Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
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4 Tips for a US Cultural Trip:

Your holiday will definitely be remembered.
By Expert Tips
Date: October 15 2018
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The United States of America can cater to many personality types. Whether you want luxury, simplicity, nature or a city escape, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to decide which type of trip you want to experience so that it is the trip of your dreams.

1. Choose What Cultural Element You Want to Explore

The first step to designing your cultural US trip is to choose what aspect of their culture you want to enjoy. Do you want to see all the top jazz locations? If so, New Orleans is the perfect destination. Do you want to go on a wine tour? California is calling your name.

There are so many elements for you to consider when planning your US trip. Write a to-do list and be sure to check off the most crucial points of interests. Life’s too short to miss off the things you desperately wish to see and do.

2. Keep Your Trip Simple

Trying to see it all is not possible. For example, if you want to see all of the national parks, then you will have to take a lot of time off and expect to log a lot of miles on the road. For most, this simply isn’t doable. That’s why the more contained your trip, the better. Go to the national parks in one state, for example, or go to the top towns on the east coast. The simpler your trip, the more you will enjoy it.

3. Book the Best Accommodation with These Tips

Unless you drive to your destination, chances are you will need to be located in an area with great connections to all the things that you want to do. However, to decide what to do and the best vacation rentals in your surrounding area, check out many online guides to decide on the best accommodation for you.

When booking accommodation consider:

  • Price

  • Location

  • Amenities

  • The purpose of your trip (to simply sleep or to fully enjoy).

There is no point in wasting money on accommodation you will not make use of; however, if you want luxury, private accommodation is the choice for you. If you are, for instance, heading to Dallas, there are many private vacation rentals in Dallas for you to choose from. Make sure you vacation in luxury.

4. Budget and Save Well in Advance

Whenever you travel internationally, there will always be high costs associated with your travels. One of those costs will be the flights. Therefore, be sure to accommodate such costs, and save so that you do not have to worry once you land.

Researching and learning what you can expect to pay is a great way to prepare for your trip’s expenses. For example, tipping is a cost that many Australians fail to budget for, but in the US, waitresses are paid under the legal minimum wage, so 18% of your bill is standard as a tip. This can put your food costs up a lot more than you expect, so do your research and be realistic with what you need to save.

There is something for everyone in the US, and to enjoy your cultural trip, all you need to do is to follow this guide.

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