Sightseeing Blog Posts

How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

How to Survive a Broken Bone in a Foreign Country

Posted by Bekah Wright on June 13, 2016 in Travel

Me again. Funny how incidents, er, questions for you keep popping up. Which brings me to a recent trip to Thailand… I'd been dreaming about this visit for many years. The primary goal: to hang out at an elephant sanctuary. Said sanctuary wasn't the first stop on the itinerary. The initial destination was Bangkok, with one day devoted to touring the city.... Read More ...

Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

Top 10 Places to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

Posted by Joe Laing on June 6, 2016 in Travel

Visitors to America have so many choices for exciting vacation destinations that it’s sometimes difficult to know which ones represent the “real America.” To help you plan an authentic American experience, here are our picks for the top 10 places to visit on your Great American Road Trip.... Read More ...

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Music Study Abroad: Top 5 Destinations

Posted by Brianna Weidman on August 31, 2015 in Study Abroad

Studying abroad offers a unique opportunity for college students to broaden their horizons and get a glimpse into the inner workings of the global community. For most, the once-in-a-lifetime experience of studying abroad and engaging with a foreign culture is both valuable and enriching. This unique experience will provide you with a world-class education in global human relations, while also expanding your international network- thereby putting you a step ahead in the career process.... Read More ...

Guide to Sightseeing in the U.S.

Guide to Sightseeing in the U.S.

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on June 11, 2015 in Travel

Traveling to the United States can be intimidating. Because of its size, the U.S. offers a dizzying array of destinations. This vastness means the country offers a wide variety in terms of climate, culture, history, foods, and fun. From big cities to open spaces to museums and tours exploring U.S. history, there is something for every visitor.... Read More ...

Tips for Visiting the USA

Tips for Visiting the USA

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on June 11, 2015 in Travel

The United States is home to many amazing landmarks, both man-made and natural. Have you always dreamed of taking the quintessential road trip out West? Perhaps you want to pay homage to important sites of the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Or maybe the American Revolution in the Northeast has always captivated you. Whichever... Read More ...

Inexpensive Sightseeing in the US

Inexpensive Sightseeing in the US

Posted by Jarred Juett on May 5, 2015 in Travel

We have written before about inexpensive vacation destinations for the international jet-setting traveler. But what if you want to enjoy the United States on the cheap? There is no shortage of sightseeing destinations or breathtaking landmarks of natural beauty for the American traveler to see in their home country.... Read More ...

Fun London Facts

Fun London Facts

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on April 22, 2015 in Travel

London has always been a place that tourists from all over the world flock to experience history and culture. It is the biggest city in Europe and the former capital of a vast empire. London was founded by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago, and has endured many hardships and victories on its journey to... Read More ...

Featured Customer: Touring Olympic Park

Featured Customer: Touring Olympic Park

Posted by Kristen Kaweck on March 20, 2015 in Study Abroad

As the final days of De-Neita People’s study abroad trip are drawing closer, there are a couple things that she has planned to complete her “to-do” list. Although she has been working hard in her law classes, she has made time to see just about all of the amazing attractions London has to offer.  She ... Read More ...

Europe Package Tours

Europe Package Tours

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 2, 2015 in Travel

Many love the independence of setting their own schedule and changing it on a whim. For others, Europe Package Tours are the only way to go. The choices are many; from country specific to whirlwind highlight tours to specialty tours. If you’re planning a trip to Europe this year, consider booking a seat on one of these tours and enjoy.... Read More ...

Customer Story: 60 Acres, 3300 Years, Four Religions At Karnak

Customer Story: 60 Acres, 3300 Years, Four Religions At Karnak

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on February 26, 2015 in Travel

Allison Carter, an Atlas Travel® Insurance customer, recently fulfilled a long-time desire to visit Egypt. She shared with us this blog post, the sixth in a series, detailing her experience visiting the Temple of Karnak. You can find more of her story in the HCCMIS Blog and at the HCCMIS YouTube channel. If you have travelled abroad with coverage from one of our products, and want to share your stories, we encourage you to leave a comment.... Read More ...

Bangkok Thailand Travel Destinations

Bangkok Thailand Travel Destinations

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on February 10, 2015 in Travel

One of the best parts of travel is experiencing the collision of the modern and ancient worlds. The ability to seemingly travel backwards in time by walking a few blocks is something that can only be experienced in certain places in the world. One of those places is Bangkok. The capital city of Thailand dates... Read More ...

Backpack in Germany

Backpack in Germany

Posted by Jarred Juett on February 6, 2015 in Travel

Leisurely backpacking around Europe has become the dream of many young Americans. While there are many places to go, some people are drawn to the friendly culture and lively beer gardens of Germany. If you want to backpack in Germany but aren’t sure where to start, check out these suggestions for how to prepare, where... Read More ...

J’aime Les Belges: An American Girl’s Day in Brussels

J’aime Les Belges: An American Girl’s Day in Brussels

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on February 5, 2015 in Travel

While my stay in Brussels was short—only one day—the city still managed to convince me that it should never be overlooked. Conveniently located between Paris and Amsterdam, my friends and I decided to make it a stop on one of our weekend excursions while we studied abroad. Here’s what we found.... Read More ...

A Good Girl's Guide To Amsterdam

A Good Girl's Guide To Amsterdam

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on January 20, 2015 in Travel

Judging by the reactions of my older family members and friends, it seems there is a common misconception that young adults only travel to Amsterdam for the party scene and some wild nights. However, for me and my girlfriends, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Behind the stereotypes you’ll find a beautiful and culturally.... Read More ...

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on January 8, 2015 in Travel

This summer, skip the hectic city vacation and take your family to one of America’s gorgeous and affordable state parks. The following five parks all allow camping and are outstanding for beauty, history, and family entertainment.... Read More ...

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations - Part 2

5 State Parks for Affordable Family Vacations - Part 2

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on January 8, 2015 in Travel

This summer, skip the hectic city vacation and try one of America’s gorgeous state parks for affordable family vacations. In part two of this blog posting, we discuss the Blue Mounds Park in Minnesota, Hocking Hills in Ohio and three other natural treasures.... Read More ...

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX: Road Racing Returns to Austin

2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX: Road Racing Returns to Austin

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on January 7, 2015 in Travel

British driver Lewis Hamilton is speeding toward a second FIA Formula One World Championship™ as the attention of the road racing world shifts to Austin, Texas, in early November for the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX—a full weekend of racing... Read More ...

Literary Landmarks in Dublin

Literary Landmarks in Dublin

Posted by Randee Portteus on August 5, 2014 in Travel

The capital of Ireland is a city as rich in literature as it is in history. In this post, you’ll learn a little bit about the tradition of literature in Ireland, as well as some of the best places to go to get your literary fix.... Read More ...

Five Tips For Visiting The U.S.

Five Tips For Visiting The U.S.

Posted by Courtney Guggenberger on July 29, 2014 in Travel

Traveling to the United States can differ from traveling around your own country, or other places around the world. Like any time you travel, there are things you should consider doing before you leave home, and a few things you’ll want to do when you arrive. Here are a few tips for visiting the USA. ... Read More ...

Sightseeing in Barcelona: Top Places to See

Sightseeing in Barcelona: Top Places to See

Posted by Sandra Eblevi on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff Barcelona is a city renowned for its food, people and culture. Sightseeing in Barcelona can mean whatever you want it to mean. The city is rich in architecture and history, but it will also cater to travelers seeking art or music or delicious Spanish cuisine. - See more at: http://www.hccmis.com/blog/page/25/#sthash.G8Hx9bIb.dpuf... Read More ...

Travel Guide for France

Travel Guide for France

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Photo credit: Trey Ratcliff Traveling in a country like France can be intimidating with all of its world class cuisine, wine, culture, history, and architecture. Where do you even begin planning a trip in such a culturally rich country? We have created this travel guide for France to help you plan your next vacation.... Read More ...

Travel Tips for Europe

Travel Tips for Europe

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on March 28, 2014 in Travel

Whenever you are considering a trip to a new place, it’s always a good idea to do research before you leave home. With that in mind, you are on the hunt for some good travel tips for Europe, and you know that there is a lot of learning ahead of you before you can travel with some idea of what you are doing. We thought we would lend a hand by compiling our own list of easy travel tips for Europe that might help make your European tour more enjoyable and just a little easier to manage.... Read More ...

Dream Destinations: Iceland

Dream Destinations: Iceland

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

When it comes to dream destinations, many list grand European cities like Paris or Venice or exotic beach locales like Hawaii or Aruba. Those are great locations, but right now, for me, Iceland tops the list. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen (admittedly from afar) a country as beautiful as this island nation.... Read More ...

Hiking in Italy

Hiking in Italy

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 27, 2014 in Travel

The beautiful country of Italy has a plethora of walking and hiking trails for the adventurous traveler. If you’re looking for a great place to get close to nature, consider going to Italy for your next vacation. There are many trails for the amateur, as well as plenty of places for the serious, experienced hikers... Read More ...

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Living as an Expat in Abu Dhabi

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

Abu Dhabi has become quite the destination for expats over the last decade. As a beautiful island in the country of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi is close to Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Oman. Abu Dhabi was once a pearling island and has since grown rapidly as a leading oil foundation in the UAE.... Read More ...

Top Places to Discover in Istanbul, Turkey

Top Places to Discover in Istanbul, Turkey

Posted by Allison Ammermuller on March 27, 2014 in Travel

You might know someone who took a European tour this summer. More often than not, European itineraries consist of the popular few cities: London, Paris, Barcelona, and maybe even Berlin. Why not challenge the “Eurotrip” norm? With one of the world’s largest populations, amazing historical sites, noteworthy shopping, and a lively nightlife, this article should... Read More ...

Travel Together in Europe: An American Serviceman and Wife

Travel Together in Europe: An American Serviceman and Wife

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 27, 2014 in Travel

After graduating from college, many of John Carroll’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers worked in cubicles. John’s career path was slightly different. He flew F-18s. After 20 years of military service as a Naval Aviator, including flying combat missions in Iraq, John retired from the Marines and secured work in the private sector. But before... Read More ...

Visiting India: Where To Go and What To Do

Visiting India: Where To Go and What To Do

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

India truly is a unique country with a rich history that has something to offer everyone who visits. Whether you like adventure, relaxation, or a combination of the two, you will be able to find something to satisfy your traveling desires.... Read More ...

Where to Travel in February

Where to Travel in February

Posted by Jarred Juett on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The winter months provide great opportunities for you to travel all over the world. Because traditional summer vacation spots are not overly crowded, you can enjoy the beach with far fewer people. However, February is also a great time to go check out those places that get a lot of snow, sit by the fire,... Read More ...

What You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Alaska

What You Should Know About Planning a Trip to Alaska

Posted by Jonathan Daniel on March 26, 2014 in Travel

The opportunities to experience the state’s natural beauty are seemingly endless. If getting out in nature is your idea of a great vacation, Alaska’s 54 million wild acres, 15 national parks and 6640 miles of coastline has you covered. One of the top sights on the list is the Aurora Borealis, which can be seen very clearly in Alaska.... Read More ...

After Sochi: Extending Your European Adventure

After Sochi: Extending Your European Adventure

Posted by Kelli Vorndran on February 17, 2014 in Travel

If you find yourself in Sochi for the Olympic Games, you might as well extend your trip to check out what’s in the area. Here are few places you may want to go if you choose to stick around after the Olympics ends. The financial and political center of Russia, Moscow is one of... Read More ...

Retirement Travel Ideas

Retirement Travel Ideas

Posted by Muhammad Yasin on October 9, 2012 in Travel

Retirement is often called your “golden years,” and they’re called that for a reason: you finally have the time and freedom to do the things you have always wanted to do, and go to the places you have always wanted to see. Traveling as a senior may not seem like it would be much different from any other part of your life, but you may be surprised at some of the differences.... Read More ...