The United States of America (USA) offers visitors a diverse array of experiences, from its rich history to its modern innovations. Spanning a vast landmass with a varied landscape, the USA is a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and landscapes.

Iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, and the Grand Canyon stand as testaments to this nation’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.


Explore the landmarks of New York City
Do a road trip along the iconic Route 66
Visit one of the famous national parks
Explore the cultural heritage of New Orleans
Experience the magic of Disneyland and Universal Studios in Florida
Take a hike in Lake Tahoe
Explore the music scene in Austin

practical information 


Language: English is the primary language spoken in the USA, although due to its diverse population, you’ll find a multitude of languages spoken in different regions. In Florida for example where there is a large Hispanic and Latino population, Spanish is more spoken than English, particularly in Miami where 70% of the population speaks Spanish as their first language. 

Travel Requirements: Travelers to the USA must check visa requirements based on their nationality. The USA operates a visa waiver program for citizens of certain countries, allowing them to visit for tourism or business purposes without a visa for up to 90 days. UK citizens must apply for authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before their trip.

Accommodation : The USA HAS huge range of accommodation choices to suit every traveller’s needs and budget. From luxurious hotels in busy city centres to charming bed and breakfasts nestled in quaint towns. Major cities like New York, Miami, and Chicago boast internationally renowned hotels with world-class amenities, while budget-conscious travellers can stay in motels offering affordable rates and convenient access. Bed and breakfasts offer a more personalised experience with cosy accommodations and homemade breakfasts. Holiday rentals provide the flexibility of living like a local, with apartments, condos, and villas which are available in popular tourist destinations and off-the-beaten-destinations. Nature enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the great outdoors by camping in national parks or RVing along scenic routes, while wellness seekers can indulge in luxurious resorts and retreats offering spa treatments, gourmet dining, and a variety of recreational activities.

Transportation : The USA boasts a large transportation network, including an extensive highway system, domestic flights, and public transportation options in major cities. Renting a car is a popular choice for exploring the country’s vast landscapes, while urban centres offer efficient public transit systems.

Currency : The official currency of the USA is the United States Dollar (USD). ATMs are widely available, and credit cards are accepted in most establishments.

Food: American cuisine is as diverse as its population, with influences from around the world. From classics like burgers and fries to regional specialties like Southern barbecue and New England clam chowder, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Safety: While the USA is generally considered safe for tourists, it’s essential to exercise caution and be aware of your surroundings, especially in urban areas. It’s also advisable to familiarize yourself with local laws and customs to ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit.

Voltage: The USA typically uses a voltage of 120 volts AC, while the UK uses 230 volts AC. Most modern electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and cameras, are designed to work with a wide range of voltages (usually 100-240 volts), so they will work fine with the higher voltage in the UK. However, some will not work. I bought a hair dryer and almost set myself on fire so it’s essential to check the voltage compatibility of your specific device before plugging it in.


Plug Type: The plug type used in the USA is different from that used in the UK. The USA typically uses Type A or Type B plugs, while the UK uses Type G plugs. You’ll need a plug adapter to convert the plug type so that your device can be plugged into UK outlets.

What to Expect from a Visit to the USA:



The USA offers memorable experiences, from its bustling metropolises to its tranquil countryside. Expect diversity in culture, a rich cuisine, and a plethora of attractions and activities. Whether you’re drawn to the bright lights of Broadway, the serenity of Yosemite national park or the magic of Universal studios, there’s something for everyone in this vast and diverse nation.


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