Large English-speaking country in North America between Canada and Mexico, and Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

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Am I expected to tip for room service on top of the Service and delivery fee?

I've noticed that most hotels with room service now charge a delivery fee (~$3) and a service charge (~21%) in addition to sales tax and on top of exorbitant markups on the food itself. A simple ...
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Is liability insurance required in order to rent a car?

I do not own my car, and thus do not have auto insurance of my own (otherwise, auto insurance typically follows you where you go, including to any rental cars). When I went to rent a car, I was told ...
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Can I change VWP status by going to Canada

I entered USA on VWP. I have a H1b but it will only starts in a few weeks. Can I go to Canada and change status (I am EU citizen)?
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Is a suitable power adapter for UK also usable for Canada and USA?

I have a power adapter that works for Great Britain. Can I use the same adapter in Canada and/or the USA too?
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US tourism/business visa from non-resident country

I applied for multiple visas before (not US visa), but all of them was from my residence country. In all of these cases, I can get official paper which support my evidence (bank statement, letter ...
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Pakistani Traveller in Australia, who wants to apply for USA visa [duplicate]

I am a Pakistani national who is currently in Australia on visit visa since July. I intend to visit family in the USA on my way back to Pakistan in a month or so. Can I apply for a USA visa from ...
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What happens when a foreigner gets a traffic fine in the United States?

What happens when a foreigner gets a speeding ticket / traffic fine in the United States? I've heard that the issuing officer will demand payment on site or will confiscate the drivers license. That ...
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Can I enter the USA from Canada without my US passport? [duplicate]

I am an american citizen and a permanent resident in Canada. Can I cross enter the USA by land without my passport? Also, I am 15 years old. My passport is expired so is that a problem?
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Esta-how much time until i can return [duplicate]

If i've spent the last 80 days in US and now I have to go back to my country because with ESTA I'm only allowed to stay here for 90 days,how long do I have to wait before I can come back to US again? ...
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Flying stand by from US to Europe — is it still worth it, and if so, how to do it?

The title summarizes my question pretty well. Basically, I'm looking for a cheap way to fly from California to Europe (Germany, preferably). Since I have to fly this route several times a year, and ...
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Can I import teabags into the United States?

I'm going to the US through SFO from Europe (Germany to France to US) and would like to bring loose teabags of British Yorkshire Tea. They are not packed like they were for sales, but rather in ...
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Can I bring my personal electronic items to US?

I'm entering the USA in 10 days as a refugee, but I have concerns relating items that I can bring in to the US. I've read the list of items that I can't bring in, but I think it might be a little ...
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Is Greek driver's license valid in the US?

I was searching for info about the need of updating my Greek driver's license to international, but I can't get a clear answer about whether it's needed for use in the US. A friend told me that he's ...
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Requirements to drive to Mexico from USA

I have read this (but talks only about rental cars): What do I need if I want to travel from USA to Mexico with a rental car? And I have read this (does not talk about visitors(to the US)) : ...
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SIM Card for vacation in the US [duplicate]

I will be visiting New York for about 10 days. I have an iPhone 4S (unlocked). What are my options to have a sim card, preferably with data? I probably won't use voice that much, but want to be ...
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Travelling teenagers in the USA

Me and my friend are planning to visit the USA next year, to celibrate our high school graduation (we'll both be 18 years old by then). I have family living in California (San Francisco) so we plan on ...
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Are all sold foods in USA hygienic? [closed]

This is actually a travel related question. One of my nephews has recently traveled USA. He says that, in USA you can get same foods at different prices in different places(e.g. streets, restaurants, ...
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Overstaying on a US Visa Waiver Program

A friend of mine came from Australia on the WVP and stayed 92 days. I made a mistake booking Her flight scheduling a Saturday arrival/departure at DFW. This amounted to a 92 day stay and with no funds ...
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Is it feasible to do the Great Lakes Circle Tour (Lake Michigan) in 3.5 days (Car Trip)?

We are planning for a trip around Lake Michigan [from a Friday noon to Monday night]. We will be starting from Northbrook, IL. We are a group of 4 and will be taking a Corolla. All 4 of us can ...
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Am I eligible for ESTA US visa?

I am travelling to New York in September. Thinking of apply for ESTA US visa. But unsure if I am eligible. My British Passport was issued in April 2005. Hence it doesn't have the chip all recently ...
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How do I go about making stops in the middle of California Zephyr route?

Many articles about the California Zephyr, for example: Catching the slow train to Frisco for a glimpse of America's pioneering spirit described that the author made several stops (like 24-hour) stops ...
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Mount Pleasant, Iowa, USA — how to get from the Amtrak station to the Burlingon Trailways bus stop?

Amtrak train 6 arrives Mount Pleasant at 9:54 (AM). From Mount Pleasant to Iowa City, Burlington Trailways operates a bus leaving at 14:55 (2:55 PM). The Amtrak station is at 418 North Adams Street ...
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For Burlington Trailways buses, is advance booking helpful and needed to be sure of a seat?

Later this spring, I will probably travel by bus from Mount Pleasant to Iowa City (I'll be arriving by train from Denver). According to Burlington Trailways, there is a ticket counter at the Mount ...
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Renew or reapply for ESTA visa to re-enter USA?

I am an Australian travelling to Canada for 2 months then on to US (Inc. Hawaii) for 3 months but I want to to visit Lopez Island (inside US waters) during my first week in Canada. How does the ESTA ...
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Road Trip planning tool

I want to make a road trip through the USA with two friends. Are there any good tools that help us planning this? Like marking spots on a USA-Map, attach pictures and comments, draw lines from one ...
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Casual study in the USA

I have a New Zealand passport. I am married to a Canadian and will apply for a Canadian Residency shortly. UPDATE: I've since discovered there is at least a one year delay to get a residency in ...
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Do American cellphones work in Europe?

I have a Virgin Mobile Pay as you go phone, is there any chance that will work in Hungary, Italy and Germany?
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Are there any ships I can travel on from USA to India?

I want to go from Washington DC to India by sea. Is it possible? How many days it will take?
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Most cost effective way to travel with two cats from NY to CA

I've looked into pet transport companies, car rentals and bringing the cat carriers onto a flight as extra carry on luggage. All of those options will cost well over 1000 USD, the flight option being ...
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What mountain in NW USA is this?

So on a flight from YVR (Vancouver) to SLC (Salt Lake City), not far south of Vancouver - we'd just turned inland after flying down the coast, I saw this mountain. I've gone through photos of Mt ...
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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA from Australia after a 90 day visit through the non visa program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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Traveling to Yosemite: Self-drive roadtrip vs group tour

Travel.SE, this is my first time being here, I am gonna go to Yosemite late this May with my mom. Based on the current knowledge of traveling to Yosemite based on Google, either I would rent a car ...
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Can I apply for and receive a US visa when residing in country other than my own?

I'm currently residing in a country other than my own, and am planning a business trip to the USA for a week. Being a Bulgarian citizen, I do not qualify for the ESTA visa waiver program, unlike other ...
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Why does the TSA allow two 3-ounce containers but not one 6-ounce container?

If I understand the TSA's 3-1-1 policy in the US correctly, you are allowed to take two 3-ounce containers of a liquid on a plane, but not a single 6-ounce container of the same liquid. Is this really ...
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Inner tubing down rivers in the United States

I've got this crazy idea to have an adventure trip inner tubing down a large river in the USA and stopping off at various locations along the way. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any information ...
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Do minors need ID to fly in the US?

Are minors (under 18) required to have photo identification when traveling in the U.S?
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Will I have to pick up my luggage and recheck it if I have booked a connection with to different tickets separate airlines?

Will I have to pick up my luggage and recheck it if I have booked a connection with to different tickets separate airlines? I will be flying from England to the US (on one ticket) and continuing on ...
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Where can I exchange Georgian Lari in the United States?

I have some Georgian Lari and I'm going to the US in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knew any outlets (in the cities mentioned) where I could exchange it for US dollars? So hard to find ...
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Travelling from Canada to Mumbai,India connecting flights to Boston,MA then Munich Germany,do I need to have a transit visa? [duplicate]

Travelling to Mumbai, India but Itinerary would be connecting Flights from Halifax to Boston, MA, then to Munich, Germany, then Mumbai, India. Do I need to have a transit visa in entering these ...
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US Tourism Visa. What questions will they ask me?

My situation: I'm a British citizen, living and working in England. I run my own small limited company which I'm very much committed to keeping. My boyfriend is American and has moved back to live in ...
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Flying UK to Canada via USA. Do I need to apply for ESTA?

I'm going to fly from the UK to Canada via EWR (Newark Liberty International Airport). Do I need to apply for a Visa Waiver through the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization)?
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Online simulations, games or ways to check my knowledge about traffic rules and my driving skills in USA [closed]

I am looking to get a rental car in USA. I have a very good experience with driving a car but it is with right hand drive and in USA this is left hand drive plus the driving rules are somewhat ...
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Filming via iPhone in clubs in Atlanta [closed]

I would like to ask if filming/taking pictures using your iPhone is OK in clubs in Atlanta (Georgia, USA) or is it prohibited.
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US C1D1 visa with Iranian stamp

I am a seafarer (marine engineer) and I have to often visit different countries. This time I received my sign-off from Iran and they stamped my passport. Would this cause a problem for getting a US ...
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Transit visa question for Brazilian national transiting in US for 3 hours

We are traveling to Brazil from London via the US. When we booked we had no idea how complicated the US immigration system is for some nationalities and as a result, we've a few questions... but first ...
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Can I transit out of the Heathrow airport? US Student Visa / Indian Citizen [duplicate]

I am a Indian National, currently studying in San Francisco on a Valid F1 visa. I came to India for a month long visit and will be leaving via Heathrow. Unfortunately i have a 18hour layover there. ...
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Will I be able to stay in the U.S on a second ESTA VWP application?

I have been in the United States since the 1st of May 2013 on a 90 day Visa Waiver Program ESTA. This means the ESTA expires by the end of July. We want to take our flight home to Australia on ...
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Travelling from Seattle to Yerevan via Frankfurt and Vienna - Do I need visas for transit? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Seattle, US to Yerevan, Armenia to see my family. I have a Russian passport with a valid US visa stamped in it. I'll fly from Seattle to Frankfurt, from Frankfurt to Vienna and from ...
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When should I buy airplane tickets to St. Lucia (from US)?

I checked both Bing and Google travel, and the only flights I can find from the Washington DC area to St. Lucia in November of this year go through Spain and take 24+ hours. I'm not sure how often ...
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When do I have to go through customs between Minneapolis and Nuremberg?

I go from Minneapolis to New York/Newark to Dusseldorf to Nuremberg. When do I go through customs, or is that only on the way back? I'm really nervous because I am also flying with my cello and had to ...