christopher Elliott is a leading journalist and travel and tourism consumer advocate who writes about one woman’s experiences with her travel insurance and quotes Depart Smart founder, Sheryl Hill, in a compelling article about when you should call your travel insurance.  

Concerned Travel Insurance Phone Call

Don’t wait until it’s too late to call your travel insurance company!