Who says the best trips can only happen in the summer? Winter escapes can be dreamy and a lot of fun, too. Many places around the country are perfect locations for a getaway during the cooler months of the year. States like Maine, Montana, and parts of California have much to offer. With travel protection, you can book a winter vacay and know that your plans can be secured. Let us take you on a little tour and show you how travel protection may help safeguard any winter trip.

A Romantic Dream in Maine

If you take a trip to Kennebunkport, Maine, you’ll find many opportunities to have a snuggle fest with someone special. This quaint, New England town is not just for yachties and lobster rolls in the summer. Romantic escapes are the town’s specialty during the winter months. It hosts “Paint the Town Red”, a festival celebrating Valentine’s Day in late January and February. The downtown area is decorated with hearts, and some glow with lights at night. During the festival, hotels, inns, and B&B’s offer guests a variety of romance packages to demonstrate how Kennebunkport does romance. Visitors can look forward to special menus, brewery tours, wine tastings, and culinary classes as well. Throughout the winter, travelers can take strolls along the beautiful coastline and visit charming, downtown shops. As much as you may enjoy a trip to Maine, you may experience an unfortunate event before or after you depart on your trip. A travel protection plan may reimburse you for the prepaid, non-refundable portions of your trip.

Montana, a Ski Lover’s Paradise

Montana is home to some of the most spectacular, downhill skiing in the US! The state has thousands of skiable acres, where beginners and experts alike can seek thrills and adventure. There are a variety of ski resorts to choose from, depending on the type of experience you want. One of the most popular ones is Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. It boasts of 5,800 skiable acres, 38 lifts, and one mountain peak. The resort offers easy, intermediate, and difficult ski slopes to explore. Along with great skiing, guests can enjoy other winter activities like family-friendly zipline tours, dog sledding, and sleigh rides. Big Sky visitors can also look forward to a wonderful après ski scene. Après ski literally means “after skiing” in French, and it is a big part of the ski resort experience. After a day on the slopes, enjoy a cozy fire in the resort’s great room and sip on hot chocolate. There are also plenty of après ski spots outside the resort, like breweries, casual restaurants, and lounges. Safety is key to enjoying a ski trip, however, you’ll want to be prepared in case you experience a medical emergency. A protection plan may help you get reimbursed for unexpected medical costs in case your thrills turn into spills. *

The Alternative Winter Vacay in California

Looking for a great place where alternatives to downhill skiing can be just as fun? Look no further than Mammoth Lakes, California. There are plenty of opportunities to stay active outdoors. First, let’s set the scene. Mammoth Lakes is a winter wonderland with majestic mountains, evergreen forests, and lakes that sparkle like jewels. You can snowshoe through pine forests, around frozen lakes, and to mountain vistas. For fitness enthusiasts, there’s great cross-country skiing. As you get your heart pumping, slide uphill along scenic trails and breathe in the cool mountain air. Have you ever tried snow biking? Fat bikes, or snow bikes, are the latest rage in the bike industry. The huge tires allow cyclists to easily ride on snow without sinking or slipping as much. There’s no need to worry about keeping your hands warm while you ride. You can purchase mittens that fit over the handlebars! Rock climbers can get their elevation fix with ice climbing. Lee Vining Canyon, home to breathtaking frozen waterfalls, is California’s premier ice climbing destination. If you’re new to the sport, it’s easy to sign up for lessons with one of the local climbing guides. With a protection plan in place, you can focus more on making memories and enjoying any of these activities.

 

Whether you pick one of these amazing locations or think of your own, protect your winter getaway with travel protection. A plan may help safeguard your trip from financial losses due to the unexpected. Along with Trip Interruption, baggage and medical protection, you may benefit from Rental Car Damage and Travel Delay coverage. For more information or to compare plans, visit travelinsured.com. Stay warm and happy travels!

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* This blog contains highlights of the plans, which include travel insurance coverages underwritten by United States Fire Insurance Company under form series T210 et. al. and TP-401 et. al. The plans also contain non‑insurance Travel Assistance Services provided by C&F Services through Active Claims Management (2018) Inc., operating as Active Care Management. The cost of your plan is for the full plan. The Crum & Forster group of companies is rated A (Excellent) by AM Best 2019. C&F and Crum & Forster are registered trademarks of United States Fire Insurance Company. Insurance coverages are subject to the terms, limitations and exclusions in the plan, including an exclusion for pre-existing conditions. Coverages may vary and not all coverage is available in all jurisdictions. In most states, your travel retailer is not a licensed insurance producer/agent, and is not qualified or authorized to answer technical questions about the terms, benefits, exclusions, and conditions of the insurance offered or to evaluate the adequacy of your existing insurance coverage.  Your travel retailer may provide general information about the plans offered, including a description of the coverage and price. The purchase of travel insurance is not required in order to purchase any other product or service from your travel retailer. CA DOI toll free number: 800-927-4357. MD Insurance Administration: 800-492-6116 or 410-468-2340. Individuals looking to obtain additional information regarding the features and pricing of each travel plan component, please contact Travel Insured: 855 Winding Brook Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033; 800-243-3174; customercare@travelinsured.com; California license #0I13223.