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

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I had a J1 trainee visa, can I go to Canada and come back with an ESTA?

I'm from Italy and I had a J1 visa for the US for a year and a half. Now it's expired (I'm in the grace period) but I want to stay longer in California to travel a little bit, because this year I did ...
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Amtrak shared roomettes — am I allowed to sell the unused bed to another traveller?

In Europe, a common option on sleep trains is to book night accommodation in space shared with one or more strangers. This is cheaper than a private compartment, but more expensive than having only a ...
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What are the limiting times at an Amtrak train to get respective meals?

When booking a roomette on an Amtrak train, meals are included. Based on the time of boarding and detraining, how do I know if I'm entitled to a particular meal the same day? For example, if I arrive ...
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Simple phone for US-only use: GSM 850/1900, or CDMA/IS-95?

I currently have a Nokia 1200 and I've never visited an area where it doesn't work. My phone operates on 900/1800 MHz, so it will not work in the USA. Soon, I will visit the USA for approximately one ...
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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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Ship items back home while traveling?

I am starting a trip around the world today! and my bag looks pretty full already. I am wondering were I will put new clothes/items if I decide to buy some while I am traveling. Has anyone ever sent ...
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Australian on VWP: can I go to Canada and come back to USA after 2 days? [duplicate]

I am Australian Citizen on VWP in the US, my 90 days expires in 8 days. I am on a family (relatives) holiday whom I met after 15 years and not ready to go back. I have ESTA valid for another year or ...
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Tipping for pre-paid shuttle service in the US?

On an upcoming trip to the USA, I've booked a ~$300 shuttle to take us from the airport to a city two hours away. I've prepaid it, if that has any bearing. A few days later I'm using the same shuttle ...
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US 2013 sequestration, how much extra time to take on a Visa Waiver when traveling to a non-international US destination?

This post from 2011 considers the question how much time one should take when connecting from an international flight to domestic transportation in the United States. Most answers report one should ...
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What do I need if I want to travel from USA to Mexico with a rental car?

During the summer, I plan to rent a car in Calfornia, USA and do some roadtripping in the south-western part of the USA. I would also like a day trip to Mexico. Can I just drive through the border or ...
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VWP question regarding re entry

I entered the USA on a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) on 1 July 2012 and stayed until 16 Sep 2012 (78 days). On what date in 2013 will I be able to travel to USA again under VWP?
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When a mother travels with baby (2 years) without father, what documents she needs to have for baby?

My wife wants to travel to another country for one month and would like to take our baby with her. We currently live in the USA, but are originally from Ukraine. The baby has a child travel document ...
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How soon can I re-enter the USA having stayed for 90 days under the Visa waiver programme? I am a UK citizen

I am currently visiting the USA from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and am intending on staying here for the full 90 days under the Visa Waiver programme. How long would I have to stay out of the US at ...
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European traveler driving a rental car across Canada/US border and back

I'm a citizen of an EU member state traveling to a small city in Vermont. Looking at flight data, it seems that it would be quite a bit quicker to fly into Montreal (Canada) and then drive a rental ...
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What do I need to work and travel in the US for 10 months as a Dutch citizen?

I am a Dutch citizen planning on going on a big trip to the USA from January 2014 to October 2014. I want to visit Canada and Honduras as well during this trip, but these will be short vacation like ...
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When traveling to the USA what are the consequences of having been arrested but not charged with a crime?

When entering the USA I am often asked "Have you ever been arrested?" to which, fortunately, I can honestly answer "No." Question 'B' on form I-94 also begins "Have you ever been arrested...?" At ...
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Can I cross the USA-Canada border with a birth certificate and a passport locator number?

My US passport took too long to be shipped to me, and it will arrive after I need to leave. Will I be able to cross the border from the United States to Canada with a birth certificate (copy) and a ...
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Can you sightsee in Portland, Oregon without a car?

I know that for many US cities, a car is either required for all sightseeing, or for most sightseeing beyond the basics. (Covered by questions such as these). However, I hear that Portland, Oregon is ...
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Finding a nice, secluded cabin in the U.S. wilderness

What are some good resources to use in searching for a secluded cabin to rent in the U.S. wilderness? Some places I've looked: Wikitravel occasionally references cabins. Vacation Rentals by Owners ...
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Tourist speeding fine in USA

I got stop for speeding in United States (New York City) and I was issued a summons stating my offence. I was than told to mail it back to the court, stating if I plead guilty or not. I did so when I ...
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Can I move to US having telecommuting job? [closed]

Assuming I already have a job in my home country and I work at home. It pays great and I save some money. Also I am aware I can afford to live in US so can I move to US? Would I be able to open my ...
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Are hotels in California fully booked during summer or is it easy to get a hotel room?

My family and I are going on a summer vacation to the west coast of USA (We are from Europe), but I was wondering if it is necessary to book all the hotels before we go, or if it is easy to get a ...
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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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Details on the connection from International to Domestic at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)

We've had a few questions (like this, this and these) on connecting from an International to a Domestic flight in the states. My queries are specific to one airport, Dallas Fort Worth (DFW). This ...
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I'm gonna change a plane in The US, do I need an ESTA? [duplicate]

I'm flying from Costa-Rica to Newark and then to Stockholm. I'm a Swedish citizen. ESTA = Electronic System for Travel Authorization. Do I need one? This is what I'm refering to: ...
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What are my (unreserved) accommodation options when doing a road trip in the US with (small) children?

I see a lot of interesting fly-drive offers to different regions in the US. They all look very tempting. I would love to do such a road trip. The question is always, where are you going to stay with ...
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Native to the land USA? [closed]

What is the local culture of USA, like in South Africa, we have isiXhosa's and isiZulu's etc... So what are native culture groups around North America USA.
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What food is Chicago (USA) famous for?

Does the USA Chicago have a specific culture in terms of food. Example, Indians commonly have curry, Chinese have rice as part of their staple diet, in South Africa we have meat, pap (porridge) with ...
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Is it wise to pretend to be Christian to safely travel through the US?

In this Economist blog it is stated: In the most religious parts of America, it is tough being a secular teenager. Many of the kids at Camp Quest say that, at school, they either keep quiet about ...
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Amtrak on-time statistics for arbitrary stations?

I've heard that trains in the USA are often very late, for a variety of reasons; see e.g. What is the state of train travel in the USA? and its answers. But then again, the only country where I ...
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Carrying my laptop to abroad from India

When I was 14 I was going to USA with my family, my father was carrying his laptop, I was also carrying it but my dad was strictly not allowing that. Which is the solution to carry my laptop from ...
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Is my social security number from a previous temporary work visa still valid?

I worked in America as a snowboard instructor for a few months in 2008, on an H2B visa. For that I obtained a social security number. The card has printed on it "Valid for work only with DHS ...
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Discounts on US Airlines Flights?

I am signed up to get Southwest Airline's discount emails. Once they had 40% off all flights and I do see that they frequently have good discounts, deals, etc. Do other airlines such as United, ...
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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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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel from US to India via Europe

I am an Indian citizen planning to go to India via London or Frankfurt. I won't go outside of airport. I heard rumor that you need a transit visa due to changes in European policies. Is this true ? ...
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New H1B arrival, what do I need for the port of entry?

I just got my newly-approved H1B visa stamped into my (UK) passport and am flying to America in a week. Besides my stamped passport, and my I-797B (Notice of Action) document, is there any other ...
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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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UK citizen, living in India and working in India: Can I use an ESTA to work for 2 months in US?

So, I am an UK Citizen. Currently living & working in India. Can I use ESTA to work for 2 months in US for my employer's client in US? I will not be getting any salary or money for these 2 ...
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Odd, funky festivals in the Northeast of the US?

My best friend is getting married and I am planning a bachelor party. This friend is an odd guy in the very best way. He laughs uncontrollably at the mere sight of a manatee and he is prone to go ...
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Which carriers offer cheap one-ways from Europe to the United States

Airlines seem to charge almost as much for a one-way from Europe to the US as for a round-trip, at least in the next couple months when I'm planning to fly. I discovered Condor Air was a big ...
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Leaving the USA after student status with one passport and coming back with the VWP using another passport

I am currently in the USA with a student status. Unfortunately, after fighting and fighting, one week ago I received the notice saying that my working permit (OPT) has been denied - I appealed the ...
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Will my European phone (Nokia 1208) work in the USA?

I have a Nokia 1208 bought in Sweden with a pre-paid SIM-card from Telia. Will I be able to use my mobile phone in the USA? I'm not talking about expensive roaming fees or so, just whether it's ...
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May kids ride in the back of a 5th Wheel in the US?

I'm investigating changing to a 5th wheel RV - that's the kind of travel trailer that you tow behind a pickup. In such a setup, there is no access from the driver in the truck to the living space ...
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Traveling from USA to Germany with a German Shepherd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I travel to Germany with my dog? What do I need to get/do for my German Shepherd to be able to take him to Germany?
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What is “cattle call seating policy”?

In a Facebook thread about Amtrak trains I saw a user comment complaining about Amtraks cattle call seating policy. What is this?
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Which visa for business travel to USA from Australia? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA? I will be traveling to the US from Australia to observe and help with the installation of equipment that my ...
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What does “MO” mean after the name of a US city?

There are some places in US, that contain "MO" in their names. For example, Columbia, MO; Kirkwood, MO; Saint Louis, MO. So, what does MO mean?
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Social/nightlife in the US (NYC, Boston, Chicago) through hostels [closed]

So I'll be staying in hostels around these areas on the East Coast soon. I'm just wondering if staying in hostels gives you adequate opportunity to meet people and go out at night to clubs and stuff? ...
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Is there a good list that helps sort out the relative market of grocery store chains in the US? [closed]

So, when I travel, I'm kinda strange. I prefer to pick up local produce and/or eat at grocery store salad / sushi bars. (Restaurants are tasty, but much more expensive!) On the East Coast, I'm ...