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Hi Jeromie, check out the article on tipping in the US, it tells you everything.

➡️ 2024 Minimum Wage in the USA by State

Hi, I’d like to know how it is in the US with tips. I have read that it is not compulsory, but everyone gives it and it is therefore expected – it is supposedly the main income of some employees. I wonder who to pay and how much is given that way. Thank you :)

➡️ 2024 Minimum Wage in the USA by State

Hi, Jaro,

I don’t have any experience with it, but it should work. There are several conditions, such as at least 25 years of age, full liability insurance, and of course a valid driver’s license. It’s probably best to post the exact driver information on a site like RentABus, which offers driverless bus rental.

➡️ The Best Guide to Renting a Car in the USA (3 570 Words!)

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I have the following question. We are a group of about 20-25 people going to the USA. One of us has a fully completed driving licence – including group “D” – bus. Is it possible to rent a bus in the USA? If so, can the holder of a Slovak group “D” licence drive it? Alternatively, under what conditions? Thank you.

➡️ The Best Guide to Renting a Car in the USA (3 570 Words!)

@marcos: That’s why booking.com is ideal for me. They list the final price including the fee, so you can compare right away.

➡️ 9 Best Value Hotels on the Vegas Strip with Top Ratings

@Tiffany: the resort fee makes accommodation quite expensive when you go for 1 night. when we traveled, we stayed in some motel type accommodation in a side street a few dozen steps from the strip

➡️ 9 Best Value Hotels on the Vegas Strip with Top Ratings

Hi Tiffany, it’s like Jay writes, booking.com almost always has complete prices, watch out for hotels.com. Tourist tax is something else, the resort fee in Las Vegas can be several hundred dollars. Check out the price detail.

➡️ 9 Best Value Hotels on the Vegas Strip with Top Ratings

@Tiffany: Booking.com always includes it in the total price. If you click on the price, it’s broken down as a tax for the number of nights, tax, resort service charge. That should be the final price. I don’t know where you found the tourist tax, but maybe they just have it called something else on other sites.

And yes, it’s mandatory.

➡️ 9 Best Value Hotels on the Vegas Strip with Top Ratings

Hey Steve, thanks for the compliments.

There are two tolls to cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and another toll in Pebble Beach to enter the 17-Mile Drive scenic road.

➡️ Ultimate West Coast USA Road Trip – Best Itinerary, Map & Tips

Hi, thanks so much in advance for a great site and lots of useful information! I’m planning a trip to the NP this September with an almost identical route, so I wanted to ask if there are any tolls on this circuit when passing through the different sections. If so, roughly how much is it for the whole route?

➡️ Ultimate West Coast USA Road Trip – Best Itinerary, Map & Tips

Hello, I’d like to ask you. Is the resort fee compulsory? When I booked, it gives me a tourist fee of $25. I guess that’s two different things, right?

➡️ 9 Best Value Hotels on the Vegas Strip with Top Ratings

@Jonathan Hartley: A printed confirmation from BA is sufficient. He may not want to see it, but if he does, it’s better to have it with him.
After all, if all else fails, paper always comes in handy.

Peter:
It’s not true that nobody wants to see the ticket. They may want to see it.
They may also want to verify the first place of stay in the US.

➡️ Cheap Flights to the USA – What Is a Good Price?

Hey, Nicole,
there are quite a few programs for non-students offered by various student organizations. Try looking into it and maybe you’ll find one – the advantage is that they do most of the formalities for you.

I wish it works out for you! :)

➡️ Master the CBP Officer Interview – What Will He Ask?

Hey, Peter and everybody,
my cousin and I would like to go to the USA for at least half a year, maximum a year, to learn the language, to work there (to do almost any job), to travel and most importantly to experience a good time and something new, to gain experience… Unfortunately, we are no longer students, so we can’t do it through Work & Travel. Do you have any experience with a work visa? We don’t want to go cheap and we know we won’t just get it… (I know, you’re telling yourself that we can experience adventure everywhere else that doesn’t require a visa, but if you’ve been there, I think you get the idea:) Or don’t know how else to get there legally?
Thank you in advance for your reply and have a nice day :)
Nicole

➡️ Master the CBP Officer Interview – What Will He Ask?

Hi Phil, Read the terms and conditions, what’s there about the cancellation fee. Some places take first night cancellation, some places take 50% and some places take 100% for last minute cancellations.

➡️ 10 Tricks to Get Cheaper Hotels in the USA

If hotels.com said after I booked that I would pay when I arrive or leave the hotel, does that mean that if I don’t get there they won’t charge my account? Thank you for your reply.

➡️ 10 Tricks to Get Cheaper Hotels in the USA

Hi, nobody wants to see the return ticket. The only thing they’ll want to know is the hotel where you’re staying the first night. You can say any hotel, you don’t need a reservation.

➡️ Cheap Flights to the USA – What Is a Good Price?

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Hello, I am going to the USA and I have a question related to tickets. I book my tickets online through British Airways, check-in 24 hours before departure and print or download the boarding pass to my phone. But what about in the US, what if they want to see the return ticket, which of course I won’t physically have.

➡️ Cheap Flights to the USA – What Is a Good Price?

Hey, John,

The interview takes place as you leave the airport to enter U.S. soil. If you want to go to New York for eight hours (not much, but at least something), be prepared that the checkpoint itself will take about 5-10 minutes. The other issue is the line for it, which is impossible to estimate.

Once you enter the US for the first time, you’ll get a permit and then you’re free to move around (i.e. even into Washington).

➡️ Master the CBP Officer Interview – What Will He Ask?

Hi, Peter,

first of all, thank you very much for all your answers! I’ll be studying in Washington for six months and I’m planning a layover in NY (JFK, 8 hour wait). Do you know where immigration control takes place? Already in NY or when in Washington and possibly how long it takes. I will have a student visa.

I have a second layover option with a 3 hour wait, I would choose that if I can’t leave the airport, but I’m thinking at least a peek at NY would be great.

I’ve never been to the USA so I don’t know how it works. Thanks!

➡️ Master the CBP Officer Interview – What Will He Ask?

Hi, I am selling an Annual pass with one signature valid 9/2024. Price £40, I will send by post :)

➡️ America the Beautiful Pass 2024 – How It Works, Cost & Parks

Hey, Kelly,
you can sign the car over to the older of the two of you, but if you want to drive it, you’ll have to put yourself on the policy as the other driver. Only then can you officially get behind the wheel. Although – who gets behind the wheel in real life is up to you. :)

➡️ The Best Guide to Renting a Car in the USA (3 570 Words!)

Hi:) I have a question about renting a car in the U.S. If I understood the article correctly, the problem is who the rental car is registered to (I mean age under 25) but the problem is that I’m 20 and I can’t drive…:) (situation : we will have 2 drivers – one over 25, one 20, the car will be registered to the older one but both can take turns driving???) thanks for the answer:)

➡️ The Best Guide to Renting a Car in the USA (3 570 Words!)

Hi, Kathy,
Tickets can be purchased online at Amtrak.com. You can also find current ticket prices there.

Megabus from New York to Washington D. C. in 4 hours and 35 minutes.

➡️ The White House – Information, Tours and Fun Facts

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone could recommend traveling from NY to DC? I’ve also heard of the possibility of taking the train (for convenience over the bus), but I don’t know if there’s a way to book and buy tickets in advance for trains like there is for buses like Megabus. Thank you in advance for your tips and advice..

➡️ The White House – Information, Tours and Fun Facts

Yellowstone is mainly home to Yogi Bear!

➡️ Yellowstone National Park – Best Tips, Hiking and Camping

@Abdullah Amanuel: I’ve only done laundry in our “apartment building”, but public laundromats are basically the same thing in a larger one.
You can have your own laundry detergent, or there’s a machine.
There are plenty of tutorials on YT.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvxi0AGxdXM
The main thing is to have enough quarters

➡️ 10 Tricks to Get Cheaper Hotels in the USA

Journey California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California.

I had two embossed MasterCard debit cards, and an embossed Visa credit card. I tried my luck on the rack regularly. I succeeded once out of about 15 attempts. Many times it even got to the point that Debit card accepted, I entered my PIN, then it would chug for a while and still get “Please see cashier”. So I guess. I solved it by taking the $30 cash, prepaid at the counter, pumped and went.

It’s weird because there was no problem with this at stores, parking meters of various kinds, McDonalds, etc.. anywhere.

As for the aforementioned coffee, for 1,5USD you usually get a half-liter cup full of tasty coffee, where I always put two nut milks, stoppered and sipped 200 km later… It’s great.

➡️ USA Gas Stations – Filling Up, Fuel Types & Price Guide

I wonder if it’s safe to take pictures at night, like on Wall Street. I’d like night shots of NY. :-)

➡️ How to Stay Safe in New York City

In California, the regulations are followed. There are exceptions, of course. Drivers here are much more considerate than here. The zipper works perfectly. Experience: just for the sake of being polite, I wanted to let two cars go when zipping and I thought I was an idiot who didn’t know how to zip. You can drive on a nice straight road under the speed limit, but because it’s full of cars and the Americans just won’t pass and wait for you to move – it’s mandatory if there’s a queue behind you. On an eight-lane highway, you can easily get from the eighth lane to the first. Probably the only thing that is lacking here is the flashing at junctions in the turning lanes, when overtaking it usually works. There are more differences than that.

➡️ USA Driving Guide – Important Rules, Speed Limits & Signs

I’ve picked up a lot here, so I’ll try to start contributing as well. When I first rented a car with an automatic, it was recommended to put your left foot up against the seat for getting used to it, especially when driving in town (just like sitting in a chair instead of a car). It’s a perfect aid and has certainly saved me a lot of situations where you subconsciously “pop the clutch” in response, which is tantamount to putting the whole crew in the seat belts, because trust that your left foot is trained to just “depress” and trust that finding the nearest pedal = applying the brake with all your might.

➡️ Automatic Car 101: Understanding Gearbox, Starting, and Parking

Hey, Kris, that’s weird. As far as I know, none of those products are banned. Wasn’t there some kind of homemade maple syrup?

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

I just tried sending a package that had; chips, chocolate bars, and a small jar of maple syrup to Texas and it got returned to me with “prohibited by FDA.” What about my package was wrong?

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

I assume it’s because of the bacteria and disease in it? It is one thing to transport it “industrially” in containers with refrigeration and another to have it “just like that” in the suitcase.

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

I don’t understand why they ban the import of meat and milk (including its products)? :/

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

Hi, the ESTA form is valid for two years, and it is recommended to have it issued at least 72 hours before departure. You can get it earlier (now) – which I recommend – firstly it doesn’t matter and secondly you can’t forget it and have to deal with any problems.

➡️ Step-by-Step Guide: Checking Your ESTA Status Online

hola, if I already have a ticket with departure in about a month, should I arrange it as soon as possible? or only a few days before departure? or whether the 90 days count from the time of boarding the plane or not.

➡️ Step-by-Step Guide: Checking Your ESTA Status Online

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Please advise how the washing machines work and how much they cost in the hotel. I see it often in the photos to describe the hotel. I would like to use it and am afraid I can’t handle the service. What about the washing powder, do I have to supply my own or does the washing machine automatically dispense it?
Thank you for the information.

➡️ 10 Tricks to Get Cheaper Hotels in the USA

Having embarked on a similar road trip across the USA last year, I can vouch for the accuracy of these estimates and offer some personal insights that might help others planning their adventure. The article does a great job breaking down the costs, but there’s always a bit more beneath the surface.

Firstly, the car rental tip is spot on. We opted for a mid-range car and split the cost among four, which not only made the long drives more comfortable but also saved us money on fuel compared to larger vehicles. One thing not mentioned is the importance of booking your rental well in advance and checking for any discounts or codes online. We managed to shave off about 15% from our rental cost with a discount code found on a travel forum.

For lodging, while motels and Airbnb are great options, don’t overlook camping in some of the national parks. Not only is it incredibly cheap, but it also offers a unique experience that you can’t get from city lodging. We alternated between camping and staying in motels to balance cost with comfort.

Eating out can indeed quickly add up. We saved a significant amount by shopping at local supermarkets and preparing our meals whenever we stayed in accommodations with kitchen facilities. This not only cut our food expenses by almost half but also allowed us to try local produce and specialties.

Lastly, the mention of the America the Beautiful pass is a must for anyone planning to visit multiple national parks. It paid for itself within the first week of our trip. However, make sure to check the expiration date if you’re buying a used one.

This trip was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, and while it requires careful planning and budgeting, it’s absolutely worth every penny. The freedom to explore at your own pace and see the diverse landscapes and cities the USA has to offer is unparalleled. Happy travels!

➡️ Ultimate West Coast USA Road Trip – Best Itinerary, Map & Tips

Having rented cars in various states across the USA for both business and leisure, I’ve navigated the maze of insurance options more times than I can count. The article does a great job highlighting the importance of understanding what each insurance type covers, but I’d like to add a few personal insights that might help others.

Firstly, the significance of SLP cannot be overstated. On a trip to California, I was involved in a minor accident that resulted in damage to another vehicle. Because I had opted for SLP, the insurance covered the damages without any issues. It’s a safety net you don’t want to skip, especially considering the legal requirements and the peace of mind it offers while driving in unfamiliar territory.

Regarding CDW, the article mentions the exclusions, which I learned about the hard way. A rental in Nevada got a cracked windshield due to a flying pebble on the highway. I assumed the CDW would cover it, but since windows were excluded, I was out of pocket for the repair. Always double-check what’s included and consider additional coverage for these exclusions if you’re planning to drive in areas where such damage is more likely.

Lastly, the SLI’s high coverage limit might seem overkill to some, but in today’s litigious society, it’s a buffer that can protect you from financial ruin. I’ve thankfully never had to rely on it, but knowing it’s there if needed is worth the extra cost.

In summary, always read the fine print and assess your risk tolerance when choosing insurance options. Each state can have its quirks, and what might be optional in one could be compulsory in another. Safe travels!

➡️ The Best Guide to Renting a Car in the USA (3 570 Words!)

@Ronke: Hello, the smoked fish and prawns are fine and you can pack them for your trip.

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

Please, can I import smoked fish and prawn into US to personal homes.

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

Romania and USA are both 1949 Geneva Convention, and both countries recognized each other Driver License and the right of driving on each other road. I want to know if I go to Romania with US driver license do I need to care an International Driving Permit and if is yes, which article is referring to obligation to care an IDP. Thank you for the attention.

➡️ International Driving Permit – What Is the Need for the USA?

@carolyn brock: Hi, it should be ok in bulk. Peanut butter is doable as well. :)

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

Can I bring spices in baggies /bulk or do they need to be in original labelled packages? Can I bring peanut butter?

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

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Are people that celebrate Christmas have big weewees

➡️ Christmas in the USA: How It Is Celebrated, and Traditions

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NEED TO GET RESULT OF MY GREEN CARD LOTTERY APPLICATION.

➡️ Official US Green Card Lottery Results (DV-2024, DV-2025)

@Joan Dsouza: Hi Joan! No, importing sausages into the US is not allowed. :-(

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

Hey Hi how r u
Can i get pork sausages to Boston

➡️ Bringing Food to the USA for Personal Use – What Is Allowed?

What statute says that you can’t ride a motorcycle at 88 or older in Idaho Falls. I’ve been looking for it, but all I find is more blog posts like this.

➡️ Dumb Idaho Laws – No Fishing From a Camel Allowed!

I rented cars in Los Angeles twice, each with a different experience.

First time, I chose a compact Toyota Corolla. It was fuel efficient and easy to park, but a bit cramped for my family of 5.

On my second trip, I opted for a Ford Explorer SUV. It provided more room and comfort, but was bit harder to find parking spaces in busy areas.

Make sure to consider your needs and itinerary when selecting a car!

➡️ The Best Guide to Renting a Car in the USA (3 570 Words!)

Had an amzing time at Universal Studios Hollywood! Studio Tour was a blast & loved the Harry Potter area. Can get crowded, so plan ahesd. Def. worth a visit!

➡️ Universal Studios Hollywood – Tickets (1 Day Free) + Best Tips

Save on Car Rentals in the USA