One of my goals is to visit America and/or Canada someday. So, could you give me one piece of advice - maybe a “do” or a “don’t” for when I visit.
E.g If you were coming to the UK, I would say be careful when driving and crossing the road because we drive on the left.
Take care of Immigration and apply for work before you leave your own country!
Often offices and automated phone lines make it extremely difficult to get anywhere fast in the U.S,even requesting the correct application forms took me 2hrs , 10 days to get to me.
I am living in town between two cities so its not like Im in the sticks.
If you intend immigrating ,have copies(and originals) of all relevant papers, birth cert.,marriage and or divorce papers,passport, drivers license.
Cash in currency of destination. I split mine ,some cash ,some in travelers cheques, some I left in my normal bank account ( then opened a US bank account , and they do the transferring etc)..
Have enough money to get a car!,some places do not have a bus system , or its unreliable. Seriously you cant get many places without a car in the U.S,.On a positive note ,Ive walked so many miles now , I feel like Forest Gump
(sorry , youre just visiting, disregard most of my post then,lol)
I agree with what Kiwi said about a car, and that holds true for most of Canada and the US. Unless you're in a major city like NY or Chicago, most of the time there's little to no mass transportation. So be sure to rent a car, or do a whole lot of planning far ahead of time.
just posted settling in america hub from my experiences. See if it helps you in anyways. I do not know what is teh pupose of visit, settling and work or just travel.
if settling and work, then I feel my hub may interest you.
I think any tips or advice would depend on where you'd be visiting in the US. This sounds negative, but I'd say if you're visiting any big cities ask which neighborhoods to stay away from. How bad any "bad neighborhood" is can depend on the city. Some bad neighborhoods aren't really all that horrible in the daytime. There are some cities, though, that have really, really, bad neighborhoods that you just wouldn't want to find yourself in.
On a more positive note, the US has some beautiful places to see. I guess it would make a difference if you wanted history, Hollywood, or that all-purpose, New York. New York would probably require its own set of tips, while a city like Boston is pretty self-explanatory (except for the bad neighborhoods). It's a big country with just about whatever kind of activities/places you'd want. Late Spring and early Autumn have the best weather in the areas that have cold Winters. Hurricanes can be more of a problem in the South, South East, and part-way up the East coast.
I think knowing where in the US you are going will get the best tips. How to prepare for California is much different than preparing for New York. Preparing for Northern California is much different than Southern California etc.
Having cash is always important and it is true about cars. Bus systems and train systems are not as good as they are in Europe generally (some cities on the East Coast are the exception)
Welcome and hope you enjoy your stay
by freecampingaussie 5 years ago
Where to visit USA ?When we visit the USA we want to enjoy seeing towns and places that are diferent to other places like New Orleans - Where do you reccomend ?
by Kathy Sima 5 years ago
What cities are on your bucket list?Are there cities or places you've always dreamed of visiting? Which ones do you really hope to get to someday?
by Paula 6 years ago
Where are the most beautiful places to visit in Italy?Do you know of any places in Italy that are beautiful and worth visiting? Any "must see" places in Italy?
by downpourofwords 7 years ago
What places are the best to visit If you are visiting Orlando for 4 days?Planning a visit to orlando, FL
by Leta S 8 years ago
For me, it's a toss up between New York and San Francisco. I love the older type cities built for walking, with real neighborhoods, and small open markets. I loathe places like Phoenix which are nothing but ugly highways and big box stores. Yuck. Plastic.
by David Livermore 10 months ago
Should I feel bad for not visiting a relative in the hospital?A family member is in the hospital, unfortunately passing away. She apparently is a different personal mentally and physically now. I want to remember them how they were, not how they are now. I saw my mother before she...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|