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

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Issues with US immigration after alleged overstay - how to handle?

I arrived in Miami International Airport (Feb 2013) and was taken aside by immigration who stated I had overstayed in the US in 1995 by a few days. It was claimed that I had not left the US and they ...
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Do US taxi rates depend on day/night or weekday/weekend?

In Norway, taxi rates are often higher during the night or weekend compared to weekday office hours. Is this true for the United States? I can't find anything about it on taxifarefinder.
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Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa?

Is it safe to cross the Canadian border with a J1 visa and come back on a B1 visa? I have heard some stories about having to bring proof that you are leaving the states to your home country after. ...
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Crossing from US into Canada as a European tourist with a rental car

My wife and I, citizens of Italy, will be travelling to New England for sightseeing. We'll have an ESTA (US visa waiver). We will arrive and leave at/from New York JFK and rent a car. Since we would ...
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Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: (courtesy Angie Sommer's blog) This basically means ...
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What to wear to a casino in Las Vegas?

I love wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Would this be an issue if I want to play in a casino in Las Vegas, USA? Do some casinos have a dress code?
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Getting from Denver Amtrak to Fort Collins

The eastbound Amtrak arrives Denver 6:38 PM (18:38 PT). How can I get to Fort Collins from there? The Super Shuttle runs roughly hourly from Denver International Airport to Fort Collins, but the ...
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Is there a website to minimize overall agony for N travelers at once?

Suppose I have 4-7 people in different cities around the US. They need to meet, doesn't matter where as long as there is a reasonable hotel with a conference room. Is there a website or method to ...
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Travel insurance to USA [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to USA for a short stay, around 2 months. I think it will be better to buy a little travel insurance in case I feel sick or anything. However, I have no idea about where to buy ...
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Do US long distance buses enforce their luggage rules?

I bought a Megabus ticket. On the ticket, it says: You may bring 1 (one) standard sized suitcase (weighing no more than 50 pounds) per reservation and 1 carry on-piece which is capable of being ...
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Most thrilling roller coasters in South Carolina?

I am going to SC this summer. I wanted to visit some theme/amusement park in the neighborhood (Myrtle Beach) Can anyone suggest decent place with thrilling roller coasters? I could only find the ...
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Can I take a flight to Canada which stops in the USA, if I have restrictions from entering the USA?

I am a Canadian citizen and I have been denied from the USA in the past 2 years and last year I entered illegally and was caught and given voluntary departure, but I do not have a criminal record in ...
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Is there a taxi service in Bishop, California?

I'm looking for a taxi service in Bishop, California. Yellow Pages lists Eastern Sierra Transit under taxi services, but this is a bus company and they do not mention a taxi service on their website. ...
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Is it dangerous to drive through Death Valley?

I planned to drive through Death Valley with a rental car during end of May or beginning of June. Now a friend of mine told me that this is a little bit dangerous, and that a lot of rental companies ...
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Two nights in Washington DC, what are good areas to stay?

I will spend two days visiting Washington DC at the end of May (on my way to a professional meeting in Baltimore). I intend to see basic stuff: exterior of the White House, Capitol and/or SCOTUS, ...
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What are the options of using your home country cell abroad to call home?

I'm lost as to the many options available and how to implement them. I want know what are the most cost effective ways I can use my Canadian Bell cell number to call family back in Canada from the ...
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H1B enter US through Guam

I am a Indian Passport holder with a valid H1B Visa. I am travelling from SFO to HKG via HNL and Guam. For my return travel to SFO, I am transiting again via Guam (and HNL). I want to double check ...
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Are state boundaries a problem when using taxis in the USA?

I've heard that in the United States, taxi licenses may be local, so that taxis might not be allowed to cross from one state to another. However, I've also seen reports of people taking very long ...
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Will I need a transit visa for US as a Canadian Student Visa holder? [duplicate]

I have a Canadian student Visa, and Pakistani by nationality. I wish to travel from Canada to Pakistan with a 7 hours transit in US. Do I need a transit Visa?
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What can security officials do when they suspect my checked baggage?

Chris S answer in this question recommends against packing items such as desktop computer because they can look suspicious to the security officials. Assuming I lock my luggage, what can they do if ...
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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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US Visa process for children, how long does it take?

I'm not holding my hopes to high on getting an answer to this, but here goes... if you've ever applied for a non-immigrant US visa (specifically a B1, B2 or B1/B2 visa) you know that the normal ...
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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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Will I Need a Transit visa or ESTA for the US as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian traveling from Toronto To Warsaw and I have connecting flights in New Jersey and Frankfurt. Will I need an ESTA or a Transit Visa?
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With car rental should I pay now or pay later?

I'm just checking some car rental options for May and June in California. Avis for example offers the pay now and the pay later option. When you chose pay now, you have to pay the full amount while ...
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Where can I get insurance for travel in late pregnancy?

My wife and I need to travel to the United States, but she will be 30 weeks pregnant by the time the trip ends. In addition to it being a very good idea in general, the US effectively requires travel ...
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What are my options for proof of travel itinerary when applying for a Brazilian visa on a US passport?

This question is quite similar, but with different specifics. Undoubtedly, some of the options still apply, but specifically, what are my options to satisfy the Brazillian Immigration Authority's ...
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How can I visit areas with unpaved roads in a rental car?

In the southwestern United States, many interesting spots are only reachable via off road trails. Rental car contracts seem always to include a clause that disallows driving on such roads (even when ...
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Driving in U.S. (Hawaii) with EU license written in Czech

I have a European driving license which is completely written in Czech (see photos below). Can I use it for driving in the U.S. (I will go to Hawaii for 3 weeks), or do I have to obtain another ...
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Public transportation considerations for children in North Eastern USA

My wife and I will be going to Fairfield, CT in April with our 2 kids (2yo and 9mo), we might be going to NYC for a day or two. My question comes with public transportation and the kids, I know if ...
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Can I get a rough estimate for a food expense budget for trip to the US?

I'll, hopefully, be going to Fairfield, CT (from Trinidad and Tobago) next month with my wife, a 2yo and a 9mo. What's a reasonable amount of money to budget per day for somewhat healthy (or ...
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Seattle to Minneapolis - Cheapest flight option for the next 2 days? [closed]

So i need to travel this week to a state and return flight ticket is $800+. I obviously don't want to pay this much. Is there a way or "hack" by which i can get flight tickets for cheap? Flying from ...
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Do I have to expect snow at 3900 meters above sea level during summer?

I'm planning to climb a high mountain during end of May, beginning of June, in the Yosemite National Park. The mountain is around 3900 meters above sea level. In Switzerland, I would expect that there ...
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Can I change planes at JFK without a visa? [duplicate]

I'm traveling from Germany to Cancun, Mexico. I change planes at JFK from Air Berlin to American Airlines. I have a Mexican passport. I do not have a visa for travel to the USA. I do not have a credit ...
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Can I continue to travel within the US on an expired visa?

I am an EU citizen, and I don't need a visa for the United States. But there is an issue, as my visa is expired. If I continue to travel within the US, will they check my visa?
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How do Open Street Maps features compare to Garmin's Nuvi features in the US?

I plan to travel to the US this year and would like to take my own GPS with me, the problem I have is the map in my Garmin is really old (it's from 2009) and I'd like to have it up to date for my ...
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How do US intercity bus companies relate to each other?

When I book a journey via Greyhound Lines or Jefferson Lines, the offers include journeys by other bus companies, such as Burlington Trailways or Black Hills Stage Lines. This goes both ways; booking ...
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Are there any places in the US where I can drive a tank?

I know I've asked about possibility of flying in a military fighter jet before but going through some of my old answers I discovered that you can take a tour driving a tank. Well this is actually a ...
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Luggage lockers in Reno

I'll have a 4 hour transfer in Reno, Nevada, United States, from bus to train. Amtrak report that the train station has no luggage lockers. Greyhound have no information about the availability of ...
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For Burlington Trailways buses, is advance booking helpful and needed to be sure of a seat?

Later this spring, I will probably travel by bus from Mount Pleasant to Iowa City (I'll be arriving by train from Denver). According to Burlington Trailways, there is a ticket counter at the Mount ...
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Will I have a problem travelling to USA with a month old Iraqi visa?

I plan to travel to America a month after I've travelled to Iraq .... will this cause me a problem on arrival in America?
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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 ...