Tips for travelling to the U.S. - Better safe than sorry! - Travel Advice
Before travelling to USA, it is better to know the following travel tips and things to consider.
Documentation – Passport, Authorization to enter U.S., International Driving Permit
Travel Insurance - It is highly recommended to take out travel insurance that includes health coverage and that the U.S. is a country where health care is too costly.
Additionally, if the case is very particular, should accompany the official translation by the embassy or consulate. And of course, take the medication as hand luggage.
It is also convenient to take aspirin or flu. Not that there do not exist or are very expensive but, we avoid wasting time looking for something similar, or even encounter communication problems.
Ask at your bank or credit for the service of notice to the phone every time you charge the credit card. This can prevent a surprise move us and see what we have paid is exactly what we have said.
Some shops also accept debit cards as well. They will be used to withdraw cash from ATMs.
Communication - Being so far from home safely call at least a couple of times to a family. Calls from the U.S. are very expensive, so it is recommended to enable Roaming service. But, there's always use prepaid phone cards.
Also you must check that the destination country there is compatibility with our phones (3G mobile phones there is no problem).
Plugs - Important to keep a couple of plug adapters, because without them our electronic devices may not operate or charge.
Tax Tips - Tips or gratuities are the basis of wages, relatively low, American employees, and are virtually mandatory. In restaurants, the waiter usually leaves between 15% and 20% of the account. Sometimes, the invoice will be included (may appear as a "gratuity"). In others, the waiter tells us that the service is not included, but when in doubt, better to ask: Is the tip included? Unless the service is bad must be paid. If not done, probably end up asking the waiter why.
Security - It would be advisable to register at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, we leave our personal data as well as a detailed planning with cities and hotels we stayed in during our stay. The aim is to be alerted or be located in an emergency.
It would also be more targeted to carry the phones and your embassies addresses of all the cities that we are going visit.
- Be careful with the luggage at airports, for which I would recommend plasticize the bill.
- It is very useful to carry a GPS, either to drive through the country, or even for use in pedestrian mode. We help you find places of interest or even restaurants.
A dictionary (pocket if possible) may be helpful, especially if our level of English is basic shooting.
In every city there are tourist cards offered deals or priority entry to some attractions and discounts at some shops, restaurants, theaters and tours. It is worthwhile information.
It is also convenient to use public transport cards, especially in New York, known as MetroCard, because it is very advantageous, allowing unlimited use of buses and trains as a function of the duration of the chosen card.
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