: Exploring The USA: Everything You Need To Know If You’re Visiting From Overseas

The US is a great place for Americans to explore, let alone visitors from different countries. If you’re thinking of heading over and checking this beautiful country out, these travel tips will help you to make the most if your stay.


Planning your visit


There’s no hiding the fact that America is vast. If you’re only stopping for a couple of weeks, you’ll need to plan ahead to make sure you see the best we have to offer. Before you start looking at dates and flights, do some research online to see what you need to travel. Visitors from most countries will require a tourist visa. You can apply for one online at official-esta.com. It’s also always a good idea to check your passport. If your passport has expired or it’s due to run out soon, you may need a replacement.

Once you’ve got all your papers in order, the fun bit begins. Think about the kind of vacation you want to plan. Do you want to spend all your time in one area, or are you keen to get out and about? Have you always dreamed of planning an authentic US road trip? Or are you planning to hop from one city to another? If you’re staying in one place, planning your holiday should be straightforward. If you’re moving around, it may take a little more time.

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Getting around

In the US, we’re blessed with excellent transport links, which make it easy to get around. Most large towns and cities have an airport, and you can also take advantage of rail and bus services. If you’re visiting major cities, like New York, you’ll find that the subway is often the best option to avoid traffic. If you’re channeling Thelma and Louise, look into car hire online. You can compare prices, and often rates are more competitive. You could also consider renting an RV, which would save you a lot of money on hotels.

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US customs and useful travel information
The currency in the US is the US dollar. It’s always wise to have cash on you, as we’re big on tipping, but cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are fifty states, and each one has slightly different rules. If you’re unsure about what’s legal and what’s not, always double check. The legal drinking age is 21, rather than 18 like it is in many European countries.

Many visitors to the US focus on New York and Los Angeles. But it’s such a shame to devote all your time and attention to just two cities. If you have time, get out into the national parks, and travel around. You’ll quickly learn that there’s much more to America than neon lights and skyscrapers. You’ll find more useful travel tips at pages like http://www.roughguides.com/article/18-things-everyone-should-know-before-visiting-the-usa/.

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Are you planning to visit the US in the near future? Are you trying to work out where to go or how to get around? If so, bear these handy hints in mind. Make use of the Internet, and research transport options. Read up on travel tips, and design an itinerary that allows you to enjoy as many highlights as possible.

Brunch With Family

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I know you have the same scenario as the weekend hits you. Where a family gathers then out of the bluemoon someone will ask for brunch out, right? That’s us every weekend that’s why I need to watch on my diet on the weekdays as my diet gone wrong every weekend, too bad tough!

Last weekend, yesterday, my family gone for #fambam and we went to the nearby resto to dine in, we just ate some buffalo wings, fried chicken with specially sauce and a pizza to finish. I must say, this was something I can treasure as this was rarely for a family and I hope we can still be like this though seems everyone is getting busy these days because of the ber months are coming, yes! a bunch of work awaits even for me, though.

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Us girls having our own space for the picture. And I think everyone wants to stands out as we try to have our each perfect poses in this photo, look how we look in this – quite amusing right?

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Of course, I wont slide the moment without me and the husband taken our own photo.  Yes! that’s mandatory as I want to store up all of our memories in one file. And of course to use them all in the future as I need to blog up any related to it, right? ahha Okay, that will be all for now and I hope you’ll keep on visiting me here for more fashion updates, events and even personal posts like this one. 🙂

4 Good Reasons To Book A Camping Staycation This Summer

The US is vast, and it affords the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of different types of vacation. If you’re planning your next trip, why not swap foreign climes for a camping staycation? If you’re not convinced yet, here are four good reasons, which may persuade you to book that camping trip.

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  1. Freedom to explore

In America, we have excellent transport links, and it’s possible to drive almost anywhere without too much bother. Campsites are also abundant. This means that you have so much freedom to explore, move around and enjoy a whole host of experiences. One day, you can pitch up and listen to the rolling ocean waves. The next day you could be staring into a deep canyon or watching whales. When you hire an RV or take your car on a road trip, you have freedom to move at your leisure. You can pull over wherever you want to take photographs, and your itinerary is not set in stone.

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  1. Budget-friendly travel

It’s no secret that vacations can be expensive. Camping is a budget-friendly option. You can spend as much or as little as you like. Once you’ve booked campsites or paid for your RV, your outgoings should be limited. You can cook your own food to save money and choose activities, such as fishing and hiking, to keep you entertained. You’ll have to pay for gas, but you can use apps to look out for the lowest prices.

  1. The great outdoors

The US is blessed with some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. A camping holiday is a fantastic way to get out into the great outdoors and see the sights. Before you go, select an area to visit and plan your route. Do some research into national parks and natural wonders and draw up a rough itinerary. Planning ahead will ensure that you don’t miss anything. There are so many incredible sights to see. But highlights include Yosemite National Park, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Everglades. The Grand Canyon is a must-see for all Americans and Yellowstone National Park is one of the most beautiful spots on Earth.

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  1. Adventure activities

If you’re an adrenaline junkie or you love to test your mettle, adventure travel should be right up your street. When you’re camping by forests, waterfalls, and national parks, there’s so much scope to try new things and challenge yourself. Don those hiking boots or grab your fishing rod. Try your hand at rock climbing or navigate the roaring rapids. Abseil down a canyon or zip line through the glades. No two days will be the same and you’ll have memories (and photographs) to cherish forever.

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If you’re looking for inspiration for your next holiday, why not plan a camping trip? There are so many breathtaking sights to see, and it seems a shame to fly abroad at every opportunity. Do some research and pick your spot. Plan your journey, and get packing. Embrace the great outdoors, take in the views, and get your pulse racing with some daring pursuits.

Have a fantastic time!

Morning Dip at Pala Casino Resort #California #Staycation #Travel #USA

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As you all know that me and my husband is working in one of the casino resort here in California which the Pechanga resort & casino then occasionally we do gets some free accomodation from the other hotels and casino to try on. Yes! that’s how we enjoy the benefits on working to the field where all the enjoyment and playful activities are free to avail. That’s why we really took advantage when every time we got this invitation to the other casino to have fun..

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This recently, one of our good friend invited us to Pala for one night accommodation and trying out on what’s the hotel has to offer. We’ve stayed on the very cozy room that has its own jacuzzi in it which I truly enjoy, indeed! because not all the time I can have myself lied into a bubble with kind of aromatic sense that can truly relaxed me as I did. As for the room rate, I am telling you it does shocked me hugely as it was costly to stay in here but am telling you it’s worth to stay still as they can offer only the best and gives you all the convenient you look forward to in the hotel. But if you were asking me, as a normal people and haven’t that much a lot of bucks to spend I wont definitely consider it as there’re a lot of not so luxurious hotel around California but if you really want an once in a lifetime experience then I’ll definitely recommend your stay here, Pala Resort & Casino. Take note they can even offer a buffet lunch and dinner for free in some time.

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The lovely jacuzzi

The bathroom is pretty huge where’s the jacuzzi lies and of course amenities were everywhere and you can even ask for more as you consume much in one go, they can all provides it for free no additional charge, at all…

Indeed! this hotel is one of the best hotel I have been too here in California which I know tourists like yourself will be surely enjoy yourself as you consider to stay here. 🙂

My Golden Rules for Driving Across the USA

I love exploring the USA whenever I have the chance. When we go away, we often go to one place and stick around. We enjoy the hotel and maybe walk around to explore the rest of the area. If you want to see more of the country when you’re in America, it’s much easier if you can drive. It can be very hard to get around without a car, especially in some places more than others. Driving can be an excellent way to get around the country if you want to see a lot of one area or go even further. But I know it can be hard, especially when you’re used to driving in another country. So here are my top tips for driving around the USA.

Learn the Local Laws

It can be difficult to learn all the local road laws wherever you go. Every time you go somewhere new, you might have to check up on some regulations you don’t know. Even lots of locals are unaware of some of their traffic laws. But you can still do your best to follow along with the rules. You should read about some of the main directions you’ll need to follow, like how to follow traffic signals and when you can overtake on a freeway. Try not to worry too much. If you’re usually a good driver, you should do well.

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Choose the Best Vehicle for Your Purposes

If you want to have an awesome driving experience, you should choose the best vehicle. As well as thinking about what you can drive, you should consider the rest of your trip. If you want to travel long distances and stop when you like, you might want to have an RV. If you live in the US, you can buy one to use again and again. They make excellent vehicles for long or short holidays. On the other hand, you might prefer something small and compact. A lot of people don’t like handling a larger vehicle.

Plan Your Route

When you’re going somewhere new, it’s always best to know how you’re going to get there. I think it’s a good idea to plan out your whole route first. You can leave it up to your satnav, but you might want to take a closer look to see where it’s taking you. There are some things you can keep in mind. For example, you might wish to avoid freeways, which you can do with lots of route planners. You might need to make sure there are lots of places to stop along the way – especially if you have kids with you!

Keep a List of Emergency Contacts

I like to be prepared and cautious, so I recommend having some emergency phone numbers. Apart from being able to call emergency services, there are some other contacts you might need. If you break down, it will be helpful to be able to call a service to help you. Or perhaps you might want to call a local information service to find out where the nearest hotel or gas station is.

Traveling by car is one of the best ways to get around the country. Whether you live here or come from abroad, you can have so much fun.

Luckily to have free #hotel accommodation

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Surprisingly, me and hubby are had got this free accommodation from a friend who used to play in the hotel casino, I think, this room is a complimentary as you often plays in their casino. And yes! instead of using it for himself, our friend, he just then gave it to us to enjoy and indeed enough, we truly enjoyed our one night stayed in this luxurious hotel.

Actually, the hotel isn’t that far on our home and still we’ve decided to stay as we wanted to review it our own for us to have this insight on what they could offer us for the future preferences. Also, I might have them as client in the future too as I am so engaged with my travel blog these days. Also, bear with me today as I cannot disclose the hotel yet as I am not part or working to them this time but hopefully soonest I can gave the full details though..

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This single room we have is heaven, no doubt. Because they even have this jacuzzi at the comfort room which I didn’t expected at all. Because usually, single type hotel room are not that well to accommodate an indoor jacuzzi as it has a small space and need to share with the room area as well. But with my surprised! they did it which I truly like about this hotel. Definitely! I’ll get back soon..