GO: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Read Your Travel Documents Front to Back

Carefully review all the information we included in your package your airline, cruise or tour documents, your Go Bucket List Travel “Bucket Bible” daily itinerary schedule, each local tour and transfer vouchers and insurance papers.

Please call us immediately at 804-557-3006 if you have any questions.

Is Your Passport Current?

Most countries require that you have at least six months of passport validity left on your passport from your date of entry OR from your expected date of departure from the country you are visiting, plus have empty pages in your passport for entry and exit stamps.

If not, you must apply for a new passport and/or extra pages as soon as possible.

Carry a photocopy of the information pages in your passport and a passport photo with you when you travel separately from your original passport. If your passport is lost or stolen, these items can expedite the replacement process.

CLICK HERE for the US State Department Passport Information Website

CLICK HERE for USA Passport Applications for First Issue and Renewal

CLICK HERE for Current Passport Application Fees

Do You Need a Tourist Visa?

Do you need a tourist visa to visit the countries on your tour or cruise? It may depend on how long you intend to visit there.

As you are preparing for your upcoming trip, be sure you know if the countries on your itinerary require a tourist visa in addition to your passport to enter the country.

As with any other type of travel you do, it is your responsibility to obtain and have available the proper visa necessary for each country you will visit.

It is extremely important that you have all the necessary travel documents before you arrive at the cruise ship or airport before you travel overseas. Boarding your cruise or airplane connection may be denied if you arrive without the proper passport and visa(s), and the unfortunate result would be that, not only would you miss the cruise or tour you’ve been waiting for, but you would also not be eligible for a refund.

There are also associated costs to obtain these additional visas.

If you are a US citizen, you should check first with the State Department at https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/americans-traveling-abroad.html.

Non-US citizens should check with your country’s consulate, as regulations vary.

Are Your Vaccinations Up To Date?

Be sure to check with the U.S. State Department country guides or the official websites for the countries on your itinerary for current vaccination requirements.

Are There Any Alerts or Warnings?

Check with the U.S. State Department to be aware of any current travel warnings or alerts for the destinations you are about to visit.

Check https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html to be sure.

There may be weather, health, environmental or terrorist warnings issued for your chosen vacation destination.

Is Your Baggage Too Heavy?

Be sure to know the airline baggage weight and piece limitations before you go to the airport and weigh your bags ahead of time.

Know the charges for checking bags and the penalties for overweight bags. This will vary by airline, destination, and your class of service.

Are Your Power Converters and Electric Plugs Ready?

We’ll let you know what types of electrical plugs and power voltage to expect at your destination. Be sure to have an international plug set and power converter handy if you are outside of North America.

When It is Time to Go

Use Luggage Tags and TSA-Approved Locks

- Use the luggage tags we gave you or the ones that came with your cruise or tour materials.

- Please attach one luggage tag to each piece of luggage, including your carry-on bag to help facilitate baggage claim and group transfers.

- BUT….If you are taking a cruise, do not attach your embarkation baggage tags until you are ready to give them to the cruise porters for check-in.

-Buy a TSA-approved lock for each bag and be sure your bags are locked before you check-in at the airport or board your ship.

Have Your Travel Documents With You and Ready

-Remember to bring your passport, any required visas, airline and cruise tickets, but do not pack them in your checked bags at any time. You may be required to show your continuing or return travel documents to immigration officials.

Medications

-Make sure you bring more than an adequate supply of your prescription medications, as it may be impossible to refill during the vacation.

-Remember not to pack your medication in your checked luggage but keep it on you or in your carry-on. Your carry-on should also include anything else you may need in transit.

Credit and debit cards.

-Make sure your credit card companies and banks know where and when you are traveling beyond the USA.

-Credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs will normally accept your credit and debit cards.

-Keep photocopies of your cards and website logins with you in a separate place

Do Your Family and Friends Know Where You Are?

-Be sure to leave contact information with family, friends or colleagues.

-Your “Go Bucket List Travel “Bucket Bible” will have emergency numbers to use to reach us at any time.

GO: SANDALS & BEACHES RESORTS

For Beautiful Beginnings, Romantic Getaways, and Unforgetable Family Vacations

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano
Chief Bucket List Concierge™
Sandals Certified Agent
Carrie McCrory
Carrie McCrory
Bucket List Concierge™
Sandals Certified Agent
Tony Cassano
Tony Cassano
Bucket List Concierge™
Sandals Certified Agent

We recently returned from Barbados and St Lucia where we inspected Sandals’ properties. Each impressed us.

Sandals is your first choice for award winning all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.

Choose from 15 locations in Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica and Saint Lucia.

Sandals Resorts
Sandals Resorts Around the Caribbean

You’ll be pampered with gorgeous tropical settings, amazing luxury rooms and suites, perfect beaches and private pools, fabulous dinning options, top-shelf drinks at multiple bars and clubs, world-class spas, unlimited water sports including PADI certified diving, and much, much more for couples in love of all ages.

Beaches Family Resorts in Negril and Ocho Rios Jamaica and the Turks & Caicos Islands are perfect resorts for mega-family fun, multi-generational vacations, best friends getaways and destination weddings for families, including the largest waterpark in the Caribbean….even your teenagers will be impressed!

For the golfer, imagine enjoying unlimited play on the magnificent Sandals Greg Norman designed championship golf course at Emerald Bay, Bahamas [butler level] as well as on Sandals courses in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Saint Lucia [9 holes], a savings of from $150 to $250 per person for comparable play elsewhere in the Caribbean. At Ocho Rios, Sandals PGA pro instructors even offers complimentary children’s lessons on selected days for Beaches Resort guests.

Military, Police and Firefighter Discounts

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to save 10% off of your next Sandals or Beaches Resort vacation or honeymoon.

The 10% homeland security discount, on top of any other Sandals promotion, applies to:
  • International Association of Firefighters Members
  • Members of the U.S. and Canada military including Active or spouse, Retired, Reserves, U.S. National Guard, U.S. Veterans
  • Active police force members

As your Bucket List Concierge™ Team we look forward to helping you find the perfect Sandals or Beaches Resort for your

    Honeymoon - Destination Wedding - Romantic Getaway - Family Vacation - Group Golf Outting

and handling all the details: best air connections and seat assignments, room selection, special amenities, the works….no detail is too small. No group or wedding guest list is too large.

We know you have many choices available for Caribbean resorts. We recognize Sandals as a premier operator of exceptional properties and a leader in the Caribbean hospitality industry.

Call us at 804-557-3006

Have a smartphone?

Get to Know Sandals and Beaches Resorts Luxury and Quality

Click on the resort names to see a wonderful e-brochure

Antigua

Bahamas

Barbados

Grenada

Jamaica

Saint Lucia

Turks & Caicos

GO: ADVENTURE TRAVEL

– The Search for the Unique & Authentic

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano
Bucket List Concierge™

Get off the bus and onto a bike, or into your hiking shoes or onto your small boat or raft as you explore the world from the ground up.

The world of adventure travel no longer requires you to be young and active or sleep in hostels or hike miles a day to enjoy nature and cultural immersion. It has become the perfect choice for couples, moms and daughters, families and multi-generational families who are looking to connect with their world in a small group setting led by attentive knowledgeable guides. Our adventure travel guests vary in age but they all share in the excitement of discovering something new.

Adventure travel is the perfect choice if you

• Enjoy getting off the beaten track

• Savor a vacation that will get you out of your comfort zone

• Seek immersive experiences and detailed itineraries

• Appreciate the help of a knowledgeable local guide and exclusive itineraries

• Desire the chance to meet local families, sample local cuisine and discover family run enterprises

• Value the intimacy of experiences shared with a small group of like-minded fellow explorers.

• Demand security, access and camaraderie for solo or mother-daughter travel

So, if you ready for an Adventure, which itinerary will you choose?

• Are you an outdoor enthusiast anxious to sail, bike, canoe or trek through beautiful locations?

• Or, a budding naturist who looks forward to learning more about endemic flora and fauna around the world?

• Or, does viewing or photographing wildlife excite you?

• Or, do you want to participate in a festival or famous activity?

• Or, when you go to a museum do you want someone knowledgeable with you?

• Or, are you simply looking to live like a local and come face-to-face with others new cultural and spiritual values?

• Or, are you ready for explore new towns, experience good food and wine and enjoy natural beauty without being rushed?

Give Us A Call at 804-557-3006 or toll-free at 855-462-8253 or Send Us an Email Today

Our favorite suppliers

We only select adventure suppliers who meet our high standards of customer service and best value. We have showcased below our favorites for Europe with an emphasis on Italy exploration. Most have an international reach and feature itineraries around the globe:

Why these suppliers?

• Guaranteed 100% departures
• 24/7 Customer service
• Experts in their fields
• No or reasonable single supplements
• Choice of activity levels
• High customer satisfaction grades
• No or reasonable extra fees

Our Newest Supplier – National Geographic Journeys

If you are like us, your backpacking days are behind you, but you still yearn to explore the world, indulge in its flavors and experience life from a unique perspective.
So, we have been looking for a supplier who will give our travel guests greater hands-on exploration with imaginative itineraries and insider access, all with upgraded accommodations, private transport and meals.
We have found it in National Geographic Journeys.
Examples:
10 Days - Dijon to Paris including 6 nights on a canal barge, biking through vineyards and villages, Burgundy cellar visits and wine tastings and visits to Parisian markets. Max group size 22. From $2,029 pp
11 Days – Auckland to Queenstown, New Zealand, including Doubtful Sound overnight wilderness cruise, helicopter flight to a glacier, 2 nights in the Southern Alps, private Maori society experience and a dolphins and whale experience at the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park with a crew of biologists. From $2,999 pp

A few of our recommended adventures

Please call for prices. Prices may vary by departure date and size of your party. Tours are small groups and subject to availability. Please call us at 804-557-3006 for details, solo and triple rates.

Adventures by Disney

– “Why just go somewhere when you can be somewhere.” The team at Adventures by Disney goes out of its way to take care of every detail and to introduce activities that will appeal to families with teens. It is an excellent choice for families looking to bridge the generations through immersive VIP experiences.

We recommend: [priced per adult / child]

Europe

• Austria, Germany & Czech Republic: Prague-Berchtesgaden-Salzburg-Vienna: 9 Days of storybook adventure
• England and France: London-Paris: 8 Days of privately guided visits to delve into the history and culture of London and Paris
• Italy: Rome-Orvieto-Tavernelle-Florence-Venice: 9 Days of special VIP experiences and tours for the family to discover enchanting Italy
• Scotland – A Brave Adventure: Edinburgh-Isle of Skye-Inverness-Ilse of Lewis: 9 Days of adventure in the land of Brave

Backroads Travel

– “Active travel is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world.” More for active travelers who are looking for daily activity options, traveler support in the field, Backroads Travel specializes in biking, multisport, walking, hiking and immersive experiences.

We recommend [priced per couple]

Europe

• Tuscany Walking and Hiking: Florence-Oienza-San Felice-Tavarnelle del Nero: Daily hikes through the vineyards and footpaths of Tuscany: 6 Days
• Tuscany Active Gourmet: Radda-Pienza: 6 Days
• Hiking Cinque Terre: Portovenere-Santa Margherita-Panzano: 6 Days walking and hiking
• Tuscany and Umbria: San Luca-Montefollonico-Cortona: 6 Days of biking through Tuscany and Umbria
• Puglia: Monopoli-Savelletri di Fasano-Matera: 6 Days biking through Italy’s southern Adriatic coast
• Provence: Uchaux-Crillon le Brave-Joucas: 6 Days biking through France Drome region of Provence
• Loire Valley: Onzain-Montbazon-Chinon: 6 Days biking through the French chateaux country of the Loire Valley

G Adventures

– “Adventure awaits around every corner… and the only limit is how far your imagination will take you” A best value supplier with 100% with guaranteed departures, G Adventures manages tours across the globe. Generally G Adventure groups are limited to 16 with the average group size of 12. Offers “Personalize Your Trip” services with suggested alternative itineraries to make your trip truly “One of a kind.” Never has a single traveler supplement price.

We recommend: [priced per person]:

Europe

• London to Budapest by Rail: London-Paris- Lausanne-Zermatt-Chur-Munich-Salzburg-Vienna-Budapest 13 Days
• Best of Eastern Europe: Berlin-Warsaw-Krakow-Prague-Cesky Krumiov-Vienna-Budapest: 15 Days
• Sailing Croatia: Split to Dubrovnik; 8 Days
• Italy Local Living: Rome-Chianciano Terme-Montalcino-Montepulciano: 7 Days
• Belgian Beer Tour: Brussels-Rochefort-Orval-Chimay-Bruges-westvleteren-Westmalle-Achel-Antwerp: 8 Days
• Running of the Bulls: Barcelona-Pamplona-san Sebastian-Bilbao: 8 Days
• Venice Carnival: Rome-Florence-Pisa-Venice: 9 Days
• Best of Sicily: Catania-Palermo-Monreale-Ragusa-Modica-Syracuse-Giarre-Catania: 8 Days
• Ultimate Italy: Rome-Siena-Florence-Lucca-Pisa-Cinque Terre-Lake Como-Venice: 14 Days
• Best of Spain and Portugal: Lisbon-Evora-Seville-Cordoba-Granada-Madrid-Valenica-Barcelona: 15 Days
• France & Italy Adventure: Paris-Beaune-Avignon-Nice-Monaco-Cinque Terre-Pisa-Florence-Rome: 14 Days
• Best of Greece: Athens-Meteora-Delphi-Nafplio-Chania-Agia Roumeli-Loutro-Iraklio-Santorini: 15 Days

Kensington Tours

– “We build in enriching and unforgettable experiences and put the best private guides at your service.” Kensington Tours is a perennial winner of Travel + Leisure, National Geographic and other honors for its extraordinary destinations and unbeatable value. We especially like its new lower priced Italy offerings that dive deep into the cultural, gastronomic and art history of our favorite destination.

We recommend [priced per person]

Europe

• Rome, Florence & Venice Signature: Rome-Florence-Venice: 8 Days
• Italian Honeymoon: Rome-Positano-Florence-Venice: 12 Days
• Lakes of Northern Italy: Milan-Como-Verona-Venice: 10 Days
• Sicilian Cuisine, Culture and Country Life: Palermo-Agrigento-Syracuse-Taormina: 9 Days
• Rome & Amalfi Coast: Rome and Sorento: 6 Days
• Tuscany Highlights: Florence-Montepulciano-Siena: 10 Days

Tuscany Tours

Europe

– “Italy is a way of life. When you travel with us, you will be immersed in the local way of life and become a part of the local landscape.” Tuscany Tours continues to impress us with its perfect balance of history, shopping, art and food. Owned by Pam Mercer and Sam Hilt – who was a professor of Renaissance Studies – this dynamic twosome have built the perfect sized business to introduce Americans to the joys of Italy.

We recommend [priced per person double occupancy]

• The Best of Tuscany: Florence-Radda-in-Chianti-Cortona: 9 Days including breakfast and a full-course meal daily immersed in the pleasures of Florence and Tuscany

• The Best of Amalfi: Sorrento-Ravello-Positano: 9 Days exploring the beauties of the Amalfi coast

• The Best of Sicily: Palermo-Ragusa-Siracusa/Island of Ortigia: 9 Days

GO: COUNTRY HOMES AND IN-CITY APARTMENTS

The Perfect Bucket List Escape for a Family or Two or Three Couples

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano
Bucket List Concierge™

If your Bucket List includes life in your own international country home overlooking farms, vineyards, orchards, the sea or the mountains, or in a city apartment close to parks and dining, or a mountain chalet in the Bavarian Alps, or a Caribbean beach retreat, we have a solution for you.

We can match your tastes, budget and group size to a pre-qualified villa, apartment or chalet that will thrill you, customize your experience with a daily trip plan and handle all payment and insurance options.

Please let us know if you are interested in a rental property or a family home. We know several European and American families who offer their personal country homes for lease from time to time. These homes may include personal items of the families who own them.

We also invite you to browse our database below of over 170 traditional year-round Italian villa rentals.

Call or send us an email

Here are several examples of what we can find for you

Family Italian Retreat.

This is a summer home owned by a couple who live in the Netherlands. They occasionally make this home available for our Travel Guests. With over 3,000 square feet of living space, a sizable pool, terraces, outdoor patios, satellite television and entertainment center, WIFI and a designer kitchen, this three bedroom, three bath converted farm house in northwest Umbria is perfectly sized for a large family or for up to six friends traveling together. An easy two hour ride from the Rome airport and less from the Florence airport, this villa lies in the heart of the Umbrian and Tuscan vacation area near Perugia, Assisi, Siena and more.

Local chefs and drivers can be arranged to enhance your stay.

Let our clients speak for themselves:

“Wow, Wow, Wow! Having wine, Luigina is cooking and we are very happy!”

“We could not have imagined the villa view .........the view was nothing short of spectacular!”

Please call us for availability between late April through October.

Want a Bavarian chalet?

This is a traditional 3-bedroom rental property made available throughout the year near Garmish, Germany. Check out these views from one of our favorites:

How About an Italian Villa in Tuscany, Umbria, Veneto, Piedmont, Amalfi and more ?

Please

Click Here

to search our entire list of over 170 Italian rental properties sized for families and several couples traveling together.

Or, Perhaps an In-City Apartment is Your Best Choice

We also have access to rental apartments in most of the major cities of Europe. These often may comfortably sleep six or more and are perfect solutions for large families traveling together.

GO: JOIN OUR BUCKETEER TRIPS

You all started out as friends; we want you to return from your trip as friends.

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano

Grab your group and let’s plan a vacation for everyone to enjoy – and profit from.

Most people enjoy vacationing with a group of friends, but few would care to become the group leader saddled with the responsibility to manage all of the details and payments. Leave all the research, bookings, flight arrangements and payment processing to us. In some cases we’ll even escort your group.

We’ll be happy to meet with you and your friends to map out your holiday. We’ll find for you the best group rates and benefits and take care of all of the details.

You left as friends….we want you to return as friends

How Group Leaders Travel Free.

Every ocean and river cruise line and escorted tour company handles group “travel free” credits and group discounts and amenities differently.

Generally, when a minimum number of travelers are booked, a credit is given at final payment on the tour leader’s booking equal to either the base rate [charges less port charges and taxes] of the lowest cabin category booked, or the average cabin category booked or the most popular cabin category booked.

As your group agent, besides looking for the best “free travel” credit, we also ask cruise lines and tour companies for their best offers on a basket of amenities for our groups including reduced cabin rates, free or air credits, open bar, free gratuities, WIFI, shore excursion credit per port, specialty dinners, photo packages, parties, shipboard credit, reduced single rates or donations back to the organization.

Don’t have a group? Join one of ours!

New Groups Forming Now

[“Bucketeer Hosted” signifies tours hosted by Nancy Cassano or Carrie McCrory of Go Bucket List Travel]

2019 Schedule

Bucketeer Escorted Tours

Bucketeer Hosted Cruise the Dalmatian Coast from Dubrovnik to Split, Croatia April - May 2019 - SOLD OUT

Bucketeer Hosted Southern France Rhone River Cruise - June 2019

Join Nancy and Tony Cassano of Go Bucket List Travel and their group of Bucketeers as we sail north for a week on France’s Rhone River from beautiful Arles in the Provence Region north through Burgundy country to Lyon. Balcony prices are exceptional, beginning at $2,745 per person.

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Bucketeer Hosted Scandinavia and Russia Cruise - August 2019

In August 2019 our Bucketeers are invited to join Nancy and Tony Cassano for a special 12-night Scandinavia and Russia cruise, round-trip Amsterdam, on the stunning Celebrity Reflection.

Our itinerary will take us to Denmark, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Russia where we will stay overnight for an extended visit to beautiful St Petersburg.

Our Bucketeers will also receive a choice of a free beverage package, free internet, free gratuities or $300 shipboard credit per stateroom.

You will also have the option of joining us on an exciting pre-cruise tour of Norway or we can develop your own custom pre or post-cruise package.

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Other Groups Now Forming

Take advantage of our group pricing and join one of these exciting tours with your fellow bucketeers.

Calgary Stampede, Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies

Enjoy the famous Calgary Stampede on July 5 or July 6 then head off for a 10-day adventure filled with wonderful scenery and exciting activities. You’ll visit the Waterton NP, Glacier NP, Banff NP, Jasper NP plus the Columbia Icefields and much more.

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Iceland and Ireland Cruise - August 2019

Bucketeers Joan and Gary Benedict invite all their friends to join them in August 2019 as they celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary onboard the Celebrity Silhouette. The Silhouette will depart from Southampton, England on a 14-night cruise to Ireland and Iceland. Ports of call will include an overnight visit to Dublin, Ireland and Reykjavik, Iceland, along with visits to Waterford and Cork, Ireland; Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Akureyri, Iceland and St Peter Port, Channel Islands.

As our anniversary gift to the Benedict’s and their friends, Go Bucket List Travel will provide the group with a specialty dinner in one of the Silhouette’s marvelous restaurants along with $100 in shipboard credit per stateroom.

Joan and Gary’s group will also receive a choice of a free beverage package, free internet, free gratuities or $300 shipboard credit per stateroom.

Call us at 804-557-3006 for details

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2020 Bucketeer Tour Schedule

Dutch Tulips and Rhine Cruise - April 2020

Our Bucketeers will rendezvous in Amsterdam on April 22 for two days of Tulip gazing then embark on the modern Emerald SUN for a relaxing cruise through the Netherlands then south to Switzerland with stops in Cologne, Koblenz, Heidelberg, Strasbourg and more. We have five Category C Staterooms left at $2,995 per person, double occupancy

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Sicily Adventure - May 2020

Join us in Palermo, Sicily on May 2, 2020 for a fun-filled 10-day private adventure as we take in the beauty, culture and cuisine of Sicily. We have group prices negotiated for 36 Bucketeers to join us. 31 Have already signed up….don’t be left out! Call Go Bucket List Travel today at 804-557-3006.

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Family Travel

“Are we there yet?” We all remember that age old question from countless family road trips. Travel has the wonderful ability to strengthen family bonds, develop minds and strengthen a child’s understanding of the world, but most families tend to repeat the same family vacation from year to year.

We encourage you to allow us to expand your travel preferences and stretch your comfort levels. To try new experiences, raise the bar on what you want your children to learn.

We can develop a family vacation rich in exciting adventures to inspire as well as entertain.

Learn to surf in Hawaii. Zipline through the Costa Rican rain forest canopy. Horseback ride on the beach in Bermuda. Kick up a family adrenaline rush with a New Zealand river rafting trip in Alaska. Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa. See the Tiny Penguins come ashore in Australia. Ride a space shuttle simulator at the Kennedy Space Center. Enjoy a family-friendly glacier trek in Alaska. Cradle a baby turtle or swim with the dolphins in the Caribbean. Witness the great wildebeest, zebra and antelope migrations on the Serengeti Plains. Take golf lessons in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Go cowboy at the Wyoming dude ranch.

GO: TRAVEL INSURANCE

Your Trusted Source for Travel Insurance

Nancy Cassano
Nancy Cassano
Bucket List Concierge™

We at Go Bucket List Travel are in the “Peace of Mind” business. Your family vacation or group travel or tour can be the single largest investment you make in a year. We will always be on your side to ensure that your unexpected surprises will be pleasant ones. We are licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to offer property and casualty insurance for travel.

As protection against the unexpected, a travel insurance quote is an essential part of every Go Bucket List Travel trip plan. Go Bucket List Travel has access to over 81 travel insurance plans underwritten by 15 companies. With so many options, we will work closely with you to match your needs with the best policy for your unique circumstances.

Our quote will be based on the type of coverage you select and your age when you book your trip.

Costs tend to increase at age points such as 60, 70, 75, and so on. Your policy is written as a cash value covering all of your trip segments, even if you purchased a segment, such as an airline ticket, direct from a supplier other than Go Bucket List Travel.

We recommend that you purchase your policy no later than 15 days after making your first deposit on a trip.

Put your mind at ease. We’ll answer your travel insurance questions and find you the best coverage for your circumstances.

Give your Bucket List Concierge™ a call toll-free today or send us an email

True Stories:

Several of our customers recently learned the value of having purchased travel insurance: 

A traveler faced emergency surgery on the eve of a departure to Europe. He and his wife recovered all of their vacation payments and cancellation penalties. 

Another client had to sadly cancel a cruise booking due to a death in the family. All payments were refunded.

Why You Need Travel Insurance

Consider these reasons to buy travel insurance:

a. You need to cancel the trip due to illness

b. You have a family emergency that requires your attention

c. You lost your job and can no longer afford the trip

d. Your flight has been cancelled and you missed your tour or cruise

e. Your bags and/or golf clubs were lost enroute to your extended vacation

f. You have a medical emergency in a foreign country

g. A hurricane forces you to evacuate your resort or cancel your cruise

h. Your passport and wallet are stolen and you need emergency cash as well as a replacement passport

i. You’re in an accident and you need to be evacuated back to your regular doctor and hospital for treatment

What Type of Policy Do You Need?

Go Bucket List Travel can provide you a competitive quote on the following types of travel insurance policies:

Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance. This is the most common policy. It protects you if you get sick, or miss your trip, or the travel provider (airline, cruise line, bus transfer company) goes out of business.

Supplemental Health Care Insurance. Always check with your health care insurance provider to see if you are covered overseas or on a cruise ship. You maybe surprised to learn that you are not. If you are covered for basic emergency care overseas you may not be covered for medical evacuation back to the states. We can also offer you a plan with an annual subscription that gives you evacuation back to your local hospital regardless of where you are traveling during the year in the United States.

Baggage Insurance. By treaty international airline liability for lost baggage is limited to approximately $9.07 per pound for checked baggage and $400 per passenger for unchecked baggage. In the US airlines’ liability for lost or damaged luggage is $3,000 per passenger but there are excluded items on the list such as jewelry.

Non-refundable Ticket Insurance. Some policies also offer straight coverage if you buy the non-refundable airline ticket and then can’t use it and don’t want to be hit with the minimum $100-$150 change fee.

Worldwide Rental Car Collision Coverage. This type of policy is helpful if your personal auto insurance policy will not cover your rental car and you are on an extended tour where the local rental car insurance would be very expensive.

Group Travel Coverage. Policies can be written for groups of 10 more that cover trip cancellation, trip interruption, trip delay, baggage/personal effects, baggage delay, emergency accident/sickness medical expense (usually up to $50,000), emergency evacuation up to $250,000,, 24 hour accidental death & dismemberment, plus optional “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage for an individual or the entire group.

Student Group Travel Protection. Student travel can be fun but anything can go wrong. For international travel the costs for medical care and evacuation can be through the roof. Don’t let your student group travel without this protection.

Golf Travel Insurance. Special insurance is available to cover your lost or delayed golf equipment and refund your prepaid golf fees. There is even a plan that will reimburse for the celebratory round of drinks (up to $250) at the clubhouse if you get a hole-in-one.

Adventure/Extreme Sports Travel. Most basic travel insurance policies exclude adventure travel. We can find you supplemental policies that will protect you while mountain climbing, scuba diving and other adventure and extreme sports.

Credit Card Coverage. Be sure you know your credit card’s terms and conditions. Some do include flight accident insurance, rental car insurance or limited baggage insurance.

Terrorism and Ransom Policies. Very few policies cover trip cancellation for reasons of any kind of terrorism. There are special policies that will cover you if you are headed to an unstable part of the world and may need evacuation and trip cancellation coverage. Some will even cover your enemy’s ransom request.

GO: FUNDRAISING AND INCENTIVE TRAVEL

Let Us Help Your Organization Reach Its GoalS

Tony Cassano
Tony Cassano
Bucket List Concierge™
Fundraising Projects

“On behalf of the Rotary Club of Whitefish I would like to thank you for arranging the trips we auctioned off at our Spirit of Whitefish event. Your generosity has helped make it possible for Rotary to continue our legacy of charitable work throughout the Valley. Again, thank you so much” Rotary Club of Whitefish, MT

Fundraising has never been easier.

Give your Bucket List Concierge™ a call toll-free today or send us an email

Tony Cassano, Your Bucket List Concierge™ for Fundraising and Corporate Incentive Projects, will be happy to answer your questions and get your project off the ground.

Let’s discuss your fundraising goal and put a plan together to help you meet this target!

Our Four Programs:

The Go Bucket List Travel Caring and Sharing Program™

Go Bucket List Travel, through it’s Caring and Sharing Program, donates 10% of its commissions to the charity of our client’s choice when you clients include this option in their “Bucket of Benefits.”. We only require that the charity be IRS 501 [3][c] qualified. Our goal is to raise $10,000 a year for local charities. We want your organization to benefit as well.

When Go Bucket List Travel handles your group bookings, our Caring and Sharing donation can accelerate your fund raising. Travel together and benefit your organization. Or simply make your membership aware of our outstanding community service program and remind them to request that your non-profit organization receive a Caring and Sharing donation for your members’ travel.

Cruise Gift Certificates

Go Bucket List Travel can provide your non-profit organization cruise certificates for two for travel on Carnival, Royal Caribbean or Celebrity Cruise Lines that you can use as a grand prize in a fundraising program. Certificates range from a simple 3-night sailing to the Bahamas to extended 7-night voyages to the Caribbean, Alaska, Canada and even Europe.

The certificate price will vary by cabin type, length of cruise and whether taxes, fees, port charge or gratuities are included and whether there are any black-out dates. Certificates are usually good for over a year. Please see the PDF below for an example of what a 7-night Caribbean cruise gift certificate would cost.

Specialty Travel Packages

We can custom craft an award package to meet your specifications and fundraiser theme, such as weekends in New York City, European river cruises or escorted tours.

We will make all of the arrangements, provide your organization with quotes for the packages and service the package booking. These packages are perfect for auction galas.

Special Organization Projects

For large organizations we are willing to negotiate the terms of a special program that will return to the 501.c.3 organization more that our complimentary 10% Caring and Sharing donation when the organization membership embark on a major trip as a fundraiser.

Call Today or Emall Us for a No Obligation Discussion on how we can help your non-profit organization reach its fundraising goals.