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Questions tagged [north-america]

For questions about travel in the North American subcontinent. Where relevant prefer country tags (such as [canada], [mexico], [usa]), State tags (such as [alamaba], [wyoming]), city tags (such as [seattle], [toronto]) or specific regional tags (such as listed in `tag info`).

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Re entry to US after 10 year ban expired

I voluntarily left the US in 2006 after having overstayed for 3 years. I moved to America as a teenager and lived with my Aunt and cousins. Completed high school and decided to move back to Europe. ...
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How do North Americans use toilet paper? [closed]

I saw a joke on an American late-night show about that Germans fold their toilet paper. I got confused. As a German myself I thought "Wait what? What's wrong with that?" and I assumed North Americans ...
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Get from Lázaro Cárdenas to Puerto Escondido?

Does anybody knows most comfy (=direct) and fastest way between these cities? Rome2Rio shows that AltaMar Autobuses goes that route but on their webpage I don't see Lazaro Cardenas in Origens. Has ...
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Meaning of 08:00 EST in North America

So, I am confused and slightly angry. I just booked my tourist visa appointment. I got an appointment time of 08:00 EST. My confusion is, is this time PM or AM? If it's PM, will the consulate at ...
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Which major airport close to Pacific Northwest has a cinema showing “Ghost In The Shell” close by?

Ghost In The Shell is back in some theatres. I might fly down to see it (I am Vancouver based). But I do not drive and so I'd rather have a theatre close to the airport and easily accessible by ...
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Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

Can I drive onto a ferry from anywhere in Europe and drive off in America either north or south? It is something that me and my partner have wanted to do but we are unsure if this is even possible? ...
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Is there a directory, list, or other way to search for ocean crossing cruises from all cruise lines?

As an alternative to flying, I'm considering to cruise from the east coast of Australia or somewhere in New Zealand to anywhere in North America. The dates are flexible, but my preference is to ...
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Is it possible to travel from North America to South America via train, excluding the Darién gap?

Excluding the Darién Gap (which you'd have to take a ferry across), is it possible to travel from, say, New York, NY to Buenos Aires, Argentina via train?
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Should I tip at “full serve” gas stations?

The other day in North America I went through a gas station that offered both self-serve pumps and "full-serve" pumps (someone will fill your tank). I expected to help myself but I accidentally ...
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Is there a list of countries that do not reset the “clock” for Canada visits?

Note: this is about Canada. When travelling to the USA, you cannot reset the 90-day counter by going to Canada or Mexico, if you have entered the US using the Visa Waiver Program. Is there similarly ...
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Contiki Alternative? [closed]

I am 22 years old and I want to travel to North America (solo). I have looked into Contiki tours however, are there any alternatives to Contiki for smaller groups of singles with less partying & ...
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Transatlantic cruises allowing casual dressing?

I am looking at transatlantic cruises as an alternative to planes and while searching and reading about the topic, I am wondering about dress code. It appears that many cruise companies offer luxury ...
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Washington, D.C., or just Washington? [closed]

What is the (formal) name of the capital of the United States? Is it "Washington" or "Washington DC"? I'm aware that "DC" refers to "District of Columbia", which is the non-state internal ...
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Travelling after E3 Visa

I am in the process of negotiating with my company to send me to New York on an E-3 visa (Visa for Australians). I know that I can only enter 10 days prior to the start date and must exit within 10 ...
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Why are flights from India to North America usually late night?

My question is regarding Red-eye flights . Majority, if not all, flights from India are always after business hours. Few reasons I found on the internet: Fuel savings due to dense air European and ...
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Do North-American car rental agencies typically apply a minimum driving license duration?

In Spain, I've once been rejected to be registered as an extra driver because I had had my driving license for 11 months, and the car rental agency required that one should have a license for at least ...
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Montreal - Atlanta travel

I'm preparing a quite long travel and part of it would be to go from Montreal to Atlanta. I've never been in America, and wondered if there may be alternative to plane, preferably cheaper ? I may ...
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Cheapest way to get to Istanbul from North America

I'm checking out what could be the best way to get to Turkey from North America (JFK, LAX, MEX, ATL are all possible departing airports depending on airfare). Crossing the Atlantic is actually no ...
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Does one tip in the US/Canada for bad service?

In Aus/NZ you don't tip, it's not generally part of the culture. In the US/Canada you seem to tip for almost everything, but it's meant to be for a good job. However I've also found some workers ...
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Is there a North American Air Travel Pass?

A friend mentioned last night that a friend of theirs was trying to find out about some sort of North American air pass - they believed with Star Alliance. Are there air passes like this - that offer ...
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How on earth can I use a Canadian toilet without splashing myself?

The last few days I had to use Canadian toilets. Now I'm from Europe and I'm used to Central European toilets: As you can see, the water is really far down the toilet and if "things" fall in there, ...
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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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Unlimited Greyhound or Amtrak trips in US/Canada?

I've heard mention of 'limitless' tickets in North America, either by bus or train. Do these exist? What are the conditions and prices?
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How much does it add to a North America / Australia journey to go “the wrong way”?

North American flights to Australia generally involve getting to the west coast (LAX or YVR) and then crossing the Pacific. I believe Air Canada used to have a tech stop in Hawaii and still may. I am ...
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What options do I have for scenic long-distance train journeys in North America that last for 2 nights or more?

I'm looking to take a trip (or two, or three), in North America via train. I want to take a sleeper train and have some time during the day to see interesting things out the window, I don't just want ...
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Is possible to cross the Bering Strait without flying?

I'm planning a trip and one of my main points is not to fly unless absolutely necessary. My biggest problem is how to cross from Asia to America without a plane. If it's absolutely impossible to cross ...
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Are there any trans-Pacific budget airlines?

Are there any trans-Pacific flights from the North American countries to the Antipodean ones (Australia, NZ) that would be considered cheap or budget airlines? The only budget international Pacific ...
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Can I rent a camper in the US/Canada with a European B license?

We are considering a holiday in North America with a camper. I have a European driver's license (B) which allows me to drive personal cars up to 3500 kg, although I can imagine that an average camper ...
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Is there a boat that will take tourists to Iceland from North America?

I'm certain that the lucky Europeans have a boat that will get them from there to Iceland. Is there a way for tourists to get from the US or Canada to Iceland?
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What time of the year is the cheapest to cruise in/around North America?

What times of the years are optimal for getting the best prices on cruises within North America?