6 things you need to know for a great trip to the USA

October 7, 2019

This is a collaborative article

Planning trips can be stressful but when you’re incorporating in the fact that you’re going to be travelling overseas or to an entirely new area, it can add in a whole new set of details. And before you plan your trip to the USA, you need to make certain that you’ve covered everything travel-wise that might come up. (Do you have your ESTA ready? and do you even know what an ESTA is?) 

Travelling these days can be a lot of work. There are so many things to think about and plan for that you need to be ahead of the game a few months to have everything in order in time. The good news? This post is going to help you do just that. Here you’ll find 6 things that you need for a great trip to the USA. Some are simple but others will take a little bit more work on your part. 

6 things you need to know for a great trip to the USA

It’s time to get excited about planning a trip to the USA rather than dread the process. If you know what you’re doing, the entire process can be a breeze. And these simple tips can help you relax knowing that the majority of your trip is planned and ready to go on.

Make certain you have the correct Visa (ESTA) in place

Did you know that there are actually different types of Visa’s to think about and choose from? It’s important that you have the right one in place at the time of travel. This is where you need to entrust in filling out a simple application to ensure that you’re ESTA is taken care of. 

All you need to do is submit an online application for your US ESTA travel and the application is manually checked to make certain that there are no errors on it. Once it’s approved and deemed good, it then gets forward to immigration services for further processing. This helps the ESTA process from having errors and moving quickly through the system. 

Check the best time of year for flights

Flights are expensive! And if you can choose any time of the year to visit the US, why not plan ahead and book a flight during the months that the airfare is cheaper? Just do your research online and compare the results that you find. Then, once you see the savings and options, you can plan and book accordingly. 

Plan what you want to do before you get there

There are so many things to do in the US, you’ll want to plan ahead to be able to get them all in. Make a list of your top 5 things you’re hoping to do so that you can be sure you don’t miss out on any of them. 

Understand that some months are busier than others

Just like all countries, there are certain months that are visited more than others. In the US, the summer months are a high travel time for just about everyone. If you can plan around those months you’ll be able to miss a lot of the congestion and tourists. 

Research on common US trends and communication

It’s no secret that we all live and speak differently from one another. If you’re worried about that during your trip to the US, just do some research on wording and phrasing before you arrive. 

The weather can change at the drop of a hat

The weather in the states can be a bit crazy. One moment can be 100 and the next day 60. It’s always a good idea to pack a light jacket or something that you can easily wear if that weather does take a bit of a colder turn. 

And there you have it. These are just a few of the things that you need to be aware of when you travel to the US. Knowing these and being prepared can actually help to ensure that you have the best trip possible. The US is home to some of the most beautiful sites and wonderful people in the world so planning a trip there is always a great idea. 

Just make certain that you have your ESTA documents in place as this is the most important priority that needs to be on your radar! And while all the other things are important too, the trip can’t happen unless you’re prepared with all the correct legal documents! 

  • Rebecca Smith October 7, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Some great tips here. I think some people don’t realise just how much you need to consider when it comes to travelling to the USA.

  • Ali Rost October 8, 2019 at 1:43 am

    I love the tip about planning ahead what you want to see and go. My husband always does a lot of research before we travel anywhere and I always appreciate the cool places he comes up with to visit! xx

  • Rachael October 8, 2019 at 8:56 am

    These are some great tips, I haven’t been to America before so I wouldn’t have the first clue on what to prepare and how to make sure I have the right visa etc etc.

  • Devy October 8, 2019 at 10:18 am

    We’ve never been to US but the kids started asking if and when we can go . So this is gonna be good tips for when we actually go. I love your mention about language differences. It’s amazing that even they speak English, you’ll still find differences in their phrasing and wording.

  • Rhian Westbury October 8, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    You are so right about flights, I paid £250 to go to New York in March yet over £800 in July so a massive difference depending on the time of the year x

  • Melanie williams October 8, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    There are some really good tips here for travel to the states. the most crucial is deffo having the right visa sorted xx

  • Lauretta at Home and Horizon October 9, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    These are great tips you have here. It’s definitely a good idea to plan out the things that you need to do before you get there. I’d recommend these tips to anyone who’s planning to visit the US.

  • Super Busy Mum October 10, 2019 at 9:47 am

    This is so helpful! I plan to take the ultimate USA road trip with my bunch some day – so this has been a great help – thanks!

  • Playdays and Runways October 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    We have been to America a few times and I definitely agree with the weather. It can be sunny and dry one minute and pour down the next.

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