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Tips For Travelling To USA

  • First apply and get your American visa at the nearest American consulate.
  • Book your tour and airline tickets, either directly with the airline or there are many websites, where you can find good deals on air tickets.
  • Start your shopping for your trip to U.S. Everyone needs to bring almost every basic thing you need on a daily basis. Make sure you’re not bringing in access.
  • You can also carry your cell phone from India. Almost all GSM phones can be used in the U.S with a pre paid plan from AT&T and T-Mobile.
  • Most hotels have business centers where you can use computers to check on your emails. Some hotels even offer free wi-fi in your rooms. You have to check at the front desk of the hotel.
  • It’s always good to know more about the place where you are traveling. Information such as to the culture, weather and the current temperature. So on that bases you can pack your bags..
  • Keep a set of clothing in your carry-on bag.
  • Keep all your medication with you in your carry-on.
  • Before you travel buy some good travel and health insurance. Unlike in India, medical services are very expensive in U.S..
  • Make sure you have all your documents whichever is applicable to you before you travel. Keep your tickets, passport and any other documents on you. As this will be checked at various places.
  • On most international flights you are allowed 2 check-in bags, 1 cabin bag and 1 laptop bag. Please check with the airline for dimensions and weight limits if any. Usually you can carry about 23kg in each big bag and up to 8kg in carry-on bag.
  • If you are traveling within U.S. most airlines charge for check-in bags any where from $25 to $50 per bag.
  • You can pack all your less expensive stuff in your big bags. All-important documents and expensive, delicate items should be packed in your cabin bags.
  • Get your U.S. dollars at any bank that deals in foreign currencies. You also find foreign exchange at the airports, which could be little expensive. Get some in small denomination. ($1-$5-$10-$20)
  • At the airport Luggage trolleys are charged in U.S. around $5
  • Food will be provided in the plane, so you don’t have to pack any food to eat on the plane.
  • In U.S. they use 120 volts.
  • Most of the electronics are dual voltage, like your camera, laptop and phones. You just have to carry a flat pin to charge them which you can buy in India itself.
  • Never ever take pictures of children or strangers.
  • Tips are a must in U.S. for taxi, porter, guide, driver, restaurant and bars.

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