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The Ultimate US Experience

December 14 2016
Statue of Liberty

A country that has a lot to offer to every taste

There isn’t much to say about the United States of America that hasn’t been said already. The US is the part of every backpacker's and tourist's bucket list. Rightly so, it has some of the most intriguing natural landscapes and virtually unlimited fun activities to indulge in. Here is a bite-sized preview of what the country holds in store.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone is the first national park in the world, widely known for its wildlife and natural geysers. Spread in an area of 9893 sq. km that comprise of canyons, rivers and mountain ranges, it has more than a thousand archaeological sites.

The Yellowstone Caldera is the largest supervolcano on the continent. There are hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles inside the park, several of which are endangered or threatened species.

Times Square, New York City

Times Square is a major commercial intersection in New York City. It is well known for its brightly lit billboards and advertisements. It is also referred to as The Crossroads of the World. It is one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the world.

Times Square is the hub of the Broadway Theatre District and is also the centre of the world’s entertainment industry. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world drawing over 50 million visitors annually.

Statue of Liberty, Liberty island, New York City

An icon of freedom and liberty that truly captures the essence of the United States, this 151 ft. tall statue was built by Gustave Eiffel. It was a gift to the US by France and is a welcoming sight for immigrants and foreigners.

The statue is of a robed female figure that bears a torch and a tablet on which the American Declaration of Independence is carved. A broken chain lies at her feet to represent freedom. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore is a national memorial which features 60-foot-high sculptures of 4 iconic US presidents namely – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. Sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and Lincoln Borglum on the granite face of Mount Rushmore, the site represents 130 years of American history and attracts over 2 million visitors annually.

Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, Florida

Best described as the "Happiest Place on Earth", the Walt Disney World Resort is a huge resort with themed resort hotels, theme parks, water parks, golf courses, camping resorts and various rides and attractions. The resort attracts 52 million people annually from all around the world.

Universal Studios Los Angeles, California

Universal Studios, LA is one of the oldest movie studios still in operation. It is often referred to as "The Entertainment Capital of LA". It allows you to completely immerse yourself into the fun rides and celebrate your fanfare of your favourite characters and movies such as The Simpsons, Despicable Me, Shrek, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Transformers among others.

Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood, California

The walk of fame is the landmark attraction of Hollywood. It celebrates the monumental achievements in Hollywood which include movies, fictional characters, actors, musicians, directors and others. A few notable celebrities that appear on the walk of fame are Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Jackie Chan and the present president-elect Donald Trump.

While you experience the true colours of America, it is essential that you protect yourself and your family from the perils that may lie ahead. An international travel insurance safeguards you against the uncertainties of your trip and allows you to enjoy a worry free stay.

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