A Movember to Remember: How the Protect Your Bubble Team Did

If you saw our Movember post on our blog, or if you’ve been following us on Facebook or Twitter, you’re probably aware that the Protect Your Bubble team participated in Movember this year to support men’s health and to help in the fight against cancer. Although we got a bit of a late start, our team’s spirit and incredible abilities to grow facial hair helped get our team through to the very end.

Our team members worked diligently to grow out their beards and ‘staches. Here’s a bit of how their progress went:

Kyle, Product Manager for Gadget Insurance, Travel Insurance, and Rental Car Insurance with Protect Your Bubble

Kyle, Protect Your Bubble mobile gadget product manager, at the start of Movember

Clean shaven - November 1

Kyle, Rental Car Insurance Product Manager with Protect Your Bubble, sports his beard

Mid November: Sporting a beard

Kyle, Travel Insurance Product Manager with Protect Your Bubble, at the end of Movember

Looking like a mountain man for our team outing to AtlantaRocks

David, Product Manager for Gadget Insurance, Travel Insurance, and Rental Car Insurance with Protect Your Bubble

David, Director of Product Development, at the start of Movember

David started out with a tiny bit of stubble

David Anderson, Protect Your Bubble team member, grows his beard

Even with having to shave mid-month, David managed to get his beard growing

David Anderson of Protect Your Bubble with a beard

David finished out November with a full beard

Kyle and David showed the most change overall, but other members of the Protect Your Bubble team participated in our month of moustachery:

Ben, Partnership Development

Ben, Protect Your Bubble team member during Movember

Maseka, Director of IT and Software Development

Maseka, Director of IT and Software Development for Protect Your BubbleMarcel, Software Engineer

Marcel, Software Engineer with Protect Your Bubble

 At the end of November we celebrated in office to thank all of our Movember participants and to finish out the month with true mustache style.

Protect Your Bubble Team gets festive for Movember

Everyone had a 'stache to celebrate at the end of Movember

Thanks to everyone who donated to our Movember efforts and worked to encourage our team! Did you participate in Movember? Show us your mustaches and celebrate with us by tweeting or sharing your photo with us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Renting a Car in the US: Which Cities Pose the Most Danger to Rental Cars?

The holiday season is here and many of us are preparing for winter travel; while some of us will fly or even walk to our holiday destination, many will rent a car to get to Grandma’s for Christmas dinner or to a friend’s Hanukkah celebration.

 

While a rental car is a great way to get from point A to point B, it’s important to remember the risk factors of the season, namely winter weather in certain areas, the number of travelers on the road, and more. In a recent survey we found that your rental car is especially at risk in 5 densely populated U.S.cities; is your destination among them?

 

Protect Your Bubble - Rental Car Insurance Infographic Showing Most Dangerous Cities for Drivers

 

Our survey showed that New York City takes top honors when it comes to cities where your rental car is likely to be damaged.  The top five was rounded out by other large U.S.cities where Americans think they will most likely to damage or get into a car accident while in their rental car:

  1. New York City
  2. Los Angeles
  3. Boston
  4. Las Vegas
  5. San Francisco

 

 “Whether it’s for travel purposes during the holidays, or for a business trip, when you rent a car, it often means you will be driving an unfamiliar vehicle in an unfamiliar location,” said Stephen Ebbett, President of Protect Your Bubble. “Under these circumstances, especially for those people who are not used to driving around in big cities, even the safest drivers may find themselves at a higher risk for a car accident.”

 

Your rental car could be damaged anywhere, but when it comes to the holiday season, especially in a larger city, the chances are much higher. Here are just a few of the factors that make the holidays a more dangerous time for rental car damage:

  • Holidays often mean heavier-than-usual traffic as everyone hits the road to visit friends and family
  • While visiting friends and family in a new area, visitors are often stressed while driving from trying to find their way or navigate one-way streets.
  • Holiday drivers may have been driving long distances, which could result in fatigue or falling asleep at the wheel

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are some of the most dangerous days for drivers.

 

Don’t let the facts scare you too much; even with the roads being a bit more hazardous this holiday season, you can have peace of mind while driving a rental. Protect Your Bubble gives drivers a new, cost-effective rental car insurance. At just $7.99 per day for coverage, you can save up to 75 percent by purchasing a policy directly from us rather than from the rental car counter (many of which charge around $35 per day.)

 

Already planning to rent a car? Get a quote today from us for car rental insurance.

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