Summer 2018 is right around the corner, and vacation destinations are booking up fast. This year, many travelers are looking to expand their horizons, visiting locations with breathtaking landscapes, adventure tourism, and unique insights into local culture, history, and politics. For those looking to travel to more remote locations, travelers should do their research, plan ahead, and secure their trips with travel insurance to ensure dream vacations do not turn into vacation nightmares. Top destinations for summer 2018 include:
Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches, multiple mountain ranges, and tropical rain-forests make for a traveler’s paradise. Add to that the country’s focus on sustainable ecotourism, their friendly people, and their slew of adventure activities, and you can understand why the country welcomes nearly two million visitors per year and counting. Whether your adventure of choice is zip-lining, tubing, surfing, kayaking, biking, or hiking, travel insurance is essential to ensure peace of mind while you push your physical limits and break out of your comfort zone. By making the necessary preparations ahead of time, you can forget your worries and immerse yourself in the true “Pura Vida” lifestyle.
For travelers looking to stay in the United States, the west coast has become a sort of vacation mecca. While the masses are flocking to California cities, many travelers are finding more secluded adventures in the Pacific Northwest. Summer is a perfect time to see Seattle, a city home to many of the United States’ biggest, newest corporations. Visitors can enjoy a flourishing arts scene and eateries to satisfy any craving. To add a little adventure to your stay, check out Puget Sound, where with any luck, you could spot a killer whale.
An old imperial city is taking on new light as emboldened globetrotters make their way to the metropolis home to mosques, palaces, and marketplaces offering traditional textiles and pottery. Visitors quickly become engulfed in the fast-moving streets that weave their way among buildings stemming from the 12th century. Getting to Marrakech could be a bit challenging for some, as there are currently no airlines flying direct from anywhere in the United States. You can add peace of mind to your flight itinerary by purchasing travel insurance before you leave the tarmac.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Although devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans has bounced back, and some say is better than ever. Visitors can enjoy an endless jazz scene and unique cuisine that is itself a result of the city’s unique history. Skip the Mardi Gras crowds by visiting in the summer and enjoy fresh beignets and a chicory cafe au lait at a local cafe.
Happy summer, travelers!