Arguably the most powerful country in the world, USA is an incredibly diverse and complex country. On one hand offering insane landscapes, bustling cities, and incredible wildlife, there’s also the captivating world of Hollywood here, getting you up close and personal with some of your favourite TV shows and movies.
Over recent years news about the USA has been widely negative, with controversial politics often taking over the conversation. But put aside all the bullshit for a minute to explore what USA is really about – incredible places, busy cities and the motherland of TV and cinema that’s sure to suck you in.
The best time to visit the States really varies depending on where you’re visiting. Some of the southern states, especially around the West Coast such as California and Arizona have wonderful sunny weather all year round and there’s really no bad time to visit. The more northern states experience more of a natural divide between summer and winter, with hot day summers and cold, snowy winters.
The summer months between June and August, as well as a couple of months either side of that is our favourite time to visit USA, to make the most of the warmer weather and have the ability to explore even more of this huge country.
Currency: The currency in the United States is US Dollars $USD. At the time of writing, $1USD converts to roughly $1.45AUD or £0.78GBP.
Credit Cards & ATMs: Credit cards are accepted everywhere in America and you will rarely need to carry cash unless you’re visiting more remote locations. ATMs can also be found all over the place – you’ll never have an issue trying to get cash out.
Driving: Always drive on the right side of the road in USA.
Power: In the United States of America the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Internet Access: Free wifi is a bit hard to find around the States, so make sure you book accommodation with wifi included. If you need to stay connected purchase a local sim card with data when you arrive to avoid any disappointment.
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