For many visiting Canada and the USA is like a dream come true. Both countries have plenty to offer for ardent travelers. Be it to fulfill your childhood dream and meet with your favorite cartoon characters in Disneyland, to feel the Niagara Falls’ drops on your face, to walk the streets of New York like Carrie Bradshaw, or to check how grand is the Grand Canyon, one is sure, the list could be endless. Thus, in order not to miss on any adventure I have listed below few important points for you to consider when planning your vacation in Canada or the USA.
SHOW ME YOUR VISA
Both countries have very strict visa regulations, so make sure you have checked with your local embassy of the corresponding country what are the requirements for obtaining a visa if such is needed. Take into consideration that in some cases it may take a while before collecting all the documents necessary for getting a visa, so start the procedure on time.
While waiting, make a list with all the places you would like to visit and the things you would like to do. I, personally, use Wikitravel when planning each of my trips. The site gives very accurate and up-todate information about literally everything you need to know regarding certain country or city – from short history and geographic data through how to get there to all the sights and things to do, eat, and buy.
Try also to estimate the time you will spend at the different places you would like to visit and book accordingly your accommodation.
Another important point is to check the electric appliances that you are going to take with you during your vacation. Canada and the USA have different voltage from other parts of the world as well as electric plug/ output, so confirm you have acquired the right plug end.
WHEN IN ROME DO LIKE THE ROMANS DO
Once you have set foot on the North American continent, do not forget to respect local people and their habits. Both Canada and the USA have their unique culture and regulations that might be quite different from yours. For example, if it is OK to walk with your beer can or bottle in the streets of your home country, this is not so in the USA. There might be slight differences in the separate states, but generally, possession of an open container of alcohol is sufficient proof of public drinking and is illegal.