Skip to main content

For the Love of God Buy Insurance

The best travel advice I can give mirrors a saying that is popular in real estate but instead of location, location, location, the words to live by are insurance, insurance, insurance!! No matter if you are booking through a travel agency, or a flight/ cruise directly every carrier offers insurance and if you say no you are simply tempting fate. Unless you are one of these miraculous lucky people who never get sick, have a death in the family, work crisis or experience a natural disaster. If this is the case I am green with envy. For the rest of us insurance is just a smart and relatively cheap (when you consider losing the entire cost of your trip) option when traveling domestic or internationally.

However, this advice is not something I recommend for plays. It is a little know fact (until now) that play tickets are non refundable but can be exchangeable. I have been noticing lately they option to add insurance for about $10 or so per ticket as a checkout option. I never use this option and when a few months ago despite my best efforts was too sick for the first time to attend a play, I found out theaters top secret- if you call the morning of another performance (not the one you are missing) you can exchange it for one happening that day. It is called past dating and you need to check the theater because not all but most allow for this as long as they have a seat available comparable to the one you paid for. Be prepared- you will need your original ticket to bring to the box office the day you are actually seeing the show, in which case they will exchange for a ticket to the new performance so that you can get in as tickets are scanned for entry.


  1. I should clarify the above by saying when your purchase travel insurance for an entire trip that should include medical insurance while you are away. Please be sure to verify that before purchasing it.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

For My Madness During Migraine Awareness Month

Last weekend as I sat staring at the blank page in front of me, I was still surprised and elated that I had an entire day to myself and unlike past experiences it was filled with what I wanted when I wanted it. There were a few rough moments but when I consider the previous twelve hours (and the days to come) have been better than the last week. Especially this last week even though I had braced myself ahead of time, I just didn’t know I should have braced for a more serious episode. I am a chronic migraine sufferer for so many years I don’t quite remember when they started exactly which is ironic because I can remember every special event they have ruined. I remember plays or dinners I was at where I don’t remember what happened but I could tell you what I felt minute by minute. It amazing how the mind works, especially when it’s operated by a migraine brain. In the last few years, specifically the last few years since I have been going to the Montefiore Headac

For Find Out Friday - Why Do Emery Boards Make My Skin Crawl?

You know that sound a fingernail makes when it scratches against a chalkboard?  You know that feeling the sound of that action gives you? I, like most people, hate that sound.  I instantly feel like scrunching my shoulders up to my neck and closing my eyes.  I feel the exact same way when I am using an emery board to file my nails. This annoying sensation has a name: “grima” which is Spanish for disgust or uneasiness. This term basically describes any feeling of being displeased, annoyed, or dissatisfied someone or something.  It is a feeling that psychologists are starting to pay more attention to as it relates to our other emotions.  Emery boards are traditionally made with cardboard that has small grains of sand adhered to them. It is the sandpaper that I believe makes me filled with grima.  According to studies that are being done around the world, it is not just the feeling that we associate with certain things like nails on a chalkboard or by using emery boards

For a New Chain of Mexican Fast Food: “Dos Toros Taqueria”

When it comes to fast food there are the names we are familiar with: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Chipotle.  In you live in New York City, there is a new kid in town: Dos Toros.  Dos Toros is relatively new to this area but with any hope there might be one in your town soon.  Started by two brothers, Leo and Oliver Kremer, from Berkeley, California, the Mexican food you find here is inspired by food they loved growing up.  In California, the brothers grew up worshipping Gordo Taqueria, a favorite of Bay Area residents since 1977 (now promptly added to my San Francisco to eat list). Much of the recipes and even decor found at Dos Toros has been modeled on Gordo. Before moving to NYC in 2008, the brothers were living very different lives. Leo was the bassist for the band “Third Eye Blind”. Oliver fresh out of college, considered working in the technology or finance industry. Both disillusioned with their lives, they decided to pursue something they have l