3 Fantastic Places to Visit in South America

South America attracts from all over the world in droves every year as people come to visit the amazing countries, world-renowned icons and breathtaking environment on show. Whether it is backpackers on a round the world trip or just people coming for their annual holiday people marvel at this incredible continent year after year.

The main problem that people have when they visit South America is choosing where to go! With so many stunning countries on the menu, it’s hard to pick the best one for that two-week break and which to stop off at on your round the world itinerary. To try and help narrow it down for you, we’ve picked out 3 of our favourite spots in South America which should be included on any itinerary…

IGUAZU FALLS

Iguazu Falls is an incredible sight. You can catch a glimpse of it from Argentina and Brazil, each offering an equally breathtaking view. Just when you think you’ve seen the edge of it, you turn a corner and there are more stunning falls to take in. It blows Niagara Falls out the water in our opinion, make sure it’s on your list…

 

PATAGONIA

Many people leave Patagonia off their South America trip as they feel it is too far south to make the journey. If someone advises you to do that, ignore them! It is like walking into a winter wonderland on a different planet. With glaciers as far as the eye can see, many bits of which drop into the water as you sit watching, you’ll feel truly enchanted. Then there’s also the chance of a penguin strolling round the corner. Make the trip, you won’t regret it.

 

MACHU PICCHU

One of the most popular stops on a trip around South America, Machu Picchu is usually the culmination of the Inca Trail and many hard days of trekking through the Peruvian hills. When you arrive and walk out to be greeted by the towering hills of Machu Picchu, it makes all the effort worthwhile. Our tip – hike up Wayna Picchu and get the amazing views looking down on the whole area…

 

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to these amazing places and need travel insurance for South America then get in touch and we’ll help you get the best possible deal so you can have peace of mind in these exotic lands.

Our 5 Favourite Spots for Holidays in the USA

It might come as no surprise that, as a travel insurance company, we love to travel! As well as sharing some of the best travel insurance tips here on the Navigator Travel Blog, we’ll also be writing about some of our favourite destinations to visit, as well as sharing some great posts that we’ve loved reading from across the web.

Holidays in the USA are a popular choice for people from the UK, especially as flights become more affordable to whizz across the pond. Below are our 5 favourite places to visit in the USA and sample the best of this beautiful and diverse country:

New York City

NYC is high on anyone’s list when visiting the US. Everyone knows about its icons, from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty. It’s hard to get bored wandering New York’s streets, taking in the hectic lives of the locals in the Big Apple as yellow taxis flash by. As far as city breaks go, it’s hard to beat a trip one of the world’s most famous cities. Grab a slice, top up your batteries and get ready to have your breath taken away.

 

Huntington Beach

For those heading to the USA for a beach break, it’s highly likely you’re on your way to California. But where do you choose in ‘The Golden State’, with so many fantastic towns and cities? Our personal favourite is Huntington Beach, a town in southern California which regularly places host to surfing competitions and has a huge stretch of beautiful white sands. The downtown area is also fantastic and has more of a UK town feel than the standard US towns which are often just grids with malls on the corners. This is the perfect place to chill out in the sun…

Las Vegas

Who can come to the US and not get a taste of Sin City? Vegas is a law unto itself and like no other place on earth. Its inhabitants are from another world and you will struggle not to drop your jaw as you turn every corner and see anything from fire breathers to drunken marriages. It has to be seen to be believed.

 

Rocky Mountains

In Western America sits the Rocky Mountains, gloriously overlooking stunning scenery and attracting tourists from all over the world. The stretch covered by the Rockies is huge – over 3,000 mi British Columbia to New Mexico and hitting a height of more than 14,000 feet above sea level. They truly are an inspiring place, and for snow lovers, they offer an incredible challenge. Winter sports are super popular and offer an amazing challenge to skiers, snowboarders and others as they try to tame the slopes. Remember to give us a shout when you’re looking for the best skiing travel insurance and winter sports travel insurance on the market 😉

 

Chicago

Known as the USA’s second city, Chicago has some stiff competition, but it is a stunning place which invites visitors in and makes it very difficult to leave. It is packed with beautiful, towering buildings all of which seem to offer a different gem of architectural innovation. Then within ten minutes you can find yourself on a beach looking out over Lake Michigan, which might as well be an ocean as you can’t see the banks on any other side. NYC, San Fran, LA; America isn’t short of fantastic cities, but for us, Chicago is up there with the very best.

So there you have our 5 favourite US destinations, but trying to pick 5 places in somewhere as vast as America was tricky! What are your favourite places to holiday in the US? Let us know in the comments!