Sep 14, 2017

Allianz Global Assistance Sponsors National Geographic's “Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent" Book Launch

Authors Mike and Anne Howard, Founders of, Take Readers Through the Ultimate Destination Guide on How to Travel the Globe With Your Significant Other


RICHMOND, VA, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 — Allianz Global Assistance hosted National Geographic’s “Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent,” book launch event on September 5, offering readers a fresh approach to traveling the globe with a significant other. Authors and bloggers, Mike and Anne Howard, gave guests personal accounts of their travels across seven continents and more than 50 countries, and offered expert advice on how travelers can keep the excitement and romance alive at each destination.

Mike and Anne’s new book offers advice and tips for unforgettable couple’s travel, and explores everything from top hikes, festivals, beaches and more, no matter the budget.

“Allianz Global Assistance was proud to partner with National Geographic and Mike and Anne on the launch of their new book,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “‘Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent’ is a great example of how couples can enjoy time together while traveling the globe.”

Following the event, Mike and Anne also participated in a special Allianz Global Assistance Facebook Live interview hosted by travel expert Lee Abbamonte. During their interview, the couple spoke in depth about their travels, favorite destinations and travel tips everyone should keep in mind when abroad.

Caption: Raffled Allianz go-bags and copies of Ultimate Journeys for Two: Extraordinary Destinations on Every Continent on display at the September 5 book launch event in NYC.

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About Mike and Anne Howard

Mike and Anne Howard left for their honeymoon in January 2012 and have been exploring the globe ever since on what has become the World's Longest Honeymoon. Using Anne's background as a national magazine editor and Mike's as a digital marketing executive and photographer, they created to chronicle their journey across 50+ countries and share tips with fellow couples looking to make their own travel dreams a reality. Having reviewed over 150 luxury hotels and excursions across all seven continents, they know the five-star side of travel, but also know how to get to the heart of local culture. The Howards' remarkable journey has been acclaimed by Condé Nast Traveler, Los Angeles Times, Daily Mail, CBS, and more. They've lectured at the Smithsonian and major travel industry trade shows; their travel advice has been the subject of feature articles in BBC Travel, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Post. Their compelling story, travel savvy, and charismatic ways, even landed them a starring role in a Microsoft and Dell television commercial that aired worldwide.

About Allianz Global Assistance USA

Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company.  We provide insurance to over 25 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services. The company also serves as an outsource provider for in-bound call center services and claims administration for property and casualty insurers and credit card companies.

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