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

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Chilean traveling to USA

I am a US citizen and my wife is Chilean. We live in Chile and we will be traveling to USA in June. Chile is part of the VWP. Our trip is for 45 days. during that time we will be traveling to ...
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Tipping in USA: do you have to fill in the tip amount or just the post-tip total?

Let's say the bill came to $34.56 and you're paying with a credit card. A 15% tip takes that to a little over $39.74. Can you simply write $40 for the total, circle it, sign, and leave the tip blank? ...
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Carry a boxed iPhone 6 to the USA - do I need to declare it to customs?

I have a gift for a friend from the father, a new boxed iPhone 6 and I am travelling to USA. Can I bring it with me? Do I have to declare it and maybe pay custom duties? Which is the right way to ...
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Is there a list of Greyhound partner bus carriers?

Mostly in the US, but maybe also in Canada, Greyhound (the large bus network) partners with local carriers. However, the information about the partner carrier is limited when searching a schedule on ...
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Tipping for curbside takeout food in the USA

I just saw the "Tipping for takeout food in the USA" question. Curbside takeout was not addressed in any of the answers to that question, so that is why I am asking this question. Many American ...
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German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport?

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
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What all food items can I take to USA?

I am planning to take some dry fruits like dates, figs & almonds and also some mix for making masala chai which I intent to gift my host & friends in US. I have understood that there is a ...
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Will a refusal for UK visitor's visa have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?

UK visitor's visa was denied because a residence visa application had been refused previously, about 4 years ago. Now will it have any impact on a US visitor's visa application result?
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What are the limits when carrying laptops and electronics to USA?

I am going to the US for a 3 month vacation on B1/B2 visa for the first time and I feel that I might be carrying too much with me. I have 2 laptops. A 5 year old one and a 2 month old one. Old one is ...
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Can I obtain an International Drivers license whilst abroad?

I am currently in the U.S and I won't be able to leave the country soon and I really need to drive. I am an exchange visitor and I've been here for 2 years. I do have a Colorado license but it will ...
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How should I tip if the food is good but the service from the waiter/waitress is terrible in the USA?

I tip all the time in the USA, usually from 15% up to 20%. The food is usually good but sometimes the service I received from the waiter/waitress is terrible. He/She was basically ignore me all the ...
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Road-trip in USA: can a foreigner buy a car?

We are planning a road-trip in USA (and maybe part of central-america). Our first idea was to rent a car on each stage of our trip, but we realized that this option is about $1000 per month and breaks ...
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Is it safe to roller-skate on sidewalks in USA?

I love roller-skating, I carry them around on all my travels. I will be spending 6 months in USA (evenly between Chicago, New York, San Francisco, LA and Salt Lake City). I was wondering if it is ...
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Indian passport with two missing (ripped out) pages - should I get a new one to enter the US?

I have got a passport in very good condition with two inner pages totally ripped out (they are missing). I had my Schengen visa issued on those pages with a few stamps but now that visa has expired. ...
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Tipping for takeout food in the USA

When I go to a restaurant in the USA and order food for takeout, am I supposed to tip?
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license number,...
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When do I clear customs and immigration in the USA?

I'm a British citizen travelling from LHR to the Hartford, Connecticut airport, and have a two hour stopover in Newark NJ on my itinerary. At what stage would I clear immigration and customs on ...
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Is TSA lock compulsory for travel to US?

This is my first time travelling to US. All my check-in luggages are made of hard plastic and it has two side locks with key and one number lock in the front. I do not have any bags with TSA locks. Is ...
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Is it OK to play the piano housed in the lobbies of hotels?

I travel a lot and often find grand pianos in lobbies of hotels. Is it appropriate to just sit down and play them for a while (FWIW, I am good and play slow classical music. My playing will not ruin ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Is there a difference in insurance coverage when booking cars through Priceline/Hotwire, rather than booking directly on the rental company's website?

I was checking the car rental prices for priceline, hotwire (as a search engine) and on individual websites. The rates don't change much but what changes is the Loss Damage Waiver fee. Priceline/...
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How common is open carry of firearms in the USA? [closed]

This winter, I am planning to go to the USA for the first time. One of my concerns is the presence of weapons in public. I just came back from Paris and the sight of armed soldiers patrolling public ...
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Renting a Manual Car in the US

Neither specific websites of Hertz, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Thirftly or FOX allow you to specify that you want to rent a manual car. Neither do Kayak, Hotwire and Priceline. Is there a way to ...
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What does “Resident” mean in the context of car rental in US?

When one goes to places like Avis (amongst others) to book a car it asks for the country of which you are a resident of and this does seem to change the price. My question is, when they ask for "...
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Traveling From Pittsburgh To London via United Airlines

I just booked my first flight heading out of the country (going solo), and I have a couple questions about the steps I need to take to calm my nerves. I’ve flown two previous times, and I have no ...
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Multiple border crossings between Canada and USA

I am visiting Canada from Romania on visitor visa, I have a USA B1/B2 visa with multiple entries (from Romania also) valid for 10 years. I am planing to visit few friends in the USA, but I am planing ...
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Leaving the country when applied for EAD

I will be accompanying my spouse(L1-Visa holder) on L2-Visa to Bay area in the month of June. From the documentation , it appears that it takes around 90 days to get a EAD on L2 Visa. I don't want to ...
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What happens if you buy 3 Greyhound tickets for yourself (in the US) that you swipe your card at the kiosk to print out? [closed]

Could you get less than 3? That would be bad. I want to get to DC 2 hours before my second ticket. I also want to buy my trip out of DC as two separate tickets because it's cheaper even though it's ...
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Do I need a visa or something similar to transit through US? [duplicate]

I'm a Vietnamese and holding Canadian permanent resident permanant status. I need to fly to Vietnam through US to visit my family. Can you please let me know: do I need a visa for that? If yes, how ...
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Can we undergo US Immigration checks at Heathrow?

I'll be traveling from Mumbai, India to Gainesville, Florida. For that I have to board a flight at Mumbai which will drop me at Heathrow. I have layover time of about 8 hours at Heathrow, from where I'...
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Traveling inside the U.S. with a tourist visa from 3 years ago

I live in San Diego and I will be traveling to New Jersey next week. I'm not a U.S. Citizen or legal resident. I came here with a tourist visa 3 years ago and haven't gone back to Mexico. I've heard ...
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Doing both business and pleasure activities on a pure B1 visa [duplicate]

I applied for a B1/B2 US visa to take the Usmle step 2 CS exam. But I was only given a pure B1 visa. It really surprised me coz taking an exam doesn't really fit the description of a business purpose ...
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Florida → Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Car rental insurance in US with Canadian hired car

There are a few posts around car rental insurances here on Travel but my situation is a bit unique. Some facts... Flew into Vancouver, Canada from New Zealand with my wife and 6 month old and hired ...
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Dual citizenship [closed]

I would like to travel from Jamaica to U.S for 2 weeks to visit friends and family. I have a British passport which will have 6 months remaining by my departure date. Therefore I am planning to ...
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Cash limit counting in traveling to US

The CBP document states that There is no limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of or brought into the United States. However, if a person or persons traveling together and filing a ...
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Getting a very short visitor visa for the US as an Indian citizen

I'm an Indian national and I have a friend in USA who got stuck and I wanna go and get her. The thing is I can't show bank balance, as I don't have any, but I have credit cards worth 5000 USD and I ...
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US trip planning suggestion [closed]

I am travelling with my family ( with two kids and mother & father) to US for 30 days and first planning to land at Chicago. How best we can plan our trip.
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Travel to Italy Via Germany Using US Refugee Travel Document [duplicate]

I am leaving for a trip to Italy with a layover in Germany. I know that I don't need a visa for Germany, but would I be able to transfer into Italy without a Visa? I would have gotten it earlier, but ...
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Is it common practice for customs agents to see travel funds before allowing me to board for trip to United States

When leaving Malaysia for United States, is it necessary to pay customs agents for luggage for travel in Malaysian airport? Also is it necessary to show customs agent travel money?
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I want to go to Las Vegas this weekend, but my Mexican passport expired in March, would I have problems?

I live in Sonora, I often go to the USA but I forgot to renew my Mexican passport, It expired in March. I want to do a short trip to Las Vegas this weekend (may 1st - 4th), but would I have any ...
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Living in Canada - quick USA trips? [duplicate]

I live in Vancouver on a working holiday visa, from Australia. I got a waiver form to go to the states, but just went for a day at the beginning of the year. This was the 90 day waiver and then "...
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Potentially damaged US passport - okay to travel on?

I'm a US citizen studying abroad in England and have to carry around my passport wherever I go (lost my state ID while traveling). Because of this, the first page has peeled off from the cover of the ...
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Do I need to inform anyone that I plan to stay on after my week's holiday to America?

I booked a week's holiday to America to see my boyfriend, but we have since decided that if my visit goes well we would like me to miss my flight home and stay for a couple of months. (Ensuring to ...
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How to get to Mendocino CA from Seattle? [closed]

Options I know of are driving there, or flying to someplace where one might rent a car, and then driving. The closest place I know I can fly to is San Francisco, which is about 4 hours' drive away. I ...
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Will Amtrak honor a saver ticket from an earlier station when other saver tickets are sold out?

I'm buying a train ticket on the long-distance Amtrak Empire Builder train that runs Chicago-Milwaukee-...-St. Paul-... I'm traveling from Milwaukee to St. Paul. All the saver tickets are sold out. ...
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How to ensure 4 months stay in USA when on visit visa?

I have a 10 year US visa(b1/b2) and this is my first time to USA. I am planning to take a 4 month break in the US. I have a job, but I just finished a crazy 3 year project and I just need to recharge. ...
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Prepaid sim card usa

We're going to the US for a roadtrip coast-coast on saturday and we'll be needing our smart phones, at least for navigation but preferably also for skype and to have internet access to do research for ...
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How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA?

I had a consul general within the US verify my citizenship, and such verification must follow by a motivated conclusion (мотивированное заключение;) they claim that in order for me to receive it, I ...
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Is a biometric passport required for layover in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to visit Canada, for which, according to my research, I do not require an electronic passport. However, most flights have a layover in the USA. I know I need an electronic passport to enter ...