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Cheap flights with UEG and SkyScanner!


We are announcing a new partnership with Skyscanner and the largest African American travel group in the US, Urban Events Global!  Click on one of the below links to download the Skyscanner App to your phone, and start booking cheap flights today!  Simply download, and test it out to activate your discounts!

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(also, for a discount on our events, don’t forget to text the word CheapFlights to 83361)




 

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Travel Insurance is key!


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Covered Reasons for Travel Insurance!

OneTrip – Protect your next journey with single-trip travel insurance. For an international trip, consider plans that include emergency medical and emergency medical transportation benefits. To protect your financial investment in travel, choose a plan with trip cancellation/interruption benefits.

– Trip Cancellation
Reimburses your prepaid, non-refundable expenses if you must cancel your trip due to a covered reason.

– Attending immediate family members birth
You need to attend an immediate family members birth. The pregnancy must have occurred after the effective date of coverage and can be verified by medical records.

– Complete cessation of services
Your airline, cruise line, or tour operator or travel supplier stops offering all services for at least 24 consecutive hours where you’re departing, arriving or making a connection because of a natural disaster, severe weather, or a strike.

– Complete cessation of services 24 hours
Complete cessation of services by your common carrier for 24 or more hours due to a strike, natural disaster, bad weather or FAA mandated shutdown.

– Covered Travel Delay – loss of 50%
You miss more than half of the total length of your trip because your travel is delayed.

– Death of Family Member
A family member passes away.

– Death of Insured
An insured traveler passes away.

– Death of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion passes away.

– Destination uninhabitable
Your destination is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Employer Termination – 1 yr.
You or a traveling companion, after having been with the same employer for at least 12 continuous months, are terminated/laid off through no fault of your own, after your effective date of coverage.

– Employer Termination – 3 yrs.
You or a traveling companion is terminated or laid off from a company after your plan’s effective date. You must have worked for this employer for at least 3 consecutive years.

– Felonious Assault
You or a Traveling Companion are the victim of a felonious assault within 10 days prior to Your departure date or during Your Trip.

– Financial Default
Your tour operator, airline or cruise line, ceases operation due to a financial default.

– Foreign and Domestic Terrorism
A terrorist event happens at your destination within 30 days of the day you’re scheduled to arrive.

– Hijacking
You or a traveling companion is hijacked, or in the case of Travel Delay, Your travel is delayed by a hijacking

– Home uninhabitable
Your primary residence is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Illness of Family Member
A family member has a covered illness.

– Illness of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered illness.

– Illness of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered illness.

– Injury of Family Member
A family member has a covered injury.

– Injury of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered injury.

– Injury of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered injury.

– Involved in a traffic accident
You or a traveling companion is in a traffic accident on the way to your point of departure and you or the traveling companion need medical attention or the car needs to be repaired because it’s not safe to drive.

– Jury/Subpoena
You are summoned by a court order or subpoena to serve on a jury or appear in court.

– Legal separation or divorce
Your or a traveling companion legally separate or divorce after your insurance effective date but before your scheduled departure date.

– Loss of accommodations abroad
Family or friends outside the United States can’t accommodate you as planned because someone in the household has died or been diagnosed with a serious illness or injury.

– Military Obligations
You or a traveling companion serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are reassigned, or have your personal leave revoked, except because of war, the War Powers Act, bas or unit mobilization, unit reassignment or disciplinary action.

– Normal Pregnancy
You become pregnant as long as the pregnancy occurs after the effective date of coverage and can be verified by medical records (only applies to Trip Cancellation).

– Quarantine
You or a traveling companion is quarantined.


 

– Trip Interruption
Reimburses you for the unused, non-refundable portion of your trip and for the increased transportation costs it takes for you to return home due to a covered reason.

– Complete cessation of services
Your airline, cruise line, or tour operator or travel supplier stops offering all services for at least 24 consecutive hours where you’re departing, arriving or making a connection because of a natural disaster, severe weather, or a strike.

– Complete cessation of services 24 hours
Complete cessation of services by your common carrier for 24 or more hours due to a strike, natural disaster, bad weather or FAA mandated shutdown.

– Covered Travel Delay – loss of 50%
You miss more than half of the total length of your trip because your travel is delayed.

– Death of Family Member
A family member passes away.

– Death of Insured
An insured traveler passes away.

– Death of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion passes away.

– Destination uninhabitable
Your destination is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Employer Termination – 1 yr.
You or a traveling companion, after having been with the same employer for at least 12 continuous months, are terminated/laid off through no fault of your own, after your effective date of coverage.

– Employer Termination – 3 yrs.
You or a traveling companion is terminated or laid off from a company after your plan’s effective date. You must have worked for this employer for at least 3 consecutive years.

– Felonious Assault
You or a Traveling Companion are the victim of a felonious assault within 10 days prior to Your departure date or during Your Trip.

– Financial Default
Your tour operator, airline or cruise line, ceases operation due to a financial default.

– Foreign and Domestic Terrorism
A terrorist event happens at your destination within 30 days of the day you’re scheduled to arrive.

– Hijacking
You or a traveling companion is hijacked, or in the case of Travel Delay, Your travel is delayed by a hijacking

– Home uninhabitable
Your primary residence is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Illness of Family Member
A family member has a covered illness.

– Illness of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered illness.

– Illness of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered illness.

– Injury of Family Member
A family member has a covered injury.

– Injury of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered injury.

– Injury of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered injury.

– Involved in a traffic accident
You or a traveling companion is in a traffic accident on the way to your point of departure and you or the traveling companion need medical attention or the car needs to be repaired because it’s not safe to drive.

– Jury/Subpoena
You are summoned by a court order or subpoena to serve on a jury or appear in court.

– Loss of accommodations abroad
Family or friends outside the United States can’t accommodate you as planned because someone in the household has died or been diagnosed with a serious illness or injury.

– Military Obligations
You or a traveling companion serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are reassigned, or have your personal leave revoked, except because of war, the War Powers Act, base or unit mobilization, unit reassignment or disciplinary action.

– Quarantine
You or a traveling companion is quarantined.


 

– Emergency Medical/Dental Coverage
Provides benefits for losses due to covered medical and dental emergencies that occur during your trip. Depending on your plan, there is a $500 or $750 maximum for all covered dental expenses.

– Illness of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered illness.

– Injury of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered injury.

– Emergency Medical Transportation
Provides medically necessary transportation to the nearest hospital or appropriate facility following a covered illness or injury.

– Death of Insured
An insured traveler passes away.

– Illness of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered illness.

– Injury of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered injury.

– Baggage Loss/Damage
Covers loss, damage or theft of baggage and personal effects.

– Damaged
Reimburses the lesser of actual cash value or the cost to repair or replace (less any salvage) if damaged.

– Damaged by common carrier
Your business equipment is damaged by a common carrier.

– Lost
Your baggage is lost while you’re traveling

– Lost by common carrier
Your business equipment is lost by a common carrier.

– Stolen/Recovered Damaged
Reimburses the lesser of actual cash value or the cost to repair or replace (less any salvage) if stolen.

– Stolen/Unrecovered
Reimburses the lesser of actual cash value or the cost to repair or replace (less any salvage) if stolen.

– Baggage Delay
Reimburses the reasonable additional purchase of essential items during your trip if your baggage is delayed or misdirected by a common carrier for 24 hours or more. Receipts for emergency purchases are required.

– Delayed Luggage
A common carrier, hotel, or tour operator delays your baggage for 24 hours or more.

– Travel Delay
Reimburses you for additional expenses due to a covered delay of six hours or more. Some plans may also cover lost prepaid trip expenses due to covered travel delay, depending on the product and state. Please see your insuring agreement to verify whether your insurance plan includes this coverage.

– Civil Disorder or Unrest
Your travel is delayed by civil disorder or unrest.

– Common Carrier Delay
Your departure is delayed by a common carrier.

– Hijacking
You or a traveling companion is hijacked, or in the case of Travel Delay, Your travel is delayed by a hijacking

– Lost/Stolen Documents
Your passports, money or other travel documents are lost or stolen.

– Natural Disaster
Your travel is delayed by a natural disaster.

– Quarantine
You or a traveling companion is quarantined.

– Severe Storm/Route Closed
Severe weather delays your departing flight or causes road closures.

– Unannounced Strikes
Your departure is delayed by an unannounced strike

– Missed Connection
Reimburses expenses resulting from a covered delay that causes you to miss your scheduled flight or cruise.

– Airline Cancel/Delay Bad Weather
Severe weather cancels one of your flights en route to the connection or cruise, or delays it for at least 3 hours

– Bad Weather while en route
You’re delayed by severe weather while en route to the departure.

– Delayed by a traffic accident
You’re involved in or delayed by a traffic accident.

– Change Fee Coverage
Provides reimbursement for fees to change the dates on your airline ticket.

– Attending immediate family members birth
You need to attend an immediate family members birth. The pregnancy must have occurred after the effective date of coverage and can be verified by medical records.

– Covered Travel Delay – loss of 50%
You miss more than half of the total length of your trip because your travel is delayed.

– Death of Family Member
A family member passes away.

– Death of Insured
An insured traveler passes away.

– Death of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion passes away.

– Destination uninhabitable
Your destination is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Employer Termination – 1 yr.
You or a traveling companion, after having been with the same employer for at least 12 continuous months, are terminated/laid off through no fault of your own, after your effective date of coverage.

– Felonious Assault
You or a Traveling Companion are the victim of a felonious assault within 10 days prior to Your departure date or during Your Trip.

– Foreign and Domestic Terrorism
A terrorist event happens at your destination within 30 days of the day you’re scheduled to arrive.

– Hijacking
You or a traveling companion is hijacked, or in the case of Travel Delay, Your travel is delayed by a hijacking

– Home uninhabitable
Your primary residence is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Illness of Family Member
A family member has a covered illness.

– Illness of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered illness.

– Illness of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered illness.

– Injury of Family Member
A family member has a covered injury.

– Injury of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered injury.

– Injury of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered injury.

– Involved in a traffic accident
You or a traveling companion is in a traffic accident on the way to your point of departure and you or the traveling companion need medical attention or the car needs to be repaired because it’s not safe to drive.

– Jury/Subpoena
You are summoned by a court order or subpoena to serve on a jury or appear in court.

– Legal separation or divorce
Your or a traveling companion legally separate or divorce after your insurance effective date but before your scheduled departure date.

– Loss of accommodations abroad
Family or friends outside the United States can’t accommodate you as planned because someone in the household has died or been diagnosed with a serious illness or injury.

– Military Obligations
You or a traveling companion serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are reassigned, or have your personal leave revoked, except because of war, the War Powers Act, bas or unit mobilization, unit reassignment or disciplinary action.

– Normal Pregnancy
You become pregnant as long as the pregnancy occurs after the effective date of coverage and can be verified by medical records (only applies to Trip Cancellation).

– Quarantine
You or a traveling companion is quarantined.

– Severe Storm/Route Closed
Severe weather delays your departing flight or causes road closures.

 

– Frequent Traveler Loyalty Plan
Coverage for frequent flyer mile redeposit fees in the event of a covered trip cancellation.

– Attending immediate family members birth
You need to attend an immediate family members birth. The pregnancy must have occurred after the effective date of coverage and can be verified by medical records.

– Complete cessation of services 24 hours
Complete cessation of services by your common carrier for 24 or more hours due to a strike, natural disaster, bad weather or FAA mandated shutdown.

– Covered Travel Delay – loss of 50%
You miss more than half of the total length of your trip because your travel is delayed.

– Death of Family Member
A family member passes away.

– Death of Insured
An insured traveler passes away.

– Death of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion passes away.

– Destination uninhabitable
Your destination is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Employer Termination – 1 yr.
You or a traveling companion, after having been with the same employer for at least 12 continuous months, are terminated/laid off through no fault of your own, after your effective date of coverage.

– Felonious Assault
You or a Traveling Companion are the victim of a felonious assault within 10 days prior to Your departure date or during Your Trip.

– Financial Default
Your tour operator, airline or cruise line, ceases operation due to a financial default.

– Foreign and Domestic Terrorism
A terrorist event happens at your destination within 30 days of the day you’re scheduled to arrive.

– Hijacking
You or a traveling companion is hijacked, or in the case of Travel Delay, Your travel is delayed by a hijacking

– Home uninhabitable
Your primary residence is uninhabitable because of a natural disaster, fire, flood, burglary or vandalism.

– Illness of Family Member
A family member has a covered illness.

– Illness of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered illness.

– Illness of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered illness.

– Injury of Family Member
A family member has a covered injury.

– Injury of Insured
An insured traveler has a covered injury.

– Injury of Traveling Companion
A traveling companion has a covered injury.

– Involved in a traffic accident
You or a traveling companion is in a traffic accident on the way to your point of departure and you or the traveling companion need medical attention or the car needs to be repaired because it’s not safe to drive.

– Jury/Subpoena
You are summoned by a court order or subpoena to serve on a jury or appear in court.

– Legal separation or divorce
Your or a traveling companion legally separate or divorce after your insurance effective date but before your scheduled departure date.

– Loss of accommodations abroad
Family or friends outside the United States can’t accommodate you as planned because someone in the household has died or been diagnosed with a serious illness or injury.

– Military Obligations
You or a traveling companion serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are reassigned, or have your personal leave revoked, except because of war, the War Powers Act, base or unit mobilization, unit reassignment or disciplinary action.

– Normal Pregnancy
You become pregnant as long as the pregnancy occurs after the effective date of coverage and can be verified by medical records (only applies to Trip Cancellation).

– Quarantine
You or a traveling companion is quarantined.

 




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FIRST COUPLE’S TRIP: 10 TIPS TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST BAECATION


FIRST COUPLE’S TRIP: 10 TIPS TO SURVIVE YOUR FIRST BAECATION

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It’s official! Your relationship has advanced to the next level.  Your partner has finally uttered those three magical words–“let’s travel together.”

You’re initially excited about the idea of venturing off to an exotic country with your beau. Well…that’s until you realize you haven’t planned a baecation before.

Maybe you’ve only dated fu*k boys/girls, so the only trip you’ve ever taken was an Uber back to your apartment after a long night of bad decisions. Or maybe your ex couldn’t afford to vacation in your last relationship. No matter your reason, I’m here to help.

As someone who has planned a few successful (and unsuccessful) baecations, I think I can be of some help. If you want to ensure your vacation is filled with less arguments and more sex and, read my list of tips below.

SH*T HAPPENS! BRING TUMS & POO-POURRI

Let’s cut to the chase. Everyone poops.

I’ll say that again, because I don’t think everyone was listening:  EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THIS EARTH (WOMEN INCLUDED) DROP THE KIDS IN THE POOL, THE LOGS IN THE LAKE, THE BISCUITS IN THE BASKET, THE SNAKES IN THE SEWER.

Whew, that felt good to say.

I know men tend to believe the only reason women go into the bathroom is to cake on their makeup and take cute selfies, but I’m here to tell you that we download brownloads, too.

With that being said, unless you’re severely constipated, you and your partner will be taking trips (plural) to the bathroom while on vacation. The quicker you understand that, the less awkward the experience will be.

I would suggest bringing some poo-pourri   spray if you don’t want your partner to smell you.  And if you don’t have time to buy some, you can always turn on the water faucet or take a dump before you hop into the shower (that’s my little trick).

I also advise bringing an acetaminophen, especially if you’re vacationing abroad. Food from other countries, doesn’t always agree with our stomachs so you should always be prepared.

DETERMINE YOUR BUDGET (AT THE BEGINNING)

It’s important that everyone remain on the same page. You might be able to afford caviar and yachts, but that doesn’t mean your partner can. He/she might be on a buffalo wings and Budweiser budget.

You need to determine budgets and figure out what you’re each willing to contribute before you start planning anything!

BE HONEST ABOUT EXPECTATIONS

Closed mouths don’t get the vacations they want. If you don’t want to travel somewhere on your partner’s bucket list, you better speak the fu*k up! Otherwise you’ll be spending your vacation on some ant farm in Kansas.

This is not the time to be shy. You did not work 50 hours of overtime to visit Dorothy’s hometown and to look at bugs!

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU

Compromise is the name of the game.  Remember, you’re traveling with another person, so try to at least agree to do one activity on everyone’s list. Except for ant farms. That’s non-negotiable! 

If you pick the destination, let your boyfriend/girlfriend pick an activity.

SPLIT THE BILL 50/50

Every couple is different, and your relationship will be unique from the next. I have friends who divide up the expenses, and I have other friends who don’t have to pay a dime when they travel with their significant other (I truly envy them).

I advise having an open conversation about what you are willing to pay for. When you’re having this chat, be considerate of your partner’s finances. From my personal experience, I split everything down the middle. I purchased the flights and my partner paid for the hotel and a couple of tours (it evens out); and sometimes we paid for our own plane tickets and split the hotel cost down the middle.

Additional Note: if you have the luxury of dating someone who will pay for your entire trip, please understand they will probably get to pick the destination. His/her money; his/her rules.

TAKE A WEEKEND TRIP FIRST

I always say that weddings test the strength of friendships; and vacations assess the strength of relationships.  You must remember that you won’t have the opportunity of getting into your car and going home if your boyfriend/girlfriend starts to irritate you. They will be in your personal space for 24 hours a day. They’ll be the first person you see in the morning and the last person you see at night (well, hopefully the last person you see) for the duration of your trip. So, you need to think about how long you really want to vacation with this person. If you and your partner fight every five minutes, I would not recommend taking a three-month trip to Europe. That’s how you end up on an episode of Snapped.

I would suggest taking a three-day weekend trip to test out the waters. If you survive (I mean that literally and figuratively), you can proceed to booking a week-long vacation.

TAKE BIRTH CONTROL OR BRING CONDOMS

Sis, don’t let him shoot up the club unless you have a fully staffed security team.

We’re grown and we’re going to do grown ass things on vacation, but don’t let one night of fun become a lifelong commitment to a child. You don’t even know if you’ll like this person after the vacation is over.

PICK A DESTINATION THAT APPEALS TO BOTH OF YOUR INTERESTS

Picking the location can be fun or a headache. If you’re having trouble deciding on a place, check out my article 43 Vacation Destinations For Couples.  It lists several places to visit based on personal interests.

You can also make a game out of it! Grab a few sheets of paper and write down some of the destinations you and your partner want to visit together. Place the sheets of paper inside a hat or bowl (make sure to shuffle them up). Have your partner close his/her eyes and draw from the hat. Whatever they choose is where you go! Except for ant farms! Again, that’s not happening!  

Additional Note: remember to make sure these destinations are within your agreed budget. Don’t you dare write down the Maldives if you’re only willing to put in $200 and an expired coupon to McDonald’s for the trip.

GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

I typically don’t pay for travel insurance, but there are a few exceptions. You and your partner may break up before the trip (sad, I know). While I hope that’s not you, you should have a backup plan in the event it happens. My ass would probably still go on the trip and invite someone else; but I understand that my level of petty far exceeds the average person.

To avoid having to go on an awkward trip with your ex, or worse, cancelling your non-refundable plane ticket, just go ahead and get the travel insurance. Like my parents say, you don’t need insurance until you need it.

HAVE FUN!

After all that planning, it’s time for the fun to begin. Have some margaritas, stay out late, sleep in, and enjoy being with your beau!

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AJ
Guest Contributor / Blogger
Urban Events Global


Bahamas – Urban Excursion Weekend 2017 Press Release

(Bahamas Press Release)

LARGEST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TRAVEL GROUP HEADS TO THE BAHAMAS URBAN EXCURSION WEEKEND 2017

The largest African-American travel group is set to visit the Bahamas on September 1st – 4th, 2017 – Labor Day Weekend. Urban Events Global is an adventure traveling group with annual events hosted around the world from camping, skiing, cruising and international trips.

The annual Labor Day event, called Urban Excursion Weekend, will be held in Nassau, Bahamas this year. The event is designed to introduce African Americans to the Bahamas through culture, excursions, and various tours. There will be many group activities including guided food tours, island tours, networking opportunities, excursions, and island parties. The cost of the event includes an all-inclusive hotel and all activities. Various packages can be found at www.UrbanEventsGlobal.com. Last year the event was held at the Marriott Frenchmans Reef in St. Thomas, USVI. The event sold out months in advance, and the event was very successful with hundreds of guests returning for this years event.

Urban Events Global has a combined 20 year event record across all events hosted. The key to the success of UEG is the ability to bring together like-minded individuals with a zest for travel and exploration. In addition, a portion of all funds are donated to the local community. “It’s one thing to travel the globe for the sake of taking selfies or accumulating social-trophies in exotic places; it’s another to embrace the culture of the community, and learn something about yourself through the lenses of a slightly different culture and/or society.” Kevin Knight – CEO of Urban Events Global . The UEG group is open to all, and encourages travelers who are traveling with a group, or solo to join. To get involved with Urban Events Global as a participant, vendor, or sponsor, visit www.UrbanEventsGlobal.com . About Urban Events Global Urban Events Global is an international company based in Texas, United States. Current events are Urban Camp Weekend, Urban Cruise Weekend, Urban Excursion Weekend and the UEG Annual Meet-up in Thailand this year. To learn more visit www.UrbanEventsGlobal.com, or call 844.798.7226

Contact: UEG STAFF | 844.79.URBAN | info@UrbanEventsGlobal.comwww.UrbanEventsGlobal.com

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