Every believer in travel should make a trip on the roads in the US at least once in his life. America is, of course, a great country for station rides. The United States is large, but the traffic is convenient, especially the quality of the roads here is considered “above all”.
A unique feature of the United States is that even if it is in a country, every state gives you different experiences in both context and culture. If you are planning a trip “forget the way back” in the US, the following 10 tips hope to help you gain more experience accumulated for your upcoming journey.
America is an extremely large country
Bethaney Davies – a pirate who shared that she was in the US on a journey longer than a year but still only traveled to 30 states in the United States. Wanting to discover all the United States may take years. If time does not allow you to take such a long trip, choose certain destinations instead of traveling all the way.
There are a number of street trails you can complete within a few weeks if you don’t have time to travel across the country. This is the best year that Davies has combined in her journey.
You need a long-term Visa card
If you come to the US only a few weeks and then come back there will be no problem. If you want to stay more than 90 days or plan to travel more neighboring countries, please Visa will be a bit more difficult. Your visa limit will be counted from the moment you arrive in the US, the visa will not be extended even if you go through Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean.
In fact, the time you visit these countries will count towards the 90-day time limit after you arrive in the US. Refer to the US visa application process.
Need to rent a car before leaving
The cost will be much cheaper if you rent a car before going to the US on car rental websites. American car rental prices on some websites look very cheap but they DO NOT INCLUDE the premium paid when you come to pick up the car. Therefore, you should double the rent on the web to get the real rent of the car.
Refer to the car rental website of a British company, the price includes all fees and insurance.
It is not easy to buy a car in the US
In the US, you have to register an owner and buy insurance when you want to own a car, these two things require you to have a registration in the US. If you’re lucky to have a relative or friend willing to help, things will be easier. You MUST state that you have an international driver’s license before you register or you will be in trouble with the law if an accident occurs.
Do not bring too much furniture
Furniture in the US is reasonably priced, you should remove unnecessary items at home, or even just bring a few suitcases because clothes, shoes, toilet paper, electrical appliances in the US are all priced. very cheap.
If you need spare wheel, look to buy at Target or Walmart store before you leave, buy more GPS and coolers if necessary.
If you plan to camp on the way, check out the camping site where you can buy many useful items or second hand goods.
National Park “above all”
The American National Park is considered a “paradise” for tourist discovery, where you can immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the fresh, cool air of primeval forests or walk on land. barren but equally beautiful – Utah.
Some National Parks have high entrance fees, up to 30 USD for large parks like the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Don’t forget to visit State Parks, there are countless attractions waiting for you to explore here like Antelope Island, Utah. State Parks has a reasonable entrance ticket, about 5-10 USD.
Rent a cheap accommodation (if you know a few small “moves”)
You do not need to pay over 50 USD per night for hotels in the US if you hire guests from 2 to 3.5 stars. These hotels always include free wifi, parking and free breakfast. Many rooms have refrigerators and microwaves and some hotels have a laundry room for guests.
In addition, to reduce hotel fees, you can purchase Priceline Express Deals for a discount, you can reduce hotel rental costs from 25 to 60% if this method is applied.
If you have a long-term travel plan, need a little rest after long, exhausting driving trips, using Airbnb is not a bad choice. A one-week stay in an apartment or a house will help you relax and recharge your next trip. Resting in this form is more expensive than renting a hotel and usually the landlord will not check in every night if you stay more than 1 week.
Money Tip is a rather troublesome problem
In Vietnam, whenever you go to a restaurant or drink coffee, you have tips for the service staff or not, it is up to you. If you don’t, there’s no problem, and the staff is still happy with you. However, the service is a typical culture in the United States. Salary for serving in the US is relatively low, about a few dollars an hour so their main income comes from customers’ money.
Tip how much money is just right?
You should tip to serve at restaurants about 10-20%, tip 1 bartender for 1 glass of water. For taxi drivers you can tip from 1-3 USD or 10% on the total bill. For luggage travelers in the hotel or serve the room you should tip from 2-5 USD depending on the number of stars of the hotel you stay.
When returning the hotel room, you should leave in the room from 1-2 USD per night, this tip is for room cleaning staff.
Be cautious about eating
Food quality in the US is generally quite hazardous to health, many colorings, preservatives and relatively high sugar content. Combined with significant diets, travel in the US can make you quickly gain a few pounds in just a short time.
There are some notes if you don’t want to gain weight when eating American food: eat healthy things like green vegetables, fish instead of hamburgers and cold meats; shopping for food at Whole Foods or Trader Joes stores, not eating bread or drinking too much soda water that American restaurants often give away free to guests when they eat.
American history is complicated but equally attractive
You will be able to discover the history of the United States because every state in the United States has unique historical marks, especially in the East American region. You will travel through many areas where you can hear fascinating history stories in Salem, MA (famous for historical stories from the 17th century) and many stories you’ve never heard of. at St Augustine, FL (this is actually the first city in the United States, founded by the Spanish army).