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

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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 ...
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Is there something like a matrix car rental search engine?

Today, I was looking for cars to rent in the states. Therefore I had to use several search engines of different companies. A better way would be to use a matrix search engine like the ones used for ...
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Where should I look for cheap renting cars in USA?

I would like to rent a car in the USA from beginning of September for approximately 1 week. I would like to rent it in Niagara and give it back in New York. Where should i look for cheap ...
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What kind of passport do I need when entering the USA?

I heard that you need a biometric passport if you want to enter USA. However, my friend has a biometric passport, but no fingerprints in it. Is this enough? And how long has the passport to be valid? ...
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What do hotels (in the US) do to control and erradicate bed bugs? How good are they?

Related to this question. I've moved into a telecommuting position that requires me to travel to the worksite once or twice a month and stay in a hotel. One of the things I'm paranoid about is staying ...
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Where should I carry food when crossing national borders — checked luggage or carry-on?

According to this USDA document I'm allowed to bring certain foods (for personal use) into the US from other countries but I have to declare them. For dried fruits it says "INSPECT AND RELEASE". ...
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Getting to Barrow, Alaska overland

I would like to drive to Barrow, Alaska. Mainly because it is the northernmost inhabited place still on the north American continent. However, I understand there are no regular roads going to the ...
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Price-hacking a one-way flight? [duplicate]

I will be travelling to the USA in a month (by plane) but have found one-way flights are more expensive than return. Is there a good way to deal with this? So I can book the cheapest flight possible, ...
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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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Renting a car in Chicago with California license on a tourist visa

I'll be visiting Chicago next week as a tourist, and I'll enter the United States with the standard tourist visa. I am a French resident. Three years ago, I lived in California as a student on a F-1 ...
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Arriving in the US from a non Visa Waiver country

Visa Waiver program means that citizens of certain countries can come to the United States without the need for a visa. Germany is on this list. Poland is not. A friend of mine has both Polish and ...
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Should I take the “scenic route” from Indianapolis to Washington DC?

I'm going to USA on a business/pleasure travel for 1 week in mid-September, and booked open-jaw flight to Indianapolis and then flying home from Washington DC. Since this is would be my first time in ...
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Can I fly domestically within the US as a Canadian citizen?

I am a Canadian citizen, and will be entering the US by train. I then plan on taking two flights within the US, and going back to Canada by train. This is a bit unusual, in that people usually fly to ...
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What is the import/export tariff cost from Poland to USA and from USA to Poland?

I plan on buying shoes and clothes with the intention of transporting them to USA. I am wondering how much tax I will have to pay to transfer these products? If my shoes are not in the boxes and ...
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Affordable way to visit USA from UK?

I am based in the UK (London) but would love to spend more time in the USA after spending three weeks there on my honeymoon last year. I am even vaguely thinking about trying to visit all 50 states ...
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Amtrak “large sharp objects” restriction: Are small knives included?

The Amtrak list of prohibited items includes the following: Large sharp objects such as axes, ice picks and swords Does this include small knives (such as a Victorinox SwissChamp, with a ...
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Driving license in California

I am relocating to California from New Jersey and will be there for around 7 months. Do I have to surrender my NJ driving license and get a new one in CA?
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Reclaiming tax from US purchases

I'm traveling in the US (originally from Australia) and buying a few things like shoes etc and a friend said I might be able to claim the tax back on my purchases. Does anyone know if this is right ...
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AT & T Go phone

I will be spending two months in Belgium and will be calling USA regularly. Where and what kind of a phone/prepaid plan I should buy. I bought an AT&T (unlocked) go phone and was wondering if I ...
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US and Canada Border Crossing and Computer Privacy: What do I need to know?

I've read stories about border officials searching laptops when crossing the border in one direction or the other. Does this really happen, typically speaking? As a US citizen, can I be forced to ...
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What are the prices of coffee in Poland compared to USA

I live in USA but I'm traveling to Poland for the summer. I am wondering what are the prices in USD of coffee in Poland.
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How to buy U.S. national park pass

I've read that you can buy a pass valid in almost every National Park for $80, called 'America the Beautiful'. Some sources state that you have to buy regular entrance tickets and keep every single ...
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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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Non-biological laundry detergent available in the US?

I'm from the UK, visiting the US for a few months. I am allergic to biological laundry detergents. I can't seem to find any non-biological detergent available. Is it sold under a different term in the ...
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How long can one drive using an Indian Driving License in California?

How long can one drive using an Indian Driving License (in English) in California? I have tried to research this one, but there's conflicting information on the Internet. Some say 1 month, some say 3 ...
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What is the cheapest way to get tickets for weekly scheduled flights?

I'm planing on flying at least once or twice a week for business on the same two flights. Frequent flier miles are great, but this is going to be the same two flight numbers every week. Is there any ...
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Renting a flat in San Diego for my son [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the easiest way to find a vacation rental? My 20 years old son and his friend are going to visit San Diego for a month in August and I'm looking for a place ...
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How long before expiration can you renew a US Passport?

My US passport expires in just over a year but I've only got one empty page left in it and I've already had extra pages added once. I'm going to be in the US for a short while and am considering ...
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What are the “rules” for multi-city flights?

As I understand things, airlines generally give discounts for round-trips that consist of a flight from A to B followed by a flight from B to A. How does this logic work for multi-city flights? As ...
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Any recommendation for two adults for one day tour from Las Vegas to Zion and Bryce canyon national park

I would like to travel to Zion Park and Bryce Canyon, for a whole day from Las Vegas and return on the late evening to Vegas. I would like to get out from the hotel in the early morning and return on ...
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Vancouver to Seattle by Ferry

I'm looking at heading to Seattle, well, a few times this year, and I'm wondering : is there a ferry from Vancouver to Seattle? I can't find any on bcferries or victoriaclipper, but may be missing. ...
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Can anyone get the Nexus card, and how?

I've been told vaguely after seeing on a forum that the Nexus Card is the greatest thing since sliced bread. My understanding is that it's a card for frequent travellers between the US and Canada. ...
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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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Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We'll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For ...
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Rent a rental car without a valid driving license?

A friend plans to go to USA in June. There he wants to rent a car to travel through the country. Unfortunately, he got a speeding ticket during the last weeks now his driving license is suspended for ...
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9 Days between Minneapolis and New York? [closed]

Me and my fiancée are travelling from Minneapolis on June 9. June 18 we are departing from New York, JFK. What should we do/see in between? Suggestions may very well include: A nice train itinerary ...
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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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Photogenic Places Between Williamsburg, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia along I64

I'm planning on making this trip in a few weeks and I'm looking for nice places to stop that is slightly off of I64 to snap a few pictures. Using OnTheWay, I'm planning on stopping at Lake Monticello; ...
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How to get a tax refund for computer accessories purchased on a visit to USA?

I am about to buy two Mac accessories in the Apple Store in Manhattan which cost a total of $98 before tax. I would like to get a refund for the tax before I get back to Europe. My question is what ...
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Which website to use when choosing local US flights?

Could you recommend a good website that allows comparing prices across different airlines for local US flights? I have been using Kayak for a long time but I am wondering if there is a resource for ...
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Method/time to see the Grand Canyon and Meteor Crater, in Winslow Arizona

So I want to visit both the Grand Canyon, and Meteor Crater in Arizona. Having little to no idea about getting around in Arizona, I'm assuming there are three acceptable options: Drive - I picked ...
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Duty-free liquids on a connecting flight in the US

I am going to the USA next week and want to bring some bottles of the good stuff as presents for my relatives living over there. My flight was cheap however it requires me to make a stop over. ...