Famous landmarks, wall-to-wall celebrities, cheap air travel – what’s not to like about the USA? If you’re planning a trip there you probably already have some must-sees, but here are a few of ours to add to your list:
Our picks? Climbing in The Rockies. Skiing in Colorado – all terrains from beginners to black diamond. Kayaking - paddle the mighty Missouri or through Yellowstone Park. Surfing California. Tandem paragliding in Malibu.
Check out our Adventure Travel Pack and Snow Pack add-ons for dedicated thrill-seekers – they provide cover for many travel activities that mainstream travel insurance doesn’t.
Manhattan and New York for shopping and night life. Macy’s Bloomingdales, Soho boutiques, or outlets for great fashion at knockdown prices. The Strip, Vegas for the all-night party scene – clubbing, shows and casinos 24/7. LA for everything - Universal Studios, Sunset Boulevard, celebrity spotting.
The Empire State Building – try for a personal best up 1,860 steps for the view at the top. Grand Canyon helicopter tour – mind-blowing views of the huge majestic canyon. Sex and the City Tours for the fashionistas. Limo tour in LA. Times Square for New Year’s Eve.
In winter, there’s the ski seasons and in summer, summer camps. If you’re a full time student aged 18 to 29 years, in Australia, you’re automatically eligible for a USA work experience visa. Silicon Valley, anyone?
It’s super-important to have travel insurance if you’re heading to America. The cost of medical care there may be significant – expect to pay at least $10,000 a night for a hospital stay, for example. A week’s stay could cost you $100k – imagine working that off.
Plus, you don’t want to wreck your holiday by losing your stuff. Muggings and pickpockets are there in all the major cities especially New York. Then there’s insurance for losses if you miss a flight or your trip is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
In all the fun of booking and planning, it’s easy to forget that things can go wrong. Consider travel insurance to cover you for certain unexpected dramas – then you can relax and have fun without worrying.
For more travel hints on where to go and what to see, check out OTI’s Travel Blog.