WASHINGTON — The Caribbean is a top international destination for travelers in the majority of U.S. states and that includes those from both Maryland and Virginia.
Trip insurance company InsureMyTrip.com said travelers in 26 states rank the Caribbean as No. 1. The information is based on travel insurance purchased on the site in 2017.
In Maryland and Virginia, the Caribbean is followed by the United Kingdom and Italy.
When compared to its neighboring states, District residents diverge from the East Coast’s love of sun and sand, preferring to head east, rather than south.
The top three international destinations for D.C. travelers are the UK, Italy and France.
InsureMyTrip.com said New York, Maine and Connecticut report the highest percentage of trips to Italy.
Travelers in Hawaii pick Japan as a favorite destination.
Israel is a top-five favorite destination in three states: New Jersey, New York and Wyoming.
See the most-preferred travel destinations for area residents in the chart below:
|UK, Italy, France, Spain, Mexico
|Caribbean, UK, Italy, Bahamas, Mexico
|Caribbean, UK, Italy, Mexico, Bahamas