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

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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 does this sticker on the back of my passport mean?

I am currently travelling in the USA and when checking in on the boarding flight to enter the country, the security personnel attached a small yellow-white sticker to my passport (see a somewhat ...
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What's a “Redress Control Number”?

When booking a flight reservation recently, I noted it had a non-compulsory field asking for a Redress Control Number for your reservation. I gather this is somewhat related to the No Fly list, but ...
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Importing beer to the US via PHL and SFO

The FAQ of the US Embassy in Germany states Adults at least 21 years of age who are not residents of the United States may bring in, free of duty and internal revenue tax, not more than one liter ...
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Do US passport holders need more than 6 months validity on their passports to be allowed entry into the US?

I'm holding American passport when I enter the States on Sep 22 2012, with a passport that has the expiry date on Mar 2 2013. So it has slightly less than 6 months validity left, about 5 months and 9 ...
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What amount of cash I can take with me when going from Canada to USA?

What amount of cash I can take with me when going from Canada to USA? I want to travel to US and want to take ~ 12000$ with me. DO I need to declare it and pay any fee?
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Need experienced comments/thoughts on places in New England [closed]

I'm currently planning a trip with 2 other friends for the beginning of October. We'll be driving all around and may be doing spur of the moment planning, so I just wanted to get a list of locations ...
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Bonneville Salt Flats - access?

There doesn't seem to be a Wikitravel page on this, and the Salt Lake City page doesn't mention them. I'm wondering about visiting the Bonneville Salt Flats, and whether there's public access to ...
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Does a UK (Natwest) Mastercard cover insurance for car rental in the U.S

I'm in the U.S. and (fairly spontaneously) intending to hire a car from Hertz or Avis for about 5 days. I'm intending to pay for this with my UK Natwest Mastercard, and since I don't have any of the ...
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What chemical / solution / reagent are TSA agents using when they test liquids?

I was reading a news article that apparently TSA agents in the US have been randomly swabbing liquids including drinks, even purchased in the airport beyond the existing screening. It was stated that ...
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What does a genuine TSA badge look like?

While reading a news article on newly observed TSA practices a commenter mentioned "How many people know what a TSA badge is really supposed to look like?" It's a great question IMHO. If some ...
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a ...
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What is the earliest before a scheduled departure that you can get through a TSA checkpoint in a US airport?

If I am scheduled to depart from an airport for an afternoon or evening flight, what is the earliest the TSA will let me into the airport in the morning?
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Is there an easy way to calculate the total cost of tolls for a trip within the United States?

Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through ...
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What is considered a “domestic flight” with Delta flights in North America?

Carry-on Baggage - complimentary so that's easy. Then we get to the checked luggage: First Checked Bag - Within U.S. and Canada: $25 USD U.S./Canada and Caribbean: $25 ...
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US Roadtrip: book hotels long in advance, short notice or day itself

We're planning to do a roadtrip during may 2013 in southwestern USA. I'm wondering what's best way (read cheap without too much hassle) to book our hotels/motels for the trip? A few dollars more or ...
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How do I prepare for the possibility of being mugged in the US / Caribbean?

How would you advise preparing for the possibility of being mugged while traveling in the US, or Caribbean? Edit: I'm specifically concerned about being able to rebuy your stolen stuff, without ...
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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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Do I need a visa to go to Canada from America if I have a Green Card?

I am planning to drive to Niagara Falls to see it from the Canadian side. I have heard good things about seeing it from the other side. So, I want to stay in Toronto for a day, see Niagara Falls and ...
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How to import car from Canada (BC) into USA (Washington state)? [closed]

I have a car (2002 Ford Taurus) and moving to USA (Washington state). How to import car from Canada (BC) into USA (Washington state)? Which documents do I need to have? Approximate What amount of ...
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Getting driver license in Washington state when moving from Canada (BC) [closed]

I live in BC, Canada and have Class 5 driver license. I want to move to the USA (state Washington) in H1-B status and wondering how I can get US driver license. I heard that there is some kind of ...
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How can I receive mail while I'm traveling?

I'm preparing to embark on an extended journey, through at least South America and Europe, I anticipate traveling for 6-18 months. Is there any way I can continue to receive physical mail to a U.S. ...
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Are US citizens legally required to provide a current address on a US customs declaration?

When returning to the USA, US citizens are required to fill out a written customs declaration. This form has space for a "Street Address". See a sample form here: ...
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Easiest city to fly in to SW USA?

We're looking to do a roundtrip through south-west USA and I'm wondering which city is easiest to fly in from an international flight and get our rental car and reach a hotel for the first night. Our ...
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Full listing of rental car category

Is there a table or list of mapping between specific car models and the vehicle category of car rental companies? Some categories might be obvious but e.g. FSAR at Hertz are not. I and a group of ...
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Is it worth booking Amtrak in advance?

Do Amtrak prices vary depending on how far in advance you book them, or are they the same price up until the day of travel?
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Insurance and car rental in US

I'm going to rent a car in California for a week soon and was wondering whether to purchase insurance along with the rental. Some sources, eg Rental Car Insurance – should I purchase it? What ...
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How to tip in the United States?

Tipping customs in the United States can be surprising for people who travel there for the first time. It happened to me when I used a shuttle van service out of LAX a few years ago. To sum up the ...
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How can I find free camping locations in the U.S.?

While the weather is warm, I'm interested in saving some money on lodging by camping while I'm road-tripping across the U.S. Many state-parks offer very cheap (often < $10) camp sites, but I'm ...
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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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Visa requirements - quick trip to Canada during a business trip to the USA

I am heading to Seattle for a conference - entering the country using the Visa Waiver Program. I would like to make a quick trip - probably one day or two at the most - to Vancouver and then come back ...
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I am an Australian wanting to travel to Los Angeles for 3 months then south America for a couple of weeks before returning

If I leave to go to south America for say two weeks can I then return to America with a new tourist visa and a fresh 90 days?
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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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Is it possible to get out from the L.A airport during a connection?

I'll have to wait for 4 hours at the LAX airport in a flight from Tokyo to Rio de Janeiro. I'm not a U.S citizen (have business visa, though), so I would like to know if it is allowed to leave the ...
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Arriving in the US on a waiver visa but wanting to stay in Canada for one year

I have been granted a working visa (IEC) for Canada and it is valid for one year upon entry. I want to travel to San Fran first and travel up the West coast and enter Canada via train. I have been ...
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Do visits to conferences while a visiting scholar reset the 90 days under VWP?

I will be a visiting scholar at a US university for 3 months. I have to leave the country twice to speak at conferences. I will not be returning home;only attending these conferences and returning to ...
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Why is car rental in the US so much cheaper when booking from outside the US?

I'm going on a road trip from San Francisco to New York in a month and I was checking several car rental companies. The big bang brands (Hertz, Europcar, Avis...) were all very expensive, about $2000 ...
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My passport expires April 2013, can I renew it after my travel to US in December or before travel?

My passport expires April 2013, can I renew it after my travel to US in December or should I do it before I travel?
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Is it legal to drive in the nude in the USA (specifically Kansas)?

I was browsing the local Craigslist Rideshare section, looking for someone to tag along on an upcoming road trip when I came across this post: I am a nudist that will be travelling, in the buff, ...
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Is it possible to drive to Hawaii?

I know there aren't any roads across the Pacific, obviously. But is there any possible way to drive a car to Hawaii? Let's say you were attempting to drive to all 50 states in the U.S., is there a ...
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Is there an aircraft hostel in Canada or USA?

Today we talked about hostels in funny locations, e.g. old prisons. Since I'm going to Canada and USA very soon, I would really like to spend some nights in an old aircraft that is now a hostel. Is ...
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Car rental with no credit history

I do not have a credit card I'm under 25 but older than 21 I do not have a credit history I'm traveling to LGB airport and want to rent a car. They say there's no way to do that without a major ...
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Is there a website that allows me to filter on number of rooms in a suite?

My wife and I will be travelling through the US and Canada with my mother-in-law at the end of the year. I'm finding that almost all hotels, when they offer a "two double bed" or "two queen bed" ...
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Is it possible to book an hotel being a minor?

I've been in Morocco nearly a month, and it will soon be time for my return. During my stay here, checking into hotel rooms hasn't been an issue, but businesses aren't nearly as lenient about that ...
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Travelling with computers in the US

Last time I went to the US I travelled with a laptop and spent a lot of time taking it out at airport checks and removing the battery from it. This time I may be travelling with an iPad - do they ...
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Renting a car in Canada and drop it off in USA

I already asked a very similar questions here. But this time I'm looking for a car for two weeks (end of August until first week of September). I want to pick it up in Montreal and give it back in ...
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How busy is the Boston to New York Amtrak?

One of the answers to How rigorous are Amtrak in enforcing luggage rules? made me wonder how busy the Boston to New York train gets at the various points of day? Also, what is busier: weekdays versus ...
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How rigorous are Amtrak in enforcing luggage rules?

Looking at Amtrak trains between NY and Boston, I found that all had "no checked luggage" save for a midnight train (less than ideal for a relaxing vacation). Looking at this reference, it's not ...
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Do some US airlines now charge for ANY checked baggage?

I've heard that some/most US airlines charge for any checked luggage, even the first piece. Is that the case? Are there any that don't? What kind of charges would I expect per piece if that is the ...
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Is it easy to get prepaid SIMs in the US/Canada?

I'll be travelling in a family party to the east coast of the US and Canada and, as most people know, travelling in a party means you often need to keep in contact when seeing different things and ...