Are you thinking about going to the USA?
Before you buy travel insurance to go to the USA, there are a few things you might want to consider first:
- The cost of your trip - If you have to cancel, it's important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you might be doing while you are away - We include over 50 adventure activities in your policy as standard, so you probably will be covered, but it's best to check these things first! If you're planning anything more extreme, we can offer you extra cover. Just give us a call on the number above
- How much medical coverage you have - No one wants to think about becoming ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
- And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for the USA from the FCO
Did you know that...?
- The US has a lot of people in jail - a quarter of the world's total prison population. The "three strikes" law means at least 25 years if you're convicted of three felonies. Curtis Wilkerson got 25 years in 1995 for shoplifting a pair of socks.
- Terminus 96. That's what the Atlanta Olympics could have been called. When the US city of Atlanta was founded in 1837 it was called Terminus - it was just a tiny settlement around a milepost marking the terminus of a railway!
- The National Rotten Sneaker Contest (sponsored by Odor Eaters) is held each March in Montpelier, Vermont, US. Children up to age 14 come wearing their smelliest sneakers (trainers) hoping to win $2,500 and get their shoes into the "Hall of Fume"!
- Nearly half of all Americans go to a fast-food joint at least once a week. On offer at one: a sandwich with so much chicken there's no room for a bun! Two fried chicken fillets are the bun, sandwiching bacon, sauce and two types of melted cheese!
- At Halloween, most people carve pumpkins. In the US they also "chunk" them. "Pumpkin chunkin" is the art of hurling pumpkins as far as possible by any mechanical means, including slings, catapults, trebuchets and pneumatic cannons.
- Just before Thanksgiving, the US president is presented with a live turkey at the White House - but this one's not destined for the oven. It's now a tradition that the president pardons the bird and spares it from the dinner table.
- To celebrate St Patrick's Day in Chicago, US, the authorities dye the Chicago River bright green. The tradition started when plumbers used a fluorescent green dye to find the sources of illegal pollution - not much to do with St Patrick!
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