You are strongly advised to take out travel insurance before you visit the States, as there is no NHS and medical care is prohibitively expensive!

Make sure that your insurance covers you if you intend to indulge in sporting activities – water sports, climbing, skiing etc. – and DON’T skimp if you are asked to pay an extra premium.

Important points to note

Most insurers work on the basis that you will be required to pay for any on-the-spot medical treatment in the US and will only be reimbursed on your return home.

If you suffer loss or theft, make sure that you contact the local police so that they can complete an official report for presentation to your insurance company. For more details on theft, go to our Safety Tips page..

Boston – the best sporting city in North America

Think fame, fortune, films and dreams

The city that never sleeps

The United States’ historic capital

Enjoy the natural beauty the States has to offer

Glitter Gulch and The Strip

A multitude of activities and permanently good weather

Savour the sights of the 2000 mile journey across Canada