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

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Can I bring my desktop computer as check-in baggage on a flight?

I am moving from Malaysia to the US, and planning to bring my desktop computer with me. I plan to pack it in my checked-in luggage. Will the computer risk being damaged? Any precaution should I take ...
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I'm travelling from Heathrow to Toledo in the USA with 2 connections, will I need to see to my luggage before I get to Toledo?

I'm worried as it's my first trip on my own. All my flights are American Airlines and I have connections at Raleigh/Durham and at Chicago O'Hare, however there are no terminal changes, just connection ...
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Inter-state driving law references

There are many traffic laws in the United States which may vary from one state to another, which residents of each state may have come to take for granted. Is there any sort of motorists' guide to ...
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How often do businesses refuse Massachusetts Liquor ID as a proof of age? [closed]

http://wikitravel.org/en/Massachusetts says: Many establishments in Boston and Cape Cod will not serve to out of state visitors under 25. Get a Liquor ID, a state ID card available to ...
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Transit via UK from US to Ghana (same day flight/US visa): Do I need a UK transit visa?

I am a Ghanaian student studying in the US. I am scheduled to be travelling to Ghana via the UK. I have a 3 hour layover in the airport and then my flight for Ghana departs. I have a valid F-1 visa ...
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Why would anyone fly any other airline besides Southwest? [closed]

After a long break (15 years or so), I have flown on a bunch of flights all recently domestically within the USA and I discovered Southwest. Looking at the perks they offer such as picking your own ...
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What should I do to protect data when going across the US border with a computer?

When I successfully (legally) immigrate into the USA, I had to move some of my computers which contain a client's sensitive data/project. I was surprised when I found an article that says the CBP ...
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Getting from Halifax, Canada to the US by bus/train?

I'm considering going all the way across to Halifax, Nova Scotia, but am having trouble finding information on getting from there down to the USA (Boston in particular). I gather it's 22 hours by ...
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I want to travel to the USA as a tourist while I'm employed by a US employer

I recently applied for a B1/B2 visa because I want to visit the US for 20 days for tourism. The only thing that concerns me is my current employment with the US based employer. I'm doing remote work ...
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How do I negotiate a lower price at a hotel?

When living and traveling in Mexico, I became quite accustomed to asking for discounts in many situations: At the market, at the car wash, and at hotels. I was usually successful in getting a lower ...
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Sightseeing the USA by air

The next time family from overseas comes to visit me in the USA, I would like for them to see the major sites in the USA. Is there such a thing as a prepaid flying tour of the USA?
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Traveling to the US with a criminal record

I have a passport that is valid until 2015. 2 years ago I was charged and now have a criminal record. We have a family trip planned to travel from Canada to Walt Disney World next week and I just now ...
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Will I be required to be in possession of Direct Airside Transit Visa for UK if I have a valid F-1 student visa for the US? [duplicate]

I will be traveling alone to India from the United States by British Airways via London Heathrow. I am an Indian passport holder and I am in the US on a valid F-1 visa. Although Indian citizens fall ...
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Can a Canadian on an expiring work Visa in the US leave the country and return the same day?

I am a Canadian, and have been working in the USA on an OPT Visa. It expires at Christmas, and I want to leave the country (to Canada) and return right away as a tourist. I heard that I can return ...
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Canadian citizen with British passport visiting USA

I am a Canadian citizen with a British Passport and I live in Canada and I am planning on traveling by car to Buffalo USA and then boarding a plane to the West coast for a holiday. Will I have any ...
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I'm a foreigner, can I fly inside USA with my USA visa if my passport expires?

My passport expires this coming January 2014, I'm planning to travel in February (domestic flight). I have read that you can travel inside the USA with any government issue ID, Last time I traveled I ...
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I ordered 'print at home' tickets at Greyhound, but cannot take print out before the bus time

I ordered 'print at home' tickets from Greyhound (Binghamton to NYC), but I do not have printer at home. My university library, where I usually print, closed earlier than expected due to some reasons. ...
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Re-enter USA from Canada with Visa Waiver Program

My wife and I are doing a North America trip this summer. We fly to NYC, stay a couple of days, then fly to Vancouver, spend two weeks in British Columbia and then back home (Germany). We thought ...
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traveling with no visa as an american [duplicate]

I am traveling in europe for 6 months I know I can be in some countries for 90 days, without a visa as an american. My question is if I stay in one of these countries a little longer than 90 days and ...
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When going through customs to catch a connecting flight, can I re-check baggage later?

Normally when you have to go through customs in the US/Canada to catch a connecting flight, you have to pick up your baggage, and you re-check it right after clearing customs. As a follow-up to this ...
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Biometric passport: How can I know if the chip is still working? Does it matter?

My biometric passport inadvertently spent some time under the rain. It's not badly damaged but some sheets are a bit deformed and there are tiny brown spots on the side. I am wondering if there is an ...
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Car rentals in USA for drivers under age 25

Most companies in the US have a heavy surcharge on drivers under the age of 25. What is worse is that it doesn't matter if you are 21 or 24.9 when you rent. What can be done by under 25 drivers to ...
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Young drivers fee USA [duplicate]

I'm off to USA in January and looking to rent a car to drive from Vegas to NY but due to my age (24) it is looking very expensive. Does anyone know of a good rental company that is kind to young ...
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Does Chilean citizen needs to have US visa if her flight is connected in US (Atlanta, New York)? [duplicate]

Does Chilean citizen needs to have US visa if her flight is connected in US (Atlanta, New York..etc)? She is traveling from Santiago, Chile to Rome, Italy, but her connection flight is in Atlanta, ...
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USA-Mexico Cruise Visa?

I'm planning to get on a cruise from USA (Los Angeles) to Mexico (Ensenada). I currently have a single entrance visa (student) meaning I need to apply for US visa again to come back. My question is ...
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Do I need an ESTA for changing airplanes in Puerto Rico?

I'm a European citizen (from Germany) and I have a flight from Germany to Chile via Puerto Rico soon. I have a three hour stay at the airport and need to change the airplane (and flight operating ...
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USA entry and reentry [duplicate]

I am looking to move to Las Vegas to try and find work but I will initially go just on an ESTA. I realise I can stay in the states for a maximum of 90 days? If I haven't found a job and need to ...
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drive in the US while visiting [duplicate]

Can you drive in the US while you visit if you own a driver's license from your own country?if yes, for how long? I heard that you can for 6months.
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Does the US currently issue independent B1 or B2 visas, or only the combined B1/B2 visas?

I know the US has these two most common visa categories: B1, business visa B2, tourist visa (This question is not concerned with the other visa types.) I also read constantly about a B1/B2 visa, ...
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Does having a US drivers' license reduce car insurance versus a Dutch drivers' license in the US?

I am currently studying in Buffalo, NY and have no need for a car. However, I may want to go on a road trip and the end of my stay on the west coast. Will it make insurance cheaper to get a driving ...
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Carry on for domestic AA and UA flights can be put in the cargo bin?

I have not flown in a while and I would rather not have any checked in luggage (and pay fees). I am using this as reference for dimensions: http://www.airtran.com/common/images/_content/baggage.gif, ...
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Canada -> Europe: can I fly through the US (connecting flights) with a Greek passport? [duplicate]

I am travelling from Ottawa, Canada to Munich, Germany with a Greek passport. My flight goes through Philadelphia. I travelled to the US before without a visa (Greece is in the US Visa Waiver Program) ...
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Maximizing Loyalty Programs - For a New Road Warrior

So basically from November, to at least some time in March I will be traveling every week for work. I pretty much must stay in Hilton family of hotels, pretty much have to rent from Enterprise or ...
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Is there a possibility the company can block my b1/b2 visa?

I have a pending issue with my company and they are the one who processed my visa.can the company block my visa? Are there any chances that I won't be able to travel back in the US?
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Can I use B1/B2 visa to travel to the US without a business purpose?

I got a B1/B2 visa earlier this year when I traveled to the US for a business trip from my company. It expires in 2013 and I'd love to visit the United States again, but for no other purpose than ...
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Does my B1/B2 Visa for the US permit me to travel there from anywhere, or just my home country?

I am an Indian with a valid B1\B2 visa, currently residing in Sweden. Can I travel to the US from Sweden or do I have to go through India?
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I have a B1/B2 visa, can I visit my husband in the US? [duplicate]

I currently have a B1/B2 visa valid till 2020. My Husband is in the US currently working under his OPT. I would like to visit him on a tourist visa. Can I travel on my B1/B2 visa? Am I allowed to stay ...
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Buying a phone in the US

Does anyone know whether I can buy a phone on google Play in the US and use in the UK? I live in the UK, but will be visiting the US in the next couple of weeks, so thought I could buy the new Google ...
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First address in the US in case of missed flight

As a non-US citizen traveling to the US, I am obliged to provide the airline and the border control officer with the address of the hotel where I will be spending my first night in the US. (The ...
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Going through an American airport while not having a US visa [duplicate]

Do I need a US visa to change planes in an American airport ? As I have a student visa of canada ..
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US immigration mix-up: will it cause problems on my next visit?

On my last visit to the US, there was some kind of mix up at the immigration. I was with my niece at that time (a GC holder.) Apparently, when they scanned her passport my picture came up with her ...
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Travel to the US [duplicate]

I am planning a trip to the US next year and will be travelling around.. my idea was to spend a total of 6 months in the country. I appreciate that my under the VWP I will have 90 days initially.. if ...
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Which type of visa I should apply for to visit USA as job applicant?

I'm a Russian citizen and have been invited to the interview to United States and plan to go there on a two-day trip. The question is - does anybody know which exactly type of visa I should apply for. ...
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Why are prices published without tax in the US?

On a recent trip to San Francisco it was always a surprise to see what to pay in stores. It was never as simple as just adding all the published prizes. There was always a surplus of taxes. Sometimes ...
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Help! Touring NYC on a student's budget [closed]

I will be going to Manhattan for a presentation at Columbia and the flight (rountrip Caltech/Burbank) will be reimbursed and accomodation will be paid for 2 days (duration of presentation) After that ...
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Denver airport public transport

I know there is a public bus from the Denver International Airport to the Market street. I tried to figure out the schedule, but was not able to find it. Does anyone know where I can find it? Is this ...
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Nomadic lifestyle in the continental U.S.? [closed]

I'm a U.S. citizen with a remote job; as long as I have my laptop, power, and an internet connection, I can go anywhere. I want to make this happen within the continental United States - I'm not sure ...
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Minimising data costs (non-roaming) for travellers in the US and Canada?

A former colleague will be visiting Canada and the US in a few weeks and would like data and no roaming charges. My understanding is that he'd probably pick up a sim card and go prepay. For a ...
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Can I get arrested for loitering?

Loitering seems to have incredibly vague definition, according to Wikipedia. It seems that it's illegal, even if you don't seem to be doing anything wrong. In the US, there are signs to this effect, ...
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Going to Canada and transiting through the US

A person with two nationalities, Nationality A from a EU country, and allowed on US VWP, Nationality B from a country not covered by VWP In Canada - Permanent Resident (but the papers point to ...