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We made this guide with tips to choose the best travel insurance with Covid-19 coverage for this 2022 because it seems to us an important issue, which sometimes is left to the last minute. Hiring travel insurance or not is a very personal matter and we want to help you with your decision.

In general we do not like to pay for something that we are not going to use. But there is Murphy’s Law for a reason and it is preferable to hire it and not need to use it than the other way around, not hiring it and something happens that ruins the rest of the trip . In the end, you are paying for the peace of mind, security and confidence of having travel assistance if necessary.

It is a peace of mind not only for you, but also for your family, because in case something happens to you traveling and you do not have insurance, they will be the ones who will have to move to solve something that could have been avoided. As another saying goes, cheap can be expensive .

That is why we have prepared this guide to choose the best travel insurance for 2022. Because in the end, among so much fine print, there may be some concept that escapes us.

In addition, we have the variant that we are Argentines living in Spain. In other words, where would we be repatriated in the event of interruption of the trip , either due to illness or death of ourselves or a family member? Would you take out insurance if you are Argentine, residing abroad and traveling to Argentina? Would you take out insurance in Spain or Argentina?

On the other hand, you could be from Spain, Argentina or another country in South America, so, which travel insurance is the best for you if you ask us for a recommendation?

In this article we want to answer all these questions (and more) and we hope it will help you.

Summary of the best travel insurance 2022

If you already have more or less clear what you have to take into account when hiring travel insurance, we will tell you about the insurances with which we work and that we have ever hired, and therefore we recommend:

A French company with a very good reputation in Europe and that is making a place for itself in the Spanish and Latin American market. They offer a 7% discount when purchasing their best-selling travel insurance – Cap Trip Plus (for tourist trips of less than 3 months), Cap Working Holiday (for WHV visas) and Cap Aventura (for tourist trips of more than 3 months). ) – and it also depends on the type of insurance, it has particular discounts per family, etc.

  • It can be hired by Spanish and European residents and there are some plans for Argentines or Latin Americans.
  • Wide variety of plans that adjust to different types of travelers.
  • It has no franchises or deductibles, except for some products.
  • Only minor expenses are advanced. With hospitalization expenses, it works like the rest of the companies.
  • All your insurances offer COVID coverage.
  • Within the variety of plans, they include specific visas for Work & Holidays, Volunteers, Study Visa, etc.
  • It has a Basic Plan within the Cap Trip for low cost trips.
  • It offers 15% discounts for families on some of its products.
  • It offers  a 7% discount for our readers  on the best-selling insurance: Cap Trip Plus (for tourist trips of less than 3 months), Cap Working Holiday (for WHV visas) and Cap Aventura (for tourist trips of more than 3 months)
  • Hire your travel insurance with Safety Wing <

Is it necessary to take out travel insurance?

Not only for a legal issue (some countries require it as an entry requirement), but for a peace of mind issue.

As good travel bloggers, we are also readers and followers of other travel blogs, so we find out from time to time that things happen: illnesses, accidents, theft, etc.

Cases of other travelers with serious health problems abroad also usually appear on TV. Some of them even had coverage, but it was insufficient for the type of trip they were doing.

  • I had a major flu in Malaysia. I say important, because the doctors thought it could be dengue. I almost got admitted.
  • I had a tooth fixed and had to go to the dentist in Sri Lanka.
  • Benji fell out of bed in Bulgaria at 3 months (it was the first of a few falls that followed) and we took him to a pediatrician.
  • Benji got sick as soon as we arrived in Argentina, we came from the European summer and we fell in the middle of winter in the southern continent, inevitable runny nose and subsequent fever.

So not only do we carry a good first-aid kit and give ourselves the necessary vaccines to visit a destination, but we also take out the best travel insurance for our peace of mind.

What travel insurance do we recommend in 2022?

We are sorry to tell you that there is no correct answer to this question. In each trip we change insurance according to the characteristics of our trip : are we going to make a long trip? Are we going to travel around Argentina? Are we going on a trip for a weekend or a month? Inside or outside Europe?

In summary, the best travel insurance for you will be the one that best suits your circumstances and the type of trip you are going to make (and your pocket, hehe):

  • A punctual trip of a period of less than 90 days.
  • Several short trips, of less than 90 days, in a long period of time (annual multitrip)
  • Long trips of more than 90 days.
  • Trips to carry out an activity: study, work&holidays, do risky sports, etc.
  • Trips with certain particular characteristics: your place of residence, the destinations you are traveling to, your age, if you have pre-existing illnesses, if you are pregnant, etc.

Tips to choose the best travel insurance in 2022

In any case, we want to help you find the best travel insurance for 2022 and let you know the concepts that you should normally look at before hiring:


Regardless of whether it is a recommendation to take out travel insurance, there are many countries where it is a requirement, either at the time of entry or at the time of processing a visa. Some examples are:

  • If you travel to Europe being from Argentina or from another country in South America
  • If you are going to process a visa, for example the visa of China or Iran
  • If you are going to do a Work & Holidays
  • To obtain the study visa
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Introduction to tourism 



Introduction to tourism 

Defining tourism is not a simple matter, as it is a complex industry made up of many different businesses, the common theme being that they provide products and services to tourists/visitors.

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), tourism entails the movement of people to countries or places outside their usual environment for personal or business/professional purposes. These people are called visitors. Generally speaking, a visitor is classified as a (same-)day visitor if their trip does not include an overnight stay and a tourist if it does include an overnight stay. The purpose of their trip can be for business, leisure or personal reasons, other than to be employed by a resident entity in the country or place visited.

If a trip’s main purpose is business/professional, it is often subdivided into two further categories – ‘attending meetings, conferences or congresses, trade fairs and exhibitions’ and ‘other business and professional purposes’.

Types of tourism

There are three basic forms of tourism: domestic tourism, inbound tourism, and outbound tourism.

Domestic tourism refers to activities of a visitor within their country of residence and outside of their home (e.g. a Brit visiting other parts of Britain).

Inbound tourism refers to the activities of a visitor from outside of country of residence (e.g. a Spaniard visiting Britain).

Outbound tourism refers to the activities of a resident visitor outside of their country of residence (e.g. a Brit visiting an overseas country).

The tourism industry in Britain is primarily a private sector industry, consisting of around 200,000 businesses, some very large including international hotel groups and airlines, as well as small and medium sized businesses, industry groups and bodies.

Domestic tourism is the core of businesses revenue (generally at least 80%, particularly outside of London), with demand peaking during the school holidays, particular Easter and Summer. Dealing with the demands of international visitors requires specialist knowledge, cultural understanding and investment.

Most UK statistics separate spending and volume of day visitors from overnight tourists. VisitBritain’s statistics and research reports focus on overseas visitors who come to Britain.

For domestic statistics (ie. data on people from within Britain who visit another location in Britain) get in touch with the tourism organisations for England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and London. 

What are tourism products?

‘Tourism product’ covers a number of different categories including:

  • Accommodation, i.e. hotels, bed & breakfasts, guest houses, self-catering/serviced apartments, camping, caravanning and home stay
  • Hospitality, i.e. food and beverage serving services, e.g. pubs, restaurants, cafes, private dining for groups/conferences
  • Transport services, e.g. rail, road, water, air networks and rental
  • Guided tours and tourist guides
  • Travel agencies and other reservation services, including tour operators and destination management companies (see travel trade section)
  • Cultural services, e.g. museums, attractions
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Retail

The travel trade

It is useful to distinguish between trips which are booked directly and those which are booked via third parties such as the travel trade. The travel trade acts as an intermediary between visitors and tourism products. The travel trade has multiple purchasing power. One tour operator can make arrangements on behalf of hundreds of other people.

The growth of the internet means that more people are now booking their trips directly, either online or by phone after researching on the internet. However, the travel trade still plays a major role, particularly in longer-haul markets or where visitors have more complex travel arrangements.

The travel trade are likely to bring both individuals and groups to Britain. Take a look at our working with the travel trade section to find out more.

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5 essential places to visit in Kyoto



5 essential places to visit in Kyoto

This list of places to visit in Kyoto will help you prepare a trip to a city that has been able to combine its ancient culture and traditions with modernity in an incredibly harmonious way. Neighborhoods that preserve their traditional wooden buildings and teahouses, still hurriedly toured by maikos and geishas, ​​hundreds of incredible temples and shrines, beautiful gardens and grand palaces, make Kyoto a traveler’s dream.
Although any time is perfect to visit Kyoto, all its wonders shine even brighter in spring with the cherry blossom or hanami, turning the entire city into an explosion of colors and smells, which make these months, without a doubt, the best Time to travel to Japan.
Another of its great attractions is its delicious gastronomy, in which eating dishes based on sushi, sashimi, tempura, ramen, Kobe beef, okonomiyaki, gyozas or miso soup, will make your palate enjoy the most.
We have to confess that for us Kyoto became our favorite city during the trip to Japan on our own that we did a few years ago. Such was our infatuation with the city that we returned to spend a month living in an apartment in the Gion neighborhood, during which time we wrote this guide to Kyoto .

So, based on our experience of the time we spent in the city, we have made this list of what we believe are the 10 essential places to see in Kyoto . 

1. Fushimi Inari Taisha

We can say that Fushimi Inari-taisha is our favorite temple and one of the essential places to visit in Kyoto .
This sanctuary built in the 8th century in honor of the goddess of rice, is famous for its thousands of red or orange toriis, which wind their way through the base of the Inari mountain and have been donated by individuals and companies so that the God Inari be favorable to them.
If you have time, we recommend taking a long walk through its 4 kilometers of toriis until you reach the highest part and we are sure, it will be one of the experiences you will remember from the trip.
It is also important to keep in mind that Fushimi Inari is one of the most visited shrines, so we recommend coming first thing in the morning if you want to see it or take photos with few people.
The sanctuary, located less than 4 kilometers south of the city, can even be reached on foot, although the most common way is with the JR Nara line train ( included in the JR Pass ), from Kyoto Station. The journey is about 8 minutes and the train will leave you practically in front of the sanctuary, so it is the best way to get here. We made the visit first thing in the morning, taking advantage of the train trip that would later take us to the city of Nara.
Another option to learn more about the history of the shrine is to book this tour that includes Fushimi Inari and Narawith guide in Spanish.
The temple is open 24 hours a day, so you can get up as early as you want to visit it.

2. Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji or the Golden Pavilion , is a Zen temple in which its pavilion covered with pure gold leaves or gold leaf stands out.
The temple, a World Heritage Site, was built in 1397, although the current structure is from 1955 since in 1950 a monk with altered mental faculties set it on fire, it has a beautiful pond in front called the Water Mirror and a Japanese garden, is one of the postcard images of Kyoto.
Located a bit far from the center, to the west of Kyoto, you can reach the temple in half an hour with buses 101 and 205 from Kyoto station.

3. Gion District

Gion, the famous neighborhood of the geishas, ​​is another of the most essential places to visit in Kyoto . Taking a stroll at sunset through its narrow streets and traditional Japanese-style wooden houses is one of the best things to do in Kyoto . If you are also lucky enough to come across a maiko or a geisha on the way to a tea house, we assure you that the experience will be complete.
In addition to walking around the neighborhood, we advise you to pay special attention to Hanamikoji street, full of restaurants and tea houses, which is a good place to see them when they go to work from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. or when they leave work from 8:00 p.m. 10 p.m.
Geishas, ​​called Geiko in Kyoto, are performers of traditional Japanese arts such as the famous tea ceremony. During their formative years,

4. Kiyomizudera

Kiyomizu-dera, the temple of pure water , is one of the most touristic places in the former imperial capital of Japan. This temple, built in 778 on a hill to the east of Kyoto, is famous for its magnificent views of the city, the pagodas, the pavilions, the doors and the nature that surrounds it, which form a set of extreme beauty.
Kiyomizu-dera, like most famous Kyoto temples , is best visited first thing in the morning, before organized groups arrive.
To get to the temple you can take the 100 or 205 bus from Kyoto station and get off at the Kiyomizu-michi or Gojo-Zaka stops, keeping in mind that the final ascent to the temple is done on foot.
Visiting hours: every day from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

5. Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

Strolling among more than 50 varieties of bamboo perfectly aligned while you hear the whisper of the swaying of the trunks produced by the wind, we are sure that it will be another of the moments that you will remember from a trip to Japan .
This bamboo forest, a plant of great importance in Japanese and Oriental culture, has in Arashiyama specimens of more than 20 meters in height that delight the thousands of tourists who come here every day.
Although the normal thing is to come only once during the trip, we recommend, if you have time, to visit the forest at different times of the day, since due to the change of light and colors, each one of the experiences becomes unique.

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The 5 best gifts for travel lovers



The 5 best gifts for travel lovers

Best gifts for travel lovers? It is not the first time that you have asked us this question and the truth is, we have to confess that it is not something as easy to answer as it seems at first glance. And we have to keep in mind that travelers are not easy at all. We know that “the details are what count” , but if we add the word “travel” to that equation , we assure you that getting the best gifts will be a safe bet. Do you want to prove it?

1. Kindle, 6” touch screen

Without a doubt, one of the best travel companions is a book. What would become of us without them during flights, long waits and of course, in moments of relaxation.
And although most of us love the smell and feel of the paper book, on many occasions this is not the most practical thing to travel, since for a traveler, weight and space are essential.

Taking this into account and after our experience, we will tell you that the electronic book is one of the best gifts for travel lovers.

2. FlyKube, the best gift for travel lovers

There is no better gift for a traveler than a trip. We agree on that, right? And if this trip is also a surprise, we are sure that from that moment on, you will become the favorite person of the globetrotter in question.

With FlyKube you have 4 options to surprise your favorite traveler with the best gift , which includes surprise travel experiences around Europe from 99 euros with flights and accommodation.

surprise destination

With this option you only have to choose the month of the trip and 4 days beforehand they will confirm both the destination and the weekend of the trip.

Main features:
– You choose the dates but not the destination
– 3, 4 or 5 day trip –
Direct round trip flights
– 3 or 4 star central hotel
– Breakfast not included
– City guide


With VipKube you can travel to an exclusive destination, staying in 5-star hotels, which include breakfast. Without a doubt, the best gift for the most demanding travelers.

Main features:
– You choose the dates but not the PREMIUM destination
– 3 or 4 day trip –
Direct round trip flights
– 5-star hotel
– Breakfast included
– Includes a surprise activity
– City guide

all surprise

The most surprising of all. Choose the month and you will travel to a destination and a surprise weekend.

Main features:
– Choose the month of the trip to enjoy a surprise weekend and destination
– Weekend trip
– Direct round trip flights
– Hotel or B&B accommodation
– Breakfast not included
– City guide

surprise summer

This option is one of our favorites. You can enjoy a surprise vacation in a beach destination such as Santorini, Mykonos or Sardinia among others.

Main features:
– Choose the dates and the beach destination will be a surprise
– 5 or 7 day trip –
Round trip flights
– 3 or 4 star hotel by the sea
– Breakfast not included
– City guide

3. Plug adapter, a must for a traveler

If there is something that must accompany a traveler, it is a plug adapter. Although there are many models on the market, it is best to look for one that is small and weighs little and that also works for most countries.
We bought this international adapter compatible with more than 150 countries in the world that has become our great travel companion .
If in doubt, the adapter is the best travel gift .

4.Campark Sports Camera 4K

Almost without realizing it, sports cameras have made their way into the top 10 of the best gifts for travelers .
Taking into account that the best-known brand of this type of camera is not exactly cheap, and much less for a travel detail , if you do not want to spend a lot of money, a great option is this action camera, with which you can record your videos in 4K Ultra HD at 30 frames per second and will capture images at 16 Megapixels.

5. Mobile battery, another of the best travel gifts

Today that we always travel with a mobile phone and use it a lot (sometimes too much), there is nothing better than having an extra battery in case at some point we go blank .
We take two for our trips, one that has 3 phone charges and a smaller one that has one and a half charges.
We are not going to deceive you. We use it almost daily.

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