Traveling to the United States-2021

Fast food, amusement parks, and big super busy cities. Usually, these are the first images that come to mind when we think of the United States. Attractions like these are part of the American charm, but the USA is a country that offers many other tourism options, which please travelers of all tastes and all ages.

For travelers who enjoy nature tourism and outdoor activities, the USA offers a gigantic variety of the most varied natural landscapes, from the trendy beaches of Miami Beach and Mission Beach, the snowy mountains of Aspen, and several options of national parks, like the arid Joshua Tree and the famous Grand Canyon.

Language

English is the United States' official language and, precisely for this reason, this is one of the most suitable countries for those who want to train proficiency in the English language. American English is slightly different from British English, especially in pronunciation.

Cash

In the United States, the currency is the dollar. According to the city, the prices of food, transport, and attractions vary a lot. For example, New York and Los Angeles are more expensive than smaller cities, like Chicago or New Orleans.

Taxes

In most American cities, the price displayed on shelves and shop windows is not the product's final value, as taxes are only calculated at the checkout.

This is because American taxes on products are updated every day and according to the county (the administrative territory to which the city belongs). So don't be surprised if the cashier charges you a little more than you expected.

Timezone

As a huge country, the USA has four time zones on the mainland (excluding Hawaii). Therefore, depending on the month in which you travel, the time difference between Brazil and your destination can vary from 1 to 4 hours (considering Brasilia time). This is because most of the country has daylight saving time, starting in March and running through November. So, before traveling, check to see the difference between the city you go to and Brazil.

Power & Outlets

The voltage in the USA is 120 volts, and the outlets have two parallel flat pins (type A), following the North American, Chinese, and Japanese standards. It is also possible to find sockets with two parallel flat pins and a ground pin (type B).

Travel & Vaccine Insurance

 I always recommend that you get the yellow fever vaccine to be already protected for all trips.

Travel insurance is not mandatory for tourists, but I always recommend traveling with them, especially traveling alone. It is not a cost that will impact your trip, so be sure to hire one that fits in your pocket and can cover you in case of need.

The American health care system is completely private and, if you have an accident or become ill, you will need to pay a large dollar amount. For you to have a notion, a simple visit to the emergency room can cost from US $ 150 to the US $ 3,000, while the charge for calling an ambulance is between the US $ 400 and the US $ 1,200, according to information released by International Health and Travel Insurance Group.

Immigration

Going through immigration in the United States can seem daunting because of the number of stories we've heard out there. But the three times I have been traveling around the country, I have not had any problems. The questions were quite simple and common, and the whole process did not take even 5 minutes.

4G Internet

You can leave Brazil with a sim card activated and working so you don't have to worry about looking for an operator on arrival and wasting time with it but know that you will pay more for this convenience.

How to get there and get around

Plane

The main airports are Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), New York - John F Kennedy (JFK), Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL), and Chicago O 'Hare (ORD). The airlines that make direct flights from Brazil are Delta.

Car

Who has never dreamed of driving Route 66 across the United States? American roads have excellent conditions, and it is easy to drive there, whether in the city or on the road. You can book a trip from a taxi service near me.

Train

The Amtrak company is primarily responsible for passenger rail transportation in the United States and offers routes to almost all country regions. Train tickets can be purchased or booked online, and discounts are constantly offered for senior citizens and students.

 

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