Buddy Ready for Adventures in North Carolina
As of this week, Buddy’s accident insurance product is now live for North Carolina residents. Buddy provides the first and only on-demand accident insurance to folks who participate in an active, outdoor life. Whether you are kiteboarding along the coast of the Outer Banks, or backpacking through the Blue Ridge Mountains, Buddy provides peace of mind.
Buddy was created by a team of outdoor enthusiasts who were tired of seeing their friends get hurt, and then be stuck with medical bills. To remedy the problem, they created coverage for accidents that is available for as little as a day to protect you (and your wallet) while doing what you love. Pricing for an individual begins at $9.72 for a day of coverage, and pays benefits directly to you if you get hurt. Buddy coverage is available for individuals, families, or just the kids.
Though their hometown is in neighboring state Virginia, the Buddy team has spent ample time here and consider North Carolina their home away from home. Charles Merritt, CEO and co-founder of Buddy, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, and has also hiked the full stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the state. The whole team also relocated to the TriCities area from Richmond for a 3 month accelerator program, Techstars, during summer 2018. Now, the adventurous crew regularly returns for trips to the mountains and the coast.
Recommended North Carolina adventures from our team:
- Visit the Nantahala Outdoor Center
- Go backpacking around the state (Charles recommends a trip to the Smokies.)
- Go kiteboarding along the Outer Banks Scenic Highway (There are also several sweet little spots to pull off at, like the ones between miles 48 and 54! Just make sure you have your off-road vehicle permit.)
- Hop on a Jet Ski
- Put your feet up around a beach bonfire
- Visit the US National Whitewater Center and take on a trail race (Brittany tried out the Tread Nightly Tread Brightly race in 2018!)
- Go climbing (Jay recommends Great Arch or Grand Funk Railroad at Stone Mountain.)
- Climb Mt. Mitchell by bike
To learn more about how Buddy can help you be a bit more fearless on all of your adventures, you can check out their website here.