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Questions tagged [texas]

The second-largest of the 50 states in the USA.

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Do I need a temporary car insurance and how to get one?

I'm in Texas, USA and I'm traveling to a different city where I'm going to be driving a friend's car for a few days. I hold a valid drivers license but no car insurance of my own. Am I required to ...
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Big Bend border crossing — safe for campers?

My spouse and I are planning to camp in Big Bend National Park in late December. Meanwhile, there are lots of news stories about the "migrant caravan" heading for the US border, the troops deployed to ...
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How can I extend my stay in America for 6 more days?

I was wondering, if I wanted to extend my stay for an extra 6 days, how would this happen? Some info, I'm a British citizen traveling to America with an ESTA, I'm in the state of Texas, and I've ...
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Traveling from the UK to America via Mexico, no bags. Will Customs challenge this? [closed]

I'm going to America and specifically Texas. However my flight lands in Mexico and I'm crossing the border on foot. My friends are giving me a lift to the border bridge, but they are carrying on in ...
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Eco-driving betweeen Phoenix and Austin through Albuquerque

I've found out that my car is capable of doing about 2× of the city mpg if driven on highways at 50—60mph in place of 70—80mph (going 80mph appears to retain the city-spec'ed mpg in my 2.5L ...
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USA road trip - tolls in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas

We're taking a long road trip from Saskatchewan to the Dallas-Fort Worth area later this year. On prior long road trips I've gotten toll transponders (in Illinois and Florida), paid cash, or done ...
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Texas, USA speed ticket as a European citizen, already left the country

I had an interesting experience in the US while speeding. I'll put the full scenario in quotes, as I'm not sure if the whole story really adds to the question. We are unsure of what to do with the ...
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Looking for hurricane advice and sources

With the news of hurricane 'Matthew' showing up, and my holiday coming up soon I'm a little concerned. Here in Europe we don't have to deal with these types of things often so I'm a little lost on ...
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US Sales tax in stores, are they listed on pricetag or checkout?

I am travelling to Texas, will (most?) stores have the total price including sales tax listed on the price tag, or is this a 'surprise' that happens while at the checkout? Last year in New York City, ...
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Why is the water in the Waco Cable Park so green?

What makes the water in BSR Cable Park in Waco so green? The water is this color in most of their basins, I'm unsure if it's fed by natural springs or if it's all man made. Is the green water ...
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Best source to keep track of US floods?

I am currently planning my trip to Texas, where we'll be driving around Houston/Dallas/Austin. Even though we enter Texas Oct 26th, we want to start planning our activities and hotels now. The recent ...
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Returning ESTA line at IAH?

Could anyone inform me if there is a returning ESTA line in IAH? I am flying there from The Netherlands and have found mostly comments about the airport claiming it is 'the slowest airport ever' and ...
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What is the best month (weather and budget wise) to visit Houston area, Texas?

I'm planning on visiting Texas (Flying to Houston, planning to drive around somewhere between Houston and New Orleans) from The Netherlands some time soon. We want to do a mini (=2 weeks) roadtrip in ...
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Do I need rental insurance when renting a car in the USA?

We're from the UK renting a car in Texas with Enterprise, though I'm also interested in other companies. No where online can I find what coverage or liability we'd have if we didn't take out one of ...
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US working visa/ESTA [closed]

I am currently working in the U.S on a H2B visa but I want to stay a couple of weeks longer than what my visa allows. I have a current valid ESTA, can I just stay in the country or must I leave the ...
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Prepaid SIM card for 1 month stay in Texas / USA [duplicate]

I will be staying in Houston (Texas) for about a month and I'm looking for a prepaid SIM card that I can use during that time, preferably with mobile data. Update (more details): Primarily, I'm ...
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Flying from California to Texas: do I need ESTA?

Me and My Mother currently reside in the USA, California My Mom came to the USA with B1/B2 visa and she is from Iran and it is not included in the countries of VWP and I am permanent resident of ...
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Brownsville Texas: will cabs take you over the Mexico border?

Are there cab companies in Brownsville, TX that make drop offs and pick ups of passengers across the border in Matamoros?
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How safe is traveling from Texas to Mexico by bus?

Given recent violent, drug-war-related crime along the USA/Mexico border, what are the risks of traveling from USA to Texas by intercity bus? Have there been incidents involving international buses in ...
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Danger zones in Austin, Texas

While reading reviews about hotels in Austin, Texas, I found some reviews talking about areas struck with crime and drugs, where it is dangerous to walk the streets. I don't drive, and would like to ...
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Transfer of driving penalty from USA to UK license - does this happen?

Okay apologies if this question has been asked but searching all night has revealed nothing at all to me! Simply put, do speeding tickets from the USA put points on a UK driving license? I got ...
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Can I use my birth certificate as identification on a bus in Texas?

I'm 17 and I am traveling from Laredo (Texas, US) to San Antonio (Texas). I don't have an ID, but I do have my birth certificate. Can I use that to travel by bus in Texas?
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Can I buy a Houston METRO Q Fare Card at the airport?

Is it possible to buy a METRO Q Fare card in or near the George Bush International Airport in Houston, Texas? The METRO web site provides a list of retailers which sell these cards, but I don't know ...
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Which city to visit in Mexico closest to Texas border [closed]

While asking this question : Requirements to drive to Mexico from USA I realized I would be better off asking this question first. While driving in personal truck, what would be the closest Mexican ...
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New Orleans to Flagstaff (Arizona) - which route is more scenic

We'll be visiting USA in summer this year (first time). I'm in the middle of planning our trip. We'll be in New Orleans for two days and then we'll be heading to Grand Canyon. Google maps suggests ...
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Vantage point in Austin, Texas for photos?

I'm staying in a hostel on the river which has a great view of the downtown skyline of Austin (the HI hostel). However, I'm wondering if there's a tower that's publicly accessible in downtown Austin ...
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Where can I get a visa for Brazil in Texas?

So I'm going to Brazil in March and I have no idea where one gets a visa. Do you have to go to a consulate, or a courthouse like where you get a passport? I'm in the Dallas area, so any help would be ...
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Why are there “Welcome to Texas” signs, but similar signs don't exist for other states?

Why does Texas have "Welcome To Texas" sign in Texas border ? But "Welcome to Virginia" or "Welcome to Washington" or "Welcome to Maryland" signs aren't there?